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Real Estate News Archive


Housing Cooled in October; Tax Credit Extension Expected to Drive Improvements

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—While the housing market cooled in October 2009, now is the time to look for improvement because the expanded tax credit appeals to a much wider range of buyers. ...


Enabling Innovation – MLS 5.0

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Theoretically, the future MLS, or MLS 5.0, is exemplary in its design and capabilities. The investment in time and resources the industry has made getting us to where we are today is magnificent. It has put the real estate industry amongst a select number of sectors known ...


New York Real Estate Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Renwick & Winterling Realty Inc. in Bedford, N.Y., has signed an agreement to become a member of its luxury real estate network. ...


The Real Estate Book Offers Instant Creation of Display Advertising Technology from iPromote

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—To generate additional quality leads to its customers, The Real Estate Book, one of the leading publishers of real estate information online and in print in North America, is offering advertisers the option to create online promotional campaigns, at the simple click of a button. Accessible ...


A Look into the Future – Introducing Vicki Cox Golder: NAR President 2010

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—In this month’s NAR Power Broker Roundtable, incoming NAR President Vicki Cox Golder discusses how she will lead the real estate industry into 2010. While she believes that we can once again approach the industry with a ...


Podcast Your Way to Today’s Tech-Savvy Buyer

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Today, buyers and sellers are turning to the Internet for more information than just housing listings. They want to stay abreast of what is happening in the areas where they are buying and selling with the latest localized housing market information. ...


Sellers Gain Tiny Bit of Traction in September; Buyers Still Negotiating Thousands Off Home Prices

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—The negotiating power of homebuyers slipped a tad in September 2009, but buyers in most markets were still negotiating thousands of dollars off the last listing price of homes. Buyers nationally negotiated a median 2.9% off the final listing price, down from 3% in August 2009, according ...


Homeowners Slashed Listing Prices by $24,718 on Average in October 2009

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—More than four out of every 10 homes listed for sale (43.5%), across 27 major U.S. housing markets reduced their listing prices in October 2009, according to a report of homes listed on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) ...


Planning Year-End Tax Strategies in a Down Year

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—(MCT)—Year-end tax planning this year will be different from years past, largely because of the recession. For many taxpayers, the year has meant a job loss, a job with less income or perhaps a home foreclosure. ...


Point2 Technologies Announces 10 Real Estate MLS and Association Contracts

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. announced that it has been selected by 10 leading real estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS) organizations and Associations across different regions of the United States to power their national online property listing syndication strategy and plans. ...


Latest Major Market Realtor Association Pushes MLSCloud Participation to More Than 600,000 Realtors

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Six months after its launch, MLSCloud now puts more than 600,000 REALTORS® just a mouse click away from real estate consumers who are looking to buy and sell property across the United States. ...


Stephen Roney to Lead Prudential Utah

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company announced new leadership for its Wasatch Front-based affiliate Prudential Utah Real Estate. Stephen Roney, a residential real estate and relocation veteran of more than 30 years, assumes leadership of the company. ...


Realty Executives International Franchise Growth Booming

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Realty Executives International, Inc. has awarded franchising rights to 48 franchisees year-to-date, welcoming 2,429 new Executives (real estate agents). Around the world, new regions have been added to the company’s portfolio including the Dominican Republic, Honduras (Roatan) and Turkey. In the United States, New Jersey and Grand ...


LeadingRE and RESPRO Team Up for Annual Conference

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO) will join forces for their respective annual conferences in Las Vegas at Encore at the Wynn Hotel March 7-11, 2010. The gathering is expected to attract members of both organizations from ...


LPS Real Estate Group’s rDesk Broker Website and Product Suite Chosen by Century 21 M&M and Associates

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—Lender Processing Services, Inc., a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its integrated rDesk Broker Suite of products, offered by its LPS Real Estate Group division, to Century 21 M&M ...