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U.S. Monthly House Price Index Estimates 0.7% Increase from January to February

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-U.S. home prices rose 0.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from January 2009 to February 2009, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index. January's previously reported 1.7% increase was revised to a 1.0% increase. For the 12 months ending in February, U.S. prices ...


Eppraisal.com Launches Website Redesign

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-eppraisal.com, a consumer-focused home valuation and real estate information site, announced the release of a redesigned and enhanced site, providing consumers with access to more real estate information and a richer user experience. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Century 21 Wolff Merge, Creating Westchester Powerhouse

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, formerly Prudential Rand Realty and one of the Lower Hudson Valley's leading real estate brokerages, has announced that it is merging with Century 21 Wolff, a third-generation firm that has long been one of the leading brokerages in the White Plains, ...


Home-Value Insurance May Be the Push Buyers Need

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-(MCT)-There are would-be home buyers out there who are ready and able, but just not willing. They can't bring themselves to pull the trigger. ...


Americans Staying Put – Residential Mover Rate Lowest Since 1948

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the national mover rate declined from 13.2% in 2007 to 11.9% in 2008 - the lowest rate since the bureau began tracking these data in 1948. In 2008, 35.2 million people ...


Century 21 Real Estate Online Advertising Recognized with Award

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, has announced that its Mother-in-Law advertisement won the "Best Real Estate Online Ad" at the Internet Advertising Competition, produced by the Web Marketing Association*. ...


California Association of Realtors Launches 2009 Consumer Ad Campaign

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2009-The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) launched its 2009 consumer ad campaign, "Your Piece of California. Your Peace of Mind." The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the Realtor brand and reinforce the professionalism of California Realtors, while addressing concerns home buyers and sellers ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Fall Again

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for thirty-year mortgages fell during the past week. Last week's rate was 5.06%, down from 5.10% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com®. Meanwhile, rates ...


Full Service Move vs. Portable Moving Container – which Is Better?

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-Many consumers are turning to portable moving containers as an alternative to full service moving providers, but is it the best option? Usually a container is dropped off in the driveway and you have a period of time to pack and load your own belongings. When the ...


Christie’s Great Estates Continues Expansion in Mexico with Addition of Fifth Affiliate

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-Christie's Great Estates has announced that Allende Properties of San Miguel de Allende has been awarded exclusive affiliate status for San Miguel de Allende, as well as for the neighboring city of Queretaro. ...


Luxury Real Estate Advisor Chad Roffers Launches Roffers Real Estate Report

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-Real estate industry expert Chad Roffers announced the launch of the Roffers Real Estate Report (www.chadroffers.com), a website providing comprehensive analysis of the luxury real estate market for buyers, sellers, brokers and lenders. ...


HomeGain Launches Green Real Estate Campaign for Realtors

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2009-HomeGain®, one of the leaders in online real estate marketing solutions, has announced that it launched a Green Real Estate Campaign in anticipation of Earth Day. The campaign provides Realtors® with green ideas for making changes in the way they conduct business so they may help their ...


SharperAgent Unveils Campaign Management System for Long & Foster Real Estate

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2009-SharperAgent announced the release of My CMS for sales associates, a new custom communications tool for Virginia based Long & Foster Companies. The new system will support over 13,000 sales associates located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, providing an easy-to-use, effective campaign tool set for prospecting and repeat ...


Austin Real Estate Gaining Momentum Heading into Spring Buying Season

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2009-According to the March 2009 Multiple Listing Service report by the Austin Board of Realtors®, the volume of single-family home sales in March 2009 was 1,421, down 22% from March 2008, and the median price was $180,160, down 4% over the same time period. ...


Do You Have ‘the Edge’? Company Offers New Ways to Attract Agents and Customers

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2009-Brokers are always looking for that "edge" over the competition. They are looking for a fresh, new and innovative way of attracting professional agents and qualified customers. Franchising is still one of the most viable options and one to be considered because it offers the broker increased ...