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Mortgage Forms Should Include More Transparency, Appraisal Institute Tells Federal Reserve

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—One of the nation’s largest real estate appraisal organizations called on the Federal Reserve last week to require appraisal management companies to disclose their fees to consumers as the Fed implements landmark appraisal regulatory reforms passed by Congress. ...


Fannie Mae Launches WaysHome Interactive Video Tool to Help Struggling Homeowners

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Fannie Mae recently launched WaysHome, a free, interactive multi-media tool designed to educate homeowners about their options to avoid foreclosure, empower them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action and seek help in 2011. As part of Fannie Mae’s “Know Your Options” initiative to ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Luxurious Custom Home Available for Immediate Occupancy

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—This luxurious new custom home with quality construction and distinctive features listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Diane Turton, Realtors, is available for immediate occupancy. Located on a quiet lane in Wall Township, New ...


Trulia Soars into 2011 as One of the Fastest-Growing National Real Estate Sites

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, closed 2010 as one of the fastest-growing sites in the real estate category. Fortified by product introductions and user-experience enhancements for consumers and real estate professionals alike, Trulia experienced unprecedented traffic growth and gained the most market ...


New Jersey Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Kienlen Lattmann Realtors in Basking Ridge, N.J., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


RE/MAX Results Acquires RE/MAX Associates Plus

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—RE/MAX North Central, the regional body for RE/MAX, a leading residential real estate company, announces that Twin Cities’ RE/MAX Results has acquired RE/MAX Associates Plus and will be operating all locations under the RE/MAX Results identity. ...


PCMS Consulting Doubles Revenue in 2010; Company Enters Fourth Year with Positive Momentum

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—PCMS Consulting announced that it doubled revenue in 2010 and launched their new website (www.pcmsconsulting.com) this week. The company, comprised of nine seasoned real estate industry professionals providing multiple solutions to the industry, has focused its efforts on helping brokerages position themselves to be successful as the ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Turn a Resolution into Reality

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—Did you know that 90% of Americans break their New Year’s Resolutions by January 31st? You can prevent this from happening, and turn your resolutions into a reality by following the tips listed below. ...


FHA Issues Guidance for Reverse Mortgage Borrowers and Lenders Dealing with Outstanding Debts

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released guidance to homeowners and lenders that use the reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program and are dealing with outstanding property taxes and unpaid hazard insurance premiums. FHA’s guidance ...


When Creating a Mobile Website, Experience Is King

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—Redesigning and/or rejuvenating your website can be a daunting task. Just recently, my team and I sat in our conference room for hours looking through every possible inch of our existing website and mapping out what that would lead to on the new site. While we are ...


Do-It-Yourself Interior Painting Is Like Money in the Bank

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—Trying to decide whether to do some home remodeling this year or leave your money in the bank? You can do both if you remodel with paint. “The cost of do-it-yourself interior painting is so low, it’s almost like remodeling without touching your bank account,” says Debbie ...


California First State to Adopt National Efficiency Standard for Light Bulbs

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—(MCT)—Californians will see the light—and a resulting energy cost savings—earlier than the rest of the United States.  The California Energy Commission says Golden State consumers will be the first in the nation to save money under a federal law improving the energy-efficiency standard of light bulbs. ...


Regional Spotlight: Real Estate Workshop Covers Future of Foreclosures in Florida

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—If Florida real estate posted a Facebook status, it might read: "In foreclosure." How will last year's foreclosure fraud meltdown impact this year's foreclosure defense strategies? ...


Mortgage Applications Drop the Week before Christmas and Increase the Week After

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the weeks ending December 24, 2010 and December 31, 2010. For the week ending December 24, 2010, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: find the resources you need to succeed at the REALTOR.org Store; celebrate the New Year with savings from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner Lenovo; and REALTORS® reflect on 2010 and are ready for 2011. ...


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