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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 ...


Tips for a Successful Relocation during the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—While everyone else is dusting off Christmas ornaments and Hanukkah candles, are you stressing about your upcoming holiday season move? Moving and getting through the holidays can be challenging enough on their own--combined, they could be even worse. ...


RE/MAX Named Top Military Friendly Employer

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—RE/MAX International, Inc. is listed among the who's who of top U.S. companies that have made a commitment to military families. RE/MAX was named to the 2010 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer list by G.I. Jobs magazine. This year's list was chosen from more than ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Increases for First Time Since Mid-October

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages increased five basis points last week to 4.67%, up from 4.62% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Get your finances in order for the new year with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, more savings from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Hertz, and read how important the FHA mortgage insurance is to the housing market. Continue to ...


7 Ways to Take Advantage of the Extended Tax Deduction

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—Look who got an early holiday present—Realtors and the rest of the folks interested in buying and selling homes. ...


Regional Spotlight: Connecticut Home Sales Rise 11.5% in October 2009; Condo Sales Increase 10%

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Connecticut jumped by double-digit percentages in October 2009 from a year earlier, according to The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. October was the third month in 2009 that single-family home sales have risen year-over-year. ...


Welcome to Web 2.0 for Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—As changes take place with technology, the Web and how consumers engage, interact and respond to the marketplace, real estate professionals looking to grow their brands and their careers must learn how to integrate the changes into their everyday practice. More leads, more business and more efficient ...


Century 21 Continues European Expansion with Launch of Master Franchise in Slovakia

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, has announced its expansion in Europe with the signing of a master franchise agreement to license CENTURY 21® franchises in Slovakia. With this agreement, CENTURY 21 Slovakia Headquarters, s.r.o, becomes ...


C.A.R. Reports October Home Sales Increased 1%; Median Home Price Declined 3.2%

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Home sales increased 1% in October 2009 in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home declined 3.2%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


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