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HOPE NOW Launches Hope LoanPort to Assist at-Risk Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—HOPE NOW recently announced the launch of a new Web portal that will allow Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agencies the ability to submit completed Home Affordable Modification (HAMP) applications for borrowers at-risk of foreclosure. Housing counselors in nine key markets will assist ...


National Association of Realtors Selects DocuSign as Official and Exclusive Provider of ESIGN Services

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—DocuSign, one of the leading providers of on-demand electronic signature solutions, announced a broad business and technology partnership with the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of America’s largest trade organizations. NAR has selected DocuSign as the exclusive and official provider of ESIGN services for its 1.2 ...


7 Tips to Thrive This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—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 ...


Those Days Are Gone – New Business Model Is the Name of the Game in 2010

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—As 2009 comes to an end, it is crucial for real estate professionals to prepare themselves for the future so they can hit the ground running in 2010. While the business model of the past no longer applies to today’s real estate market, Sherry Chris, President and ...


Live-in Stagers Maintain Properties for Absentee Owners

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—(MCT)—The three-bedroom waterfront estate in Fort Lauderdale normally would rent for about $5,000 a month. But Angela Genereux gets to live there for roughly a third of the cost. ...


Home Price Reduction Levels Drop to 2009 Low

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—Trulia, Inc., a real estate search site, has announced that 22% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of December 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut, the lowest level since ...


HomeGain Releases Results of Fourth Quarter Home Prices Survey

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—HomeGain, one of the first websites to provide free, instant home values, has announced the results of its fourth quarter Home Prices Survey of Realtors based on the responses of 928 U.S. real estate agents and brokers across the United States. ...


Focus Your Lenses – Identify Your Market and Refine Your Approach

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—Businesses strategize about their vertical and horizontal markets all the time. They expand and adjust them, research the message they are sending and the optimum ways to communicate. Implementing targeted campaigns builds their brand and an affinity for their products and services. ...


10 Steps to Revitalize Your Project Portfolio Management Process and Greatly Improve Performance

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—In an age of scarce customers and scarcer resources, performance is everything. Organizations must have the right strategy, supported by the right projects, brought to fruition through the right processes. Take one wrong step and you’ll be choking on your competitors’ dust. ...


Today’s Featured Listing – La Jolla Property Selected as Showcase Home during 2009 National Association of Realtors Convention

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—A $12.4 million luxury property listing represented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in La Jolla, California was selected as one of four "Showcase" dwellings shown to Realtors® visiting San Diego during the National Association of ...


FHA to Tighten Lending Standards as Defaults Rise

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is about to beef up the borrowing requirements for home buyers, a move that could dampen the fragile housing market's recovery. ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Hits New High

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rose in November 2009 to its highest level since 2004, driven largely by the decrease in initial unemployment claims along with historically low tax levels. The Index attempts to track consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. ...


5 Great Strategies to Keep Your Website in Tip-Top Shape – Part 2

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—Last month, we listed the first five strategies for keeping your website in the best shape possible. Here, we outline five more great strategies: ...


U.S. Home Value Losses Stabilize in 2009; Homeowners Lose Nearly $500 Billion in Value

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—U.S. homes lost $489 billion in home values during the first 11 months of 2009, significantly less than the $3.6 trillion lost during 2008, according to analysis of recent Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Forty-eight of the ...


Marketing Strategies: Create Your Own Version of the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—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 ...


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