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Top 5 in Real Estate Offers What Every Home Seller Should Demand

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2009-RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, the country's newest and fastest-growing membership organization for North America's finest residential real estate agents, is conducting a coast-to-coast tour designed to educate prospective Top 5 Members on how they ...


White House, Congress Reach Final Compromise on Stimulus

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2009-(MCT/RISMedia)-Congress is now poised to approve a $789 billion economic recovery plan that includes billions of new dollars to help states pay education and health costs as well as tax breaks for those who buy new cars ...


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

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2009-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: The upcoming REALTOR® University Webinar; technology solutions offered through NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and a chance to enhance networking and business opportunities at NAR's Resort Symposium. For more information, visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


How Long Does a Loan Modification Take?

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2009-Understandably, homeowners who apply for a loan modification tend to get a little antsy and perhaps even annoyed when they apply for a loan modification and then fail to hear anything for several weeks, especially if they continue to receive late payment notices and nasty phone calls ...


Don’t Be Left Off the List – Top Brokers Respond Quickly to Survey

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-Many of the nation's top brokerages have already submitted their annual Power Broker survey, ensuring their chances for inclusion in this leading industry ranking from RISMedia. Among the companies currently in the line-up: RE/Max Equity Group; Prudential ...


Home Buyer Tax Credit Will Create 255,000 Jobs, NAHB Study Shows

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-The $15,000 home buyer tax credit, which is an integral part of the economic stimulus legislation adopted yesterday by the Senate, will result in nearly 500,000 additional home sales and create 255,000 new jobs in the ...


Homeowner Perception Changing: Most No Longer in Denial about U.S. Housing Slide

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-American homeowners' perceptions of the value of their own homes moved more in line with reality at the end of 2008, at least when it came to hindsight. More than half (57 percent) believe their own home lost value during the year, according to the Zillow Q4 ...


Treasury Unveils Comprehensive Bank Rescue, New Start

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Senate Passes Stimulus Bill, Real Estate Industry Reacts

NAHB estimates that the $15,000 tax credit would boost home sales by almost 500,000 ...


What Can a Half Century of Housing Inventory Data and Past Recessions Tell Us?

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2009-Like any other market, housing runs on supply and demand. Factors manipulate supply and demand like interest rates, employment, Wall Street, the government, and consumer confidence to name a few. But do we always have to ...


3 Strategies to Grow Your Blog Audience

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2009-If your blog is already up and running, congratulations. Now, the real work begins. To truly enjoy the advantages of a popular real estate blog, develop your content in a regimented and strategic way to grow a highly relevant audience. The three simple ideas that follow can ...


Obama Officials Delay Bank Bailout Announcement

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2009- (MCT)-The Obama administration on Sunday postponed the announcement of its new bank rescue plan so it could concentrate on pushing passage of economic stimulus legislation in Congress. ...


RISMedia Launches New Website: New Features Offer Rich Resources at Critical Time in Industry

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems since 1980, has launched a brand new website that includes a host of new informational features at a time when industry professionals need them most, the company announced today. ...


Tough Questions in Face of Future TARP Spending

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to issue a report this week describing plans to spend the remaining $350 billion of a federal rescue program aiming to stabilize the economy and aid troubled financial institutions. But before any new funds can be spent, the administration will have ...


IDX – Make It Prominent and Make It Easy

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-It would be difficult to find a real estate professional who doesn't understand the value of a website, and the need to have some type of MLS search displayed on it. Yet, a great many of them also complain that they get few or no leads from ...


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