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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% ...


Top 5 Members Carla Rayman and Patricia Tan Receive 2009 Sarasota Association of Realtors President’s Award

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Every year, the Sarasota Association of Realtors® (SAR) recognizes a handful of valuable leaders and singles them out as strong examples of how to make a difference in the lives of others. Carla Rayman and Patricia Tan of Prudential Palms Realty were recently recognized with the 2009 ...


RE/MAX Partners with Five Star Institute for Training; Builds on Foreclosure Expertise

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—To support its pre-foreclosure and foreclosure experts in the real estate business, RE/MAX International, Inc. announces it is growing its distressed property expertise through a partnership with the Five Star Institute (FSI). ...


The Corcoran Group Launches Interactive Real Estate Search and Information iPhone App

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—The Corcoran Group, one of New York City’s largest residential real estate firms, announced the official release of a real estate app the company developed for the Apple iPhone. The app is available for free and immediate download at www.corcoran.com/iphone. ...


Ernie Coshonis to Head the Talbot Group’s Operations

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Liz Talbot, President of The Talbot Group, announced the appointment of Ernie Coshonis as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s nationwide relocation counseling and management services. ...


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