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LeadingRE and New York Metro Group to Host Success Strategies Event

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the LeadingRE New York Metro Group will co-host an inspiring special event for sales associates, brokers and managers on succeeding in the current and future real estate markets on August 13 at the New York Times Conference Center in ...


30-year Fixed Rates Inch Upward After Four Week Decline

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages increased last week to 5.31%, up from 5.26% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year fixed mortgages rose to ...


Real Estate Agents Tout Success with HomeGain’s BuyerLink Marketing Program

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-HomeGain, a leading website that connects real estate professionals with home buyers and sellers, announced, in anticipation of the HomeGain Live Nation Real Estate Forum on August 3rd in San Francisco, numerous successes of its agent and broker members across the U.S. using HomeGain's BuyerLinkTM pay-per-visit marketing ...


California Association of Realtors Launches Realtor iPhone Application

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) announced the launch of My C.A.R, the first native iPhone application for use by a Realtor® association. This mobile application is available at no charge for members of C.A.R. Designed for the iPhone/iTouch, with a companion version available for BlackBerry® and ...


Signs of Stability: Housing Market Shows 12th Consecutive Monthly Decrease in Number of Listed Homes

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-The U.S. housing market continues to show signs of stabilization with a drop in the number of Multiple Listing Service (MLS)-listed homes for the twelfth consecutive month. The number of single family homes and condos listed for ...


Catch 22 Artificially Suppressing San Diego County Rebound

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-Despite a worsening local job picture with unemployment now over 10%, the real estate market in San Diego County is exhibiting signs of steadily increasing activity and price increases. But, recent government action is preventing motivated buyers with good credit from even getting their offers considered. ...


Loan Modification Efforts Helping Few Troubled Homeowners

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-(MCT)-Despite efforts by the federal government and banks to stop the home foreclosure disaster, frustrated borrowers are still battling red tape and delays in their attempts to negotiate lower payments, even as hundreds of thousands of them ...


Regional Spotlight: Single-Family Home Sales Take a Hit along Mississippi Coast

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-(MCT)-As different as it may be from the rest of the nation, the Mississippi Coast bears one striking similarity to many other areas these days: Single-family home sales are taking a thrashing. ...


Mary Sullivan to Represent Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-Frances Martinez Myers, senior vice president of business eevelopment, Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®, announces that Mary Sullivan, vice president, will be representing both Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors and Prudential Patt, White Relocation Services. Sullivan will be responsible for business development and client relations. ...


Sales Figures Continue to Rise at Howard Hanna

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-"Sales have increased dramatically in the last 90 days due in large to a flood of first-time home buyers taking advantage of historically low 30-year fixed rate mortgages, the federal tax credit of $8,000 for home ownership and our 100% guarantee on price values," states Howard W. ...


Positive News: U.S. Housing Starts up Second Straight Month in June

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-(MarketWatch)-New construction of U.S. houses expanded for the second straight month in June after hitting a record low in April, the Commerce Department estimated Friday. ...


Setting Your Goals – You Shoot, You Score – Part 3

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-In Part 2, I wrote about making the time for recruiting. So now you've booked some regular and consistent time to start recruiting activities. Here's what comes next. You need to set goals. We've all done this before and the key is to stick with ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Acquires Illinois Company

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago has announced it has acquired the assets of Drake Realtors Inc. in Clarendon Hills, Ill. The formerly independently owned and operated company, which has served the Clarendon Hills and the Western Suburbs for more than 18 years, will now do ...


Educated vs. Uneducated: Attending Industry Conventions Is Critical to Improving Business

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2009-I have always been amazed over the years at how many Realtors have simply chosen not to attend the National Association of Realtors Convention or even a convention within their own state. ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: The REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Meets REALTORS®' Financial Needs, free webinars are offered as part of the Right Tools, Right Now campaign, and A free marketing plan from REALTOR.com®for more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


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