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Florida Real Estate – Existing Home Sales Improve in April Compared to March 2008

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-Florida Realtors® statewide reported an upswing in existing home and condominium sales from March to April 2008, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors(R) (FAR). A total of 11,200 existing single-family homes changed hands in April, a 20% increase over the ...


Condominium Financing in Today’s Market

By Jason Kotar ...


Recessions Don’t Matter: 8 Keys to Thriving in Real Estate Investments

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2008-When the news reports that our economy is falling into a recession, many investors are afraid there's too much risk investing in real estate, especially. Millionaire real estate investor David Lindahl, aka the "Apartment King," offers eight key steps that help worried investors not only survive uncertain ...


Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Century 21 Cornerstone in Cabarrus County Join Companies

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2008-Jeffrey Wheeler, president and COO of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Jerry and Darlene Newton, owners of Century 21 Cornerstone, have announced that Cornerstone will become a part of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors. ...


Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions Releases Upgraded rDesk Suite

Enhancements include integration with FNRES' web-based valuation tools ...


Integrating Gen Y New Hires into Company and Community

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2008-Even in today's slowing economy, hiring of recent graduates continues to grow as long-time employees retire and companies seek new employees with energy, current skills and a fresh perspective. After investing thousands of dollars in recruiting and hiring a new employee, it is critical for companies to ...


Trump Acknowledges Russian is Buyer of $100 Million House

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008- (MCT)-Donald Trump on Thursday morning publicly acknowledged he has a contract to sell his Palm Beach mansion for $100 million. ...


Go Beyond Beige – Color vs. Neutral Schemes

Home Trends By Melissa Birdsong ...


From Frumpy to Fabulous in Four Months – A Fixer-Upper Success Story

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Bellissimo, a New Collection of Homes at Palermo

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2008-The Pineapple Corporation, builder of new homes in Jacksonville, Florida, introduces Bellissimo, a brand new collection of semi-custom homes priced from the mid-$400,000s at Palermo. The company's European village-style community is located on Hodges Boulevard between J. Turner Butler and Beach boulevards. ...


Appraisal Techniques for Special Property Interests

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2008-The Spring issue of The Appraisal Journal continues in its mission to provide professional real estate appraisers with information on analysis and valuation of real estate interests. This quarter, feature articles explain how to analyze and value water rights and aircraft hangers. In addition, articles on appraisal ...


Orlando Real Estate – Decrease in Median Price Increases Affordability

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2008-Orlando's housing market for the second month experienced a month-over-month increase in the number of home sales, an increase in the number of pending sales contracts, and a decrease in the amount of inventory - all indicators of a continued, although admittedly glacially paced, shift toward a ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Living Luxuriously at the Jersey Shore

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2008-The Robertson Douglas Group, one of the Jersey Shore's premier custom home builders, has selected Diane Turton, Realtors as the listing agent for Hoffman's Marina, an elegant enclave of town homes in Brielle, New Jersey. ...


Put Foreclosure Fears to Rest – 7 Tips for Successful Foreclosure Purchases

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2008-Trulia.com released the results of a study conducted by Harris Interactive® showing that while more than half of all U.S. adults would consider purchasing a foreclosed home, over two-thirds also feel that there are several negative aspects of such purchases. The findings, part of a comprehensive survey ...


Zillow – U.S. Home Values in Q1 Fall Back to 2005 Levels

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2008-Home values in the first quarter of 2008 fell 1.6% from the fourth quarter and 7.7% from the year-ago quarter, marking the most significant year-over-year decline in the past 12 years, to a U.S. Zindex® home value indicator of $213,000, according to the Zillow.com Q1 Home Value ...


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