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

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Take NAR’s 2009 Industry Pulse Survey for your chance to win a GPS, save up to 40% on select rentals from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Avis, and increase business with Lowes new mobile site. ...


7 Tips to Thrive in Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—In today's changing economy, many entrepreneurs and real estate agents are wondering what to do. Some have gone through a cycle of shock, disappointment, fear, and now confusion. What seemed to work in yesterday's marketplace isn't working ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Three Condo Communities, One Public Auction

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—On December 5, 36 studio, one and two-bedroom condominiums representing the home collections at Avaview, Sunrise on the Lake and The Summit in Seattle, Washington will be sold at a public auction with ...


House Prices Increase Slightly in Third Quarter 2009; First Quarterly Increase since Second Quarter 2007

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—U.S. house prices rose modestly in the third quarter of 2009 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI). The HPI, calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae ...


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