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Learn How to Generate Referrals and Boost Your Commissions at This Year’s Referral Expo

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® has been selected as a major sponsor of the Referral Expo 2009, a virtual event that commenced on Monday, May 18th and will run through Friday, May 29th. ...


Casting a Wider Recruiting Net

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Real estate is changing from what many of us have known for a long time now. And it will be a long time before we see another market as we have in the past; an easy career choice where one can make a lot of money with ...


Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly Across Nation

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages increased last week to 5.02%, up from 5.00% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate Web site Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year fixed ...


New Assistance for Union Members through Union Plus Mortgage

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Union members will now be able to access additional and enhanced benefits through the Union Plus Mortgage Program, from Chase, one of the nation's leading home lenders, and Union Privilege, the benefits arm of the AFL-CIO. ...


Home Warranty of America Continues to Experience Positive Financial Results in 2009

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Despite a challenging real estate market, Home Warranty of America (HWA) reports it continues to grow at a steady rate annually. For the first quarter of this year, the company's growth has been more than six percent. HWA expects to end 2009 with double-digit growth as it ...


PCMS Consulting Launches Camp Reinvent to Re-Engineer Brokerages

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced the launch of Camp REinvent, a series of group and company specific coaching calls designed to help real estate brokerages re-engineer themselves in the midst of many dramatic changes occurring in the real estate industry. Camp REinvent is the brainchild of PCMS' management team, ...


GE Security Begins Voluntary ActiveKEY Replacement

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-GE Security recently identified a potential safety issue that may affect your ActiveKEY and has isolated the source to a shipment of batteries received from a vendor last year. Testing has revealed that certain batteries from this shipment do not currently meet the vendor's specification and, in ...


Commercial Tenants – Should You Buy Now?

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-In most communities, there is a high vacancy rate in the commercial sector. Not only have lease rates fallen dramatically, but there are also a number of unique ownership opportunities that have resulted from the economy and as a result of new urban planning. Many businesses have ...


Secretaries Chu and Donovan Sign Agreement to Help Working Families Weatherize Their Homes

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu recently announced an important step forward in the partnership between HUD and DOE to streamline and better coordinate federal weatherization programs. These efforts will make it easier ...


The Virtual Culture Provides Happiness and Contentment Among Realtors

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-I have been thinking about this article for some time now, and I feel that I'm uniquely qualified to speak to the virtual culture. ...


EXIT Realty Goes Green with ‘Teal is the New Green’ Initiative

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-EXIT Realty brokers, agents and suppliers are going green with the introduction of their "Teal is the New Green" division, as the company's real estate agents from coast to coast are getting involved in marketing new "green" residential developments. ...


RealtyTrac’s Strategic Partnership with PRIMEDIA Expands Foreclosure Data Reach

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, announced that it has expanded its foreclosure data reach through its agreement with PRIMEDIA Inc. that allows website users of www.americanhomeguides.com, www.rentals.com and www.rentalhouses.com to search foreclosure properties via a real-time feed from RealtyTrac's nationwide database of ...


Freddie Mac Launches Guaranteed Structured Pass-Through K Certificates

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-Freddie Mac announced the launch of its offering of Series K-003 Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), multifamily mortgage-backed securities that provide a new vehicle for the company to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's multifamily housing market. ...


Customize Your IDX Solution, Give Site Visitors the Information They Want

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-IDX, or Internet Data Exchange, is an agreed-upon display of listings of brokers who opt in to the agreement. They can then display their listings and those of all member brokers on their site for search. The fields that are displayed are also agreed upon in advance, ...


You Can-and Must- Work Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Real estate agents who are finding success in today's market likely have a key commonality: they've accepted that working the foreclosure market is no longer optional. ...


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