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Survey Finds Increased Financial Interest in Contaminated Property Redevelopment

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2007-Redevelopment is on the rise at environmentally contaminated properties and Brownfields across the nation, according to survey results of environmental consultants, environmental attorneys and bankers released by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR). ...


Regional Spotlight: Retirement of Baby Boomers Drives Hawaii Real Estate

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2007-Despite the "buyer's market" that much of the United States is currently facing, Hawaii real estate continues to be a "sellers market" as an increasing number of baby boomers are retiring in Hawaii and the housing inventory has been down for 10 straight months. In addition, with ...


Options and Stable Prices Continue to Lure Greater Hartford Home Buyers in March

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2007-What a change one month makes. From February to March, single-family home listings in Greater Hartford increased 41%, pending home sales rose 23% and closed sales climbed 37%. ...


RI Association of Realtors Board Member Spearheads National Program to Deliver Hope and Homes

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2007-Members of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors® (RIAR) partnered with the Providence and South County chapters of Habitat for Humanity to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina by building homes as part of Operation Home Delivery on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. ...


Prudential Rand Acquires Sullivan United of Liberty

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2007-Prudential Rand Realty announced that it has acquired Sullivan United Real Estate of Liberty, New York, marking Rand's second acquisition in Sullivan County in the last six months. ...


Regional Spotlight: R.I. Gets Grants to Promote Fair Housing Laws

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2007-(MCT)-Rhode Island is the recipient of $200,000 in federal housing grants to raise awareness about the rights of buyers and tenants under state and federal fair-housing laws. ...


Realty Executives International Expands Midwest Region

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2007- Because of the extensive growth and success of the company's Mid-America Region, which is based in metropolitan Kansas City, Realty Executives International chose to unite the Colorado franchises with the other Mid-America Region's states, creating one of the international company's largest regions. ...


Susan Rabinovitch Named Prudential Corporate Services Director of the Year

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2007-Susan Rabinovitch, vice president, Prudential Connecticut Relocation, was named Corporate Services Director of the Year at the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Convention. Rabinovitch was recognized among 650 peers for her corporate development and relocation efforts. ...


NAR: Tighter Lending Standards Good for Housing, But Will Dampen Sales

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2007-Tighter lending criteria and fallout from the subprime loan debacle will lead to a healthier housing market with greater assurance that owners can handle mortgage adjustments, but higher loan standards will slow the housing recovery, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of Realtors(R). ...


Correction: In the Know: Second Homeowners and Saving on Taxes

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2007-In the article published yesterday entitled, "In the Know: Second Homeowners and Saving on Taxes," the ISBN number was listed incorrectly for the aforementioned publication "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner, 2nd Edition: The Complete Guide to Buy, Manage, Furnish, Rent, Maintain and Advertise Your Vacation ...


Regional Spotlight: Correctional Buyer Cool-Down Continues in Twin Cities Market

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2007-Buyer activity in the Twin Cities housing market is gradually increasing as the busy spring season begins but continues to decline relative to the past several years, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORSR (MAAR) based on data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, ...


The Alinda Martin Team Scores Well with Prudential Real Estate Honors

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2007-The Alinda Martin Team, working from the Friendswood office of Prudential Gary Greene Realtors, has heaped up an armful of awards for scoring another triumphant year. The successful team as been awarded the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Chairman's Circle Diamond Award; the Top Producing Team for ...


Guthy-Renker Home Appoints Ralph R. Roberts as Official Spokesperson

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2007-Guthy-Renker announced that it has named Ralph R. Roberts as official spokesperson of Guthy-Renker Home, the lead delivery service which connects residential real estate professionals with home buyers and sellers. ...


2007 HOPE Awards Honors Outstanding Contributions to Improve Minority Homeownership

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2007- The HOPE Awards is a national industry awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations that are making outstanding contributions to increase minority homeownership in America. A New Orleans parish church that convinced utilities to restore power to a Vietnamese neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ...


Buyer’s Market: Average Selling Price in Pennsylvania Dipped in March

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2007-(MCT)-The average price of an existing home in the Lehigh Valley fell slightly in March as the rising number of houses for sale gave buyers more choices and power to negotiate prices. ...