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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 ...


The Difference between New York and Miami

RISMEDIA, Jan. 15, 2008-(NYTimes.com)-Miami has had a condominium building boom over the last several years, with aggressive marketing of a flashy lifestyle and a lot of foreign buyers eager to get into the market. ...


Realty World Inc. Announces Sweepstakes Winners

RISMEDIA, Jan. 14, 2008--Winners of the REALTY WORLD, INC. $15,000 Sweepstakes were announced recently by Gary Longobardo, president and COO of Realty World Inc. The six winners, one grand prize winner who receives $10,000 and five winners who receive $1,000 each, entered the Sweepstakes Contest from local markets of Realty ...


Last Year’s Boom Towns: Top ’7 from 2007′

RISMEDIA, Jan. 10, 2008-Gadberry Group announced its list of last year's seven most notable areas in the U.S. - Gadberry Group's 7 from 2007. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Completes Franchise Filing, Paves Way for Growth

RISMEDIA, Jan. 10, 2008-Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that the company has filed its Franchise Disclosure Document in all franchise registration states. The newest Realogy residential real estate brand is now positioned to hold open discussions in over 40 states with prospects to operate Better Homes and ...


Top 10 Cash Flow Markets for 2008

RISMEDIA, Jan. 8, 2008-NuWire Investor, an online financial news publication, recently released its rankings of the Top 10 Cash Flow Markets for 2008. ...


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