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What You Need to Know Before Working with Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-There are legions of agents who seem to think that they will have discovered the proverbial pot o' gold if they are fortunate enough to have a bank or banks hand them their asset recovery properties to ...


Crye-Leike, Realtors Introduces VoicePad Mobile IDX Audio Search on Its Southeast Region Listings

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2009-Crye-Leike, Realtors introduced VoicePad Mobile IDX Audio Search technology which allows property buyers access to the entire local "homes for sale" inventory from any telephone. In January the company began offering their branded "24-7 Info Line" to consumers on all its listings. ...


Howard Hanna Calms the Market, Unveils ‘Worry Free Home Buying’

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Howard Hanna has announced another what it calls exclusive "Buyer's Advantage" program. The new program, delivered through Howard Hanna's mortgage services, focuses on income loss protection through "Worry Free Home Buying." ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: A free listing presentation available at REALTOR.com®; travel deals through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program; and existing-home sales rise in February. ...


BH&G Real Estate to Participate in Historic ‘Earth Hour’ Tomorrow: 1,800 Cities around the World Will ‘Go Dark’ in Support of Climate Change Initiatives

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-As momentum builds around the world for the first global vote for action on climate change, more than 1,800 cities around the world are planning to participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour tomorrow, where some of the world's most recognizable buildings will ‘go dark,' turning ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – 7-Miles of Peace and Relaxation

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-Boca Grande, Florida, known for its world-class tarpon fishing, sugary white sand beaches, spectacular sunsets and relaxed island lifestyle is home to 743-1 South Harbor Drive, a single-lvel condo situated in a location where you won't find ...


HomeFinder.com Launches First Print Ad Campaign Since Rebranding

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2009-HomeFinder.com announced the launch of its "Let Homes and People Find Each Other" national print advertising campaign, reflecting the company's goal of being the most reliable local real estate listings search site. As a result of HomeFinder.com's exclusive partnership with media leaders Gannett Co Inc., the McClatchy ...


Short Sales Test Homebuyers’ Patience

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-(MCT)-Those searching for the best housing bargains on the market might consider buying a short-sale property, but there's an important qualification for buyers interested in going this route: They need plenty of patience. ...


PCMS Enters into Strategic Partnership, Recruits Veteran Sales Team

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-PCMS Consulting announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Terabitz of Palo Alto, CA and is finalizing partnerships with several other innovative industry leaders. In addition, the 18 month old firm has recently recruited a veteran sales team which has been deployed throughout the country ...


Bay East Members Receive Free Property Management Software through Agreement with TReXGlobal.com

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Bay East Association of Realtors® announced that they have signed an agreement with TReXGlobal.com to provide the TReXGlobal Partner Program as a free member benefit to their more than 5,900 members.According to the company, SimplifyEm.com Property Management Software is a resource that is designed to assist real ...


That’s a Wrap – Wrap-Off Event to Take Place at International Sign Expo

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Kansas-based business Lowen Corporation, provider of large-format, full-color vehicle wrap graphics, will be holding a unique competition while in attendance at the International Sign Expo, taking place April 16-18 in Las Vegas. Ninety-six professional wrap installers will have the chance to showcase their skills and compete to ...


Coldwell Banker CEO Discusses State of Housing Market

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Jim Gillespie, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, participated in CNBC's "Roadmap to Rebound" segment which focused on the state of the housing market, and what real estate professionals believe should happen to get the market moving again. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Global Reach in 2008

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced that its international master franchises, which operate in 64 countries and territories worldwide, granted more than 400 new franchise offices outside of the United States in 2008. Domestically, 34 new independently owned and operated brokerage companies joined the franchise network ...


Steinborn GMAC Real Estate & Emerick Real Estate Firms Merge

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2009-Anna Emerick-Biad, president of Emerick Real Estate Inc. and John L. Hummer, president of Steinborn GMAC Real Estate announced that their two companies have merged and will now have approximately 40% market share of active listings in greater Las Cruces. ...


Light at the End of the Tunnel? U.S. Home Prices Rise for First time in 12 Months

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-U.S. home prices rose for the first time in 12 months, showing an increase of 1.7% on a seasonally-adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) monthly House Price Index. December's previously reported 0.1% increase was revised to a 0.2% decline, ...