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Real Estate News Archive


Increase Your GCI and Impact Your Bottom Line

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Are you looking to increase your company’s 2010 GCI? Are you searching for ways to positively impact your bottom line? Are you interested in dominating market share? ...


Craig Proctor Discusses the Team Concept and How It Can Bring You Success

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—As a real estate professional, have you ever wondered how your day to day job would be different if you created a team and delegated tasks to fit the strengths of the individuals within your office? In an ongoing series of Best Practices Videos, Real Estate magazine ...


Obama Administration Kicks Off Mortgage Modification Conversion Drive

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently kicked off a nationwide campaign to help borrowers who are currently in the trial phase of their modified mortgages under the Obama Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) convert to permanent modifications. ...


2 Million Americans Expected to Take Advantage of Extended, Expanded Homebuyer Credit

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—More American homebuyers will get tax relief thanks to changes made to the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. H&R Block advises the popular credit is now more accessible to existing homeowners and first-time homebuyers in three ways: ...


Carey Tufts Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Point2 Technologies

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. announced the promotion of Carey Tufts to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). A five year veteran of Point2, Tufts most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing, a position he was promoted to in the fall of 2008. ...


RealtyBid.com Offers Holiday Treat to Agents

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Online home auction company RealtyBid.com is offering a holiday treat to real estate agents across the country. Throughout the month of December, RealtyBid.com has discounted its standard listing fee of $150 to $25 for real estate agents looking to market one or more of their property listings ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Continues Rapid Fall

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased seven basis points last week to 4.62%, down from 4.69% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages ...


Are You a Victim of Predatory Lending?

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Back in the day, predatory lending was pretty much confined to grifters combing poorer neighborhoods looking for elderly or ignorant homeowners with substantial equity. Oh, they’re still out there. ...


New-Home Sales Rise 6.2% in October 2009

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—(MCT)—Sales of new homes rose 6.2% in October 2009 on strong results in the South, the Commerce Department estimated recently. ...


Company Spotlight: The Key Is Consistency

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Ed Blackwell’s been in real estate for 15+ years—all with Keller Williams Realty—but is still fairly new to the Lowe’s REALTOR® Benefits Program. And even though he’s one of 12,000+ Realtors in the Houston area, Blackwell believes that the Lowe’s program will eventually make him stand out ...


Rei Mesa Appointed as Chairman of Florida Real Estate Services Committee for 2nd Term

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—The Florida Association of REALTORS 2010 President Wendell Davis confirmed the appointment of Rei Mesa, President and Chief Operating Officer of Prudential Florida Real Estate Services, for a second term as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Services Committee. ...


Realtors Give Back to Community during Triple Play Convention

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Realtors® are giving back during the Triple Play REALTOR Convention & Trade Expo, which is scheduled for December 8-10, 2009 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. For the second year in a row, the New Jersey, New York State and Pennsylvania associations of Realtors will host ...


Remax.com to Add Foreclosures to Website

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Homebuyers looking for the right home at a great price will now be able to search through more than a million foreclosed properties and access agents specializing in short sales and foreclosures, all in one location. ...


Delta Media Group Launches National Real Estate Portal Site PropertyPursuit.com

RISMEDIA, December 1, 2009—Delta Media Group, a leading real estate website and lead management developer of more than 32,000 broker and agent sites, announced the launch of PropertyPursuit.com, a broker and agent-centric national real estate portal. ...


9 Home Improvements to Promote Healthy Living in Your Home

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