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Real Estate News Archive


Positive Signs: Home Prices Rise 1.7% in Second Quarter

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—Freddie Mac announced that its Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI) Purchase-Only Series registered a 1.7% quarterly gain (7.0% annualized) during the second quarter 2009 for the U.S., following a downward revised 1.5% drop (–5.9% annualized) in the first quarter. Over the year ending with the second ...


Today’s Featured Listing – I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—If you are looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity, now is your chance to own a turn-key business- “Cravings Ice Cream Sandwich Shoppe” in Defiance, Ohio. One of the ...


HUD Announces $50 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Assist Local Communities Hit Hard by Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009— U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced HUD is launching a $50 million effort to help state and local governments address the inventory of foreclosed properties assisted under the Department's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). HUD is awarding $44.5 million to nine national ...


Cut Price, Cutthroat Realty – Third Season of Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Returns

RISMEDIA, September 11, 2009—Foreclosures? Nationwide recession? These guys can handle it! Bravo gives viewers an up-close and personal look at the top agents in Los Angeles's tough real estate market, who stop at nothing to close the deal on the third season of "Million Dollar Listing." The docu-series takes viewers ...


Tax Credit Helps Spur Pending Home Sales

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—A gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July 2009 to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax ...


Working the Foreclosure Market: Pre-Foreclosure Properties

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—With all the buzz about bank-owned homes—REO properties—in the mainstream media and trade press, the entire market of pre-foreclosure properties has become virtually invisible. ...


Recruit Experienced Agents Through Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Recruiting & the Advantages of RPO ...


Wealth Lessons from Andrew Carnegie

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—For this article, I read David Nasaw’s biography titled “Andrew Carnegie.” It is a fascinating book, and I highly recommend it. Anything in quotes was excerpted from this book. ...


Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Purchases Lucero Summit Broker Management Software from MarketLinx

RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—–Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc., one of the largest suppliers of real estate office management software in North America, announced the purchase of the Lucero Summit real estate brokerage software from MarketLinx, a leading provider of information technology to the residential real estate industry and a ...


Real Estate Professionals’ Forward-Looking Market Sentiment Improves 5.4% in August

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—Point2 Technologies Inc. has released its Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI) survey report for the month of August 2009. The RECI extended its upward move for the third consecutive month but remained marginally in positive territory, recording a 5.9 reading at the national level on the Index ...


Know the Market and Give Your Clients the Information They Deserve

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—Keeping up with the latest market trends as well as legislation and fiscal policy changes are crucial in order to stay ahead of the curve in today’s market. Here, Chason Ishii, President, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Honolulu, Hawaii discusses how his company stays on top by keeping ...


First-Time Home Buyers Urged to Choose Qualified Home Inspector Now to Meet $8,000 Tax Credit Deadline

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—HouseMaster, one of the first and largest home inspection organizations in North America, urges first-time home buyers to be proactive in finding a qualified home inspector in order to meet the November 30, 2009 deadline for ...


Is the New Credit Score Model Helping Home Buyers?

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—Credit Expert Eddie Johansson believes the improved FICO 08 credit scoring model will increase the credit scores of a significant segment of borrowers, but it's not helping home buyers. According to Johansson, president of Credit Security Group, a leading nationwide credit analysis and rescoring firm, that's because ...


ERA Real Estate Network Contributes $800,000 to Fight Muscular Dystrophy

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—Representatives from Parsippany, N.J. based ERA Franchise Systems LLC, presented checks totaling $800,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the 44th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Sept 6 - 7. The contribution represented the 2008 fundraising effort of the entire ERA Real Estate franchise network ...


RE/MAX Expands into Peru

RISMEDIA, September 9, 2009—RE/MAX International, Inc. announces that the Republic of Peru is the next country to join one of the largest, most expansive real estate networks in the world. New Region Owners Pier Paolo Sinigaglia and Avi Maryl purchased the franchise rights for RE/MAX Peru. ...


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