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NRT Announces Executive Appointments

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2010—NRT LLC, one of the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage companies, has announced the promotion of Kate Rossi to regional executive vice president for the company’s Southeast region. Rossi, who previously served as president of NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, ...


Vendor News: RES.NET Asset Management Software Completes Data Feed to Bid4Assets.com Auction Platform

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2010—RES.NET, a leading asset management software company, announced a data integration agreement with Bid4Assets.com, one of the leading online real estate auction companies nationwide. The agreement allows RES.NET’s clients to directly feed real estate property listings to the Bid4Assets.com auction site for additional exposure in liquidating their ...


School Performance Can Increase Home Value and Buyer Interest

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—While millions of Americans throughout the nation prepare for traditional back to school activities, some families are searching for affordable housing based on local schools or desirable school districts. In some cases, proximity to quality schools is ...


Harvard Researcher Shares Insights on Housing Comeback

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—(MCT)—As director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard, Nicolas Retsinas has had a front-row seat for the real estate market’s dramatic boom and bust. After 12 years at the center, Retsinas left the director’s ...


1parkplace Offers Broker Webinar on Hyper-Local Marketing

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—1parkplace announces an informative webinar workshop for brokerage leadership that is designed to reveal the secrets to online and offline market domination. ...


Housing Limbo: When Owners Won’t Pay and Banks Won’t Evict

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—(MCT)—Millions of homeowners are trapped in a bizarre real estate limbo, living in houses but no longer paying for them, waiting and wondering if someone will help them — or throw them out. ...


Regional Spotlight: Recovery Continues in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), an MRIS company, just released its July 2010 statistics that shows stabilization in the Mid-Atlantic real estate market over the past three months. Data from the report suggests that the gradual recovery shown in the last two months has continued through July. ...


A Closer Look at the State of Mortgage Modifications

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—(MCT)—After her husband lost his tech job in 2008, Lisa Eidner of Mahwah, N.J., asked the family's mortgage servicer to lower their monthly payments. The company agreed to a temporary cut, but sent the family on a frustrating, 15-month journey — and then turned them down for ...


Marketing Messaging: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Website Presence

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—With the constant evolution of technology, there’s a real need to keep your online presence current and relevant. From content to cutting-edge buttons and widgets, the improvements are endless. However, I believe that if you start with a few, important strategies for improving your website, they will ...


Weekly Mortgage Rate Report: Rates Fall to New Lows

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—Mortgage rates fell to new lows this week, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average mortgage rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. ...


‘Fundamental Change’ for Fannie and Freddie, Geithner Says

RISMEDIA, August, 18, 2010—(MCT)—With sweeping financial reform legislation enacted, the White House and Congress now must focus on fixing the mess created by the failed housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It's a complex challenge with high stakes ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free field guide to short sales through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, technology tools and savings from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, and homeownership and stable communities go hand-in-hand. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Realogy CEO Takes Part in U.S. Government Conference on the Future of Housing Finance

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2010—Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, announced that its chief executive officer Richard A. Smith traveled to Washington, D.C., today to participate in the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance. The invitation-only event is being hosted by Secretary of the Treasury ...


Federal Reserve Issues Final Rule on Loan Originator Compensation

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2010—NAMB applauded the Federal Reserve Board yesterday (FRB) for issuing its final rule changing the way loan originators may receive compensation, as a benefit to consumers, by preventing unfair, abusive, or deceptive lending practices. ...


The Real Estate Book Introduces New Search Tool for House Hunters on the Go, Launches App for iPhone, iTouch, iPad

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2010—More Americans are relying on their mobile devices to access information, quickly and easily. The number of people who sought local information on their smart phones grew 51% last year, with the fastest growing method of accessing this info through downloaded apps.? For on-the-go home buyers, The ...


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