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Understanding the Role of Predatory Lending in Debt Securitization

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Because large financial institutions spend money on elections and advertising, they are able to control the dialogue and thus have been able to deflect any sort of accountability for the foreclosure epidemic they designed and executed. ...


Mortgages Can Help, Rather Than Hinder, Finances

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—(MCT)—While most financial-savvy consumers do their best to avoid debt, one debt that is unavoidable to many families is a mortgage. Because many of us feel more in control of our home and expenses without a mortgage, a common question is whether to pay it off as ...


Appraisal Institute Applauds Financial Reform Bill, Calls on Congress to Pass Final Version

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Real estate appraisal provisions in the final version of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, completed by Congress on Friday, should mean more reliable home appraisals for consumers, the Appraisal Institute said. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation’s largest professional organizations of ...


The Century 21 System Upgrades Mobile Real Estate Experience with Dynamic iPhone App

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations announced the release of its new iPhone app. The Century 21 iPhone app automatically provides mobile users with property listings, open house information and Century 21 office locations. It ...


PCMS Consulting Launches Camp REinvent Summer Webinar Series

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—PCMS Consulting announced its Camp REinvent Summer Webinar Series. The company will be hosting ten free, 30 minute webinars focused on broker reinvention through Internet marketing and recruiting efforts. ...


Coldwell Banker Announces New Master Franchisor in France; Company Will Also Expand Brand into Monaco

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the signing of a master franchise agreement with Demeure S.A. to expand the Coldwell Banker brand in France and into Monaco. With the addition of Monaco, the Coldwell Banker network now extends to 50 countries and territories worldwide on a combined ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Take a Look at the Often-Overlooked

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—With all the excitement surrounding the iPhone 4’s release last week and simultaneous headlines about new Android devices on the way, no one seems to be paying any attention at all to the old faithful Blackberry. Those paying attention would know that in the first quarter ...


Low Mortgage Rates Not Enough to Lure Potential Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Mortgage rates have tumbled to record lows, but high unemployment and job jitters by still-working Americans mean the milestone is unlikely to attract enough borrowers to boost the unsteady housing market, economic and real estate professionals say. ...


Hey Lumberjack, Get Out of the Prairie

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—Ever wonder why Hollywood is chock-full of actors? Or why the shore towns of Alaska are teaming with fishermen? The answer is simple - if you’re a lumberjack, you go where the forests are. ...


House, Senate Lawmakers Reach Deal on Financial Reform

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Ending more than two weeks of often-contentious negotiations, House and Senate lawmakers reached agreement on the most far-reaching rewrite of financial rules since the Great Depression. ...


Forward-Thinking: Tools One Nevada Brokerage Uses to Succeed in Challenging Las Vegas Marketplace

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—“It wasn’t long ago that an agent could complete half a dozen deals in a day, without even leaving their own home,” recounts Mark Stark, CEO and owner of Las Vegas’ Prudential Americana Group. Those were the days, according to Stark, when the median home sale price ...


Any Way You Tie It, Bow Ties are Back

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Call it nostalgic neckwear if you must, but any way you twist the trend, bow ties are back. Sales of the ties, dismissed for years as a quirky accessory for your old chemistry professor or oddball uncle, ...


DotLoop CEO Scores Second National TV Appearance on FOX Business Network

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—DotLoop, of Blue Ash, one of the first online collaborative environments for real estate scored its second national TV appearance in 2010 on the FOX Business Network with an appearance by CEO G. Austin Allison on "America's Nightly Scoreboard," hosted by David Asman. ...


Century 21 Scheetz Recognized as Top 10 Office in Sales

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—Century 21 Scheetz of Indianapolis announced it is one of the top ten ranking Century 21 offices in sales production for 2009. ...


Diane Turton, Realtors Welcomes David Reich as Manager of Wall Office

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—Diane Turton, President and Broker/Owner of Diane Turton, Realtors announced the appointment of David Reich to the position of Office Manager at the firm’s Wall/Manasquan location. ...


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