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A Winning Strategy – 5 Keys to Short Sale Success

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Given the current foreclosure situation throughout our country, now, more than ever, is an opportunity for real estate professionals to unify our efforts, diversify our skill sets, and collectively serve as part of the solution. These are extraordinary ...


Economic Recovery Likely to Be Slower and Less Vigorous If Consumer Spending Doesn’t Increase

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-(MCT)-The U.S. economy has suffered its biggest shock since the Great Depression. Trillions of dollars in wealth has vanished. Businesses are struggling, and state and local governments grapple with huge and painful shortfalls. ...


Get More Traffic – Visitor Traffic up 22.5% Real Estate Online Marketing Firm Reports

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Z57 Inc., a real estate online marketing company, has announced a 115% increase in client acquisition for the first half of 2009 as compared to the first six months of 2008. This statistic supports the fact that real estate professionals nationwide find added value in choosing an experienced, ...


Virtual Tour Walkthroughs Let Homebuyers Tour Your Home while

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Amid the housing crisis, a newfound importance has been placed on developing functionalities to market homes. One of the most recent of these tools, and what might be lauded as a breakthrough in the way homes are sold in the future, is a new Internet-based service called ...


LPS Real Estate Group Signs Agreement to Provide rDesk to HomeServices of America

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Lender Processing Services, Inc., a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage industry, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide its rDesk Suite of products, offered by its LPS Real Estate Group division, to eight operating companies that are part of ...


New Deal Allows U.S. Realtors to Help Sell French Real Estate

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-In a first-of-its-kind deal underscoring the growth of the international real estate industry, the Federation Nationale de l'Immobilier, the French association of real estate professionals, has contracted with Immobel, the leading provider of international real estate technology and cross language marketing services, to translate all French real ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Marks One-Year Anniversary with Growth and Momentum

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC celebrates one year since the launch of its franchise system, with a growing network of 2,100 agents across 75 offices in 10 states. In its first year of operations, the newest national real estate franchise has surpassed expectations and gained ...


RealtyTrac Expands Partnership with HomeFinder.com

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, and HomeFinder.com, one of the most trusted sources for consumers to find a home online and connect with real estate professionals, announced a new agreement and strategic partnership. Effective immediately, real-time foreclosure data from RealtyTrac's nationwide database ...


Making Home Affordable Program on Track to Help Millions of Homeowners

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The Obama Administration recently released its first monthly Servicer Performance Report detailing the progress to date of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) loan modification program. The purpose of the report is to document the number of struggling homeowners already helped under the program, provide information on servicer performance ...


One in Five Homeowners Filed for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure in June

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-One in five people who receives credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy cites avoiding foreclosure as the primary reason they are choosing bankruptcy, according to information collected by Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Atlanta. ...


It’s a Buyer’s Market – Take Advantage

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The buyer's market that we are in right now is the perfect opportunity to get buyers off the sidelines and into a new home. While many buyers are content waiting for even lower prices than we are seeing today, George Faucette, President, Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate in ...


Consumers Love the ‘Clunker’ Deals, but Fallout Could Include Higher Prices

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-(MCT)-The Cash for Clunkers program has been a favorite for consumers from the start, and the program's popularity can be seen in the amount of consumers taking part in the program, causing for its funding to be eaten up within the programs first week. But consumers have embraced ...


C.A.R. Approves 384 Applications for Its Mortgage Protection Program for First-Time Buyers

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-More than 380 first-time homebuyers have been approved for the California Association of Realtors® Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) Mortgage Protection Program (MPP). As of late July, 384 applications have been approved, and an additional 22 applications were in the pipeline awaiting approval. ...


Century 21 Real Estate and HomeFinder.com Announce Advertising Agreement

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest residential real estate sales organizations, and HomeFinder.com®, a leading national real estate search site that connects home buyers and sellers with comprehensive property listings and real estate professionals, are pleased to announce a national ...


Ardynn PR Launches Global Network

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-As with all successful business models, evolution is par for the course. Ardynn Media is making the switch to Ardynn PR and its new virtual cloud, the House Of Ardynn. ...


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