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Todays Real Estate News Archive


November Op-ed – Reporting from the Trenches

An insider's look at real estate, the economy ...


Letters to the Editor – November 2008

Be Accountable. A Bit of Irony. A Growing Gap."Coming Up Short-How Realtors Can Make a Difference during Economic Turmoil" ...


Home Warranty of America Sales Rep Honored as ‘Affiliate of the Year’

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2008-Home Warranty of America (HWA) announced that sales rep Liane Luckett has been named "Affiliate of the Year" by the Chicago Association of Realtors. Luckett was given the award, which is in its first year, for her outstanding contributions as an Affiliate Member to the Chicago Association ...


Mark S. Webber Takes on Additional Duties as First American Title’s State Manager for Nevada

RISMEDIA, Oct. 31, 2008-First American Title Insurance Company announced that Mark S. Webber has been named state manager for Nevada. Webber, who also has served as Utah state manager since joining the company in 2004, will now oversee all of First American's direct and agency operations in both states. ...


NAR, Mayors Recognize Allentown, Pa., for Helping Hometown Heroes Become Homeowners

RISMEDIA, Oct. 27, 2008-The National Association of Realtors(R) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors have named Allentown, Pa., an Ambassador City for its Hometown Heroes program, which creates homeownership opportunities for the city's police officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Honored at Luxury Real Estate Conference

RISMEDIA, Oct. 24, 2008-Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation's leading Realtors, recently received two of the top honors at the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate (LRE) Fall Conference in Philadelphia. President and CEO Patricia Petersen was inducted into Luxury Real Estate's prestigious "Billionaires Club" and Daniel ...


In Down Market, John L. Scott Seeks Growth with Addition of New Franchise Director

RISMEDIA, Oct. 24, 2008-J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, welcomes Tim Wynne as his company's new Director of Franchise Development. Wynne comes to John L. Scott with more than 20 years of experience in franchise sales, most recently with RE/MAX International, Inc. where he ...


Realty Video USA Partners with Real Estate Shows

RISMEDIA, Oct. 23, 2008-Realty Video USATM and Real Estate Shows have joined together to offer real estate professionals a simple and cost effective solution for real estate video, which compliments Realty Video USA's high-end custom video production for luxury homes. This inexpensive real estate video solution will be offered to ...


David Crowe to Replace David Seiders as NAHB’s Chief Economist

RISMEDIA, Oct. 23, 2008-David Crowe, who has been the senior staff vice president for Regulatory and Housing Policy at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 2002, has been named the association's Chief Economist, effective November 17. He replaces David Seiders, who recently announced his retirement after serving as ...


Advancements for Home Buyers and Sellers Now Available on Raveis.com

RISMEDIA, Oct. 22, 2008-William Raveis, Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, recently launched the new and improved raveis.com website which includes several sophisticated updates and exclusive features not found anywhere in New England. ...


New Short-Sale Module Expands the Power of Managing Default Properties Nationwide

RISMEDIA, Oct. 20, 2008-DepotPoint, Inc.'s TrackPoint online workflow application suite, which streamlines the tracking and management of foreclosure properties, now offers a short-sale module to facilitate the fast, efficient processing of short sales by homeowners facing foreclosure. As the nation's housing crisis continues, millions of homeowners face foreclosure and the ...


Zillow.com Introduces Automated Quotes within Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2008-Real estate website Zillow.com announced Zillow Quote API, a new feature within Zillow Mortgage Marketplace that allows participating lenders to automate custom quotes to borrowers who submit loan requests. Made possible through an application programming interface (API), the new automation program will be rolling out in the ...


LuxuryRealEstate.com Announces International Award Winners at Fall Conference

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2008-On Oct. 11-14, nearly 200 luxury property experts met in Philadelphia for the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. In addition to the discussions of successful strategies and reports on current market conditions, more than a dozen LuxuryRealEstate.com members were honored with ...


New Book Offers Unique Approach to the New Selling Environment

RISMEDIA, Oct. 17, 2008-With a radically changed economic environment and prospective home buyers armed with more information than ever, builders and sales professionals need to have the right sales skills to gain the trust of their prospective customers and close sales. BuilderBooks, the publishing arm for the National Association of ...


Robert Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Triple Play Realtor Convention & Trade Expo

RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2008-Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will give the keynote address at the eighth annual Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo, which will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center December 9-11, 2008. Sponsored by the New Jersey, New York State and Pennsylvania associations of Realtors, Triple ...