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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. ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Copper Oaks Celebrates March Madness in Style

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-While the month of March celebrates the start of Spring and college basketball's March Madness tournament, the gated lakeside community of Copper Oaks in Estero, Florida is celebrating its own March Madness by offering luxurious "ready-to-move-in" townvillas. ...


Semonin Realtors Tap SharperAgent to Help Find the Right Message

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-SharperAgent announced that it has successfully launched Semonin Advantage for HomeServices of America affiliate, Semonin Realtors. One of the market leaders in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Semonin selected SharperAgent to help build a comprehensive marketing solution for its agents that will help them prospect for new ...


RealtyTrac CEO James Saccacio Wins 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-RealtyTrac® one of the leading online foreclosure marketplaces announced that chief executive officer James J. Saccacio received a 2009 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award presented by the Orange County Business Journal during the eighth annual awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Irvine. ...


Central Texas Real Estate Sales Volume Down, but Home Prices Show Modest Increase

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2009-According to the February 2009 Multiple Listing Service report by the Austin Board of Realtors® (ABoR), the Austin-area home sales volume remains down year-over-year, but home prices have risen compared to February 2008. ...


Agents and Consumers Benefit from Going Green

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-With a growing number of consumers looking for less in a home: less energy, water and natural resource usage, and less waste production; RE/MAX International Inc., is launching a new initiative, aimed at educating the company's sales associates and their customers in "earth friendly" living. As part ...


Industry Veterans Robert Houghton and Gary Hegenbart Join RealtyTrac Team

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-RealtyTracTM, one of the leading online foreclosure marketplaces, has announced that information technology expert Robert J. Houghton has been hired as chief information officer/chief technology officer. In this position, Houghton will oversee RealtyTrac's IT and technology departments, while increasing efficiencies in RealtyTrac's corporate business processes. ...


OpenHouse.com Re-launches Website with New Features to Support Agent and Broker Success

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-OpenHouse.com, one of the leaders in online open house marketing, opened the door to its newly re-launched website with free services and other benefits for brokers, agents, franchisors and aggregators. ...


Housing Starts Regain Ground

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-For the first time in eight months, nationwide housing starts turned upward this February, posting a 22.2% gain that was due primarily to a big bump on the often-volatile multifamily side, according to numbers released from the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County Offers New Approach to Traditional Real Estate Office

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2009-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County today celebrated the opening of the company's first entertainment conference venue in Huntington Beach. Located at 5355 Warner Avenue, the approximately 1,850-square-foot wi-fi enabled space represents an entirely unique venue for interacting with real estate clients and conducting business. ...


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