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EXIT Realty Goes Green with ‘Teal is the New Green’ Initiative

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-EXIT Realty brokers, agents and suppliers are going green with the introduction of their "Teal is the New Green" division, as the company's real estate agents from coast to coast are getting involved in marketing new "green" residential developments. ...


Freddie Mac Launches Guaranteed Structured Pass-Through K Certificates

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-Freddie Mac announced the launch of its offering of Series K-003 Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), multifamily mortgage-backed securities that provide a new vehicle for the company to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's multifamily housing market. ...


You Can-and Must- Work Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Real estate agents who are finding success in today's market likely have a key commonality: they've accepted that working the foreclosure market is no longer optional. ...


Lifestyle and Economic Changes May be Permanent – Tips to Adjust and Prosper in ‘Reset’ Economy

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Shock dealt by the market is laying the foundation for deep, long-term change where quick or temporary adjustments won't do. Rocked to their core, consumers are saying a good-bye to frivolous expenditures. In fact, Americans say that even after the recession ends, their spending will return to ...


Is Full Housing Recovery in Sight?

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-Despite signs that housing sales may have reached bottom during the current housing recession, a full housing recovery is not yet in sight and home values will continue to fall during the next several quarters wrote noted housing economist David Lereah in a Market Commentary currently posted ...


Keeping Up With the Times – Realtors Respond to Challenging Market

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-Realtors are adjusting to shifts in the real estate market, reaching out to consumers through social networking and obtaining training to better meet the needs of clients, according to the "2009 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile." ...


A Renewed Focus on Going Green – Green Building Grows at Surprising Rate

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-As builders and remodelers retool their businesses in a tight credit market and recapture the interest of jittery consumers, this spring is the greenest yet for the nation's home building industry, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


More ‘Gold’ for the Golden Years: 5 Reasons for Seniors to Rent Their Vacation Properties

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-It seemed like a great idea 20 years ago. You'd buy that condo in Florida, vacation there as often as possible, then someday sell your primary residence and spend your "golden years" basking in the sun. But like so many Americans, the nation's recent economic troubles have ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: A new offer from NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, eNeighborhoods; a FREE webinar through REALTOR® University; and REALTORS® explore land use challenges. ...


RE/MAX Agents Master Today’s Market – Outpace Competition with Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-As the government announces new plans to streamline the short sale process, RE/MAX International Inc., launched a national training tour that will bring the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) program to professional real estate agents in more than a dozen cities in the next three months. ...


Recession to Ease as April Leading Indicators Rise

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose sharply in April 2009, the first increase in seven months, and the strengths among its components exceeded the weaknesses for the first time in one and a half years. The Index for the U.S. increased 1.0% in April, following ...


Single-Family Starts and Permits Edge Higher in April

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Production of single-family homes edged upward in April 2009 as builders responded to improving conditions for new-home buyers, according to newly released figures by the U.S. Commerce Department. While overall starts fell 12.8% to a record-low ...


Are You Looking to Generate Referrals and Boost Your Commissions? Learn How at This Year’s Referral Expo

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® has been selected as a major sponsor of the Referral Expo 2009, a virtual event that commenced on Monday, May 18th and will run through Friday, May 29th. ...


RE/MAX Supports Government Efforts to Streamline Short Sales

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2009-Treasury Department proposals to streamline the short sale process are a welcomed development by the real estate industry and are supported by industry leader Dave Liniger, Chairman and Co-Founder of RE/MAX International, Inc. and the entire RE/MAX brand. Cash incentives will now be offered to lenders and ...


HGTV’s FrontDoor.com Highlights ‘Coolest Properties for Sale’ in Real Estate Feature, Cool Houses Daily

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