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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 ...


Relocation.com Survey Shows Consumers Moving Further Due to Economy

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-Just as the Great Depression contributed to large-scale migrations from certain parts of the U.S., the current recession could be having a similar, historic effect, a new survey from Relocation.com, one of the leading online consumer resources ...


ApartmentFinder.com Announces New 4.0 Website

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-Bolstering its leadership in delivering apartment listings and apartment information to home shoppers, ApartmentFinder.com launched its new 4.0 website, featuring more interactive content than ever before, the company has announced. ...


Condo.com to Host First Online Condo Auction

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-Condo.com, one of the world's largest condominium marketplaces, announced that it has partnered with Elad National Properties, Cornerstone Marketing and Auction Management Solutions to auction 40 condominium units at The Enclave at Briarcliff in Atlanta Georgia. The auction will be held on May 16th, 2009 and live ...


BidontheCity.com Announces Opening of Dedicated Broker Division

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2009-BidontheCity.com, one of the first online real estate trading platforms for Manhattan residential and commercial real estate properties, announced the opening of a dedicated broker division. Now, Manhattan residential and commercial real estate brokers can sell their exclusives through BidontheCity.com in 30 days and free of charge. ...


Sponsor Spotlight: RISMedia Announces Lowe’s as Master Level Sponsor of Midyear Power Broker Reception

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-RISMedia is proud to announce Lowe's 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 ...


Upward Bound – Housing Affordability Conditions Cause for Rise in Pending Home Sales

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-Pending home sales rose with many first-time buyers taking advantage of historically good housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, ...


Calling All Sullys – It’s Time to Take Control

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-It is an image for the ages; people standing on the wings of a United Airways jet, floating on the Hudson River. ...


Houston Association of Realtors Offers CNHS & RCC Designation Courses

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-Back by popular demand, the Houston Association of Realtors® is bringing Dennis Walsh to Houston to spend five hours in a live training session to get students started on their Certified New Home SpecialistTM (CNHS) and Residential Construction CertifiedTM (RCC) designation courses. ...


HomeGain Adds Google Street View to Its Instant Home Prices Tool

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-HomeGain, one of the first websites to provide free instant home values, has announced that it enhanced its instant home prices tool with Google street view photographs. ...


Century 21 Real Estate’s Adam Lerman Honored as 2009 Recruiter of the Year

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations, announces that CENTURY 21 national recruiting director, Adam Lerman, was recently honored by his peers as the 2009 Recruiter of the Year at the 19th Annual Recruiting Network Conference ...


Coldwell Banker ‘On Location’ YouTube Channel Taps Power of Video for Real Estate Search and Insight

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2009-Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC launched an innovative branded YouTubeTM channel designed to offer consumers a new way to search for and interact with real estate information and listings. Named Coldwell Banker On Location (www.youtube.com/coldwellbanker), the channel was created to more fully tap into the power of ...


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