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Farming the Foreclosure Market

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2009-Amid all the hype and hearsay surrounding foreclosures, three agents in diverse parts of the country are making hay with short sales and REOs. And there is plenty of hay to be had: the number of properties ...


Prudential Florida Realty’s Rei Mesa Recognized as 2008 Broker of the Year

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Prudential Florida Realty's president and chief operating officer Rei Mesa was recognized as Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) 2008 Broker of the Year at the national PREA Sales Convention in Las Vegas last month. ...


Realty Video USA Co-Founder Addresses Global Industry Conference

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Stephen Schweickart, co-founder of Realty Video USA, recently spoke on the latest video trends at the 2009 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® conference at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. The event attracted top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and ...


NAMB’s Strategic Withdrawal of Legal Action Against FHFA

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-In February 2009, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) filed suit against the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) to block implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), which will inhibit competition among mortgage originators and increase the cost of mortgages to consumers. NAMB's suit ...


Leading RE Conference: Next 90 Days Are Pivotal

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-The message that resounded during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® annual conference March 26-29 was the tremendous window of opportunity that exists to turn around the housing market in the next 90 days. With record-low interest rates, bargain prices, increased affordability, declining inventory, mortgage ...


5 Reasons to Buy Your Vacation Home Now

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-You'd love to buy a vacation home, but (let's be honest) the recession and the not-so-dim memory of the housing bubble have you a bit skittish. If only you could see what the future holds. But since a reliable crystal ball has yet to be invented, you ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: A gain seen in pending home sales; insurance and home warranty solutions through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and April is Fair Housing Month. ...


Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Record-Breaking Low

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.78% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending April 2, 2009, down from last week's ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – A Spacious Retreat

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Situated on a 10-acre setting with a generous setback for privacy, this home in Northwest Ohio provides the perfect opportunity for homebuyers to live in a newer home with over 3,700 square feet of living area, plus ...


Steve Rodgers Discusses the Impact that Positive Leadership Can Have on Businesses

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Steve Rodgers' personal journey was especially topical when he was asked to speak at the 2009 Executive Coaching Conference recently held in New York City. The internationally acclaimed Conference Board has offered trusted insight and economic forecasts to businesses worldwide for over 90 years. ...


Area Pro Realty’s Fresh Business Model Is Changing the Franchising Industry

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Are you a broker that has been monitoring the real estate news daily looking for any good news to rally behind? If you fit a certain criteria, the good news could be only a click away. Area Pro Realty has released a business model that allows independent ...


Halstead Releases First Quarter 2009 Market Report

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Halstead Property released its First Quarter 2009 Market Report which shows that the average sales price of a Manhattan apartment fell 11% a year ago to $1,502,339, while the median price rose 6% over the past year to $907,500. ...


Hannett, Wilson & Whitehouse Realtors Affiliates with Prudential Real Estate

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company announced the affiliation of Hannett, Wilson & Whitehouse, Realtors®, an independent real estate brokerage in Birmingham, MI. The company will operate as Prudential HWWB, Realtors®. ...


Goomzee Featured in Book on High-Tech Marketing

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2009-Goomzee Corporation announced that they've been featured in the third edition of a college textbook on high technology marketing and innovation used nationwide. ...


A New Year, a New Statistic – Home Prices Plunge 19%

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-While the new year is a time for many to start over, a report released yesterday on U.S. housing prices may encourage many to start house shopping. Prices of single-family homes in the U.S. dropped a drastic 19% for the year from January 2008 through January 2009, ...


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