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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. ...


Mortgage Rates Swoon to Record Lows

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Mortgage rates slumped to record lows this week, Freddie Mac confirmed, with lenders on average offering 4.69% on a 30-year fixed-rate loan. ...


Homes Shrink as Market Sinks

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—(MCT)—When the going gets tough, the houses get smaller. Or at least that's what data from the U.S. Census Bureau are suggesting. ...


Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in May 2010

Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 18% in May 2010, marking 21 months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. ...


A Step in the Right Direction – Online Marketing Presentations Give Agents the Upper Hand

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—As the real estate industry continues to put an emphasis on reducing the consumption of paper and printing and implementing eco-friendly practices into their daily business model, companies like Hunt Valley, Maryland’s, Realty Tools, have made it easy to go green while maintaining a professional appearance—all while ...


Around the Home: Tips for a Great Looking Yard

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—Got a hundred bucks and a free weekend? Then you've got what it takes to invest in some yard care improvements. "Some of the best upgrades to your yard can be done with a few dollars ...


As Tax Credit Expires, New Home Sales Sink

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—(MCT)—Sales of newly built U.S. homes collapsed in May 2010, the government said recently, falling to a record low and stirring concerns among some economists that the housing market would stumble again now that a popular federal ...


Fannie Mae Getting Tough on Home ‘Walkaways’

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—(MCT)—Taking aim at homeowners who are able to pay their mortgage but decide it's not worth it, Fannie Mae plans to go after them in court and to limit their access to home loans for seven years. ...


Regional Spotlight: May 2010 Home Sales Up 37 Percent in Massachusetts; Condo Sales Jump 24 Percent

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts surged 37% in May 2010, marking the fourth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases in year-over-year sales, according to a new report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


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