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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. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Launches International Home Search Application for iPhone and Android Devices

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the launch of the first-ever international home search application for iPhoneTM and AndroidTM-powered devices. The Coldwell Banker Real Estate mobile application enables users to easily search for property listings and recent home sales in 28 countries in North America, Europe, ...


Prudential Florida Realty Grows Palm Beach County Presence

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-Prudential Florida Realty has announced its "Organic Growth" in Palm Beach County as the Sales Associates of Strategic Real Estate recently joined the company. ...


House Raffle Presents Solution to Beat Depressed Real Estate Market and Donate $500K to Charity

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-How does one beat the most depressed real estate market in recent history and donate $500,000 to charity?-Brad Bradley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming decided he could do both by simply raffling off his $735,000 home. The Jackson Hole, WY resident is selling raffle tickets for $100 in ...


Real Estate Social Media Policy Manual Ushers in Age of Broker e-Empowerment

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-"Real Estate Social Media Policies," published recently by real estate risk management authors Marcie Roggow and Frances Flynn Thorsen, is a comprehensive, 19-page manual that helps real estate brokers navigate the myriad of risk management issues posed by real estate agent participation on the Internet and ...


Regional Spotlight: First-Time Homebuyers, Move-up Buyers and Investors Create Double Digit Sales Growth in New England

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-Single family home sales activity in each New England state showed double digit increases in June 2009 over the previous month, according to RE/MAX of New England, an indication that the housing market is beginning to stabilize and consumer confidence has strengthened as a result of the economy, ...


Foreclosures Rise, Driven by Loss of Jobs and Income

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-(MCT)-Delinquency and foreclosure rates for U.S. mortgages continued to rise in the second quarter, with loans to the most qualified borrowers going bust at an unnerving clip, especially in hard-hit states such as Florida and California. ...


Now’s the Time to Reinvent Yourself and Your Business

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009-I don't want to sound like an alarmist, but how long have we been talking about the need to make changes in the real estate business? How long have we been talking about profits shrinking? How long have we been talking about "interlopers" taking our listings and selling them ...


Cash for Clunkers Program Draws to Close

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-(MCT)-There has never been a better time to take $3,500 or $4,500 from the government for trading in your gas-guzzler. But come 8 p.m. EDT today (Monday, August 24), time's up. ...


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