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Mobile Technology Expert John Lim to Headline Real Estate Xplode! Conference

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—Mobile Card Cast Founder and CEO, John Lim, will be a featured speaker during the upcoming Xplode! Conference on February 10, 2011 in Austin, Texas. At the conference, Lim will share his great wealth of knowledge and ...


FHFA Announces Joint Initiative to Consider Alternatives for a New Mortgage Servicing Compensation Structure

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to work on a joint initiative, in coordination with FHFA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to consider alternatives for future mortgage servicing structures and servicing compensation for their single-family mortgage ...


Prudential Florida Realty Expands Market Presence and Leadership in Miami-Dade County

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) announced their growth in Miami-Dade County, as Martha Pomares and the sales professionals of New Image Realty Group merged their office with Prudential Florida Realty’s Miami-Coral Gables Branch Office and Family of Services. ...


New Real Estate Index Analyzes Building Permit Activity, Provides Source of National Remodeling Data

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—For millions of Americans, the dreams of moving to a larger house, relocating to a different locale or building a new home may have been put on hold due to a variety of factors including the economy. Whether they were not able to sell their current property ...


Realogy Announces Proposed Amendment to Senior Credit Facility

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—Realogy Corporation has announced that it is seeking an amendment to its senior secured credit facility, which would, among other things, amend certain terms and conditions of the credit facility and extend the maturity of its first lien term loans from October 10, 2013 to October 10, ...


2011 Marks Move from Fragile Recovery to Firmer Expansion, According to Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2011—Thanks to strengthening in consumer spending and growing policy clarity at the end of 2010, the economy is finally poised to accelerate and sustain above-par, less volatile growth, according to the January 2011 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. The economy ...


Housing Moving to Higher Ground in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—Housing will see gradual improvements in activity this year as the nation’s economy and job market continue to move to higher ground, establishing momentum that will produce more considerable gains in 2012, according to economists who appeared ...


Oil-Heating Basics and Maintenance

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—In most areas of the country, it’s the time of year where you’re making frequent visits to your heat dial, to turn it up. Many homes, both new and not-so-new, have an oil-heating system working hard on the far side of that thermostat. ...


Housing Industry Readies Mortgage Tax Break Fight

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—(MCT)—The housing industry is girding for a fight in Congress to protect the mortgage interest deduction, along with a number of other housing-related tax breaks. The National Association of Home Builders is putting a high priority on lobbying in favor of the mortgage interest deduction, along with ...


Builders Expect Home Sizes to Keep Shrinking

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—(MCT)—Homebuilders are thinking smaller. They've cut the average size of new houses and expect it to shrink more over the next few years. "Most builders will build smaller and lower-priced homes in 2011," said Rose Quint, a researcher with the National Association of Home Builders. "Our experts ...


Reinventing CENTURY 21 – Real Estate Powerhouse Looks to Remind Industry about a Forgotten Statistic

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—It might have been the market meltdown. Or maybe it was the emergence of new players. But somehow along the way, it seems as though the real estate industry forgot about a big company named CENTURY 21 Real Estate. Now headed by real estate veteran Rick Davidson, ...


Diane Turton, REALTORS® Agents Starting the Year Off Right

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—Diane Turton, President and Broker of Record of Diane Turton, REALTORS®, is helping her agents start the year off right. Recognizing the need for a fresh approach to the challenging real estate market, Turton sought out one of the country’s most respected professional and life transformation consultants ...


RE/MAX at the Lake and RE/MAX Executive Form Powerful, New Real Estate Firm

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2011—Two of the most progressive real estate firms in the Charlotte, N.C. market, RE/MAX at the Lake of Mooresville, N.C. and RE/MAX Executive Realty of Charlotte, N.C., have merged their Lake Norman offices effective January 1, 2011. The new alliance will operate as RE/MAX Executive at the ...


The ABCs of Agent Recruitment and Retention

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—In any market—but especially in today’s market—recruiting and retention is the lifeblood of any successful real estate company. As more agents compete for a piece of the shrinking real estate pie, hiring new, skilled recruits and retaining ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Next 3-5 Minutes

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—Last week I attended a phenomenal real estate conference during which the following question was posed to the mobile panelists: "What do you see happening over the next three years in mobile?" The witty panelist replied, "The next three years? We are waiting to see what happens ...


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