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Struggling Homeowners Find Help Outside Obama Program

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—(MCT)— More borrowers dropped out of the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention program last month than were added, but many of those homeowners found private help from their mortgage companies, according to recently released data. ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Large Luxurious Custom ‘Diamond Certified Green’ Home

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—This brand new 9,617 square foot custom-built estate features three-stories, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and boasts a litany of premium architectural, design and décor features. Located in The Ridges of Summerlin, Las Vegas, this magnificent estate ...


Getaways: Top Vacation Rental Hot Spots for 2010

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced the top vacation rental hot spots for 2010, based on TripAdvisor shopping data and site editors. These outstanding vacation rental destinations offer easy access to ...


Home Buyers Who Missed 8,000 Dollar Tax Credit Coming Out Ahead

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—(MCT)—Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from ...


New Name for Gloria Nilson, Realtors, Real Living Marks Major Change in Real Estate Landscape

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—Gloria Nilson, Realtors, Real Living is the new name for well-known Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate, operating in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean and Middlesex counties. This name change reflects a newly established affiliation with Real Living, one of the real estate industry’s first consumer lifestyle brands. ...


Century 21 Commonwealth Recognized as Top 10 Company in Sales

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—Century 21 Commonwealth announced it is one of the top ten ranking Century 21 companies in sales production in 2009. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Rolls Out New Website Redesigned with Dreamers in Mind

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC officially launched the new version of its website, www.coldwellbanker.com, which has been in beta form since December 2009. Wholly re-thought and re-designed, the site features optimizations that completely alter and enhance the experience of searching for a home online, the company stated. ...


If These Walls Could Talk – How Do Home Inspections Provide Buyers Protection through Home-Buying Process?

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—As we continue to see record numbers of foreclosures across the country, Dan Steward, president, Pillar To Post, is making it his priority to educate the public about the proliferation of homes used as drug labs (specifically, ...


Credit No Longer an Obstacle to Growth, Geithner Says

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—(MCT)—Forceful government actions, including the $700 billion bank rescue fund have created an environment where credit conditions are no longer an obstacle standing in the way of a U.S. economic recovery, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said recently. ...


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 ...


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