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Real Estate News Archive


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Board of Regents Accepts Equitable Real Estate Company into Its Prestigious Ranks

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2007-In a move designed to strengthen the luxury real estate market in Arizona and the world, the Board of Regents recently admitted Equitable into its exclusive and highly coveted network. Equitable serves the luxury real estate industry in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. ...


NRT Celebrates April as Fair Housing Month

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2007-NRT Incorporated made several announcements relating to its celebration of April as Fair Housing Month. ...


ERA Announces Winners of Scholarship Program, Three Grants Totaling $30,000

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2007-For the fourth consecutive year, ERA Franchise Systems, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Realogy Corporation, announced the winners of the ERAR Scholarship Grant Program. ...


Regional Spotlight: 80 Percent of Pennsylvanians Oppose Raising the Realty Transfer Tax

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2007-Pennsylvanians say "no" to an increase in the realty transfer tax (RTT), according to a poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research. ...


HomeGain and Yahoo! Real Estate Make Finding the Perfect Realtor a Snap

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2007-(MARKET WIRE)-HomeGain, and Yahoo! announced the newly redesigned Find A Realtor® center within Yahoo! Real Estate. With enhanced educational materials, the center offers consumers a simpler and more streamlined pathway to finding local real estate agents. ...


Fidelity National Financial MLS System Re-deployed by Great Plains Realtors MLS

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2007-Fidelity National Financial, Inc. announced that Great Plains Realtors Multiple Listings Service, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Omaha Area Board of Realtord (OABRMLS), has chosen Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions' Paragon v3.8 system, a Web-based multiple listing service (MLS) platform for real estate properties, as ...


Chase International Merges with South Tahoe Realty

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2007-South Tahoe Realty will have a powerful new ally and a new name this week as it merges into Chase International, one of the most prominent real estate companies based in Lake Tahoe. South Tahoe Realty will now be called Chase International South Tahoe Realty and continues ...


Construction Begins on Architect Jean Nouvel?s ?Vision Machine? Along Manhattan’s West Side

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2007- In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Arab World Institute, construction has begun in New York City on Jean Nouvel's latest glass and steel landmark, a direct material and conceptual descendant of his Paris tour de force: 100 11th will be a ...


REindex.com Links to Listing Web Sites, Especially in the NWMLS

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2007-REindex.com, The Site Engine(sm) has focused its activity on over 1,000 cities and towns in anticipation of the NWMLS pulling it's feed from lead generation Web sites in April. ...


Realogy Stockholders Approve Company’s Merger Agreement with Apollo Management

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2007-Realogy Corporation announced that its stockholders approved the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Realogy by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. at a special meeting of stockholders. Stockholder approval satisfies a required condition to the closing of the transaction. ...


Realtors Commend House Panel’s Approval of GSE Reform

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2007-The National Association of Realtors(R) announced its support of a bill approved by the House Financial Services Committee to reform government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and benefit home buyers. ...


H?M Real Estate Group Named Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2007-HÔM Real Estate Group has been selected as an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Christie's International plc, the world's oldest fine art auction house. Through HÔM Real Estate Group, Inc., buyers and sellers of high-end real estate in Newport Beach, The Newport ...


Slovenia Joins RE/MAX International, Franchising Rights Acquired by Local Entrepreneurs

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2007-The latest addition to RE/MAX International is the central European Republic of Slovenia. With recent growth in Europe, RE/MAX increases its global presence to more than 65 countries. The Co-owners and Co-founders of RE/MAX Slovenia are Janja Ceh and Igor Horvat, who have seized this opportunity to ...


Virginia Real Estate Firm Joins Sotheby’s International Realty Network

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2007-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc. announced that Sheeran & Associates Realty of Williamsburg, Virginia, has joined the Sotheby's International RealtyR real estate network. The firm will now do business as Sheeran Sotheby's International Realty and have access to exclusive real estate products and services to better market ...