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Allison James Estates and Homes Enters New Phase of Expansion

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-Allison James Estates and Homes, founded by James A. Crumbaugh III, opened its doors on January 3rd, 2008. During those darkest days of 2008 and at the beginning of 2009, Allison James Estates and Homes continued to grow steadily and even began to prosper, the company reports. ...


Realcomp and Point2 Technologies Complete Internet Marketing Services Rollout

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-Realcomp, one of Michigan's largest real estate MLSs and Point2 Technologies have announced the successful implementation and delivery of the industry's most advanced listing syndication and online marketing technology services program, to Realcomp's 11,000 members. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Network Collaborates with The Wall Street Journal to Promote the Values of Real Estate

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2009-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal to present the many values of real estate as a long-term investment and showcase unique properties from its network's 10,700 sales associates located in more than 500 offices in 39 countries and territories ...


In Good Hands – How HSA Home Warranty Brings Convenience to Homeownership

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-When it comes to buying and selling a home, value is everything. So what demonstrates value better than peace of mind for the home and wallet by offering home warranties to homeowners? ...


Grant Funded Through ‘The Recovery Act’ to Increase Jobs and Provide Boost to Local Housing Economies

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-As part of an innovative partnership aimed at job creation and easing the pressures on the housing market, the Department of the Treasury and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) jointly announced programs that will provide billions of dollars in recovery funds to spur the development ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: two important NAR-Sponsored Smithsonian exhibitions; support REALTOR Owned & Operated companies and partners; and REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards seeks candidates. ...


Bright Shiny Objects and Other Things That Glitter

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-This past week I had conversations with the senior management of two medium-sized real estate companies that hammered home just how desperate some firms are getting. They each mentioned how they were thinking of training their sales associates on how to use social media (i.e. FaceBook, Twitter, ...


Realtors Urge Congress to Stop Foreclosure Rescue Scams

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-Foreclosure rescue scams and other predatory and irresponsible lending practices have been on the rise, negatively impacting families, communities, and the housing market. The National Association of Realtors® recently testified on the importance of protecting homeowners from ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Live Better in Every Sense

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-Located in the heart of the East Village, 311 E 11: Village Green is the perfect fusion of modern elegance and 21st century technology. Targeted to be the first LEED-Gold certified building in the East Village, 311 E 11: Village Green raises the bar for elegant solutions ...


Apartments.com and CBcampus.com Announce ‘Top Ten Best Cities for Recent College Graduates’

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-Thousands of soon-to-be college graduates are planning to relocate this spring. While choosing the best place to settle down can be a daunting decision, the current economic climate has raised the stakes.To provide recent graduates with a reliable resource during a time when they are making "real-world" ...


SBA Expands Eligibility for 7(a) Loans to Spur Recovery Opportunities for Small Businesses

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-More small businesses will be eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans, meaning greater access to much-needed capital in this tough economy, as a result of a temporary alternate size standard for the agency's largest lending program. ...


Halstead Agent Earns Recognition Award at Global Real Estate Conference

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2009-Halstead Property announces that Sharon Michnay is the recipient of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President's Service Recognition Award. The award was presented at the 2009 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Zillow as Master Level Sponsor of Midyear Power Broker Reception

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce Zillow as a Master Level Sponsor of our Power Broker Reception following our Forum at NAR's Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this month! The valued support of our sponsors is critical to making this 4th annual event the world-class gathering of ...


More Than One Fifth of All American Homeowners Underwater on Their Mortgage

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Home values in the United States fell again in the first quarter, posting a year-over-year decline of 14.2% to a Zillow Home Value Index of $182,378, according to the first quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports, which ...


Kim’s Getting Married

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Kim is getting married next week. Now if it were me, I would be busy with a gazillion little details. I would be in a constant state of busy. It would be as if white petals were falling around me and I was scooping them up to ...


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