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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 ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Named a Top Corporate Philanthropist

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2009-Eb Moore, CEO of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston announced that the firm ranked number 10 on the Triangle Business Journal's 2009 List of Top Corporate Philanthropists. The Triangle Business Journal ranked the companies based on the dollar amount donated in the Triangle. The firm is ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: Houston Named Ambassador City for increasing affordable housing, revitalizing the community; technology tools and savings from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and get the new 2009 REALTOR.com® listing presentation. ...


March Existing-Home Sales Slip, but First-Time Buyers Show Strength

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-Existing-home sales eased in March 2009 but first-time buyers are responding to low mortgage interest rates and tax credits, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – London’s Calling

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2009-Set around a network of six lakes spread over 650 rural acres and just a 90 minute drive from central London, The Lakes by yoo integrates striking designs by the ‘yoo design studio' and ‘Jade Jagger for yoo' while complementing the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. ...


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. ...


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