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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 ...


PropertyMinder Home Searches Enhanced

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2009-PropertyMinder, an Internet marketing and technology company for real estate and mortgage professionals, announces that with the recent May 15th service update, all PropertyMinder AccelerAgentTM Premium Websites will offer much more user-friendly home search capability. ...


Behind the Scenes of ‘Heart and Sold,’ a New Book by Top 5 in Real Estate Member, Valerie Fitzgerald

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2009-Top 5 in Real Estate Member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California, has a new book out on bookstands today titled, "Heart and Sold: How to Survive and Build a Recession-Proof Business. Last week RISMedia ran a five-part, in-depth interview with ...


An Ever-Evolving Market – Envisioning the Homes of Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-Growing up in the fifties, we were fascinated with the future and the great prospects that beckoned from the road ahead. ...


Top 5 Member Natasha Gonell Offers Innovative Service to Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2009-Natasha Gonell of Prudential Florida Realty, recipient of the Realtor.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence, and one of the first members to get accepted into Top 5 in Real Estate, an elite network of top producers across the nation, has an innovative new service to offer her ...


RICS Americas and ARGUS Software Offer Education Opportunities to Real Estate Professionals

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2009-RICS Americas, a global organization for property professionals, and ARGUS Software, one of the leading providers of solutions for managing the value of real estate investments worldwide, announced an educational partnership that will provide RICS members worldwide with discounted access to the ARGUS library of e-learning and ...


Rand Commercial Services Expands to Serve Greater New York Market

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2009-Rand Commercial Services, formerly affiliated with the Prudential Real Estate Network, has re-launched as an independent commercial real estate brokerage that will serve the Greater New York area. ...


Home Sellers become More Realistic on Home Prices while Realtors Express Greater Optimism about Housing Market

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-HomeGain, one of the first websites to provide free instant home values, announced the results of an extensive nationwide survey on home prices based on the responses of over 1,150 Realtors. ...


Housing Affordability and Low Interest Rates Entice Buyers to Return to the Market

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-Historically high housing affordability and low mortgage interest rates, combined with buyer opportunities in the distressed sales market, have increased home sales in many areas of the country. "There has never been a better time to buy," ...


‘Making Home Affordable’ Program Delivers Much-Needed Relief to Homeowners

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-With the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program delivering much-needed relief to homeowners and to our economy just over two months after the release of program guidelines, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan provided an update on the program's impact on ...


When It Comes to Buying a Home, Two Points Can Make a World of Difference

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-Whether now is the precise time to purchase your dream home or not, there are certainly more than just a few good reasons to purchase-especially for first time buyers, according to John B. Bearden, president & CEO of GMAC Real Estate. ...


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