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Century 21 Real Estate Announces Recipients of National Scholarship Program

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2007-Recognizing the importance of a higher education and the associated rising costs to today's youth, Century 21 Real Estate LLC named M. Nicole Bartel of Fredericksburg, Texas; Amanda Brown of Poteau, Okla.; and Hector Gonzalez of Brea, Calif., as the recipients of its 2007 national scholarship awards. ...


CENTURY 21 System Raises $5.2 Million for Easter Seals in 2006

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2007-During a special presentation at the CENTURY 21 International Convention 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Easter Seals announced that 2006 contributions made by members of the Century 21 System exceeded $5.2 million. Since 1979, the Century 21 System has raised more than $91 ...


Real Living Concludes Fourth Annual Convention and Awards Ceremony

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2007-Real Living recently concluded its fourth annual national convention and awards ceremony. Real Living associates traveled to Cancun, Mexico, from Feb. 11-14 to take part in the festivities. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Expands to Long Island

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2007-Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty recently set up house on the East End of Long Island opening offices in Southold and Cutchogue. Daniel Gale Sotheby's acquired Deirdre O'Connell Real Estate, with existing offices in Cutchogue and Manhasset, and opened a new office on Main Road in Southold. ...


Homefree Welcomes Financial Planner Sue Feitelberg

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2007-With financial planning being such an integral part of home maintenance and remodeling decisions, Ethix Media, LLC, the makers of Homefree(TM), introduces financial expert Sue Feitelberg to its team of subject matter experts (SMEs). As a financial advisor and vice president of JPMorgan Chase, Feitelberg will provide ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Sales Playing Catch-up

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2007-(MCT)-Sales of new homes took an upturn in January, but it may be too soon to know if it's a trend or just a result of other factors. ...


NAR: Housing Recovery Likely This Year, But Timing Isn’t Clear

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-Unusual weather patterns and problems in the subprime lending marketplace are creating challenges in assessing housing market conditions, but a recovery is likely this year, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of ...


NAR Supports Strengthening Financial Soundness of Government-Sponsored Enterprises

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-The National Association of Realtors® testified yesterday that creating a strong regulatory regime that preserves the housing mission of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) will strengthen the housing finance system and emphasize the important role housing plays in the nation's economy. ...


Realogy Sponsors National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s 17th Annual Conference

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-Realogy Corporation announced its sponsorship of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition's (NCRC) 17th Annual Conference, which starts today at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. ...


Century 21 Lauds Company for Commitment to Improving Minority Homeownership

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that it honored CENTURY 21 Southwest, located in Houston, Texas, with the 2007 Century 21 Marsh Fisher Diversity Award during the CENTURY 21 International Convention held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Established in 1999, the Century ...


Michigan Assn. of Realtors and Chamber of Commerce Fight Proposal for $1.4 Billion Tax Increase

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2007-The Michigan Association of REALTORS(R) and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce unveiled a TV ad addressing Governor Granholm's 2% excise tax on services that will result in a $1.4 billion tax increase on families and job providers. The ad began airing yesterday and highlights just some of ...


Deidre Lane Named Senior VP of Operations, William Pitt Sotheby’s International

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2007-Stamford, CT-based William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty announced the appointment of Deidre Lane to senior vice president of operations. The new corporate management position was created to serve the needs of the firm's ever-expanding network of sales associates, which in the last year alone has increased from ...


Regional Spotlight: Land Brokerage Courses to Be Offered throughout Virginia

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2007-"Fundamentals of Land Brokerage - Land 101" is being offered in several locations throughout Virginia this year for students who want to learn the basics of land brokerage. ...


Regional Spotlight: Cost of New, Existing Valley Homes Jumps, Taking Longer to Sell

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2007-(MCT)-Existing home prices shot up 11% in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania in February, while the average cost of a newly built home surpassed $500,000 for the first time. ...