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

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free articles and information through NAR's Right Tools, Right Now campaign, insurance and home warranty solutions through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program, and May existing-home sales continue to rise. ...


Desperate Homeowners Raffle Off $3 Million Waterfront Estate for $10

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-Due to the turmoil in the real estate market, a Florida couple is raffling off their luxury home in Fort Lauderdale for only $10 a ticket. After the drawing is held, the deed and title to the home ...


Jewel-box Homes are Built Smaller, Smarter

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-(MCT)-They've been dubbed "jewel-box houses" - small homes designed with top-quality materials, upscale detailing and custom built-ins. ...


Free Home Rescue Fair to Combat Rising Foreclosures in California

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-In response to predictions that there will be more than 400,000 new foreclosures in California this year, the Alliance for Stabilizing our Communities-led by the National Urban League (NUL), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)-with ...


Is a Stronger Tax Credit Needed to Motivate Prospective Home Buyers?

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-Despite affordable home prices and low interest rates, the majority of Americans considering a home purchase still need a little extra incentive. According to a recent survey conducted by Weichert, Realtors, increasing the current tax credit to $15,000 and/or extending it to all buyers would offer the ...


102-Year-Old New Hampshire Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Brand

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that New London Agency in New London, N.H., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


California Real Estate Commissioner Announces Issuance of Fraud Warning

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-The California Real Estate Commissioner, Jeff Davi, announced the issuance of a Consumer Alert by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) warning consumers about loan modification scams and informing consumers of what they can do to protect themselves. ...


Have We Reached Bottom? 10 Factors to Consider

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Historically, the value of real estate goes through cycles. Many factors affect the value of homes including the laws of "supply and demand." From the Appraisal Institute, here's a quick reference guide to some of the factors involved ...


NRT LLC Combines its Two NJ Real Estate Brokerage Companies into Single Organization

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage companies, announced the merger of the operations of its two local operating companies based in New Jersey - Burgdorff Realtors ERA and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey & Rockland County, N.Y. The ...


Century 21 Real Estate Announces ‘Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes’

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced its ‘Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes' winner, Kimberly Green of Dalton, Ga. ...


Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty Merges with Connolly Zahm Properties Ltd

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty announced it has merged with Connolly Zahm Properties Ltd. (CZP) to form the Turks & Caicos's most dynamic luxury real estate company. The combined firm will operate as Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty. ...


Marsha Rand, the CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Honored as 2009 Woman of the Year

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that Marsha Rand, the CEO and Founder of the brokerage, was recently honored by the Rockland Business Women's Network (RBWN) as the 2009 Woman of the Year. She was recognized for her success as an entrepreneur and her commitment to ...


Prudential Named Relocation Provider of the Year

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc. was named Relocation Provider of the Year at the annual Re:locate Awards, which honor companies and individuals involved in relocation. ...


More National Media Attention Focuses on Top 5 Members

Top 5 Members Recognized on the Wall Street Journal/Lore Top Agent Rankings for 2009; Simon & Schuster Publishes Top 5 Member's Life Story ...


Sounding an Optimistic Note – 8 Questions for NAR’s Leader

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-(MCT)-The dream of homeownership is alive and well in the U.S., the president of the nation's largest real estate trade association recently told a professional group in Fort Worth. ...


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