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Southland Regional Association of Realtors Partners with Point2 Technologies on Listing Syndication Initiative

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-Point2 Technologies Inc. and Southland Regional Association of Realtors®, one of the largest real estate Associations in the United States completed the implementation of a major program designed to extend advanced property listing syndication technology to more than 10,000 real estate brokers and agents in the San ...


A Bigger Consumer Pipeline Helps Realtors Build Relationships

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-One could easily argue that Realtor.com put real estate on the map in terms of Internet marketing. You'd be hard pressed to find a more pervasive, more consumer-branded Web-based real estate platform out there. But in today's market, ...


Signs of Life: Slower Decline May Signal Recession’s End

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-(MCT)-The worst U.S. recession in 70 years should end over the next three to six months, judging by recently released data that showed that the economy's contraction eased considerably from April through June. ...


The Glass – Half Full, Half Empty or Shattered…You Decide

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-It's easy to be negative, but you don't get much for your efforts. ...


Treasury Announces Home Price Decline Protection Incentives

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-As part of an ongoing effort to expand relief to struggling homeowners, Treasury released the Supplemental Directive for its Home Price Decline Protection (HPDP) program, a component of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). HPDP provides additional incentive ...


Is the Real Estate Bear Market Beginning to Bottom Out?

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-If history is a reliable guide, then it may be safe to say that we have entered the beginning of the end of this historic housing bear market. The following data from the Winans International Real Estate Index shows significant increases in new home sales which has led ...


HGTV’s FrontDoor.com Brings Enhanced Nationwide Real Estate Searches to Local Markets

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-FrontDoor.com, the online real estate information service of cable network leader HGTV, announced it will serve as a national real estate listing partner for a collection of more than 250 newspaper websites nationwide. The partnership will be offered as a component of the real estate platform solution ...


Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey Partners with Realogy to Grant Child’s Wish to go to Disney

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. This summer, 13-year-old Marcus from Union County, New Jersey, will have his wish to go to Disney World granted. With the contributions made by Realogy employees, who donated $6,000 from two fundraisers ...


Chase Exclusives Rewards Checking Customers with New 1% Mortgage Cash Back

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-Chase, one of the nation's leading consumer banks, announced 1% Mortgage Cash Back, an innovative new benefit from Chase Exclusives, the program that rewards checking account customers for using the bank's other products and services. ...


Houston Association of Realtors Syndicates Listings To Trulia

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-The Houston Association of Realtors® (HAR), the nation's second largest local Realtor association, and Trulia, Inc., have announced a partnership that enables the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to automatically feed more than 50,000 for-sale property listings throughout the greater Houston area to Trulia.com. HAR joins other ...


Realtors Urge First-Time Buyers to Act Quickly, Tax Credit to Expire Soon

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-The New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) is encouraging those considering buying a home for the first time to act quickly, as there is very limited time to qualify for the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. As of ...


HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Announces New FHA-Making Home Affordable Loan Modification Guidelines

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented changes to its loan modification program to ensure consistency with the Obama Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program. By August 15, FHA borrowers will be able to significantly reduce their monthly ...


Is Your IDX Strategy Right For You?

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-As the industry has evolved to engage and provide consumers with quality information, there are more options than ever before for agents to provide MLS search tools within their personal websites. When talking with Realtors, I often use the analogy of buying a car. Any operating car can ...


Intero International Announces Expansion into Asia-Pacific Region

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-Intero International Franchise Services, LLC, a company affiliated with Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most innovative brokerages in the industry, announced that it has reached an agreement that permits Intero International to expand the INTERO® brand throughout Asia and the ...


FHA Home Modification Program Will Help Thousands of Homeowners, Say Realtors

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Charles McMillan: ...


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