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Real Estate Marketing: Dominating a Niche Market

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—The ongoing financial crisis is changing the face of the real estate market, and although the media is fond of using terms such as “credit crunch,” and “credit crisis,” these are misnomers. A more appropriate term would be a “return to rational lending practices.” The effects of runaway ...


Business Roundtable Commends Senate Vote on Homebuyer Tax Credit, Five-Year NOL ‘Carryback’

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—The following is a statement from the Business Roundtable commending the Senate for their recent vote to both extend and expand the homebuyer tax credit.  ...


Today’s Featured Listing – One-of-a-Kind Riverfront Home

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—Custom built in 2001, this Prairie style home is situated in an urban oasis in Chicago’s popular Lincoln Square neighborhood, on the north branch of the Chicago River. The home sits on over 9,000 ...


Stage Your Home for Under $1,000

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—Staging a home for sale can set it apart from the competition and make it inviting to the greatest number of buyers. Kiplinger's Personal Finance has these suggestions for staging your home for less than $1,000:  ...


Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rate

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve recently stated it was holding short-term interest rates at near zero and would probably make no change for the foreseeable future, despite a turnaround in economic activity. ...


Senate Clears Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension; May Pass as Early as This Week

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—After two weeks of delay, the Senate cleared the way to pass a seven month extension and expansion of the tax credit for homebuyers. By an 85 to 2 roll call vote, the Senate voted to cut ...


SNL Vet ‘Father Guido Sarducci’ to Perform at 14th Annual Power Broker Dinner

RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2009—Looking to bring some laughs to this year’s Power Broker Dinner, RISMedia has announced that Saturday Night Live veteran ‘Father Guido Sarducci’ a.ka. Don Novello, will serve as the featured entertainer for next week’s event. ...


6 Ways to Create a Culture of Gratitude in Your Organization

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—Here’s a question just in time for Thanksgiving: Does your organization encourage a culture of gratitude? Not in an obligatory (and fear-tinged), “In this economy you’d better be grateful just to have a job, buddy!” way, but in a, “Gee, I really appreciate my coworkers and the feeling ...


Only 12% of Real Estate Companies Plan to Increase Hiring in Next Six Months

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—In a survey of real estate CFOs and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, only 12% of real estate companies say they will increase hiring in the next six months and nearly two-thirds (63%) plan to reduce bonuses. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Powerful Tips to More Confidence

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—A client asked me recently how I would define confidence. I paused for a moment and replied, “Confidence is the inner knowing that you can achieve whatever you want.” What is your definition of confidence?  ...


@properties Launches New Chicago Real Estate Website

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—@properties, one of Chicago’s leading real estate brokerage companies launched a new company website (www.atproperties.com). According to the company, the site gives consumers all of the Chicago-area real estate listings from the MLS, neighborhood information and hyper-local market data; while also providing the company and its agents ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC Launches iPhone Application For Today’s Unique Home Buyer

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced the release of its free iPhone application, Home Selection Assistant, a do-it-yourself tool that enhances the home buying experience by allowing users to gather, store, rate and share home information and images in a searchable portal. The application also ...


Long & Foster Leverages Neighborhood & School Reports from LPS Real Estate Group to Enhance Consumer Experience

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—LPS Real Estate Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lender Processing Services, Inc. announced that Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the largest real estate companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, has selected LPS Real Estate Group’s Neighborhood & School Reports to be the exclusive provider of ...


Realtors Build Green Building Practices to Meet Consumer Demand

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—Many of today’s consumers want homes and communities that are sensitive to the larger environment, and Realtors are responding to meet this growing demand. More than 3,000 Realtors have earned the Green Designation since the National Association of Realtors launched it one year ago, and an additional ...


What Impact Will Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension Have on Housing Industry?

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2009—(MCT)—Congress is a step closer to extending the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit and offering a new credit to other types of buyers, but some analysts are downplaying the controversial stimulus' effect on the housing market.  ...


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