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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 ...


What’s Hot, What’s Not: Spotting the New Home Trends of `08

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-(MCT)-Wenge, it's been good to know you. Sunken Jacuzzis, we had some good times. Blue and brown, I can't believe it's over. But after a couple of years of same-old, same-old on the home-front, winds of change are blowing in. Some are driven by fashion, others by ...


Listingbook Inks Agreement with Cape Coral Association of Realtors

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-ListingbookTM, an online service that connects real estate agents and their clients, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Cape Coral (Fla.) Association of Realtors, Inc., further strengthening its presence in Florida and creating a valuable tool for real estate agents and their customers in ...


The 10 ‘Best Places’ to Live in Rural America

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-Kent County, Maryland, was awarded top honors in the fourth annual edition of the "Best Places to Live in Rural America" rankings by The Progressive Farmer magazine, released this week. Each year, the rankings name the top 10 rural counties in the nation, according to several quality-of-life ...


Roost Launches Partner Network for Real Estate Industry

RISMEDIA, Feb. 5, 2008--Roost, a newly launched platform for real estate search, has launched the Roost IDX Partner Network to help support real estate brokers nationwide in their marketing efforts. ...


Connecticut Boutique, Dunlap-Hibbs and Firm Carsan Company GMAC Joins Prudential CT Realty

RISMEDIA, Feb. 5, 2008--After 25 years of operating a successful independent real estate firm, Walter Hibbs and 21 Dunlap-Hibbs Realtors, will join forces with Prudential Connecticut Realty and will move into Prudential's Fairfield, Conn. office. ...


Prominent New Jersey Shore Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

 RISMEDIA, Feb. 4, 2008--Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced that Hardenbergh, Canetti & Hill, Inc., which services Long Beach Island, N.J. and surrounding communities, has joined its luxury real estate network. The firm, owned by Gail & Tom Cook, will do business as hch Sotheby's International Realty."The Cooks and ...


Sellers Offering Agents Bonuses; Tactic Unlikely to Move Homes

RISMEDIA, Feb. 1, 2008-(MCT)-"Sell my house, and I'll give you a bonus on top of your commission." That's the message some home sellers are sending to buyers' real estate agents. They hope offering an extra $3,000, $5,000 or more will stir up interest in their properties and motivate more real ...


C.A.R. Reports Sales Decrease 33.4%, Median Home Price Falls 16.5%

RISMEDIA, Jan. 31, 2008-Home sales decreased 33.4% in December in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 16.5%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Report Reveals 8 Signs of a Real Estate Recovery

RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-Encouraging signs that a meaningful recovery in the overall U.S. housing market could begin later this year are found in HouseHunt's fourth quarter, 2007, "Current Market Reports" survey of member-agents and in year-end statistical data compiled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). ...


RE/MAX Ranked Industry’s Best

RISMEDIA, Jan. 18, 2008-RE/MAX International is the nation's number one real estate franchise, and the number ten franchise overall, according to Entrepreneur Magazine's 29th Annual "Franchise 500 Survey." RE/MAX has held the honor of the top real estate franchisor for eight of the past ten years. ...


A Time-Management Case Study: The Team Approach Ignites Elsewhere

RISMEDIA, Jan. 17, 2008-(MCT)-On any given day, Michael Lemieux could be on site setting up tents for a wedding or at his store, Ray Rents, ensuring delivery deadlines are being met. ...


Regional Spotlight: Property Tax Relief Coming for PA Homeowners in 2008

RISMEDIA, Jan. 16, 2008-Homeowners across Pennsylvania will receive property tax relief in 2008, thanks to gaming revenues, state Budget Secretary Michael Masch said today. He confirmed that December revenue from the state's five open casinos was transferred today to the Property Tax Relief Fund, pushing it past the $570 million ...


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