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Florida Home Finance Group Earns President’s Club Honors from Wells Fargo

RISMEDIA, December 17, 2010—Florida Home Finance Group, an affiliate of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, is slated to receive the President's Club award and recognition at the annual Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Sales Conference in February 2011. President's Club is the highest recognition awarded in the Wells Fargo Network. Florida Home ...


Michigan Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, December 17, 2010—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Bay Harbor Properties in Bay Harbor, Mich., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


Homeowners Recoup More with Exterior Replacement Projects, REALTORS® Report

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—As part of the 2010-11 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® recently rated exterior replacement projects among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, demonstrating that curb appeal remains one of the most important aspects of a home ...


Fed Holds Course on Bond Purchases, Interest Rates

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve, saying that the economic recovery was not strong enough to bring down unemployment, vowed to stick with its controversial bond-buying program to spur growth and to hold short-term interest rates at near zero for the foreseeable future. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Create Your Own Unique Version of the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—What do you think of when you think of the holidays? If you’re like most people, the first things you think of are the long lines, the massive amounts of traffic and the over-emphasis on consumerism. What if this holiday season you could turn that around by ...


Facing Challenges Head-On Leads to Success in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—Today’s market has provided numerous challenges for real estate professionals to overcome. Those who have come out ahead have had to stay on their toes and react quickly to the ever-changing market. Here, Michael Zagaris, president of PMZ Real Estate in Central Valley, California, discusses how his ...


Empty Nesters Should Focus on Boosting Savings, Not Spending

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—(MCT)—Almost half of American households are on course to struggle through retirement because they haven't been saving enough money while working and raising their children. But it doesn't have to be this way. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Adds Oregon Firm to Its Franchise Network

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Clackamas-based Realty Partners, Inc. has joined its franchise network, adding a brand presence in the state of Oregon. The brokerage will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners, serving the Portland metropolitan area and ...


Realogy Announces Preliminary Results of Exchange Offers and Receipt of Required Consents for Amendments to Senior Notes

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—Realogy Corporation announced that holders of approximately $2.67 billion aggregate principal amount (or approximately 88%) of the Existing Notes (as defined below) have validly tendered and not withdrawn their Existing Notes prior to the Consent Time (as defined below) in connection with Realogy's previously commenced private exchange ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Puts Luxury Listings at Consumers’ Fingertips with Launch of Mobile Real Estate Application

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced the launch of SIR Mobile, a free Sotheby’s International Realty mobile application that works on standard cell phones and smart phones across all mobile carriers, allowing consumers to view luxury homes for sale in a given market. The app is available ...


Builder Confidence Remains Flat in December

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes remained unchanged in December from the previous month at 16 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released Wednesday. ...


Fewer U.S. Homeowners Underwater on Their Mortgage

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—(MCT)—The number of homeowners in the U.S. who owe more on their properties than what those homes are worth has declined steadily for most of 2010, according to Santa Ana, Calif. research firm CoreLogic. But the drop ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a no-cost field guide to working with single home buyers from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; REALTOR Benefits® partner zipLogix introduces zipForm® mobile; and REBAC announces a new benefit for ABR® designees, the ABR® iPhone app. ...


Are Your Virtual Tours Naughty or Nice?

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—Virtual tour providers and virtual tours are all exactly the same, or are they? Does it matter if you use one that offers free virtual tours or one that charges a monthly subscription? Does it matter if the virtual tour company is brand new or may claim ...


Lifestyle Search Helps Real Estate Professionals Harness Consumers’ Unique Needs to Sell More Real Estate

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—Real estate consumers these days are no longer satisfied with the ability to search for a three-bedroom, two bath condo. They now want more levels of search that qualify as the up and coming concept known as ‘Lifestyle Search.’ Consumers are choosing their homes not only on ...


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