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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 ...


Google Profiles a Must for Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-Google is upping the ante on Google Profiles, the service that allows you to share your personal and professional information and social media links on an easy-to-scan profile page. For real estate agents, it is time to fill one out. ...


Refinances in First Quarter Reduce Mortgage Payments by $2.5 Billion in Coming Year

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-In the first quarter of 2009, half of the borrowers who refinanced their loan lowered their annual mortgage interest rate by at least 20% according to Freddie Mac's quarterly Refinance Report. The median ratio of new-to-old mortgage ...


Getting to ‘Sold’ Faster – How PODS Help Move Homes Off the Market

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-In this market of months-long listing times, any idea that helps a home sell faster is a good one. For many real estate professionals, this means giving properties a competitive edge by having them decluttered and properly staged. ...


Weichert Relocation Survey Gauges Economy’s Impact on Workforce Mobility

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-Results of a recent survey by Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the world's leading relocation and assignment management companies, offer compelling insight to the strategies today's companies are employing to more cost-effectively deploy key talent under increasingly challenging economic conditions. ...


Midwest Real Estate Data Selects ShowingTime’s Online Showing Management Product for MLSs

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-ShowingTime, one of the real estate industry's leading showing management technology providers, announced that Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), one of the nation's largest multiple listing services, has chosen ShowingAssist to give members the ability to request and manage showings directly through the MLS. ...


QuantumDigital to Provide On-Demand Printing to LeadingRE Members

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named QuantumDigital as a vendor associate for its Leading Real Estate Solutions division, which endorses fine real estate products for the network's 700 member firms. ...


Prudential Preferred Properties Expands Presence Into Glenview, Illinois

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2009-Prudential Preferred Properties (PPP) announces that it is expanding its presence into Glenview, Illinois in May with the opening of a Real Estate Resource Center. The PPP Real Estate Resource Center will be a state-of-the-art facility with generous computer access, a wireless network, and space to meet ...


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 ...


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