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Attorney-Based Loan Modifications Helping Struggling Southern Californians Save Their Homes

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Amid the buzz about Obama's housing market rescue plan with $75 billion earmarked to help troubled borrowers and otherwise stem the housing crisis at large, it's also been widely reported that more than half of the loans modified in the first quarter of 2008 "went bad again ...


Federal Reserve Announcement Drives Mortgage Rates to Drop

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Driven by the news that The Federal Reserve plans to spend an additional $750 billion to buy mortgage-backed securities, the weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year mortgages fell to 5.06%, down from 5.21% the week prior, according to the ...


EXIT Realty U.S. President Discusses Real Estate Market Shift

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-In a recent interview on the Real Estate Now Radio Show with Ric Giumenta of EXIT Realty First Choice, Tami Bonnell, president of the U.S. Organization of EXIT Realty Corp. International was optimistic about the real estate forecast: ...


Long & Foster President Nominated for FHA Commissioner & HUD Secretary for Housing

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-P. Wesley Foster, chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies, announced that Long & Foster president and COO David H. Stevens has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing. ...


5 Tips for Builders and Remodelers to Thrive in Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2009-Looking for ways to maximize business opportunities during tough economic times? According to experts at Simonton Windows®, builders, remodelers and contractors can enhance their selling opportunities and close more deals if they follow these tips: ...


RE/MAX CENTRAL Featured on TLC’s ‘Deals on the Bus’

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-RE/MAX CENTRAL, of Las Vegas, NV, appeared on TLC's "Deals on the Bus," a new show featuring real estate agents who have successfully taken their business on the road. Nick Nolf, a top-producing Associate for RE/MAX CENTRAL and his foreclosure bus tour was the highlight of Saturday's ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Acquired Home Sellers, Inc.

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England announced that it has acquired the assets of Home Sellers, Inc., in South Portland, Maine. Home Sellers' operations in South Portland and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, will be combined with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's existing Portland office. Home Sellers will now ...


Wave That Flag: Real Estate Leader Offers Tickets to ‘Dead’ Concert to Help Feed the Hungry

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2009-Billy Procida, president of William Procida Inc., an Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based turnaround management firm for middle market real estate companies, is combining his two passions for music and giving back to raise money for charity. ...


How VOW Websites Help to Sell Homes Quickly

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2009-The value of a home is exactly equal to the amount a willing seller and a willing buyer agree to at a given point in time. It can sometimes be difficult or impossible to convince a seller of a realistic asking price, especially if they purchased their ...


Former Mortgage Originator Says President’s Mortgage Plan Needs to Do More

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-A former New York mortgage originator who spent four years in prison for securities fraud says President Obama's plans to help the mortgage industry correct itself while aiding millions of nearly bankrupt Americans trapped by unaffordable mortgage payments doesn't do enough. ...


Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Continues Its Expansion in Australia

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-Luxury Real Estate's Board of Regents announced its continued expansion in Australia with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, which will be the exclusive representative of the New South Wales, Australia territory. LuxuryRealEstate.com is the most-viewed luxury real estate website in the world, featuring more than 66,000 high-end properties ...


NCI Partners with Vast.com to Expand Online Distribution

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2009-Inking its third online distribution partnership in as many months, Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), one of the largest publishers of print and online real estate information in North America, announced a strategic alliance to publish the online listings of its anchor home sales and apartment rental brands, ...


American’s Urged to ‘Get Moving’

RISMEDIA, March 21, 2009-(MCT)-The travails of the airline industry, brought on by the economic woes affecting us all, have received much of our attention recently. But it's not the only part of the travel business that's suffering. ...


Proactive Approach Surpasses Competition

RISMEDIA, March 21, 2009-Being proactive is one of the key ingredients to staying ahead of the curve in today's real estate market. Taking the time to make sure his agents have the tools they need to be successful in this business is a top priority for Charlie Laurens, managing broker, ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: the launch of NAR's Green Designation Core Course at REALTOR® University; discounts at Lowe's through the REALTOR Benefits® Program; and REALTORS® recommend responsible lending practices to the house. ...