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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 ...


Google Analytics for Phone Calls and Chat – How Deep Is Too Deep?

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-For those of you using Google Analytics, I'm sure that you find the information there to be in-depth and valuable to you in analyzing the sources for visitors to your site and the paths they take on the site once they're there. But Google Analytics provides much ...


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. ...


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