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RE/MAX Adds Brazil to International Roster, Expands Its Presence in Australia

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-RE/MAX has announced plans to begin operations in Brazil, the largest nation in South America, and to expand its existing operations in Australia, as the world's most recognized real estate organization continues to enlarge its international presence. The dual expansion should result in stronger economic bonds ...


HomeSmart Realty Continues to Expand with Acquisition of HomeWay Realty in Tucson, Arizona

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-HomeSmart Realty in Phoenix, Arizona continues to buck the nationwide real estate brokerage downsizing trend with its purchase of HomeWay Realty of Tucson, Arizona on June 1.. This represents the acquisition of a second major real estate brokerage in as many years and is in keeping with ...


Homeowners Foundation Highlights Dangers for Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-The American Homeowners Foundation (AHF), the independent national nonprofit consumer education organization serving American homeowners since 1984, has published a free guide to help home buyers avoid the many traps related to buyer representation. These traps have lead to thousands of lawsuits and caused many home buyers ...


Guidelines for a Successful Summer Move – Be Prepared

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-The market is warming up, the kids are out of school, and more Americans are gearing up to move long distances. A recent survey by relocation.com shows staggering data when it comes to moving: ...


Foreclosure Sales Steadily Climbing in California

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-ForeclosureRadar, a website that tracks every California foreclosure, and provides daily auction updates, issued its monthly California Foreclosure Report for May 2009. Foreclosures sales jumped 31.9% in May, following a 35% increase the prior month. Notices of Trustee Sale, which set the auction date and time, also ...


Tapping into Short Sales with the Certified Default Resolution Specialist Certification

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-Larry Orr, of Realty Executives Gulf Coast, has recently completed advanced Short Sale education to provide the highest level of service and expertise to his clients. The intense training program was offered by America's Home Rescue through Realty Executives International in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


HUD Offers $58 Million for Housing Counseling

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that more than $58 million is available for a broad range of housing counseling programs to help families find and preserve housing. The funding is an increase of $11 million, or 23%, over last year. These grants will ...


Leading Women Will Address the Future of Commercial Real Estate in Boston

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-Jobs, the economy and the recovery will be among the top issues discussed as North America's leading women in commercial real estate gather in Boston at the 2009 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Convention and Marketplace. The meeting will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in ...


Keep Homes Show-Ready, Providing Low ‘Rents’

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-(MCT)-Dave Hill lost his job several months ago, yet the family is able to do just fine on his wife's teaching salary. ...


Builder Caution Reflects Fragile Housing Market in June

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-Indicating that single-family home builders remain cautious and concerned about the fragile state of today's economy and housing market, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) declined one point to 15 in June. ...


Sustainability Is the New Economy

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-A lot of people still don't get it. ...


Survey – New Home Indicators Show Slight Uptick

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-Overall, indicators of new home conditions improved very slightly, but remain weak according to the John Burns Real Estate Consulting June survey results. ...


Improve Energy Efficiency by Offering Carrots, Not Sticks, Say Realtors

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-Improving the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and buildings can be best accomplished with incentives and education, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Kinlin Grover GMAC Real Estate Acquired by Randall Realtors GMAC Real Estate

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-Kinlin Grover GMAC Real Estate, one of Massachusetts' most-respected residential real estate firms serving Cape Cod and the islands, has been sold to Randall Realtors GMAC Real Estate. ...


High-end Homeowners Now Feeling the Pinch

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-(MCT)-The real estate slump has arrived in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and other high-end San Diego County neighborhoods. ...


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