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

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: July offers through the Right Tools, Right Now initiative, save 50% on eNeighborhoods' powerful tools through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program, and submit a nominee for the REALTOR® Technology Spotlight Award. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Puissance Enterprises Turns Life Savers Factory into Condo Lofts

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RE/MAX Partners with RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc., announced this week that visitors to remax.com soon will be able to search more than 1.8 million REO properties in the U.S. via a strategic partnership with RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com). Through the partnership, RE/MAX Associates receive discounted subscription rates to RealtyTrac, the nation's leading online ...


Realtors Bring ‘Real Estate Today’ to 77 WABC

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2009-Real estate issues affect everyone in these challenging economic times, and now consumers in the tri-city area can tune in locally to a comprehensive, reliable source of real estate information every week. Beginning Saturday, July 11, Real Estate Today, produced by the National Association of Realtors®, will ...


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. ...


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