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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.”  ...


U.S. Real Estate Confidence Index Retracts 4.11 Percent in October

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. released the findings from its Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI) survey for the United States, for the month of October 2009. The Index measured 5.59 on the 1-10 Index Scale (1 being “bad” and 10 being “good”), down 4.11% month-over-month.  ...


CyberCity 3D, Inc. Partners with HomeGain to Provide 3D Virtual Viewing Products to Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, November 12, 2009—HomeGain has partnered with CyberCity 3D to provide HomeGain's agent members the ability to display CyberCity's 3D Virtual Viewing marketing products directly on www.HomeGain.com. 3D Virtual Viewing, an innovative Internet marketing tool for real estate agents, promotes homes for sale through the Google Earth API virtual globe. ...


Real Living Merges with GMAC Real Estate

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Real Living, the real estate industry’s first consumer lifestyle brand, and GMAC Real Estate today announced they are merging to become one of America’s leading residential real estate franchises with more than $20 billion in annual home sales.  ...


Going to NAR? Don’t Miss Our Top Producer Panel

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Geared specifically toward agents, don’t miss “Staying Up in a Down Market: Short Sales, Expireds & Price Reductions,” scheduled for this Saturday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center during the NAR Conference.  ...


The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit – A Consumer’s Point of View

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Like many first-time homebuyers across the country, Jen Bond and Matt Huisking were motivated to get off the sidelines and into the real estate market when the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit was enacted in early 2009. Working ...


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