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Real Estate News Archive


Massachusetts Realtors Encouraged as Spring has Sprung

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2007-(MCT)-A fresh start. After a year of rising inventories and foreclosures, coupled with declining home sales and prices, that's what Realtors are looking for in 2007 as the spring housing market heats up. ...


California Housing Starts Down 22%

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2007-(MCT)-If California needs to build 220,000 homes a year just to keep up with population growth, 2007 doesn't look like a good year. ...


Local Realty Executives Agents Sponsor Arbor Day Project

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-Realty Executives City in Chicago is taking part in a national project called Fourth Grade Foresters, a program designed to help promote Arbor Day by teaching children nationwide the importance of planting trees, the company announced. Six sales associates from the brokerage have volunteered to sponsor local ...


Howard Hanna Affiliates with Heritage Real Estate

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has affiliated with Heritage Real Estate Associates, Inc. in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, giving Howard Hanna a long awaited presence in that part of their home state. This makes the 120th office for the Pittsburgh based Howard Hanna, the country's 5th largest full-service and ...


Housing Predictor.com Announces 10 Hottest Buyers Real Estate Markets

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-There are still hotly appreciating real estate markets in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey conducted by Housing Predictor, which forecasts housing market futures in more than 250 local housing markets in all 50 U.S. states. ...


Vacation-Home Sales Rise to Record, Investment Sales Plummet in 2006

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-Second-home sales were mixed in 2006, with the combined total of vacation- and investment-home sales accounting for 36% of all existing and new residential transactions -- down from 40% of sales in 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors(R). ...


Regional Spotlight: Massachusetts Homeowners Benefit from Cost, Energy-Saving Renovations

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2007-Rebuilding Together Boston, the local affiliate of the nation's largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization, and the Massachusetts Petroleum Council along with ConocoPhillips' East Boston Terminal today helped a low-income homeowner reduce her energy use and save money as part of an energy-efficient rebuild of her home. ...


RE/MAX Associates Donate Record $11.3 Million to Children’s Miracle Network

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2007-Sales associates and offices affiliated with RE/MAX International donated $11.3 million to the Children's Miracle Network in 2006, marking the third straight year the real estate franchise organization had increased its annual giving by $1 million or more, the company announced. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Adds 40 New Franchise Offices During First Quarter

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2007-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that the residential real estate sales organization welcomed 40 new independently owned and operated brokerage offices to its franchise network in the United States during the first three months of 2007. In all, 18 new companies joined the CENTURY 21® franchise ...


Regional Spotlight: South Bay Home Sales Increase Second Straight Month

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2007-Following a 28.6% jump in February, home sales rose another 23.3% during March in the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, with 222 homes changing hands in the four cities compared to 180 last March and up from 127 the previous month, ...


U.S. Vacancy Rate Rises to Record 2.8% in First Quarter

By Rex Nutting ...


Regional Spotlight: For Sale Signs on Every Corner, Here’s How it Affects You

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2007-(MCT)-What should you expect from the housing market? Those selling homes no longer have the luxury of multiple suitors. They have to be willing to deal. If 20 homes are for sale in your neighborhood, you better be selling one of the cheaper ones. ...


Real Living Opens First Franchises in Charlotte, Orlando and Tampa Markets

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2007-Real Living Inc. announced its move into the Charlotte, North Carolina, Orlando and Tampa, Florida markets. By entering Charlotte, Real Living increased its presence to 17 states, the company reports. ...


First American Title Names New Vice President and Director of Commercial Sales and Services

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2007-First American Title Insurance Company has announced that William Homa has been promoted to vice president and director of commercial sales and services. Homa, who brings more than 10 years of title industry experience to his new position, will be responsible for business development and management of ...


Coldwell Banker Acquires Buccaneer Realty in Bradenton, Florida

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2007-Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc., has announced that it has acquired the assets of Buccaneer Realty, PL located in Bradenton, Florida. The firm will transition its operations from its current location to Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Creekwood Crossings office near Lakewood Ranch. ...