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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 ...


RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network Selected as Major Sponsor of 2009 Referral Expo

RISMEDIA, May 7, 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 starts on Monday, May 18th and runs through Friday, May 29th. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 1, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 979.7, an increase of 2.0% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 960.6 one week earlier. On an ...


Howard Hanna Acquires RE/MAX Realty Executives

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has added to its strength in the South Hills of Pittsburgh by acquiring RE/MAX franchise, RE/MAX Realty Executives, announced Hanna President, Helen Hanna Casey. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Honored with Long Island Business Awards

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Top agents from Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty were recognized in two top residential sales categories at Long Island Business News' 2009 Real Estate Awards, the company has announced. ...


Virtual Real Estate Tour Provider Partners with Real-Time Web Analytics and Marketing Tracking Service

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-TourFactory, a virtual home tour provider to real estate professionals, is now making the VisiStat Web Analytics and Marketing Management service available to its customers in a substantially discounted bundled offering, the company has announced ...


LeadingRE Recruiting Up 50% in 2009

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Despite market conditions, recruiting is up 50% for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World year-to-date through April, versus the same period last year, the company has announced. ...


Prudential Patt, White Sales Partners Stay in Touch with Custom Marketing Suite

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-A new custom marketing suite built for Pennsylvania-based Prudential Patt, White launched late last month to over 300 real estate partners, the company has announced. Serving the Lehigh Valley area as well as Bucks County and New Jersey, Prudential Patt, White's sales partners are now armed with ...


Century 21 Real Estate and Realtor.com Announce Comprehensive Online Marketing Alliance

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations, and REALTOR.com®, one of the leading homes-for-sale sites, have announced an industry-leading alliance to showcase every Century 21® listed property on Realtor.com. The Century 21 program, aptly named the ...


Showing Suite, Inc. Launches Broker Transparency Real Estate Software Package that Increases Showings and Sales

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-Showing Suite, Inc., developers of HomeFeedback, launched new software for individual real estate agents, real estate teams, offices and Multiple Listing Services, the company has announced. ...


A Promising Sign – Fed Chairman Bernanke Points to Signs of Bottom of Economy and Upward Turn

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-In a testimony delivered before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke offered his views on recent economic developments, the outlook for the economy and current condition in financial markets- most notably pointing to the evidence that the economy ...


Congress Called Upon to Reform Mortgage Market and Prevent Future Meltdowns

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-In testimony submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on April 23, the American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance (AHGA) urged Congress to take steps to reform the mortgage market and prevent future meltdowns. The House Financial Services Committee hearing followed a similar hearing earlier in the week by ...


Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Consolidated Multiple Listing Service Inc.

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-The Department of Justice has reached a proposed settlement with Consolidated Multiple Listing Service Inc. (CMLS) that requires CMLS to change its rules to allow low-priced and innovative brokers to compete with traditional brokers in the Columbia, S.C., area. The Department said the rules caused consumers to ...


National Fair Housing Commission Honors Jack Kemp

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-The National Fair Housing Commission - sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and the National Fair Housing Alliance released the statement below on news of the passing of the ...


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