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Real Estate News Archive


More Homeowners Are Just Walking Away

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2008-(MCT)-Owing more on properties than they're worth, some local homeowners are voluntarily walking away from their house notes. ...


How to Tap Your Retirement Assets to Achieve Real Estate Dreams

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2008--How many times have you run into eager real estate investors who had the bulk of their money tied up in retirement plan assets-and believed they had no way to tap those assets? Now you can help those clients and yourself utilize retirement assets to the fullest. ...


Looking to Connect with Consumers? Lowe’s Has the Answer

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2008-As a value-added benefit to its Program for REALTORS®, Lowe's is proud to announce that in April it will launch a new, monthly e-mail that will allow Realtors to keep in touch with their clients. This customizable e-mail is exclusively available only to Lowe's Program for REALTORS® ...


Home Sweet Home — StyleDesigner Allows Consumers to Scratch Their Nesting Itch

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2008-In a time when home buyers need every reassurance that they are making the right purchase, Obeo has developed a high-tech way to meet this very basic buyer need. ...


Realty World, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2008 Growth

RISMEDIA, Feb. 29, 2008-Realty World, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Teri Popovich as director of Members Services for the Realty World, Inc. family of brokers and agents. Popovich was formerly affiliated with the number one agent team in Southern California, and has a background in both residential and commercial ...


California Real Estate – C.A.R. Reports Median Home Price Falls 21.9%

RISMEDIA, Feb. 27, 2008-Home sales decreased 29.8% in January in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 21.9%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Mortgage Crisis Relief Bill in California Would Ease ‘Short Sale’ Tax Hit

RISMEDIA, Feb. 19, 2008-(MCT)-Homeowners forced to sell their property for less than they paid for it would escape a tax hit under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Michael Machado, D-Linden. ...


Your Rights – Appraising Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals

By Curtis Seltzer ...


Tax Season – 6 Advantages of Homeownership

RISMEDIA, Feb. 18, 2008-As we enter tax season, it's a great time to review the tax advantages associated with owning your own home. Of course, consulting your tax advisor is always the key to ensuring that you receive the most updated, accurate information and that your write-offs are right-on, but ...


Real Estate Acquisition News – Allison James Estates & Homes Announces New Plan

RISMEDIA, Feb. 14, 2008-Allison James Estates & Homes is moving into a new phase of rapid growth during these troubled times in the real estate industry. Allison James Estates & Homes first opened in California on October 1st, 2007. After 3 ½ months Allison James Estates & Homes is currently ...


Home Values – Can New Homeowners with Negative Equity Turn It Around?

RISMEDIA, Feb. 13, 2008-Home values continued to decline in the fourth quarter of 2007, falling 3.5% from the third quarter and 3% year-over-year to a U.S. Zindex(R) home value indicator of $224,890, according to Zillow's Q4 2007 Home Value Report. The Zindex is the median Zestimate(R) valuation and measures the ...


Home Rental Market Facts and Trends from Classifieds – A Thing of the Past?

RISMEDIA, Feb. 13, 2008-Renters, landlords and real estate investors gain more power by staying abreast of rental market facts and trends with the launch of a new free online service. Zilpy.com launched its free online services aiming to provide the most accurate data about the rental market nationwide. ...


Index Shows Increase in Philadelphia Home Sales – Regional Spotlight

RISMEDIA, Feb. 12, 2008-The Greater Philadelphia region saw an modest increase in December real estate activity after a decrease in November, according to the Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors® HomExpert Pending Home Sales Index©. Based on the forward-looking indicator, the region showed a 3.4% increase in activity moving from a ...


Real Estate Advice: Rent It Out or Leave It Vacant?

Commentary by Rob Massey ...


Koenig & Strey GMAC Acquires Altier Realty

RISMEDIA, Feb. 8, 2008-Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate has announced the acquisition of Altier Realty at 1516 West Taylor St. in Chicago's Tri-Taylor neighborhood.Doug Ayers, president of Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate made the announcement. "The acquisition of Altier Realty provides a boutique location that enables us to ...


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