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‘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 ...


Get the Most Out of Your IDX – Use Protectionism against the Competition for Leads

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-IDX stands for Internet Data Exchange, or a system in which the broker members of a local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) agree to share their listings in a common database for broker use, as well as marketing release within strict guidelines. All participating brokers can display the ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Boutique Condominium Project Launches in SoHo

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-The Sorgente Group has announced the opening of the sales gallery for 34 Greene Street, an exclusive collection of eight full-floor condominiums housed in a combination of two historic cast-iron buildings on one of SoHo's most charming blocks. Located at 150 Thompson Street, the sales office ...


Cartus Launches New Asset Recovery Services

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-Cartus Corporation, a provider of global mobility management and workforce development solutions, has announced the launch of its new asset recovery services. The company delivers these services through Cartus Asset Recovery, a new unit that provides the mortgage industry with accelerated balance sheet relief and greater net ...


The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-The First American Corporation, one of America's largest providers of business information, has announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 22 cents per common share. ...


MRIS Joins List of Organizations to Deploy Cyberhomes’ DocCentral Document Storage Solution to its Customers

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), one of the largest Multiple Listing Services in the United States, announced that it has selected DocCentral, a document management system from Cyberhomes LLC, as a new inclusive benefit for its customers. ...


Long & Foster and Realtor.com Announce New Marketing Alliance

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2009-More than 13,000 Long & Foster sales associates and their clients will now receive greater marketing exposure under a new strategic marketing alliance recently signed between Realtor.com and Long & Foster. ...


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