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Letting Your Voice Be Heard

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2009-"Now more than ever before, the real estate industry has become the focal point of congressional leaders," explains Ed Lawler, director, Broker Involvement Program, National Association of Realtors® (NAR). "Congress understands that economic recovery is dependent on a housing recovery, so it is looking closely at legislation that ...


Short Sale of Multifamily Parcel Provides Opportunity for Affordable Development

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2009-The Foreclosure Response Team (FRT), has announced the Short Sale closing of over 1.5 acres in Poinciana Park, consisting of nine properties including single family homes, duplexes and triplexes. The parcel is located between Andrews Ave. and Federal Hwy. on SE 22nd St. through SE 23rd St. ...


Mortgage Window Shopping – 5 Tips for Prospective Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-(MCT)-After a recent spike seen in mortgage rates, some consumers are wondering whether they've missed their chance to refinance into an ultra-low rate. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 19, 2009.  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 548.2, an increase of 6.6% on a seasonally ...


NAHB – New Guidelines Needed for Appraising Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-Using foreclosed and distressed sales as comparables with appraisals on single-family homes without adequately reflecting the differences in the condition of the respective properties is needlessly driving down home values, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


The Future of Real Estate Franchising

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-Hiring professional top producing agents is a must to stay competitive, but this daunting task is made easier if you have the established and proven tools and systems supporting you. Additionally, generating leads for your team of agents as well as tools, such as professional marketing ...


May Existing-Home Sales Continue Rising Trend

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Sales of existing homes showed another gain in May, benefiting from favorable affordability conditions and a first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. May's increase was the first back-to-back monthly gain since September 2005. ...


Prudential Named Relocation Provider of the Year

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc. was named Relocation Provider of the Year at the annual Re:locate Awards, which honor companies and individuals involved in relocation. ...


Hard Times Make Credit Score Key

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-(MCT)-Americans' credit scores, the three-digit number that determines whether you'll get a loan and how much you'll pay for it, have taken a beating. Millions of consumers' scores have dropped, making it more expensive for them to borrow ...


What Role Does Today’s Real Estate Market Play on Workforce Mobility?

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-Facing a softening real estate market, mounting competitive pressures and a tightening economy, today's corporate relocation managers are modifying their policies to better contain costs and keep employees mobile. To gauge the extent of these changes, Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the world's leading relocation ...


Austin Real Estate Market Continues to Gain Momentum in 2009

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-According to the May 2009 Multiple Listing Service report by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, the volume of single-family home sales in May 2009 was 1,707, down 19% from May 2008, and the median price was $193,000, down one percent over the same time period. ...


FHA’s Expanded Market Share Must Be Supported, Say Realtors

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-Without the Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance program, a large portion of today's home buyers would be unable to realize their dreams of homeownership. The National Association of Realtors® urged Congress late last week to invest resources that will ensure FHA's continued role in stabilizing housing to ...


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

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: 2009 NAR Membership Kits are in the mail, travel deals from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program, and NAR announces new path for RSPS Certification. ...


Fixing What Went Wrong

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-(MCT)-President Barack Obama's proposed overhaul of financial regulations aims to eliminate a number of the loopholes that contributed to the recession. Here's a summary of what went wrong and how his proposals would try to fix it: ...


‘Recession is Losing Steam’ – Economic Index Increases for Second Straight Month

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-The Conference Board Leading Economic IndexTM (LEI) for the U.S. increased 1.2% in May, following a 1.1% increase in April, and a 0.3% decline in March. ...


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