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RealtyTrac Expands Partnership with HomeFinder.com

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, and HomeFinder.com, one of the most trusted sources for consumers to find a home online and connect with real estate professionals, announced a new agreement and strategic partnership. Effective immediately, real-time foreclosure data from RealtyTrac's nationwide database ...


Making Home Affordable Program on Track to Help Millions of Homeowners

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The Obama Administration recently released its first monthly Servicer Performance Report detailing the progress to date of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) loan modification program. The purpose of the report is to document the number of struggling homeowners already helped under the program, provide information on servicer performance ...


One in Five Homeowners Filed for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure in June

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-One in five people who receives credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy cites avoiding foreclosure as the primary reason they are choosing bankruptcy, according to information collected by Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Atlanta. ...


It’s a Buyer’s Market – Take Advantage

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The buyer's market that we are in right now is the perfect opportunity to get buyers off the sidelines and into a new home. While many buyers are content waiting for even lower prices than we are seeing today, George Faucette, President, Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate in ...


Consumers Love the ‘Clunker’ Deals, but Fallout Could Include Higher Prices

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-(MCT)-The Cash for Clunkers program has been a favorite for consumers from the start, and the program's popularity can be seen in the amount of consumers taking part in the program, causing for its funding to be eaten up within the programs first week. But consumers have embraced ...


C.A.R. Approves 384 Applications for Its Mortgage Protection Program for First-Time Buyers

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-More than 380 first-time homebuyers have been approved for the California Association of Realtors® Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) Mortgage Protection Program (MPP). As of late July, 384 applications have been approved, and an additional 22 applications were in the pipeline awaiting approval. ...


Century 21 Real Estate and HomeFinder.com Announce Advertising Agreement

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations, and HomeFinder.com®, a leading national real estate search site that connects home buyers and sellers with comprehensive property listings and real estate professionals, are pleased to announce a national ...


Ardynn PR Launches Global Network

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-As with all successful business models, evolution is par for the course. Ardynn Media is making the switch to Ardynn PR and its new virtual cloud, the House Of Ardynn. ...


Southland Regional Association of Realtors Partners with Point2 Technologies on Listing Syndication Initiative

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-Point2 Technologies Inc. and Southland Regional Association of Realtors®, one of the largest real estate Associations in the United States completed the implementation of a major program designed to extend advanced property listing syndication technology to more than 10,000 real estate brokers and agents in the San ...


A Bigger Consumer Pipeline Helps Realtors Build Relationships

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-One could easily argue that Realtor.com put real estate on the map in terms of Internet marketing. You'd be hard pressed to find a more pervasive, more consumer-branded Web-based real estate platform out there. But in today's market, ...


Signs of Life: Slower Decline May Signal Recession’s End

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-(MCT)-The worst U.S. recession in 70 years should end over the next three to six months, judging by recently released data that showed that the economy's contraction eased considerably from April through June. ...


The Glass – Half Full, Half Empty or Shattered…You Decide

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-It's easy to be negative, but you don't get much for your efforts. ...


Treasury Announces Home Price Decline Protection Incentives

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-As part of an ongoing effort to expand relief to struggling homeowners, Treasury released the Supplemental Directive for its Home Price Decline Protection (HPDP) program, a component of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). HPDP provides additional incentive ...


Is the Real Estate Bear Market Beginning to Bottom Out?

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-If history is a reliable guide, then it may be safe to say that we have entered the beginning of the end of this historic housing bear market. The following data from the Winans International Real Estate Index shows significant increases in new home sales which has led ...


HGTV’s FrontDoor.com Brings Enhanced Nationwide Real Estate Searches to Local Markets

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-FrontDoor.com, the online real estate information service of cable network leader HGTV, announced it will serve as a national real estate listing partner for a collection of more than 250 newspaper websites nationwide. The partnership will be offered as a component of the real estate platform solution ...