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Virtual Evolution and the Future

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Just two years ago when we started Allison James Estates and Homes®, the word virtual was so maligned that we didn’t dare even use it to describe our business model. Instead, we called ourselves the National Internet Based Real Estate Company. ...


United States Real Estate Confidence Index Hits New High in November

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Real estate professionals in the United States sent Point2 Technologies Inc.’s forward looking Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI) to new highs in the company’s November 2009 survey of 2,000 real estate brokers and agents nationwide. ...


QuantumDigital, Inc. Revisits Direct Marketing Insights from the 2009 Realtors Conference & Expo

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—QuantumDigital, Inc., the complete online service provider for direct mail, on-demand digital printing and eMarketing solutions, exhibited at the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo November 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Throughout the four day show, QuantumDigital had the opportunity to find ...


Monmouth/Ocean Multiple Listing Service and Listingbook Implement System in New Jersey

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Listingbook, a leading online service that connects real estate agents and their clients, announced that it has launched its first system in New Jersey, in partnership with the Monmouth/Ocean Multiple Listing Service (MOMLS). ...


Halstead Launches Sales at Environmentally-Friendly Condo in Harlem

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—Halstead Property Development Marketing announced the opening of sales for Metropolis, a new eco-friendly condominium development in Harlem. ...


New How-To Guide Lays Out Strategies for Career Success in Commercial and Multifamily Real Estate

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2009—A new, personal “career coach in print” for those aspiring to business success in commercial or multifamily real estate has just been made available by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). It spans the many facets of the commercial and multifamily sectors of the industry – ...


Prudent Moves – How 3 Leading Prudential Brokers Are Paving the Road for 2010

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—This year will be remembered by many of residential real estate’s full-service brokerage owners and their full-time professional sales associates as the year that wasn’t. There’s no mistaking the fact that many of the economic struggles our ...


Pending Home Sales Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2009—Pending home sales have risen for nine months in a row, a first for the series of the index since its inception in 2001,according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


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 ...


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