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Rick Turley Named President of Coldwell Banker in Bay Area

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2009-NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage companies, announced that veteran real estate executive Rick Turley has been named president of one of its newly reorganized companies, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the San Francisco Bay Area. Turley most recently was president of ...


Realty Executives Launches Online Lead Generation Program to Drive Homebuyers to Local Brokerages

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2009-Realty Executives International announced an innovative online lead generation program, pay-per-click advertising strategy and new technology initiative. ...


Finding Bottom: Where the Market Will Turn Around

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-The end is near. When exactly, is hard to predict. It is also hard to predict what that end will look like. However, it is hard to escape the sense that some things will change forever. But ...


Tips From the Top – Power Brokers Communicate the Right Message

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-Power Brokers from across the country recently partcipated in RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey. With over 950 responses, this year's survey shows that despite the tough economy, brokers are taking the opportunity to reevaluate their business model and position themselves for when the market ...


Bank of America Introduces Tools that Clarify Mortgage Terms and Foster Informed Homeownership

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-Bank of America introduced its Bank of America Home Loans brand at locations nationwide and unveiled new tools through which homebuyers and homeowners will find greater clarity in the home finance process. The Clarity CommitmentTM, a single, one-page loan summary clearly presents to borrowers their interest rate, ...


Virtually Staging Properties Launches Next Generation in Home Staging Services

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-Home staging, long recognized as one of the most effective means of capturing a potential buyer's interest, gets its own makeover with the arrival of Virtually Staging Properties ("VSP"). Through a combination of a patent pending process and a proprietary library of thousands of images of real ...


Congress Should Encourage Home Energy Efficiency with Tax Cuts and Incentives, says NAHB

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress to ensure that legislation intended to make homes more energy efficient focuses on measures that provide the greatest environmental benefit without putting housing affordability at risk. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Launches Social Media Platform ‘C21 Communities’

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations, announced the launch of C21 Communities, its new social media platform. C21 Communities is available directly from the company's website, www.century21.com, and this new platform bundles a dynamic set ...


Appraisal Institute Urges Congress to Ban BPOs and Regulate AMCs

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-In testimony before Congress last week, the Appraisal Institute told lawmakers that mortgage reform legislation is needed and called for a "back to basics" approach to mortgage lending. President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA voiced support for the recently introduced H.R. 1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending ...


Record-Low Household Moving Rate Continues Into 2009; Industry Calls on Congress to Help

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2009-New Census Bureau figures showing Americans moved last year at the lowest rate in 40 years is consistent with industry data compiled by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), which also finds the trend continuing into 2009. ...


Realtors Support Mortgage Lending Reform

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2009-To help Americans continue to achieve their dreams of homeownership, there must be a balance between safeguarding consumers in the lending process and ensuring reasonable access to mortgage capital. That is the message that the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) delivered to Congress last week, reiterating its ...


10 Steps to Building Wealth by Investing in Real Estate in Any Economy

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2009-There's no question that America is in a tight spot. Every day seems to bring a new wave of recession-related bad news. But stop panicking for a second, tune out the negative chatter, and listen closely. The recent financial and housing crises have actually led to some ...


Beware of Fees for Modification Referrals – Both Federal and State Law Could Restrict Them

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2009-With record numbers of homeowners facing foreclosure, more and more mortgage lenders are using loan modifications as a method to keep consumers in their homes. At the same time, credit service organizations are expanding their focus from credit repair services that help consumers obtain financing to services ...


Prudential Florida Realty’s Rei Mesa Launches 2009 Energy Bus Road Tour for Success

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2009-Rei Mesa, president and chief operating officer, Prudential Florida Real Estate Services commenced his 2009 "Energy Bus" Road Tour for Success this month, the company announced. The bi-annual Road Tour event highlights positive strategies and business updates to motivate and empower the 1,800 professional sales associates servicing ...


Upward Bound – Florida’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Rise in March

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2009-Florida's existing home sales increased in March, making it the seventh month in a row that sales activity demonstrated gains in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). March's statewide sales also increased over the previous month's ...


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