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Weichert Family of Companies Records another Banner Year

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2007-The Weichert Family of Companies experienced its second best year on record, amassing an impressive $73 billion in total company volume in 2006. Weichert is one of the nation's largest privately owned providers of real estate and homeownership services. ...


Massachusetts Housing Market on Mend

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2007-(MCT)-A sharp rise in January home sales and modest price declines indicate that the Massachusetts real estate market may be recovering from its worst slump in more than a decade. ...


Contos to Head RE/MAX of California & Hawaii, Terranova Named Regional Director of RE/MAX Mountain States

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2007-RE/MAX International announced that it is acquiring the independently owned regional operation of RE/MAX of California & Hawaii. As a result, Adam Contos, who has served as regional director of RE/MAX Mountain States since 2005, has been named regional director at RE/MAX of California & Hawaii and ...


Chris Eigel, Michael Pierson Acquire Nine Offices of Prudential Preferred Properties

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2007-Chris Eigel and Michael Pierson, both long-time veterans of the Chicagoland real estate market, have acquired nine of 11 Prudential Preferred Properties' Chicago-area offices, they announced Monday. ...


Chase Moves Mortgage Office to Newtown, PA; Celebrates with ?Night of Art’

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2007-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, has announced it has moved its mortgage office in Newtown, PA, to Suite 110 on 115 Pheasant Run. ...


Pennsylvania Real Estate Market Will Remain Healthy in 2007, says Penn State Economist

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2007-Home prices in Pennsylvania have increased but not as much as in other parts of the country, according to a new report published today by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors(R). ...


Existing-Home Sales Improve in January

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2007-Sales of existing homes rose in January, reaching the highest level in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales-including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops - increased 3.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 6.46 million units in January from an ...


Reply! Chairman and CEO Payam Zamani to Speak at Internet Conference

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2007- As part of the Jefferies & Company 3rd Annual Internet Conference panel discussion, Reply! Chairman and CEO, Payam Zamani has been invited to discuss "Next Generation Marketing." Zamani will cover the evolution of online marketing over the past decade and his vision of where online marketing ...


For Realtors, It Pays to Be a Good Neighbor – Applications Open for $10,000 Grants

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2007-The National Association of Realtors(R) is seeking nominations for its eighth annual Good Neighbor Awards, which recognizes Realtors whose extraordinary commitment to volunteer work has enhanced and improved their communities. ...


Low Mortgage Rates Keep Buyers in Illinois Housing Market

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2007-Low mortgage interest rates keep buyers in the market despite the extreme winter weather in January, a typically slow month for the housing market in Illinois. According to the Illinois Association of Realtors(R)' latest report, total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) were off 6.8% in ...


Governor Announces New Program to Help College Grads Buy First Home in Eight Michigan Cities

RISMEDIA, Feb. 28, 2007-Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) announced that the Graduate Purchase Assistance (G.P.A.) program is at work helping new college graduates purchase their first home. This program is designed to encourage young people to locate in eight of Michigan's largest urban ...


NAR PULSE: Get More Done—Faster—with Xerox Multifunction System

RISMEDIA, Feb. 23, 2007-Whether you're printing flyers, faxing offers, copying reports or scanning to e-mail, Xerox can give NAR members the competitive edge. You can do it all from one integrated system, simultaneously! Add color when you want it-and pay only for the color you use. Plus, Xerox delivers some ...


This Weekend’s Box Office Releases

RISMEDIA, Feb. 23, 2007-Whether you're a fan of goosebump mystery thrillers or cult comedy television shows-turned-movies, this weekend offers three new hits that are sure to bring the laughter, tears, and yes, even fear. ...


Ethics Watch: How Discrimination in Real Estate Kills the American Dream

Real estate expert cautions industry to be more vigilant ...