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EXIT Realty Corp. International Names VScreen as Video Provider

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2010—EXIT Realty Corp. International has chosen Orlando-based VScreen, Inc. as its Preferred Video Provider for corporate online marketing. EXIT Realty Founder and CEO, Steve Morris, cited VScreen’s quality of content, production, and experience in the real estate industry as key factors that led to the decision. ...


Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bailouts Could Hit 363 Billion Dollars

RISMEDIA, October 26, 2010—(MCT)—The taxpayer bailouts of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost as much as $363 billion through 2013, according to government projections. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which has regulated the former government-sponsored enterprises since they were seized during the financial crisis in 2008, ...


When Times Are Tough, Don’t Stop Giving – Corporate Responsibility and Goodwill Don’t Go Unnoticed

RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—It’s hard to focus on anything but the business of listing and selling real estate, particularly in the midst of one of the deepest real estate downturns most of us have seen in our careers. NAR’s existing-homes ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Ads Benefit Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Earlier this year a lot of attention was drawn to the world of mobile technology and mobile advertising in particular, when both Google and Apple decided to ramp up their mobile advertising businesses. In January, Apple bought mobile advertising company Quattro for $275 million. A couple months ...


7 Real Estate ‘Squeeze Page’ Lead-Capture Ideas

RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s our belief that real estate squeeze pages (single pages that capture leads) crush the traditional “branded” website (you know the ones that are basically a flyer touting how great you are). We understand that in most instances (not always) you still ...


Home Buyers from Florida to California Bid Above Asking Price, According to ZipRealty’s Home Hunter Report

RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Some homes across the country at various price points are selling above asking price, according to the Q3 2010 Home Hunter Report released by ZipRealty. The report reveals that in Q3 2010, California was home to five ...


Op-Ed: Botox for the Mind – Now’s the Time to Reinvent Yourself from the Inside Out

RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—As a result of the state of the economy, many plastic surgery wannabes are opting for less invasive procedures such as fillers, Botox and laser treatments. We’ve spent millions of dollars on reinventing our outsides, and now many of us are dealing with how to reinvent the ...


Reverse Mortgage Changes Take Today’s Real Estate Market into Consideration

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2010—(MCT)—If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking out a reverse mortgage, it is important to take into consideration that today’s market is significantly different from what it was just a couple of months ago. Monthly ...


The Perfect Partnership – Zillow, Yahoo! Real Estate Team Up to Offer Agents an Opportunity to Get More Views on Listings in Less Time

RISMEDIA, October 23, 2010—Already major players in the real estate space individually, Zillow and Yahoo! Real Estate recently announced a partnership through which Zillow will power Yahoo! Real Estate’s listings and also work as the advertising team for both sites, respectively. Given the size of this partnership, will this bring ...


6 Reasons Why It’s Smart to Buy a Vacation Rental Home Now

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Lately, you've been thinking a lot about investing strategies. You have a small nest egg that needs to grow, but frankly you don't trust the stock market. And while real estate has been somewhat of a rocky road in recent years, it's still a solid long-term investment ...


Real Estate Experts Discuss What They Would Do to Improve the Real Estate Industry if They Had a Magic Wand

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—At one time or another, everyone has found themselves in situations where they have regretted wishing for something because of a bad outcome. But what would you wish for if you were given a magic wand today ...


Price Reductions Continue to Climb for Fourth Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, announced that price reductions for home listings currently on the market in the U.S. have increased for the fourth consecutive month to an all-time high of 27% ...


Real Estate Agents Turn to Social Media to Connect with Clients

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—(MCT)—When real estate agent Sarah Elles Boggs walks into one of downtown Miami's condo towers for a showing, she pulls out her Android smart phone, "checks in" on a GPS-powered Web platform called Foursquare, blasts her whereabouts on Twitter, and leaves behind a location-based "tip" in the ...


Realogy Announces Initiative to Assist its Franchisees Accelerate Their Market Share Growth via Mergers and Acquisitions

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Realogy Corporation, one of the largest providers of real estate and relocation services in the United States, announced an initiative* designed to help its franchisees grow their businesses and increase their market share through mergers, acquisitions and agent walk-overs from other firms. Realogy's real estate franchise brands ...


Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 4.4 Percent in September 2010

RISMEDIA, October 21, 2010—Nationwide housing starts edged up 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units in September, due entirely to a 4.4% gain in the single-family sector, according to U.S. Commerce Department figures. "Builders are cautiously responding ...


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