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Recovery Act’s Homebuyer Tax Credit Can Immediately Help Thousands of First-Time Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-Speaking to the National Association of Home Builders Spring Board of Directors Meeting, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will allow homebuyers to apply the Obama Administration's new $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit toward the purchase costs of ...


The Key Numbers You Must Track to Sell More Homes

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-When I first got into real estate sales, I copied other agents and simply hoped for the best. ...


Real Estate Leaders Meet with Gov’t Reps during Coldwell Banker’s ‘Legislative Week’

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-Coldwell Banker "Legislative Week" is underway with a coordinated national grassroots effort that has the brand's network of local brokers and franchisees communicating directly with their U.S. Senators and Congressional delegates on what can be done to help the housing market. ...


New-Home Inventories Continue Shrinking In April

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-The number of newly built single-family homes on the market shrank to 297,000 units in April, thinning supplies to their lowest level since May 2001, according to government figures. The report noted that the pace of new-home sales held virtually even with the previous month, at a ...


User-Friendly Real Estate Book Contains Tools to Help Buyers Avoid Costly Mistakes

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2009-Two real estate experts are launching an updated, user-friendly real estate buyers' guide that simplifies and demystifies the real estate-buying process for the average American. ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: NAR offers members affordable guaranteed-acceptance limited health insurance; A May technology update from the Right Tools, Right Now initiative; and NAR grants support local affordable housing initiatives. ...


Keeping in Touch with Your Agents Keeps You ahead in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Keeping in touch with your agents is a crucial element in today's real estate market and real estate professionals across the country are getting back to basics in order to keep their agents informed as to the market conditions. Here, Denton See, president, Carol Jones, Realtors in ...


Generation Y – An Opportunity and a Challenge

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Born between 1978-1987 (now 22-31 years old), the Millennial Generation number 72 million strong in the U.S. and 2 billion globally-an increasingly powerful economic force. For many real estate professionals, future success will depend on successfully adapting sales and marketing strategies to fit the needs and desires ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – The Village at Miramar Appeals to Many Market Segments

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-When it comes to owning a home or renting an apartment, owning makes a lot more dollars and sense, especially when it comes to owning a luxury townhome or townvilla in SH Communities' Village at Miramar, Florida. ...


RE/MAX Warns of Fraudulent Money Scam

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-RE/MAX International Inc. is alerting affiliates and consumers across the country of a money scam that uses the name of the Denver-based real estate network as the source of a fraudulent sweepstakes and lottery drawing. ...


RE/MAX Agents Master Today’s Market with Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-The government has announced a new plan to streamline the short sale process and in response, RE/MAX International Inc., has launched a national training tour that will bring the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) program to professional real estate agents in more than a dozen cities in ...


Halstead Property Expands into Connecticut

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Halstead Property, identifying an opportunity for strategic growth, announced its expansion into Fairfield County, Connecticut. Known as one of the leading residential real estate brokerages in New York City, Halstead has acquired Wheeler Real Estate, one of the top firms in Darien. The new company is known ...


Threewide Corporation Appoints Michele Routh-Combs as Vice President of Partner Relations

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Threewide Corporation announced the addition of Michele Routh-Combs to the executive management team as vice president of partner relations. Routh-Combs brings 18 years of experience in real estate and real estate-related technology and marketing. She is a well-known leader in real estate, recognized by many from her ...


Victor Valley Association of Realtors and Point2 Kick Off Initiative to Promote Local Real Estate on National Scale

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Point2 Technologies Inc. has completed the implementation and roll out of a national listing syndication program in partnership with the Victor Valley Association of Realtors®. ...


Will Downpayment Assistance Help the U.S. Housing Market?

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-With home prices falling nearly 20% in the first quarter of 2009, Ann Ashburn, president of AmeriDream outlined four reasons why the U.S. economy and the next generation of homeowners would benefit from downpayment assistance funded in part by sellers (DPA). Congress is currently considering H.R. 600, ...