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Real Estate News Archive


Realtors Pledge Assistance for Obama Guidelines on Foreclosure Fixes

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-Following President Obama's announcement of his "Making Home Affordable Plan, National Association of Realtors® President Charles McMillan stated the following: ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Dream Home Just Outside of Tampa

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-Set just 30 miles from downtown Tampa, in the award-winning, master-planed community of Lithia, Florida by Newland Communities, Realtor Julie Park of Prudential Tropical Realty announces a dream home for sale-Cardel "Kingfisher." According to Park, attention to detail, incredible upgrades and exquisite taste define this dream listing. ...


New Management Team Named for Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, announced a new management team for its Seattle/Bellevue, Wash.-based affiliate Prudential Northwest Realty Associates. Mike Gain, a former owner of Prudential Northwest Realty Associates and Cayce & Gain Real Estate, assumes leadership of the company ...


Fed, Treasury Unveil $200B Plan to Jumpstart lending

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-(MCT)-Hoping to vault over the frozen credit markets and directly reach consumers and businesses, the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department unveiled a $200 billion plan they hope will spur up to $1 trillion in new lending. ...


Realtors Get the Right Tools, Right Now

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-To help Realtors® meet their clients' needs and succeed in today's economic climate, the National Association of Realtors® is offering its roster of business-building resources to members for free or at significantly reduced costs through the association's new "Right Tools, Right Now" initiative. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 27, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 649.7, a decrease of 12.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 743.5 one week earlier, which was ...


Executive Real Estate Joins BH&G as Network’s First Franchise in Washington State

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC announced the affiliation of its first residential real estate brokerage in Washington state, Executive Real Estate, Inc. The brokerage, headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., has signed a long-term agreement with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and will operate under the ...


RE/MAX Offers Distressed Property Training Courses to Sales Associates

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-RE/MAX International is distributing customized training courses that lead to the Distressed Property Institute's prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation for its world-wide team of Realtors. ...


William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Makes Donations to the Bennett Cancer Center and St. Luke’s LifeWorks

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty www.WPSIR.com, recently made donations to the Bennett Cancer Center and St. Luke's LifeWorks. These gifts were part of a company-wide charitable effort on the part of WPSIR and its new partner, Building and Land Technology www.BLToffice.com. After taking a private equity ...


Excitement about RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network Grows as Seminar Series Travels through Florida

Florida Agents Still Have Time to Attend ‘The New Deal in Real Estate' Tomorrow and Friday ...


Today’s Marketplace – The ‘Good’ News, The ‘Bad’ News

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Pending home sales declined on the heels of a weakening economy and with some buyers waiting for clarity on housing stimulus provisions, the National Association of Realtors® announced this week. he Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking ...


Zillow.com Reports Traffic, Loan Request Surge

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Amidst the announcement of President Barack Obama's housing plan, and with mortgage rates reaching historic lows, real estate website Zillow.com reports record-breaking traffic and loan request activity within its free marketplace for custom mortgage quotes, Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace. ...


Keller Williams Realty Climbs to Third-Largest Real Estate Franchise

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Keller Williams® Realty Inc., announced last week at its annual convention in Orlando, Fla. that it is now the third-largest real estate franchise in the United States, surpassing RE/MAX® International. According to Steve Murray of REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information in the residential ...


Coldwell Banker Names Winners of National ‘My Home: The American Dream’ Contest

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced the three grand-prize winners in the fourth consecutive My Home: The American Dream contest. Fausto Rojas, a second-grade student from Downey, Calif., Alyssa Menko, a fourth-grade student from Kulpmont, ...


Century 21 Judge Fite Announces Acquisition of Century 21 Austin Realtors

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-Century 21 Judge Fite Company announced the acquisition and merger of the Century 21 Austin Realtors office located in Irving. The agents will be housed in the new Client Service Center/Irving office located at 1140 Empire Central in Dallas. ...