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Real Estate News Archive


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, ...


Keller Williams Realty Delivers Health Providers Program to Associates

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Keller Williams® Realty Inc., one of the largest real estate franchises in the United States, has announced that it is now offering associates options for affordable health coverage through a new Keller Williams Health Providers Program. ...


RealBiz360.com Selected by Fort Lauderdale Association for Exclusive Virtual Tours

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-RealBiz360 Inc., one of the leaders in delivering high-resolution imaging over the Internet, has announced that it has been selected as the exclusive online provider for Real Estate Virtual Tours by the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAGFL), representing more than 8,000 members. ...


RealtyTrac Launches New Renter Foreclosure Alerts

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, announced a new service called RealtyTrac Renter Alerts(TM) that gives tenants advanced notice when the property they are renting enters into default or is about to be foreclosed by a lender. ...


Zillow.com and 180 Newspapers Launching Co-Branded Real Estate Websites

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Real estate website Zillow.com has announced plans to launch co-branded real estate websites with 180 newspapers nationwide, powered by Zillow. The Tampa Tribune and 100 newspapers published by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. are among the first newspaper websites to be powered by Zillow's search technology. Additional papers ...


Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith to Lead Business Roundtable’s Housing Working Group

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations, announced the creation of a Housing Working Group devoted to exploring viable solutions to the challenges facing the housing market and providing actionable recommendations to the administration and Congress to return stability to the U.S. ...


Century 21 Judge Fite Company Participates in National Open House Month

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company will participate in Century 21 Real Estate's second annual April Open House Month Campaign and the first-ever "Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes." Through this sweepstakes, the CENTURY 21® System is opening the door for one lucky consumer to win $221,000 toward the ...


30-Year Mortgage Rates Remain Low for Second Week

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages remained relatively steady for the second consecutive week at 5.09%, up slightly from 5.06% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Meanwhile, rates for ...


RE/MAX Welcomes Bahamas to Extensive Global Network

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2009-RE/MAX International Inc. celebrated the official signing of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to the global RE/MAX Network, with a flag-raising ceremony at its Denver headquarters. ...


Should You Go FSBO?

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-Pronounced "fizzbo," an FSBO (for sale by owner) is a Realtor acronym for a property that an individual is looking to sell on their own. ...


Alan Shafran Inducted Into HomeGain Million Dollar Club

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2009-HomeGain®, one of the leading real estate websites, announced that Alan Shafran, Realtor® with The Alan Shafran Group of Prudential California Realty in La Costa, CA, and HomeGain AgentEvaluator® member, has reached one million dollars in gross lifetime commissions with HomeGain. ...


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