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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 ...


Economic Growth Poised to Kick into Higher Gear by Second Quarter of 2011, According to Fannie Mae’s Economics and Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the December 2010 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. ...


What the New Tax Bill Means for You

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—(MCT)—The new tax bill that President Barack Obama recently signed will save every American from a number of tax increases that would have begun January 1, 2011, and will add more than a year of benefits for ...


Real Living Ending Year on a High Note as 16 More Companies Join Its Fast-Growing National Network

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Real Living, a national real estate franchisor, announced that 16 additional companies—along with their hundreds of real estate professionals and dozens of offices—have joined Real Living, as the company’s national expansion continues. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Website Features New Home-Buying Search Tool Focused on Lifestyle

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—Building on this year’s re-launch of its industry-leading website and a tradition of innovation and leadership within the real estate industry, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced it unveiled a tool that will once again change the way consumers look for homes online. With the new lifestyle ...


RE/MAX Brand Expands with Second Conversion in a 12-Month Period

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2010—A four-member Keller Williams team in West Roxbury has recently converted to a RE/MAX office, marking the second such conversion in a 12-month period and boosting RE/MAX’s overall position in the local marketplace from number four to number one. ...


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