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Homes in Walkable Neighborhoods Sell for More, Study Finds

RISMEDIA, August 29, 2009-(MCT)-Homes located within walking distance of amenities such as schools, parks and shopping aren't only more convenient for their owners, often they're also worth more than homes in neighborhoods where driving is the rule, according to a new study. ...


Single-Family Housing Starts and Permits Rise In July

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2009-Production and permitting of new single-family homes continued on an upward trajectory in July 2009, according to newly reported numbers from the U.S. Commerce Department. Meanwhile, substantial declines on the multifamily side dragged down the overall numbers, with combined single- and multifamily starts down 1% to a seasonally ...


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

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: 6 FREE webinars at the REALTOR® University Webinar Summit, Help Your Agents Power-Up Their Technical Know-How with the All-New e-PRO®, and free articles and information from NAR's Right Tools, Right Now initiative. ...


The MLS of the Future – Understanding MLS 5.0

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-MLS 5.0 is constructed as a property Wiki. While traditional MLS is listing or transaction based, MLS 5.0 is parcel based. A sale or transaction is but a moment in time in the life of a property. Information about properties may be needed during periods other than a ...


New Federal Law Protects Renters from Eviction After Property Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-Renters need not fear being blindsided by foreclosure and becoming homeless overnight- new federal legislation provides tenants of foreclosed rental property plenty of notice and, more importantly, peace of mind. ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Manhattan-Style Luxury in Charming Suburban Community

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-For those looking for Manhattan-style luxury and sophistication set in a charming suburban community with top-rated schools, shopping and restaurants, then one need look no further than this home at The Plaza at Tenafly in Tenafly, NJ. A ...


American Home Shield Launches Website Geared toward First-Time Buyers

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-With low interest rates, low home prices and a new federal tax credit as the impetus, first-time homebuyers are expected to account for more than half of all home sales in 2009. To help first-time buyers and new homeowners make a well-informed choice, American Home Shield, an ...


Listingbook Gains Momentum with Release of New Features

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-Listingbook®, LLC, the provider of a broad and deep client-servicing software system for real estate professionals nationwide, announced the release of three new features in the rollout of Version 2.6. Rapidly growing, Listingbook is already made up of over 80,000 active real estate professionals in ten of ...


Trulia Partners with Maponics to Expand Neighborhood Coverage More Than 30%

RISMEDIA, August 21, 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%. ...


Prudential Network Realty Announces 2009 ‘Take it to the House’ Contest

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-Jacksonville Jaguars fans are pumped up for more than a winning season - they are cheering on the team in hopes of winning $50,000 toward the purchase of a new home from Prudential Network Realty. The real estate firm has opened registration for its annual "Take ...


How Is the Economic Stimulus Package Helping Buyers and Sellers?

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-As Realtors nationwide alongside the government work to create new programs and innovative strategies in order to lure new buyers into the market, now may be a good time to look at the way in which the American ...


Mortgage Loan Delinquency Rates Rise, but Pace Is Slowing

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-TransUnion.com released the results of its analysis of trends in the mortgage industry for the second quarter of 2009 and the associated impact on the U.S. consumer. The report is part of an ongoing series of quarterly consumer lending sector analyses focusing on credit card, auto loan and ...


‘Making Loan Modification Affordable’ Program Aims to Make Loan Mitigation More Accessible

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-Amid the buzz about Obama's "Making Home Affordable" plan intended to help millions of Americans "reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels," one San Diego-based law firm has launched its own synergistic "Making Loan Modification Affordable" plan to help financially-strapped homeowners at risk of foreclosure garner ...


Increasing Agent Success

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-Keeping your agents successful is one of the best ways to weather today's real estate market, and finding this success may be easier than you think. Here, David Moody, CEO, Qualifying Broker and Greg Martin, President, COO of ERA Sunrise Realty discuss their best tactics in keeping their ...


Government Incentives Put Purchases in Reach for More Consumers

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-(MCT)-Back when her four children were young, Donna Noeller needed a car that seated six, so the Hughson farm family bought an SUV and drove it hard. "We've had this Trailblazer over seven years. It has more than ...


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