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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, ...


Allow Yourself to Succeed

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-Success lies within each of us. It is very interesting to discover what it is that triggers that response within us that makes the shift in our thinking to allow us to succeed. I'm talking about that ‘aha' moment, when all of a sudden, our goals and ...


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. ...


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