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Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in July 2009

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-Florida's existing home sales rose in July 2009-the 11th month in a row that sales activity increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). Statewide existing home sales in July also rose over the previous month's ...


Tax Breaks Beneficial for Buyers, Sellers and Owners

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-First-time homebuyers aren't the only ones to benefit from tax breaks. H&R Block urges homebuyers who are relocating for work or buying for other reasons to take advantage of incentives that can lower their tax bill. Plus, sellers should know how to report profits and losses to ...


Gender Differences and Today’s Market – Women More Pessimistic Than Men on Economic Outlook, Household Situations

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-Performics, the performance marketing group inside Publicis Groupe's VivaKi Nerve Center, released its fourth month of consumer behavior findings from its "2009 Online Buyer Economic Trend Study." ...


A Terrific Time to Buy

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-The $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit along with record low interest rates, numerous tax credits as well as a housing inventory that is going to take some time to shrink, now is a terrific time to get into the real estate market. Whether you are looking ...


Homeowners Save Energy, Cash with Tax Breaks

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-(MCT)-Bob Menconi enjoys his newly replaced air conditioner at his house. The A/C was replaced by a federal tax rebate. So your car isn't a clunker? And you're not buying a new home? But maybe your air-conditioning ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: FREE August technology resources from NAR's Right Tools, Right Now initiative, travel deals from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners, and NAR helps REALTORS® make short work of short sales. ...


Regional Spotlight – Connecticut Home Sales Inch Up 4% in July; Median Home Prices Still Off by Double Digits

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose 4% in July 2009, the first increase in home sales year-over-year in two years, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Three Ways to Compound Your Marketing

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009-Can you recall lessons you've learned about the power of compound interest? I do. I can still remember my high school teacher showing charts of what happened to money when interest compounded from period-to-period over time. Here are two definitions for the word "compound": ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Resort-Type Lifestyle Offers a Slice of Perfection

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Located in the small town of Groveland, Florida, this quaint estate sits on 20 acres and provides perfection for many. With Italian Cypress leading the way to the portico, once inside, one can appreciate the attention to detail ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Aligns with LPS’ Real Estate Living and Media Network

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) a provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced that Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of more than 600 premier real estate firms, is the first worldwide organization to join LPS' ...


Rand Realty ‘Goes Green’; Helps Buyers and Homeowners Conserve Energy

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, one of the Hudson Valley's largest real estate brokerages with 22 locations, is "going green" in its offices and has introduced energy-audit discounts and educational programs to help sellers and homeowners reduce their energy consumption and bills. ...


New Jersey Association of Realtors Endorses High Point Auto Insurance

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-High Point Auto Insurance announced a new partnership with the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) that can save thousands of New Jersey drivers money on their car insurance. Because NJAR has endorsed High Point as their official car insurance partner, its members have access to ...


Onboard Informatics Selects LPS Real Estate Group to Deliver Data Aggregation Services

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Onboard Informatics, data services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, has selected LPS Real Estate Group, Inc.'s Data Aggregation Services to process and standardize real estate data for Onboard Informatics' clients. Formerly known as Cyberhomes and FNRES MLS, LPS Real Estate Group is a ...


RE/MAX Creates PSA Program to Educate Consumers on $8,000 Tax Credit, FHA Loans and Home Buying Process

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-RE/MAX of New England launched a series of public service announcements (PSAs) geared toward educating consumers during the home buying process. The series is the direct result of first-time homebuyer focus groups that showed that consumers lacked general knowledge about the home buying process and the tax ...


Three Realogy Brands Named Among Top 100 Franchises by the World Franchising Network

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2009-Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, announced that three of its brand networks-CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker® and ERA®-were the only real estate brands named to the World Franchising Network's 2009 list of "Top 100 Franchises." ...


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