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Recession to Ease as April Leading Indicators Rise

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose sharply in April 2009, the first increase in seven months, and the strengths among its components exceeded the weaknesses for the first time in one and a half years. The Index for the U.S. increased 1.0% in April, following ...


RealTracs Solutions Selects Point2 Technologies Listing Syndication Platform

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-RealTracs Solutions, the multiple listing service (MLS) in Middle Tennessee has selected Point2 Technologies Inc. to drive its online property listing syndication strategy, the company has announced. ...


Engel & Völkers Forges Strategic Partnership with PCMS Consulting

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Engel & Völkers Florida. Engel & Völkers delivers a unique franchise model for luxury residential real estate brokerages with their boutique-style property shop concept, the company states. As one of the leading real estate brokerage firms ...


RE/MAX Partners with InvestorLoft.com to Provide Consumers with Valuable Investment Information

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc., announced a new, strategic partnership with online technology provider InvestorLoft.com. InvestorLoft.com allows investors to value residential real estate and make investment decisions that could help stabilize local real estate markets. RE/MAX is the first real estate network in the U.S. to partner with InvestorLoft.com. ...


Single-Family Starts and Permits Edge Higher in April

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Production of single-family homes edged upward in April 2009 as builders responded to improving conditions for new-home buyers, according to newly released figures by the U.S. Commerce Department. While overall starts fell 12.8% to a record-low ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 21, 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. ...


RE/MAX Supports Government Efforts to Streamline Short Sales

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Treasury Department proposals to streamline the short sale process are a welcomed development by the real estate industry and are supported by industry leader Dave Liniger, Chairman and Co-Founder of RE/MAX International, Inc. and the entire RE/MAX brand. Cash incentives will now be offered to lenders and ...


HGTV’s FrontDoor.com Highlights ‘Coolest Properties for Sale’ in Real Estate Feature, Cool Houses Daily

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CRES Insurance Purchases HISCO Home Warranty

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-AllCam Holdings, Inc. the parent company of CRES Insurance Services, LLC, announced the completion of the purchase of all shares in Dublin, CA based HISCO Home Warranty. ...


Three Must-Have Components for First-Page Results

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-Now more than ever before, there is a desire from Realtors in the industry to find ways to be found by search engines without using pay-per-click strategies. Here are three critical components to a successful SEO strategy and how they must work together to create results: ...


Google Personalized Search – What They Want Can Bring Them Back

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-Advancements and enhancements are being introduced now by Google for the improvement of their Personalized Search. Google Personalized Search uses the history of searches by the user to present different results based on previous searches. An example given was a search for the word "java." If your ...


Prudential Florida Real Estate Services, Rei Mesa Launches Consumer Confidence ‘Stimulus Package’

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-Rei Mesa, President and Chief Operating Officer, Prudential Florida Real Estate Services recently completed his road tour themed the "Energy Bus" Road Tour for Success. The tour served as the introduction of Prudential Florida Real Estate Services Consumer Confidence "Stimulus Package," which includes the "Homebuyer Price Guarantee" ...


Pressure Grows on Obama Administration to Stimulate Home Sales

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-(MCT)-President Barack Obama has rolled out several initiatives since mid-February to stem the rising tide of foreclosures by slowing the supply of homes coming onto a down market. Now there's a growing clamor for him to do more to spark moribund home sales. ...


President and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Inducted Into Worldwide ERC Hall of Leaders

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-Worldwide ERC®, the association for workforce mobility, has inducted Pam O'Connor, SCRP, president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, into the association's distinguished Hall of Leaders. The announcement was made during the association's National Relocation Conference. ...


Mortgage Rates Fall to 5.00 Percent for Many States, Nation

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.00%, down from 5.07% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com®. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year fixed mortgages also dropped ...