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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. ...


Regional Spotlight: Deadline Nears for First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit and State’s Down Payment Advance Loan Program

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—The end is nearing for the first-time homebuyer tax credit. In order to qualify, homebuyers must close on or before midnight on November 30th of this year to qualify for the tax credit. The National Association of Realtors(R) estimates close to two million first-time buyers will have ...


Positive Signs – House Price Declines Continue to Moderate

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—House prices in the U.S. continued to depreciate in the second quarter 2009 but at a much more moderate rate compared to the fourth quarter 2008, the peak of the collapse in home prices, according ...


Metro Brokers/GMAC Selects Adigida’s ProspectConverter for eLead And Referral Management

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—Adigida Solutions, a leading provider of Internet-based contact management and lead conversion applications for real estate professionals, announced that Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate has completed implementation of ProspectConverter to assist their staff with managing relocation referrals and eLeads. ...


Prudential Network Realty Collects Record Number of Backpacks for Foster Children

RISMEDIA, September 8, 2009—Prudential Network Realty held its 11h Annual Backpack Challenge this summer and generated a record number of backpacks and school supplies for local school children. ...


Take Charge: Is Your Credit and Debt Profile Optimized?

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—Whether you’re looking for ways to dig out of your financial hole or ways to avoid getting into one, the importance of actively managing your credit and debt profile has never been greater. Americans have become well-versed in asset management but not necessarily liability management. Until recently, easy ...


Camp REinvent Launches Program to Help Real Estate Brokerages Reinvent Themselves

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—Due to overwhelming interest in the topic of reinvention and the need for real estate brokerages to seriously address seismic market shifts, PCMS Consulting announced the launch of it its second Camp REinvent coaching program. PCMS’ business development team is currently accepting reservations for a program which is ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Luxury and Comfort Is Yours in Spacious Colonial Home

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—Luxury and comfort is yours to enjoy while living in this beautiful well-built 4-bedroom center hall colonial home. This private cul-de-sac location in West Orange, New Jersey is of premium value. Space, light and ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Acquires Claudia Vaccaro Real Estate

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that it has acquired Claudia Vaccaro Real Estate, an independent firm that has long been one of the leading brokerages in the Warwick, N.Y. area.  ...


RealtyBid.com to Auction 1,500 Foreclosures Valued at $142 Million in September

RISMEDIA, September 4, 2009—September is going to be a month of unbelievable opportunity at RealtyBid.com for real estate investors and home buyers. During September, RealtyBid.com will auction nearly 1,500 REO properties (post foreclosures) valued at more than $142 million from one major lender.  ...


No Reservations: Manage the Consumer Confidence Slump

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—The only guarantee in real estate is that values and sales activity can rise and fall, but consumers still look for some assurance that navigating the current market is a sensible move.  ...


Credit Card Reform Offers Good News and Bad

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—(MCT)—Life with a credit card presumably got a little easier in August 2009. Under new federal regulations, credit card companies have to give more warning before upping your interest rate and more notice before your bill is due. ...


Today’s Manufactured Homes Naturally “Green” – Provide Less Waste, More Value

RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—There is a “green” building revolution taking place, and manufactured housing is squarely in the forefront of this trend.  Due largely to the fact that manufactured homes are built in a controlled factory environment, implementing the latest construction technologies is easier, assembly is more efficient, and greenhouse gas ...


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