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PropertyShark.com Named by Time.com to ‘Top 50 Websites of 2009′

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-PropertyShark.com, one of the premier real estate data websites was named to the TIME.com "Top 50 Websites of 2009." The list includes the Top 50 sites that are "indispensable to navigating, enjoying yourself, shopping or just killing time on the Web." ...


Leaders Elite Continues Webinar Series with Focus on Web 2.0 Marketing and Sales Success

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals, will present the following Webinars during September 1-15, 2009. ...


Positive Signs: Home Prices on an Upswing in Second Quarter 2009

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Data through June 2009, released by Standard & Poor's for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the U.S. National Home Price Index improved in the second quarter of 2009. ...


Regional Spotlight – Massachusetts Home Sales Climb 12% in July; Price Decline Smallest in Over a Year

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Bucking a six-month trend of falling home sales, Bay State home sales shot up nearly 12% in July 2009 year-over-year while the decline in median home prices narrowed, The Warren Group reported. ...


Twitter This – How to Put Twitter to Work for You

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009-If your email inbox looks anything like mine, you get a lot of unsolicited attempts to sell you something. ...


Appraisal Institute Criticizes Appraisers Who Fail to Meet Geographic Competency Requirements

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-In the wake of reports that some real estate appraisers are performing appraisals despite lacking sufficient knowledge of the local market, the Appraisal Institute recently chided those who violate the profession's ethical or professional standards. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation's largest associations of real ...


Budget-Cautious Renters Turn Toward Apartment Amenities for Entertainment

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Renters across the country have cut costs this summer and remained closer to home. According to an Apartments.com national survey of more than 1,000 renters around the country, 55% of respondents said they are spending more time in their apartments this summer compared to previous years, citing ...


Houston Association of Realtors Becomes Nation’s Largest Local Realtor Organization

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-The Houston Association of Realtors® (HAR) has officially become the largest local Realtor board in the United States following a recent rise in membership and a decline in membership at the Long Island (New York) Board of Realtors (LIBOR). ...


Trulia Partners with Maponics to Expand Neighborhood Coverage More than 300%

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Maponics LLC, a leading provider of neighborhood boundary data, announced a partnership with Trulia ® that will significantly expand and improve property search and map display for Trulia's 5.5 million unique monthly visitors. This new alliance will increase Trulia's neighborhood coverage by more than 300%. ...


National 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rates Down after Spike Earlier This Month

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.19%, down from 5.30% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell to 4.59% ...


Realtor.com Launches Online Real Estate Question-and-Answer Feature

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-Ask a Realtor, a new online question and answer feature recently launched by Realtor.com, offers homeowners, sellers and buyers answers to real estate questions from Miami-area Realtors who know and understand the local market. ...


EXCLUSIVE Webinar: Former REALTOR.com president Allan Dalton Shares His Secrets on How to DOMINATE Your Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-1parkplace is proud to announce an EXCLUSIVE, one on one interview conducted by 1parkplace.com CEO Steve Hundley, interviewing one of the most influential people in modern real estate, Allan Dalton tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 26. As co-founder and president of RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate ...


Strong Gain in Existing-Home Sales Maintains Uptrend

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-For the first time in five years, existing-home sales have increased for four months in a row, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Existing-home sales- including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops- rose 7.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.24 million units in July from a ...


HomeGain Releases Results of Third Quarter Home Prices Survey

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-HomeGain, one of the first websites to provide free instant home values, announced the results of its quarterly Home Prices Survey of Realtors® based on the responses of 1,084 U.S. real estate agents and brokers. ...


The Eagle Has Landed, and All Is Well

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-Just over 40 years ago, Neil Armstrong opened the hatch of his lunar module and stepped out onto the surface of the moon. The moment was recorded and transmitted to over 600 million people around the globe who marveled at this extraordinary accomplishment. ...


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