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For Some, Small Homes are Just the Right Size

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-(MCT)-They had the land and the plan ready for a 3,000-square-foot retirement home. ...


Social Networking Strategies – What’s the Right Way to Push Your Business on Facebook?

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-(MCT)-Pop quiz: what's wrong with this e-mail? ...


MLS 5.0…The MLS of the Future

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-Part 3 of this series provided a general background on MLS 5.0. This month's article takes the reader deeper into what MLS 5.0 actually is. ...


Foreclosure News Report Named Best Newsletter for 2009

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009- RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, announced that its monthly newsletter for real estate investors-Foreclosure News Report-was recently honored as Best Newsletter for 2009 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors during the group's 59th Annual Journalism Awards in Washington, D.C. ...


RealtyUSA Selects LeadTrax as Internet Lead Management Solution

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-RealtyUSA has signed a contract with LanTrax. Inc., to use LanTrax's signature LeadTrax lead management solution to collect, distribute, and track its Internet leads. ...


The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2009-In today's tough economy, real estate agents are doing everything they can to be successful and stay ahead of their competition. While many agents have reverted back to the basics to get them through these trying times, thinking outside the box may be more important now than ever ...


Slowing in Market Deterioration Indicated by July New-Vehicle Retail Sales

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2009- Although new-vehicle retail sales in July are projected to decrease 19% from July 2008, this marks an improvement in year-over-year declines observed for the first half of 2009, according to J.D. Power and Associates, which gathers real-time transaction data from more than 10,000 dealerships across the United ...


Signs of Change: Existing-Home Sales Rise 3.6% in June

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-Existing-home sales rose for the third consecutive month with inventory easing and home prices declining less sharply in June, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free technology resources offered as part of the Right Tools, Right Now campaign, help your agents power-up their technical know-how with the all-new e-PRO®, and save $5 on all REALTOR® University Webinars. ...


Mortgage Insurers Work to Prevent Home Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-As unemployment and home foreclosures continue to rise and threaten the economic recovery, the mortgage insurance industry is stepping up its ongoing efforts to keep families in their homes. The industry has been at the forefront in developing systems and procedures to support the U.S. Treasury's Home Affordable ...


Regional Spotlight: Greater Philadelphia Housing Prices Decreased 6.3 Percent in First Half of 2009

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-Greater Philadelphia region* median home sale prices decreased 6.3% to $210,000 in the first six months of 2009, according to Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS'® HomExpert Market Report©. The median sale price in the first half of 2008 was $224,000. The region's median sale price decreased 7.1% compared ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Entertain in Style and Grace

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-An extraordinary opportunity has presented itself; to own one of La Jolla's great estates. This masterpiece is built on the bluff maximizing its priceless location and overlooking some of North America's best ocean views and one of San ...


Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Introduces ‘True Cost’ Mortgage Comparison Feature

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-Real estate website Zillow.com has introduced True Cost, a new comparison feature within Zillow Mortgage Marketplace that allows borrowers to shop anonymously across multiple loan programs, compare custom quotes and find the most affordable home loan for them. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 17, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 528.9, an increase of 2.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 514.4 one week earlier. On an ...


Slow and Steady – Foreclosure Process Tests Patience

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-(MCT)-It's not a very common question, but one that is being asked more often than not as homeowners navigate their way through today's market. The question is simple: How do you get a lender to speed up the ...


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