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HomeGain Releases Results of Survey of Realtors on Home Values

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2009-HomeGain®, one of the first websites to provide free instant home values, announced the results of an extensive nationwide survey on home prices based on responses of nearly 700 Realtors®.The survey shows that 45% of homeowners think their homes should be listed 10 to 20% higher than ...


Mortgage Woes Break Records again in Fourth Quarter

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2009-(MCT)-The American Dream of homeownership continues to unravel. On Thursday, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that 48% of the nation's homeowners who have a subprime, adjustable-rate mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure. ...


The Home Front – Buyers Demand Quick Response from Agents

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2009-(MCT)-Real estate agents going into this new sales season without a BlackBerry, iPhone or other personal digital assistant better get with it. ...


Is Mortgage Insurance Contributing to the Foreclosure Epidemic?

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2009-Recently, in several articles, I point out that loan modification is a no-brainer for lenders. They essentially have the following choices: ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: The introduction of the Right Tools, Right Now initiative; Marketing tools available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and read what NAR President Charles McMillan had to say about Obama's plan for affordable housing. ...


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 ...


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