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RE/MAX: Agents Taking Action – Associates Learn, Adjust and Expand to Stay Successful

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Gayle Henderson spent more than a decade building her real estate business and becoming one of the top luxury-home specialists in Arizona. Her hard work was handsomely rewarded—in 2007, she earned more than $500,000 in commissions. ...


Home Buyers Get Tax Credit Closing and Flood Insurance Extensions Without Lapse in Coverage; Bills Now Headed to President

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—The National Association of Realtors commended Congress for timely passage of two bills to extend the home buyer tax credit closing deadline and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. Both bills, strongly supported by NAR, had cleared the House earlier and were passed by the Senate as ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Disney Unveils Unique Residential Resort Community at Walt Disney World

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Disney recently unveiled Golden Oak, a one-of-a-kind luxury residential resort community offering the unprecedented opportunity to purchase a home at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Especially designed for resort living, Golden Oak will provide an ...


Zillow.com Reports Record Visits and Activity in First Half of 2010, Amid Surge in Mobile Usage

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Despite a mixed housing market that continued to struggle during the first half of 2010, real estate website Zillow.com announced it broke multiple records for site traffic and user activity over the past six months. Zillow consistently broke traffic records during the past six months with an ...


Point2 Technologies Launches Highly Anticipated Point2 Agent IDX

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Point2 Technologies announced the release of its highly anticipated Point2 Agent IDX (Internet Data Exchange) search solution. Seamlessly integrated into the Point2 Agent (www.Point2Agent.com) listing syndication and website platform for real estate brokers and agents, the tool enables consumers to search local MLS listings directly on their ...


Responsible Homeowners Drown in Debt With No Offer of Help

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—(MCT)—Scott Katzer owes about $200,000 more than his Fort Lauderdale home is worth. Unable to sell anytime soon, he wants to reduce his monthly mortgage payment by refinancing to a lower interest rate. Katzer doesn't qualify under ...


House Extends Home Buyer Tax Credit Closing Deadline

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—(MCT)—The House of Representatives introduced and passed a proposal to extend the original June 30 closing deadline for home buyers who want to get up to $8,000 in tax credits. ...


With New Media, the Same Marketing Principles Apply

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—Measuring the success of your marketing efforts is always critical, but some media is built to be measured in the short term, while others are more structured for brand building, to be measured long term. ...


As Stimulus Funds Run Out, Economic Fears Rise

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—(MCT)—With home sales sliding, employers reluctant to hire and world stock markets gyrating wildly, the U.S. economy is in danger of stalling. Now one of its only reliable sources of fuel is running out: federal stimulus spending. ...


C.A.R. Reports May 2010 Median Price Increased 23.2 Percent; Home Sales Increased 1.2 Percent

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—Home sales increased 1.2% in May 2010 in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home rose 23.2%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) recently reported. ...


U.S. Consumer Confidence Plummets on Job Worries

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—(MCT)—U.S. consumers are increasingly worried about jobs and the economy, the Conference Board recently reported as its consumer confidence index plummeted to 52.9 in June—the lowest level since March—from a downwardly revised 62.7 in May. ...


Top 10 Coolest Beach Homes

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—What’s not to love about the beach? The soothing sound of crashing waves, kids building sandcastles and seagulls scrambling for free snacks, all while you relax on your beach towel, mindlessly drifting away on your private mental ...


RETechnology Inc. Gaining Traction with MLSs to Deliver Real Estate Technology Solutions for Agents

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—RETechnology.com recently announced a partnership agreement with six of the largest MLSs to provide agents and brokers direct access to the company's comprehensive real estate technology website where they can find insights on new products, emerging trends and breaking news. ...


James Weichert, Jr. Appointed Regional Vice President for Weichert, Realtors

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors, and Jace Botti, head of residential sales, announced that James Weichert, Jr. has assumed the role of regional vice president, in addition to his existing responsibilities as vice president. As regional vice president, Weichert will oversee the management and ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 31 Percent of All Residential Sales in First Quarter 2010, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties released its first U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for 31% of all residential sales in the first quarter of 2010, and that the average sales price of properties that sold while in ...


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