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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 ...


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 ...


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