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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. ...


Current Economy Drives Landlords to Upgrade Apartments

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—(MCT)—Buyers motivated by tax credits and low-interest-rate mortgages are chipping away at the abundance of houses for sale. But supply still far exceeds demand. ...


The Talbot Group Names Vin Carboni as National Accounts Director

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Liz Talbot, President of The Talbot Group, named relocation services veteran Vin Carboni as the firm’s National Accounts Director. He will focus on expanding Talbot’s corporate clientele as well as its fast-growing AcademicMoves© mobility assistance program. ...


Real Estate License School Giving Away Free Scholarships to the Unemployed

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Financial blog, ChristianPF.com released an article discussing the goal of RealEstateExpress.com, which is trying to help some of those looking for jobs by offering free real estate training. The owners of the company reported that they grew so tired of hearing negative news about the economy and ...


Real Estate License School Giving Away Free Scholarships to the Unemployed

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—Financial blog, ChristianPF.com released an article discussing the goal of RealEstateExpress.com, which is trying to help some of those looking for jobs by offering free real estate training. The owners of the company reported that they grew so tired of hearing negative news about the economy and ...


Weak Real Estate Market Has Many Paying Less Property Tax This Year

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—(MCT)—Jose Olivas of Watsonville dropped off his check for property taxes Friday. Like many in the county, he owed less tax this year than last. ...


4 Tips to Improve Your Odds for Short Sale Success

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Last month, we discussed some of the problems associated with short sales: too many properties for lenders to handle; too much uncertainty about valuation; too many second loans; and accounting mechanisms that encourage financial institutions to delay ...


Communicating with Your Prospects – When Is the Best Time to Send Marketing Emails to Your Database?

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Dr. Frank Luntz recently released a new book titled "What Americans Really Want... Really." It's a great book for those of you who are serious about marketing. Dr. Luntz has conducted over 1,500 surveys and has studied how people live and what they really want in their ...


FHA Mortgage Insurance Program Important to Housing Market and Recovery

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—The Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program is a critical part of the American housing fabric and has never been more important than it is in today's market, NAR President Vicki Cox Golder told a congressional panel recently. ...


Buyer Discounts Inch Downward in October

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Buyers negotiated a median 2.7% off the last listing price of homes during October 2009, down from 2.9% in September, according to Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports. The month marked the ninth this year in which discounts shrank (in January, buyers negotiated a median 4.6% ...


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