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Real Estate News Archive


Century 21 Judge Fite Company Awards $250 Gas Card

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2009-CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company awarded a $250 gas card in the monthly "Connections Referral Contest" to agent Nita Mullins of the CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Waxahachie office. ...


Howard Hanna Looking to Jumpstart Home Sales with Incentives Package

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2009-Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is supplementing the federal government's home buying stimulus program with a stimulus plan of their own - the Howard Hanna Assurance program. ...


RealtySoft.com Announces Re-launch of Its Free IDX Service

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2009-RealtySoft.com announced the re-launch of its RealtySoft Free IDX interface that will integrate with any agent or broker website. The new improved interface offers enhanced MLS® searching, listing display, and lead-capture capabilities. ...


Rental Site Partners with Twitter Giving Renters Something to Tweet About

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2009-Social networking sites are constantly being integrated with the real estate industry, giving prospective home buyers the chance to search the Internet in the manner most comfortable to them when looking for a home. ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: savings up to 42% on Lenovo PC's available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program; read what crucial tax information homeowners, buyers, and sellers need to know; and REALTORS® get the Right Tools, Right Now. ...


Mortgage and Financial Markets Continue to Slow Housing Activity

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing sector is still being significantly affected by the upheaval in the financial and mortgage markets that started in 2007, and there is deep concern that these financial dislocations will increase the depth and length of ...


DTI Ratios: What Homeowners Need to Know

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-Ask homeowners about their DTI (debt-to-income) ratios, and they're likely to respond with something like, "My what ratios?!" However, when distressed homeowners are sizing up their foreclosure options, they need to brush up on DTI ratios. Lenders ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – An Underground Retreat in Atlantic Beach Dunes

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-Situated on a 50-foot by 199-foot oceanfront homesite in Atlantic Beach, this multi-family beach house with its grass roofline that is built into the dunes is a one-of-a kind opportunity for homeowners looking for their very own beach retreat. ...


North Carolina Association Renews Contract with Centralized Showing Service

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-Centralized Showing Service announced that the Sanford Area Association of REALTORS® has renewed its contract with their company for the next two years. ...


Appraisal Institute Urges Congress to Address Feeble Oversight

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-In testifying before Congress yesterday, the Appraisal Institute told lawmakers that mortgage reform legislation is needed to address structural weaknesses in mortgage industry regulation. Calling current regulatory oversight "feeble," the Appraisal Institute called upon Congress to provide state and federal appraisal oversight agencies with greater enforcement power, ...


Prudential Rand’s Linda DeFilippo to Appear on HGTV’s “Desperate to Buy”

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-Prudential Rand Realty announced that Linda DeFilippo, a licensed real estate salesperson and award-winning agent with the firm's Nanuet office, will appear on an episode of "Desperate to Buy" at 11 p.m. on Monday, March 16 on the HGTV network. ...


Committee Passes Small Business Administration Budget Recommendation

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-The House Committee on Small Business submitted its recommendations for the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Fiscal Year 2010 budget, doubling previous budgets by proposing $1.43 billion in funding for agency programs that will help local businesses stay afloat and promote economic recovery. The recommendations submitted by the ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 6, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 723.4, an increase of 11.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 649.7 one week earlier. On an ...


New Texas Legislation Could Hurt Consumers and Economy

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-The Texas Association of Realtors wants homeowners to know several troubling proposals are circulating at the Texas Capitol. They include bills that propose implementing a sales tax on real estate, known as a real estate transfer tax. These proposals would substantially increase the costs of homeownership at ...


How to Use Your VOW Website to Communicate with Buyers

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-Whether you are new to real estate or a seasoned veteran, you must be aware that consumers are using the Internet as the cornerstone of finding a home to buy. Year after year the influence of the Internet is measured by many - including the 2008 National ...


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