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Realogy Appoints Charlie Young as President & CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, today announced the appointment of Charlie Young as president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. Young succeeds beloved former president and CEO Brenda W. Casserly, who passed away on April 1 after a long and ...


Retirement Communities Benefit from Silver Lining in Economic Downturn

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-According to a recent national survey of Coldwell Banker® real estate professionals, over half of those who work in popular retirement areas are seeing younger retirees (ages 60 and under) looking to purchase homes in their markets. ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages remained relatively flat during the past week. Last week's rate was 5.10%, up slightly from 5.08% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website ...


Real Estate Industry Heating Up

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-My wife and I recently attended our once-a-month cruise club cocktail hour, in which we are two of the only working stiffs in the group, as most of the members are retired. Obviously whenever I show up because of my real estate history in this area of ...


South Florida’s International Realty Inc. is GMAC Real Estate’s Newest Franchisee

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-International Realty Inc., an independent real estate brokerage firm for the past two decades, announced that it has become a franchisee of GMAC Real Estate. The new name of the company will be World GMAC Real Estate. ...


Area Pro Realty Offers Brokers Consistent Income

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-A new franchisor, Area Pro Realty, has announced that it is bringing a "fresh and well-needed" business model to the residential real estate industry. According to the company, this business model allows independent brokers and franchises alike to operate a successful brokerage in any economic market, even ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: REALTORS® say FHA is key to the housing rebound; financial solutions offered through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and April savings through the Right Tools, Right Now initiative. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – A Day at the Beach

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-When you choose a community in which to live, you want it to be more than just a place to come home to and a roof over your head. You want it to provide amenities that help ...


Living Life for Less – Get out of Debt and Back in Control

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-The news headlines paint a grim picture. Record job losses. Stagnant incomes. Rising debt. Stalled savings. One in four consumers say they are worried about making their monthly payments over the next six months, a four percent ...


Time is Money: How Agents Can Streamline Day-to-Day Business

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-It's no secret that in today's world, the old cliché "time is money" rings truer than ever. In 2009, real estate agents have found that streamlining day-to-day business practices is the only way to efficiently attract new business while simultaneously working with existing clients, providing the service ...


Century 21 Real Estate Celebrates 30th Anniversary of its Philanthropic Partnership with Easter Seals

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations is pleased to announce that 2008 contributions made by members of the CENTURY 21® System exceeded $2.5 million. With this year's contribution, the CENTURY 21 System has raised nearly ...


Halstead Property Development Marketing Signs as Exclusive Marketing Firm for Strivers West

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-Halstead Property Development Marketing has signed on as the new, exclusive marketing firm for Strivers West, a premier condominium development in the quaint and historic Strivers Row district in Harlem. ...


Despite ‘Chicken Littles,’ Real Estate Markets Are Improving

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-April is now here and we're all starting to hear positive news, almost daily, about the real estate industry. Don't get me wrong - the "Chicken Littles" of the world are still out there, telling everyone who will listen that the sky is still falling. ...


30-Year Mortgages Stay Low and Stable

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for thirty-year mortgages remained stable for the third consecutive week at 5.08%, down slightly from 5.09% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates ...


Apartment Finder Announces Online Partnership with OLX.com

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-Apartment Finder, one of the leading sources of information for apartment seekers in the multi-family industry, announced another online partnership to publish its apartment rental listings on the Web. Its newest partner is OLX.com, a leading online real estate classifieds network, and through this alliance, Apartment Finder ...


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