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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. ...


Remodeling Market Shows Signs of Recovery

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-The residential remodeling market showed signs of improvement during the first quarter of 2009 with significant growth in all indicators, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). The current market conditions measure rose to 34.5 from 25.5 in the fourth ...


Listingbook, LLC and Arizona Regional MLS Agree to Implement System in Arizona

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2009-Continuing its progress in bringing client-servicing to the Western U.S. real estate marketplace, Listingbook, a leading online service that connects real estate agents and their clients, has agreed to a partnership with the Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS). This partnership will revolutionize how Arizona homebuyers and sellers receive ...


Homeowner Confidence Shrinks – Most Americans Now Believe Their Home’s Value Has Declined

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-American homeowners have a solid understanding of what has happened to the values of their own homes over the past year. A majority (60%) believe their own home lost value during the past 12 months, according to ...


How Do You Plan on Capitalizing on a Mobile Voice in This Market?

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-While mobile media is still in its early stages, the growing consensus is that it will become lucrative to those that master it. As home buyers continue to look to the Internet in search of homes, it is crucial that real estate professionals stay ahead of this ...


10 Time-Saving Tips to Take the Stress Out of Moving

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2009-When it comes to moving, a little preparation goes a long way. Tons of time and energy can be saved by planning ahead, staying organized and focusing on details. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: May savings through NAR's Right Tools, Right Now initiative, Marketing tools available from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and REALTORS® recognize the power of Green. ...


Top 5 Q&A: Why the Market Doesn’t Matter and Staying Energized

Editor's note: This week RISMedia is running a five-part series of Q&As with Top 5 in Real Estate member Valerie Fitzgerald, owner of The Valerie Fitzgerald Group (www.thevaleriefitzgeraldgroup.com) in Beverly Hills, California. Valerie will offer unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's challenging times, and her ...


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