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Regional Spotlight: Double-Digit Home Sales Gains Continue in Illinois; Statewide Median Price Up 0.6 Percent

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—Illinois home sales activity in May 2010 increased for the ninth consecutive month and it was the third month of positive year-over-year price movement in 2010. According to the Illinois Association of Realtors latest report, statewide total home sales (which include single-family and condominiums) in May 2010 ...


Meet QR Codes

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—In the past, I’ve mentioned the importance of being able to recognize shifts in communication and adapt quickly in order to use new mediums to your advantage. Last week proved to be a prime example of that for me and my company. As I walked down New ...


Obama Administration Approves State Plans for Use of 1.5 Billion Dollars in ‘Hardest Hit Fund’ Foreclosure-Prevention Funding

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—State Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada can begin to use $1.5 billion in "Hardest Hit Fund" foreclosure-prevention funding under plans approved recently by the Obama Administration. This aid will support innovative local initiatives to assist struggling homeowners in those states, as ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Plan to Vacation This Summer

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—While economic news may still not be great, the hallmark of the season - the summer vacation, may not be completely in jeopardy. Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are planning to take a summer vacation this year. This ...


PCMS Consulting Accelerates Growth Trajectory; Announces New Technology Partnerships

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—In its continued quest to offer innovative solutions to the brokerage community, PCMS Consulting announced two new technology partnerships within its Internet Services Group. The company has signed strategic marketing agreements with 1CAVO of Denver, CO and Digital Docs.net of Orlando, FL. ...


Lone Wolf Launches Mobile Website Product

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies announced the launch of the newest feature available for their Global Wolf website clients, Mobile Websites. Mobile Websites are the easiest way for brokers and agents to take their Global Wolf websites mobile and establish a presence in today’s fastest growing marketing ...


NAHREP Blog Radio Show to Address Arizona’s Immigration Law

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate, a blog radio show produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), will spotlight Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070 on its June 29 broadcast. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, and Clarissa Martinez, Director of ...


Housing Starts, Permits Decline in May 2010

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—Nationwide housing starts and issuance of building permits stalled in May 2010 following the expiration of a popular home buyer tax credit program, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. New-home production declined 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000 units, the slowest ...


Top 10 Things You Should Know about Financial Reform

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—As the United States continues to put plans into action in order to help remedy the country’s financial situation, Americans are waiting optimistically to see the end result of the regulation bill that is moving through both ...


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

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free articles on how to sell to four personality types through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; save on a Virtual Rooms annual license with REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, HP; and see how many visitors view your ...


May 2010 Shows a Continued Strong Pace for Existing-Home Sales

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Existing-home sales remained at elevated levels in May on buyer response to the tax credit, characterized by stabilizing home prices and historically low mortgage interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors. Gains in the West ...


Regional Spotlight: William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Wins Number 1 Place to Work in Massachusetts

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, LLC, has announced the firm has been chosen as the #1 company to work for in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey. The honor recognizes company achievements in ...


Simple Is Best – Technology Company Helps Make Agent’s Online Management a Little Simpler

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Have you seen iGoogle? It’s an online dashboard that offers you the ability to read the day’s news, check your Facebook or Twitter feeds or even find out what time that new movie is playing. ...


Brand Veteran Budge Huskey Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that Budge Huskey, currently executive vice president of the NRT-owned Coldwell Banker brokerage operations in the Southeast, was appointed as president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Huskey will report directly to Jim Gillespie, who will continue ...


Susan G. Komen for the Cure and RE/MAX Launch Home for the Cure

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—For thousands of people passionate about finding a cure for breast cancer, there is now a way to turn their home sale or purchase into a contribution to one of the most prominent cancer foundations in the U.S., Susan G. Komen for the Cure. ...


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