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Regional Spotlight: July Home Sales in Las Vegas Close to June’s Record Numbers

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-(MCT)-Housing market conditions in Las Vegas remain softer than a week-old banana, but real estate observers are seeing more signs of recovery with each passing month. ...


Leaders Elite Continues August Webinars

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals, will present the following Webinars during August 16-31, 2009. ...


When You Speak Up, We’re All Heard

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-In spite of the healthy competition fueling the real estate industry, it's not uncommon that our own business successes end up serving everyone in the field. ...


Home Values Flatten in Short Term; Yearly Declines Shrink, but High Rates of Foreclosure, Negative Equity Expected to Delay True Recovery

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-Home values in the United States posted their 10th consecutive quarterly decline, falling 12.1 percent year-over-year, according to a Zillow Home Value Index of $186,500, according to the second quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. But for ...


Real Estate Professionals Discover Lead Generation Tool with Proven ROI: the Telephone

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-Savvy real estate professionals have rediscovered one of the best tools for generating qualified leads online: the telephone. To help agents and brokers measure the effectiveness of their online listings and other marketing campaigns, Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has introduced ATG's eStara Call Tracking on ...


RealBiz360 Announces New VuVista Suite Release and iVuVideo YouTube Solution

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009-RealBiz360 Inc., a leading provider for delivering high resolution imaging over the Internet and Real Estate marketing solutions announced today the next generation of its VuVista Suite platform. The new release features the iVuVideo tour conversion solution with a fully automated upload to YouTube. ...


Fannie Mae’s Guideline Changes May Affect Corporate Transferees’ Purchasing Power

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-If you serve the corporate relocation market you may be aware of yet another challenge this population faces. Because of changes announced in June by Fannie Mae (FNMA), the largest mortgage purchaser in the country, transferring families' purchasing power could be significantly impacted. ...


Is the Foreclosure Panic the Y2K of Our Decade?

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-Just 10 years ago we were approaching the new millennium not with wonder and anticipation but with fear and loathing. Seems someone forgot to tell the computers how to change their clocks and right at the stroke of midnight the modern world as we know it would end, ...


Mortgage Bill Could Be Revived

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-(The Hill)-Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on Monday of last week that if the financial industry is not able to complete 500,000 mortgage modifications by November he would pursue legislation ratcheting up the pressure on the industry. ...


Builders Call on Congress to Extend and Enhance Home Buyer Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-To help create jobs and set the stage for a strong recovery, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) yesterday called on Congress to extend and enhance the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit due to expire on December 1. ...


LPS Real Estate Group Announces Vertical Ad Network to be Branded Real Estate and Living Media Network

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, has announced that its Real Estate Group division is rebranding its vertical ad network to Real Estate and Living Media Network. ...


Technology Credit Union Offers a Helping Hand to Distressed Homeowners

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-Technology Credit Union has announced it has modified more than $10 million in mortgage loans for homeowners since accelerating its effort two years ago to provide assistance to members facing financial difficulty. As part of its efforts, Tech CU implemented a variety of payment relief options ...


RE/MAX Welcomes Colombia and Morocco to Its Global Network

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc., recently welcomed the countries of Colombia and Morocco to its growing global franchise network, which now boasts offices in more than 70 countries. The international growth of RE/MAX is especially welcome in major U.S. population centers, such as the metro Chicago real estate ...


Florida Real Estate Services Group to Meet for First Time at FAR Convention

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-FAR President Cynthia Shelton has asked Rei Mesa, President of Prudential Florida Realty, to serve as Chairman of the "Florida Real Estate Services Group" which will meet for the first time at the FAR Convention on August 21. ...


Where Did Bank Bailout Money Go? Watchdogs Aren’t Entirely Sure

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2009-(MCT)-Although hundreds of well-trained eyes are watching over the $700 billion that Congress last year decided to spend bailing out the nation's financial sector, it's still difficult to answer some of the most basic questions about where the money went. ...


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