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Real Estate News Archive


Are You Riding the Web 2.0 Wave?

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-"Web 2.0 is different kind of Internet as result of ubiquitous broadband, cheap hardware and open-source software," says Stefan Swanepoel, author of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report. The 159-page 2007 edition has just been published by RealSure and RISMedia. The report discussed in detail the growth of ...


Sotheby’s Expands in the Heart of California’s Wine Country

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc. announced that a leading real estate firm in Healdsburg, California, has joined the Sotheby's International Realty® real estate network. Healdsburg Realty will now do business as Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty and become part of a global network of firms known for offering ...


?The Right Place at the Right Time,’ RE/MAX Franchising Rights Purchased for Poland

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-RE/MAX International announces that franchising rights for Poland have been purchased by three Chicago area real estate professionals. The close friends, who are now international business partners, are Henry Sakowski, Stanley Korzeniowski, and Waldemar Chodakowski. All three are natives of Poland and they plan to each be ...


A Unique Opportunity: RE/MAX Franchising Rights Acquired for Serbia and Montenegro

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-RE/MAX International announces that the franchising rights for Serbia and Montenegro have been acquired by Canadian businessman Miodrag Kusic. Born in Yugoslavia, Kusic has also lived in the United States, Russia, and Italy. He is fluent in English, Russian and Serbian, which has helped him become a ...


Regional Spotlight: Illinois Home Sales Improve, Statewide Median Price at $193,000

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-Illinois home sales rose in February from the pace set in January while weather is mostly to blame for slower sales than a year ago. According to the Illinois Association of Realtors(R) latest report, total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) were up 2.4% in February ...


Governor Seeks Aid for Coast: Homeowners Would Get Tax Breaks for Storm-Proofing and Insurance

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-(MCT)-Gov. Mark Sanford wants to blunt the impact of a coastal property insurance crisis by offering a slew of tax credits and tax exemptions for homeowners willing to spend money to protect and self-insure their homes. ...


Are You Riding the Web 2.0 Wave?

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2007-"Web 2.0 is a different kind of Internet as a result of ubiquitous broadband, cheap hardware and open-source software," says Stefan Swanepoel, author of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report. The 159-page 2007 edition has just been published by RealSure and RISMedia. The report discussed in detail the ...


NAR Pledges Support for Comprehensive Approach to Address Natural Disasters

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2007-National Association of Realtors President Pat Vredevoogd Combs pledged in a letter to Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) to help Congress craft a national natural disaster plan that would include accessible and affordable insurance, improved preparedness and thorough planning for recovery efforts. ...


Year in Review: SKY Sotheby’s Sees Significant Increases in Earnings, Listings and Associates

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2007-2006 was another successful year for SKY Sotheby's International Realty, the Sarasota-based luxury real estate brokerage firm. The company ended the year with substantial increases in earnings, listings and the total number of sales associates, as well as the opening of several new branch offices and the ...


Apartment Fires Start Every 6 Minutes Causing Nearly $1 Billion in Property Loss: Report

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2007-A fire starts in a multifamily property every six minutes in the United States according to a just released 2005 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire survey. The data indicated that in 2005, 94,000 fires occurred in apartments equating to nearly $1 billion ($948 million) in damages ...


Helping Brokerages Remain Profitable

NAR targets broker needs with Real Estate Services (RES) ...


Dubai-Based Broker Joins Luxury Real Estate’s Worldwide Network

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2007-Dubai-based real estate brokerage firm, Luxury City Real Estate, recently became one of the first Middle East firms of its kind to join Luxury Real Estate's network of brokers, "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate." ...


Horse-in? Around: New Web Site Exclusively Lists Horse Related Real Estate

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2007-Every listing on Horseproperites.net is zoned for horses and features details about the property important to horse owners. The recently launched Web site, www.horseproperties.net, was created by a horse owner and real estate agent to eliminate the frustration and wasted time often endured by those in the ...


First American Homeownership Foundation Marks First Year Anniversary

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2007-The unprecedented boom in homeownership and home values in recent years has benefited many Americans, but not all. The First American Homeownership Foundation (FAHF), a philanthropic entity established by The First American Corporation, which recently completed its first year of operation, is working to address this inequity. ...


Regional Spotlight: Massachusetts Home Sales Slip Slightly in February

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2007-Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts declined in February compared to year-before numbers, but healthy sales in January helped year-to-date sales increase compared to 2006, according to a report released today by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...