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RealtyTrac Powers National Foreclosure Search on Keller Williams Website

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-RealtyTracTM, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, and Keller Williams Realty Inc., announced a new strategic partnership where RealtyTrac will provide comprehensive national foreclosure data on KW.com, the company's national website. ...


RE/MAX Joins Global Race to End Breast Cancer

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-It's the first global event of its kind, expected to draw more than 50,000 runners and walkers who are moved to help end breast cancer forever. Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Inaugural Global Race for the Cure® is in Washington, D.C., this weekend, June 5-6, and ...


NAHB – Bolstering GSEs Key to Future of Nation’s Housing Finance System

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-In contemplating the future status of housing government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress it is critical for the federal government to provide a backstop to the housing finance system to ensure a reliable and adequate ...


3 Bailout Strategies for Real Estate Investors

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-Real estate investors and vacation home buyers represented 35-40% of all residential property purchases in the years before the market downturn. Yet, many of these same investors are now experiencing serious negative equity and cash flow issues, and ...


Down Market? How about an Ideal Opportunity?

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-With the passing of an $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers, much has been made about the great opportunity available to those who have never owned a home. Yet, the reality is that today's market offers just as many advantages for existing homeowners wishing to move-up ...


Pending Home Sales Up for Three Months in a Row

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Record low mortgage interest rates boosted pending home sales for the third consecutive month, with some benefit now from the first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Tax Credit Is Good News for Prospective Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-(MCT)-The popularity of reality-based TV shows focusing on the experiences of first-time home buyers paints a rosy picture, but the recent national news of mortgage foreclosures has darkened that picture a bit. ...


RE/MAX Adds Brazil to International Roster

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-RE/MAX International Inc., recently welcomed the Federative Republic of Brazil to its expanding list of international regions. Four region owners, who originate from Brazil and Portugal, have purchased master franchise rights for RE/MAX Brazil and plan to open offices throughout the largest country in South America. ...


Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Century 21 Southern Homes Join Forces

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-Jeffrey Wheeler, president and COO of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS and C.J. Crankshaw, owner of Century 21 Southern Homes, announced today that Southern Homes will become a part of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. ...


Global Demographics 2009- Shaping Real Estate’s Future, a Closer Look

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-The long-term land use implications posed by population growth, urbanization, aging, and migration are examined in Global Demographics 2009: Shaping Real Estate's Future, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute. ...


BREAKING NEWS – Pending Home Sales Up for Three Months in a Row

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Record low mortgage interest rates boosted pending home sales for the third consecutive month, with some benefit now from the first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®.


Cyberhomes Announces Market Forecast Providing Forward-Looking Market Projections

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-Cyberhomes.com, a leading consumer real estate portal, announced the release of Cyberhomes Real Estate Market Forecast, the first report that gives consumers a comprehensive tool to help predict future real estate trends in a local market by analyzing key information - including credit information, loan repayment data, ...


Real Living Aims to Give Home Buyers Peace of Mind with Buyers Insurance

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-In an effort to add comfort and peace of mind for today's home buyers, Real Living is offering mortgage payment protection to buyers who purchase a home through Real Living and utilize Real Living Mortgage between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2009 in the Central Ohio, Dayton, ...


Family Finds Alternative to Wrecking Ball

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-(MCT)-When Mike Barry had his 2,250-square-foot Danville, Calif., home torn down to the dirt, the waste fit into just one large metal trash bin. ...


Turnover—What Is It Costing You?

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-One of the significant contributors to short-term voluntary turnover (defined as less than 90 days) is mismatched expectations ofnew-hires. Exit interviews consistently find many applicants' stated reason for short-term, voluntary turnover centers along the lines of: job demands were different than expected. Although in some ...


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