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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 ...


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. ...


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