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Help for Homeowners – Understanding the Making Home Affordable Program

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—(MCT)—Michelle had lived in her southeast Wichita home for 15 years, but when she emerged from a bankruptcy in January, her bank informed her that she had missed $9,000 in house payments in recent years. ...


Rebranding through a Recession – How to Profit during the Hard Times

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—Rebranding in the midst of today’s market uncertainties may be an adventure that many real estate professionals are not willing to take. But Greg Rand, Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty took the opportunity when he announced Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ...


HUNT Real Estate ERA Enters Capital Region Market

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate ERA announced that it has formed a new joint venture with Empire Home Realty, Inc. based out of Saratoga Springs. Empire Home Realty currently operates two offices with over 30 agents associated with the firm. The newly established partnership will operate under the ...


RE/MAX of Indiana to Provide Online Foreclosure Search through RealtyTrac Partnership

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—RE/MAX of Indiana recently reached an agreement with RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties to provide foreclosure listings on its popular website, www.remax-indiana.com. ...


Crary Homes & Real Estate Affiliates with Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, announced the affiliation of Crary Homes & Real Estate, Inc., an independent real estate brokerage. The company will operate as Prudential Crary Real Estate, serving markets throughout Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. ...


Zillow Launches Rental Listings and Search to Home Shopping Database

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—Real estate website Zillow.com recently launched rental listings and search to its home shopping service and database of more than 90,000,000 U.S. homes. For the first time on Zillow, anyone can list a home for rent, and Zillow users can now search both rental homes and homes ...


5 Questions to Consider Before Purchasing a Home

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—(MCT)—Interest rates on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a 38-year low recently, giving consumers another reason to consider purchasing a home or refinancing their current one. ...


Free Webinar: Join Dennis Walsh from RE-buildUSA on ‘The Sleeper Program That Will Generate You More Business’

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Join 1parkplace CEO Steve Hundley as he interviews Dennis Walsh from RE-buildUSA on this advantageous program for agents who are looking for an edge in this challenging market. Dennis is a fascinating innovator who has a brilliant program that every agent should know about. ...


A Holiday Letter to the President

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. This is a difficult time to be the leader of the free world, and here at home expectations have been so high that you cannot really blame people for being a little disappointed in the results. ...


Build a Reputation, Build a Business – Align Yourself with a Successful Organization

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009— Every real estate professional knows that a large part of their success depends on their reputation, which can be greatly affected by the organizations with which they align themselves. Here, Blair Allan, National Executive, Strategic Business Alliances at Bank of America discusses how a strategic business ...


94% of Real Estate Small Business Owners are Optimistic about Their Businesses

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—With the real estate market poised for a positive turn in 2010, a recent study commissioned by the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute reveals 94% of real estate small business owners are optimistic that their companies will emerge from the recession intact and well positioned for ...


Harry Norman, Realtors Launches New Video Channel

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Harry Norman, Realtors is the latest firm to acquire professional video content for its website and newsletters from Orlando-based VScreen, Inc. Harry Norman welcomed the step as a logical and cost effective move in the right direction, based upon video’s rapidly growing popularity on the Internet. ...


HomeFinder.com Launches iPhone Application to Help Home Buyers Find Geographically-Targeted Open House Listings

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—HomeFinder.com, which connects home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals locally and nationally, announced the launch of "Open Houses," an iPhone application dedicated to helping homebuyers find open houses and connect with a qualified local Realtor. The application, which is free, can be downloaded from the iPhone ...


Less than 25% of Renters Pay Online, Though Three-Quarters of Apartment Firms Offer the Option

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—Despite significant investments by apartment firms to offer online and automated rent payment systems and growing use of the Internet to pay bills, most renters continue to deliver a rent check to their property office each month, according to a new research report by the National Multi ...


5 Keys to a Top-Performing, Consumer Real Estate Website

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—Ever try to search for a new home online? ...


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