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Today’s Marketplace Archive


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches ‘Next Generation Blog’

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-In a volatile economy, every industry has to take a look at the way it does business and ask: can we be doing this better? And how can we protect our business now, while positioning ourselves for success in the future? ...


Foreclosure Response Team Launches Global Buyers Group

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-Scott D. Coloney, president of the Foreclosure Response Team, has announced the formation of the "Global Buyers Group." Introduced in Toronto, Canada this July, the Global Buyers Group has been created to establish a network of financially-sound investors who are interested in purchasing devalued real estate across ...


TReXGlobal Property Management Software Eliminates Work for Landlords and Property Managers

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-TReXGlobal.com has announced that a new upgraded version of SimplifyEm Property Management Software-which helps real estate investors, landlords, and property managers track income and expenses for rental properties-is helping users save more time and money. SimplifyEm is available at www.trexglobal.com/property-management-software. ...


A Winning Strategy – 5 Keys to Short Sale Success

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Given the current foreclosure situation throughout our country, now, more than ever, is an opportunity for real estate professionals to unify our efforts, diversify our skill sets, and collectively serve as part of the solution. These are extraordinary ...


Economic Recovery Likely to Be Slower and Less Vigorous If Consumer Spending Doesn’t Increase

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-(MCT)-The U.S. economy has suffered its biggest shock since the Great Depression. Trillions of dollars in wealth has vanished. Businesses are struggling, and state and local governments grapple with huge and painful shortfalls. ...


Back to Work – Half of Workers Laid Off in Last Three Months Have Found New Jobs

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Laid off workers continue to be resilient, even as the economy is slow to improve. According to a new survey by CareerBuilder completed in June, 48% of workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months have found new full-time positions; up from 41% ...


Get More Traffic – Visitor Traffic up 22.5% Real Estate Online Marketing Firm Reports

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Z57 Inc., a real estate online marketing company, has announced a 115% increase in client acquisition for the first half of 2009 as compared to the first six months of 2008. This statistic supports the fact that real estate professionals nationwide find added value in choosing an experienced, ...


Virtual Tour Walkthroughs Let Homebuyers Tour Your Home while

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Amid the housing crisis, a newfound importance has been placed on developing functionalities to market homes. One of the most recent of these tools, and what might be lauded as a breakthrough in the way homes are sold in the future, is a new Internet-based service called ...


New Deal Allows U.S. Realtors to Help Sell French Real Estate

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-In a first-of-its-kind deal underscoring the growth of the international real estate industry, the Federation Nationale de l'Immobilier, the French association of real estate professionals, has contracted with Immobel, the leading provider of international real estate technology and cross language marketing services, to translate all French real ...


Making Home Affordable Program on Track to Help Millions of Homeowners

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The Obama Administration recently released its first monthly Servicer Performance Report detailing the progress to date of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) loan modification program. The purpose of the report is to document the number of struggling homeowners already helped under the program, provide information on servicer performance ...


One in Five Homeowners Filed for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure in June

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-One in five people who receives credit counseling before filing for bankruptcy cites avoiding foreclosure as the primary reason they are choosing bankruptcy, according to information collected by Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Atlanta. ...


It’s a Buyer’s Market – Take Advantage

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-The buyer's market that we are in right now is the perfect opportunity to get buyers off the sidelines and into a new home. While many buyers are content waiting for even lower prices than we are seeing today, George Faucette, President, Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate in ...


Consumers Love the ‘Clunker’ Deals, but Fallout Could Include Higher Prices

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-(MCT)-The Cash for Clunkers program has been a favorite for consumers from the start, and the program's popularity can be seen in the amount of consumers taking part in the program, causing for its funding to be eaten up within the programs first week. But consumers have embraced ...


C.A.R. Approves 384 Applications for Its Mortgage Protection Program for First-Time Buyers

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-More than 380 first-time homebuyers have been approved for the California Association of Realtors® Housing Affordability Fund (C.A.R.H.A.F.) Mortgage Protection Program (MPP). As of late July, 384 applications have been approved, and an additional 22 applications were in the pipeline awaiting approval. ...


A Bigger Consumer Pipeline Helps Realtors Build Relationships

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-One could easily argue that Realtor.com put real estate on the map in terms of Internet marketing. You'd be hard pressed to find a more pervasive, more consumer-branded Web-based real estate platform out there. But in today's market, ...