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Weichert Sees Expanded Tax Credit as Final Step to a Healthy Market

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Nearly two years ago, James M. Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors, began calling upon Congress for a homebuyer tax credit that he felt would help repair the struggling national economy. Three versions later, the leader of one of the nation’s largest independent real estate companies ...


Will FHA Rule Change Benefit Condo Market?

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving the condo market something it hasn't had for a while—a little breathing room. ...


9 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Christine Van Tuyl and Margaret La Grange, an award-winning mother-daughter team with Prudential California Realty in Coronado, have compiled their latest list, “Top Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Now.” “Although interest rates ...


Regional Spotlight – Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in 3Q 2009

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 33% in the third quarter 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from Florida Realtors®. A total of 44,345 existing homes sold statewide in 3Q 2009; during the same period the ...


To Tweet or Not to Tweet

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—While many real estate professionals believe that social networking by itself will help generate sales and lead them to success, this is only partially true. Here, Brian Wildermuth, president/owner, SharperAgent discusses how social networking is just one component of a real estate agent’s success. ...


Fannie Mae to Rent Foreclosed Homes to Their Owners

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009— (MCT)—Qualifying homeowners facing foreclosure will be able to stay in their homes—as renters—under a new program announced recently by Fannie Mae. ...


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

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: A free commercial webinar from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, savings on technology solutions from REALTOR Benefits® Partner HP, and existing-home sales surge in many states in Q3. ...


Generation Y: Their Momentum Is Building

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—The next generation of real estate customers, at 74 million strong, is poised to enter their prime home-buying years. Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 1995, rivals the size and potentially the influence ...


Today’s Featured Listing – A Piece of History

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—The former Pillsbury Estate, Southways in Wayzata, MN near Minneapolis, is one of the most glamorous, sophisticated and dazzling estates in the world, and is up for grabs for only the second time ...


Foreclosure Activity Slows for Third Straight Month

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—RealtyTrac one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, released its October 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled foreclosure auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 332,292 U.S. properties during the month, a ...


Luxury Property Marketers Changing the Game – Blogs and Social Networking Become Essential

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—In this day and age of luxury property marketing, innovative agents have elevated the bar in reaching out for luxury home buyers. Dedicated property websites are not the highest form of ‘marketing art’, now the new trend is dedicated property blog sites combined with social networking.  ...


The Real Estate Book to Present ‘The Income Based Approach to Real Estate Marketing’ at NAR

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Because written goals have a higher probability of being achieved, we've recently created a workbook and presentation called, "The Income Based Approach to Real Estate Marketing" which is a goal setting program designed to show you how to allocate your marketing investment to generate the leads necessary to ...


Get Invited to the Party

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Some things never change, including the notion of socializing for business reasons. These days, the only difference is much of this socializing is being done online, which has allowed social circles to grow.  ...


Realogy Reports Results for Third Quarter 2009

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services reported results for the third quarter of 2009. The company had third quarter 2009 net revenue of $1.2 billion, a net income attributable to Realogy of $58 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s James Phelps Retz Guest Panelist on Award-Winning Broadcast Series ‘Exploring Critical Issues’

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—James P. Retz, senior vice president, Marketing and Technology for Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, one of the nation’s leading Realtors, will be a panelist later this month on the award-winning television program “Exploring Critical Issues.”  ...


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