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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac HARP Refinancings Increase in Third Quarter; Performance of Modified Loans Improves

RISMEDIA, December 27, 2010—Refinancings through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) increased 26% in the third quarter of 2010. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan modifications through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) increased 16% in the quarter, although the overall volume of loan modifications and the pace of HAMP ...


The Century 21 Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary in China

RISMEDIA, December 27, 2010—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, celebrated its 10th anniversary as a leading real estate services provider in China. Rick Davidson, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, traveled to China to celebrate ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Condo Sales Rise in November 2010

RISMEDIA, December 27, 2010—Sales of existing condominiums in Florida rose 11% in November 2010, with a total of 5,411 condos sold statewide compared to 4,860 units sold in November 2009, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 7 Tips to Thrive This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 24, 2010—Are you wondering how to survive this Holiday Season? Do you get caught up in the fast pace to the point of stress and exhaustion? What if, this year, you could create exactly what you want? How ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Resort Style Life in the Heart of Florida

RISMEDIA, December 24, 2010—Live the "Resort Style" life in this home, located in the prestigious Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member ERA Tom Grizzard, Inc., this home offers anything and everything ...


Existing-Home Sales Resume Uptrend with Stable Prices

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Existing-home sales got back on an upward path in November 2010, resuming a growth trend since bottoming in July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums ...


5 Tips to Refresh Your Brand Before the New Year

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Real estate agents looking forward to 2011’s spring market likely have their game faces on, and have already started mapping out their strategy for mailers, local ads and websites. But have they overlooked their brand? February is no time to decide that the letterhead looks old, the ...


Wells Fargo to Modify California Mortgages to the Tune of Two Billion Dollars

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—(MCT)—Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to modify the mortgages of nearly 15,000 California homeowners who teeter on the brink of foreclosure under a $2 billion deal with state officials. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo and the California attorney general's office announced the settlement in connection with "pick-a-pay" ...


How to Get Ready for the 2011 Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—As 2010 draws to a close, real estate professionals are focusing on the year ahead. Here, Walt Danley, REALTOR® and Founder of The Walt Danley Group of Realty Executives International encourages real estate professionals to turn market uncertainty into growth and profitability for 2011. ...


NAHB Report Finds Small Builders are the Mainstay of the Nation’s Housing Industry

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Small home builders are the mainstay of the nation’s housing industry, including a sizable number of self-employed mom-and-pop operations, according to a new study by economists at the National Association of Home Builders. ...


Global Real Estate Index Launches as Worldwide Directory

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—1000watt Consulting and Australia-based Classified Ad Ventures announced the launch of a new joint initiative—the Global Real Estate Index (www.globalrealestateindex.com). The goal of the Global Real Estate Index is to provide a comprehensive directory of real estate technology service providers around the world. ...


Yardi President and Point2′s SVP Named to Inman Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders List for 2010

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2010—Yardi Systems announced that company President, Anant Yardi and Senior Vice President of Point2, Saul Klein have been named to the prestigious Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate List for 2010 in the Technology category. ...


Real Estate’s ‘RREIN’ Makers – RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Is Leading the Information Revolution

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—What is a business network? According to Wikipedia, a business network is: “a social economic activity by which groups of like-minded businesspeople recognize, create or act upon business opportunities.” What is the value of information? The value ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free resources through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative to help buyers find the perfect loan; get a great rate on an auto loan from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union; and home improvement projects that pay off. ...


2011 Trends: Social Media Meets E-mail

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—It’s that time of year again. With the dropping of the disco ball on New Year’s Eve come predictions for the New Year. Melanie Attia, e-mail marketing expert and product manager for Campaigner, a leading e-mail marketing service provider, believes businesses and consumers will be interested in ...


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