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Company Profile – Quality and Service Still Win the Day

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Jim Whitlach was a raving fan of Lowe’s long before the company factored into his real estate business. The Fresno, California real estate professional was a happy customer of Lowe’s back in the early ’90s when he frequented the home-improvement retailer while living on the East Coast.  ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Unparalleled Lake Front Views

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—A truly international treasure, the Mills Estate in Mount Dora, Florida sits on a majestic 10.89 acre lakefront property. The estate’s 6,111 square foot luxury home was built in 1926 and has been completely ...


New One-Stop Manual Guides Consumers through Housing Bubble and Unstable Housing Market

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—The Homeowner Survival Guide, by Andrew C. Mungar, is dedicated to helping homeowners understand and resolve the problems associated with the devastating financial crisis and the housing bubble. The book guides consumers through every option that is available to them and teaches them how to get their ...


William Raveis Real Estate Expands into New York

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Chris Raveis, executive vice president and managing partner of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, MA & NY, announces the company’s newest office located at 7 Union Avenue in Harrison, New York.  ...


Century 21 Real Estate LLC President and CEO Tom Kunz Elected to Easter Seals’ International Board of Directors

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations reports that its president and CEO Thomas R. Kunz has been elected to the international board of directors of Easter Seals during the organization's annual convention in Washington, D.C.  ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Creates Social Media Policy and Guidelines for Members

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® recently created a social media policy and guidelines that can be customized by member firms to meet firm culture and branding needs. The document seeks to manage legal risk to both brokerages and sales associates in their use of social ...


Builder Confidence Slips in October

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2009—With the expiration date for an important home buyer incentive approaching, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes slipped one point to 18 in October 2009, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).  ...


Real Estate Leaders Jam with Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh at Benefit for Band’s Archive Exhibition at New York Historical Society

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—“When we started out it was just rock and roll – who knew it would become historical,” said Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as he and Dead guitarist Bob Weir took the stage Wednesday night during a benefit at the New York Historical Society for its upcoming ...


Housing Tax Credit Working, NAR Says to Keep Momentum Going

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—Consumers are just starting to see the first glimmers of a bright future for the housing market and the overall economy. It’s up to Congress to make that glimmer a reality by building on the momentum created by ...


Housing Starts Remain Flat in September

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—Nationwide housing production remained virtually unchanged in September 2009, edging up half of a percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 590,000 units, according to U.S. Commerce Department figures recently released. Meanwhile, issuance of new building permits, an indicator of future construction activity, fell by 1.2% to ...


Marketing Strategies: Are You Proactive Enough?

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—What does it mean to be proactive? Many people come to me without a full understanding of the word proactive. What does it mean to you? Does it mean not procrastinating? Does it mean "getting on the ball?" If you answered "yes," you're right, but there's a lot ...


Hispanic and Asian Real Estate Professionals to Discuss State of Multicultural Homebuyer Market

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—Hispanic and Asian Real Estate professionals and industry business leaders will convene next week at the 2009 AREAA/NAHREP Real Estate and Marketing Conference in Las Vegas to discuss the state of the current multicultural homebuyer market. Hosted by the Asian Real Estate Association of America and the National ...


HomeInsurance.com and Home Warranty of America Work Together to Assist Homeowners

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—HomeInsurance.com and Home Warranty of America have joined forces to offer homeowners an easy way to obtain comprehensive coverage and competitive rates for their homeowner's insurance and home warranty needs. Homeowners can visit either company online and gain access to helpful decision-making information, purchase home warranties and ...


When Should You Tap Your 401k?

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—(MCT)—Right now, let's consider our economic world where credit card companies are stingy, consumer loans are tight or priced high out of reach and home values are so low that some families can no longer take out a home-equity line of credit.  ...


59% of Home Buyers Rely on Low Down-Payment Government Mortgages

RISMEDIA, October 21, 2009—The new home market is cooling down and government intervention has been a key driver to new home sales, according to a recent monthly survey of home builders, just released by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.  ...


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