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Real Estate News Archive


WAV Group Whitepaper Looks Toward Future of Local Search

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-WAV Group has released a white paper advancing a geo-targeted strategy for the development of real estate websites to capitalize on local search. Titled Localism, the paper endeavors to look outward into the future of online effectiveness. ...


7 Tips to Negotiate Your Way to a Mortgage Loan Modification

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2009-For some small business owners, trouble on the home front (as in home mortgage front) threatens already precarious business conditions. Home mortgages that once seemed a good source of money for the business now could result in ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: stop by NAR's Booth #1707 at the 2009 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo to get the information you need; educational opportunities from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and REALTORS® support mortgage lending reform. ...


Are Commercial Mortgages the Next Real Estate Crisis?

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-(MCT)-Two years after fissures in the residential housing market gave way to a national collapse of home prices and sales, experts warn the next shoe to drop is the commercial real estate market, bringing more woes to the battered economy. ...


Staying Motivated in a Tough Economy Is Key to Success

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Staying motivated is difficult in a tough economy, but is more crucial than ever in the market we are experiencing today. Vincent Arcuri, sales representative with EXIT Realty Foundations in Tampa, Florida discusses the importance of surrounding yourself ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Something for the Whole Family

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Nestled in the pristine beauty of the Ocala National Forest, this waterfront estate is one of the finest examples of quality craftsmanship and architectural design available in all of Central Florida. Built in authentic Southwestern style with attention to every detail imaginable, this retreat sits on the ...


5 Advantages Move-Up Buyers Have in a Down Market

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Potential home buyers who aren't eligible for the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit because they currently own a home actually have what could be an even bigger advantage - the opportunity to buy a new home ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 24, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 960.6, a decrease of 18.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 1,172.2 one week earlier. On an ...


Leaders Elite Focuses on Accountability and Imagination in May Webinars

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals, will present the following Webinars during May 1-15, 2009. ...


Allen Tate Company Launches Programs to Help Buyers, Sellers Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Buying or selling a home is always a highly personal and emotional decision. But the challenges - and opportunities - of today's real estate market have elevated the scope of those decisions to a whole new level. ...


Venice Sotheby’s International Realty Showcases Monuments Exhibition

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-An exciting juxtaposition of contemporary art and Gothic architecture will be showcased in an historic Venetian Palazzo, with an iconic installation by international artist Terry Duffy. ...


NRT and National Community Reinvestment Coalition Announce $150,000 in Grants to Support Innovative Fair Housing Initiatives

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), a coalition of community groups devoted to expanding financial access, and NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerages, announced the award of nine local grants to fund community partnerships and initiatives that celebrate neighborhood diversity and promote ...


Prudential Connecticut Realty Ranks Fourth out of Prudential Affiliates in North America for Gross Commission Income

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-Prudential Connecticut Realty ranked 4th in gross commission income out of 2,100 Prudential real estate affiliates in North America, announced Peter Helie, Chairman and CEO. ...


Realogy CEO Discusses How to Jump-Start the Housing Market at Milken Institute Global Conference

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2009-Richard Smith, President and CEO of Realogy Corp., took part in a panel discussion titled ‘Jump-Starting the Housing Market' at the Milken Institute 2009 Global Conference. Smith and panelists Donald Brownstein, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Structured Portfolio Management; Ross DeVol, Director of Regional Economics and the ...


Adding Twitter to my Crazy Busy Life

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2009-First of all, you should all know that my children refer to me as a hippie. Well, technically, I was born on the wrong side of '56 to have been full swing into the culture, but, I was certainly on the cusp. So no one is more ...