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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 ...


Housing Crisis Likely to Drag Down Credit Scores

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—(MCT)—For countless Americans struggling to make their mortgage payments, the problems have just begun. ...


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

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: REALTORS® Federal Credit Union introduces a partner program for large brokerages; save 10% off all paint coatings with REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Lowe’s; and sign up today for the Generation Buy course at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference ...


Regional Spotlight: May 2010 Home Sales Jump 39 Percent in Connecticut

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—Sales of single-family homes in Connecticut surged 39% in May 2010, posting the sharpest increase in sales year-over-year for the month of May in more than two decades, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


What are Companies’ Top Concerns for Relocating Employees over the Next Decade?

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—A new report from Brookfield Global Relocation Services concludes that the coming decade will be a critical one for companies with international workforces, as they grapple with several key issues, including the changing nature of temporary assignments, so-called “cross-border” commuters and emerging markets. ...


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