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Real Estate News Archive


Regional Spotlight: Conn. Housing Permits Take Nosedive in March

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2007-(MCT)-The number of housing permits issued statewide sank 43% in March compared with a year ago, the state Department of Economic and Community Development reported Wednesday. ...


RE/MAX International to Acquire RE/MAX of Florida and RE/MAX Carolina Regions

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2007-An agreement has been reached for RE/MAX International to purchase the independently owned regions of RE/MAX of Florida and RE/MAX Carolina. Together, the two regions will represent an addition of 420 offices and over 10,000 agents to the RE/MAX company owned region operations. Combined with the ...


RealEstate.com Launches Site Upgrade, Home Listings Search Available in 46 Markets

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2007-RealEstate.com announced an important site upgrade that makes it easier for people to find exactly what they're looking for when searching for homes online, according to the company. The upgrade brings a suite of innovative home search capabilities to 46 markets across the country. Thirty five additional ...


AgencyLogic and WellcomeMat Help Showcase Video Within Single Property PowerSites

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2007-AgencyLogic, real estate industry provider of property Web sites in North America, announced that they are working with WellcomeMat to simplify the process of creating, hosting and showcasing video tours within their PowerSite single property Web site product. ...


Coldwell BankerSystem Adds Eight New Affiliates in First Quarter

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2007-Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation announced that eight companies joined the Coldwell Banker®System during the first quarter of 2007. Additionally, 15 existing Coldwell Banker affiliated companies expanded their operations by opening new offices through expansion or merger/acquisitions. ...


C.A.R. Reports Sales Decrease 20.8 Percent in March

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2007-Home sales decreased 20.8% in March in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home increased 3.2%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported this week. ...


Weather Hits March Existing-Home Sales After Three Monthly Gains

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2007-Unusually bad winter weather in February curtailed home shopping, slowing sales that closed in March, which may have been dampened further by a decrease in subprime lending volume, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat Talks Referrals, Unveils New Program

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2007-The Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat in Key Biscayne, Florida, gathered real estate and relocation experts to discuss the importance of referrals within the industry, while announcing the launch of their new program called Luxury Referral Services. Held from April 22-24, three of the expert panelists included ...


Regional Spotlight: Bay Area Housing Market Continues to Contract but Maintains Normal Activity

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2007-Home sales decreased 14% across the Bay Area, year-over-year, according to a first quarter report released today by the research division of Prudential California Realty based on an analysis of MLS data. New listings continued to accumulate, growing by 10% across the region, year-over-year. ...


May is ?Coldwell Banker Open House Month’

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2007-To reinforce the importance of the spring home buying and selling season, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation has declared May as Coldwell Banker® Open House Month. With the participation of hundreds of Coldwell Banker affiliated companies nationwide, along with the support of a national advertising campaign, more ...


Southeast Alaska MLS Signs on to Paragon MLS v3.0

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2007-Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions MLS Systems and Solutions group, a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries, announced the 200th integration with the company's Paragon 3 MLS platform. Southeast Alaska ...


Denver Colorado Real Estate Broker Goes Green

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2007-Bob Connors, founder and CEO of Real-a-Save has made it very clear that he is serious about, "creating an efficient, socially responsible Colorado company that leaves this beautiful state in better shape than we found it." ...


Coldwell Banker Brokers Earn Prestigious Awards

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2007-Two associates of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were awarded for their outstanding contribution to the company. ...


Jordan Baris Honored for Work Supporting Economic Development

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2007-Jordan Baris, founder and chairman of Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, recently received a 2007 Civic Award from the Irvington Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his years as a booster of economic development in the township. ...


Countrywide Creates Dual Leadership Positions to Expand Branch Network

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2007-Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. announced the formation of two new leadership positions spearheading the expansion of its distributed retail division, which originates loans through relationships with consumers, builders and real estate professionals. The company has promoted Jim Comosa to managing director, distributed retail east. His counterpart will ...