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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 ...


Charleston, SC Firm Re-Brands, Affiliates with LeadingRE

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2008-Carolina One Real Estate, formerly Prudential Carolina Real Estate, became the newest affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® effective May 1. ...


Hall & Hunter Realtors Named Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2008-Hall & Hunter Realtors has been selected as an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie's International plc, the world's oldest fine art auction house.  Through Hall & Hunter Realtors, buyers and sellers of high-end properties in Birmingham, Bloomfield, Beverley Hills, Franklin, ...


SKY Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Auction, Millions of Dollars Worth of Properties

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2008-SKY Sotheby's International Realty announced it will hold its first of two Sarasota luxury property auctions for 2008 on April 11 at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, with an estimated $100 million in extraordinary properties for sale. Bidder registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on auction day, ...


Friends Who Work Together … and Play Together

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2008-(MCT)-The North Fork, Calif., home of Caroline Dezan and Ford James was all abuzz, literally, one recent Saturday morning. ...


HSA Home Warranty Announces Exclusive Agreement with Edina Realty

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2008-Michael F. Clear, president of HSA Home Warranty recently announced that HSA has been selected as the exclusive provider of home warranty protection for Edina Realty's offices throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin. ...


Bringing Back Bungalows – Affordable Prices, Great Design

By John Gallagher ...


10 Steps to Bolster Selling Appeal

By Paul Owers ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Fairway Lakes at Viera

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2008-As one of the nation's leading builders of luxury homes, Toll Brothers has spent more than 40 years staying connected with the unique needs and expectations of new home buyers. This spring, home buyers at Fairway Lakes at Viera are looking for unique and inspiring design in- ...


Four Chicago-area Prudential Real Estate Companies Merge

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2008-Managing Partners of Prudential Preferred PropertiesCRE, David E. Hanna and William E. White, announce the merger of four Prudential Real Estate companies, Prudential Preferred PropertiesCRE, Prudential L.T. Blount Realtors®, Prudential Clark & Holm Real Estate, and Prudential SourceOne Realty. The four companies will now operate as Prudential ...


Fair Housing Month – Real Estate Associations Unite, Organize Mock Trial

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2008-In honor of Fair Housing Month, the Chicago Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.), together with the Realtor Partnership in Fair Housing, presented its annual fair housing event, consisting of a luncheon and mock trials to help educate Realtors about how to handle possible illegal actions they may encounter ...


Prudential Gary Greene Creates Commercial Real Estate Services Division

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2008-Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors has launched a new division specializing in commercial transactions, announced Mark Woodroof, partner of the Houston-based company. "We are taking advantage of what we believe is a huge opportunity in the Greater Houston area," said Woodroof. ...


Steps to Save Energy on Earth Day, Minimize Footprint

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-In recognition of Earth Day, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) encourages home owners everywhere to take simple steps to reduce energy use - and to think green when they buy a new home. ...


Seattle’s First Loft Brokerage Offers Innovative Urban Housing

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2008-In Seattle's competitive real-estate market, a new business is offering a unique approach. Funkylofts, a company founded in 2007 under the umbrella of Ewing & Clark, one of the city's oldest real-estate brokerage, is the first Seattle-based company to specialize in new and converted loft-like living spaces. ...


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