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RE/MAX Network Continues to Grow

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc. announced today that it has added over 200 franchises to its global network in the first half of 2009. Despite a tough economy, RE/MAX has not only added franchises, but has created a presence in four new countries so far this year: Bahamas, Brazil, ...


Move, Inc., Announces Appointment of Robert J. Krolik as Chief Financial Officer

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-Move, Inc. announced the appointment of Robert J. Krolik as chief financial officer, effective July 20, 2009. According to the company, Krolik brings 18 years of consumer market and public company experience to Move, most recently as vice president, global finance operations at eBay, Marketplaces division and ...


Howard Hanna Names Barbara Reynolds SVP of Global Marketing and Communications

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III, Chairman and CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, recently announced that Barbara A. Reynolds has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications for Hanna Holdings and Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. According to the company, Reynolds ...


Coldwell Banker Launches Interactive Billboard in Times Square

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2009-Wherever one looks, there are exciting things to see and do in New York City's Times Square. But it is not every day that consumers can actually interact with a company through a billboard. From July 6 through August 2, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC ...


HGTV Selects Plymouth, Massachusetts for 2010 HGTV Green Home

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2009-HGTV will build its third annual "green" home in The Pinehills, an innovative master-planned community located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 2010 HGTV Green Home, just eight miles north of Cape Cod, will be a custom-built, shingle-style cottage with approximately 2,100 square feet of living space. It will ...


Sellers Struggle to Compete with Foreclosures – The King

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-(MCT)-Looking to move up, Cheryl and Jeff Wortzel put their Midtown, Tucson home on the market in December. With two young boys sharing a room, the Wortzels want more space than their two-bedroom home in the Blenman-Elm Neighborhood ...


Going it Alone – Should You Set Out on Your Own?

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-In 1992, after 14 years at other brokerages, I became obsessed with the notion that my community needed another real estate company. Maybe that thought has crossed your mind at some point. ...


National Disaster Insurance Would Help Consumers, Says Florida Association of Realtors

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2009-"The availability and affordability of property insurance is, at its core, a consumer issue," said 2009 Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR) President Cynthia Shelton, testifying on the need for a national disaster insurance policy to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee during a ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Park Slope’s Newest Condominium

RISMEDIA, July 3, 2009-Matri Holdings and Prudential Douglas Elliman are announced that Park Slope's newest condominium, 500 Fourth Avenue, is open for sales. When completed in late fall of this year, the 12-story building will offer residents a variety of ...


Where You and Your Money Belong

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-Many financial institutions do not truly understand the personal and business financial requirements of real estate brokers and their agents-many of whom are independent contractors. REALTORS® now have a financial services resource designed specifically for them. REALTORS® Federal Credit Union (REALTORS® FCU) is sensitive to the work ...


How Does Yield Spread Help Buyers Buy?

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-Opportunity is knocking fairly loudly for many considering homeownership. Home prices have declined in many markets around the country and tax incentives and other inducements have first-time home buyers and others weighing the possibilities. ...


Pending Home Sales Record Fourth Straight Monthly Gain

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-Pending home sales show a sustained uptrend, rising for four consecutive months with very favorable housing affordability and a first-time buyer tax credit boosting activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Florida Offers Help to Some with Home Down Payment

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-(MCT)-Starting Wednesday, Florida hopes to stoke its real estate market by becoming one of the few states to offer $8,000 in down-payment assistance to qualified home buyers so they can benefit upfront from a new federal tax credit. ...


Prudential Florida Real Estate Services Celebrates 10 Years of Success

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2009-As we proudly observe the Independence of our Nation this week, Prudential Florida Real Estate Services will mark its 10 Year Anniversary. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Reports Optimism in the Real Estate Community

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2009-While sales figures may not yet reflect it, optimism in the real estate community has definitely increased concerning the housing market, according to a recent survey of member brokerage firms of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ...