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Energy Efficiency at Home and “On the Go” Can Ease Pain of Cold Weather,...

Washington, D.C. - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Winter’s chill pervades much of the nation, and escalating gas prices are putting their own chill down the spines of U.S. consumers. But until the spring thaw arrives, simple energy-efficiency steps at home and on the road – potentially supplemented by federal income tax credits for specific energy-efficiency home improvements – can take the sting out of high energy bills, says the Alliance to Save Energy

Simple and easy-to-use online search capability integrated onto the website New Mexico Realtor

EUGENE, OR - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Searching the Santa Fe MLS (SFARMLS) just got easier for home seekers, thanks to the partnership between IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Teddie Sue Mooday. Potential buyers can now experience an online home search unlike any other with the IDX solution now employed by Mooday. By utilizing the unique search features on search page Mooday hosts, home seekers can engage in a thorough and comprehensive online property search. Never before has a simpler or easier to use real estate website been available to Los Alamos, New Mexico buyers.

CEDIA Brings Education to 2011 International Builders’ Show

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will deliver industry-leading educational sessions at the 2011 NAHB International Builders' Show January 12–15 in Orlando. CEDIA will offer three of its most popular courses for design and build industry professionals and will exhibit in booth #W5047.Visitors to the CEDIA booth can learn about working with a professional electronic systems contractor (ESC) to execute home technology projects. CEDIA representatives will also share information about the Home Technology Alliance, of which CEDIA is a founding partner. In addition, visitors to CEDIA’s booth can enter to win tickets to the 2011 Indianapolis 500

Fannie Mae Launches WaysHome™ Interactive Video Tool to Help Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today launched WaysHome, a free, interactive multi-media tool designed to educate homeowners about their options to avoid foreclosure, empower them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action and seek help in 2011. As part of Fannie Mae's "Know Your Options" initiative to help struggling homeowners, the WaysHome video uses innovative technology to allow homeowners to put themselves in real-life situations, make informed choices and immediately see the outcomes of those actions

CEDIA Supports Home Technology TV Series on DIY Network

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - January 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has announced it will participate as an event sponsor at the launch event for Hollywood Hi-Tech, an upcoming show on the DIY Network that will show sophisticated technology installations in celebrity homes. CEDIA will support the show and will work closely with its host to help illustrate the benefits of working with a professional electronic systems contractor

Innovative IDX Broker software syncs thousands of property listings instantly on Gulf Coast realty...

EUGENE, OR - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mobile, Alabama real estate Alexa Kennedy has chosen to upgrade her professional website by adding a custom IDX solution to her search page, thanks to IDX, Inc. and the IDX Broker software they supply to her. Gulf Coast Alabama MLS (GCAMLS) listings are automatically synced to her search capabilities, with the dynamic IDX solution Kennedy now employs. Finding homes online was once a daunting and incomplete task. But now, with IDX Broker, home seekers can experience the most thorough and efficient online search from the convenience of the website of Kennedy.

MRG Document Technologies Prepares Mortgage Documents for 2011 Regulations

DALLAS, TX - December 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- MRG Document Technologies (MRG), a provider of mortgage document preparation software and compliance technology to banks, credit unions and other lenders nationwide, has developed the forms needed for compliance with upcoming 2011 regulations that mandate changes to both the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and risk-based pricing disclosures. Both updates are meant to provide consumer clarification in regards to loan decisioning and final terms.

4th Annual Green Day Set for NAHB International Builders’ Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A press conference on green product trends featuring speakers from Green Day sponsors BASF, Kohler, Marvin Windows & Doors and The Council for Responsible EnergyA press conference on new-home energy-efficiency breakthroughs from builders participating in the Department of Energy's Builders Challenge and the National Green Building Certification programA Meet and Greet with members of the 20 university teams from around the world chosen to participate in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. See scale models of the designs and talk to the winning students as well as a select group of green builders and remodelers who can talk about real-world application of these cutting-edge technologies

Denver home search made easy with IDX enabled real estate website and search function

EUGENE, OR - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A custom IDX solution is now available on the Denver, Colorado real estate website of Carl Borrmann. Thanks in part to the revolutionary IDX, Inc. technology, thousands of Metrolist Denver MLS (MTOMLS) listings are seamlessly integrated onto the search page Borrmann represents. With IDX Broker software, Borrmann can utilize a dynamic set of search functions online, in an effort to supply his clients with a comprehensive and complete property search conveniently on his website.

Winterize your home to avoid unnecessary damage

Des Plaines, IL - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homes react to weather changes, too, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has tips that can help homeowners protect their homes this winter and prevent minor trouble spots from becoming major repairs

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to feature Pella® products

PELLA, IA - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Sun., Dec. 5, episode of ABC television network's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE) will include energy-efficient Pella windows and doors windows donated by Pella Corporation. The episode will air at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC-TV

Home for the Holidays… But Don’t Stay Too Long: New HomeAway Survey Finds There’s...

AUSTIN, TX - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Spending time with a cranky uncle or an overbearing mother-in-law during the holidays has long been a source of discomfort for hosts and guests alike, but a new survey from HomeAway®, Inc. – the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace – finds some relatives can overstay their welcome in less than a day.

Customizable IDX solution integrates Triangle listings online, to simplify and narrow property search

EUGENE, OR - November 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Triangle MLS (TMLS) listings are now easier to search for than ever before, thanks to the unique partnership between real estate agent Robert Pearse and IDX, Inc. The IDX solution now employed on the website Pearse manages, automatically syncs TMLS listing data with his search page, to give home seekers a comprehensive and thorough online database of home listings. This revolutionary technology gives Pearse and his real estate website a leg-up over his competition, by making it the quickest and simplest place to search for properties online

Hartford National Title Launches Free Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1 Calculator

MILFORD, CT - November 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hartford National Title, Inc., a leading provider of title insurance and real estate closing services, announced today the launch of OneSourceQuote, its new Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and HUD-1 title calculator. This free online application is the byproduct of many months’ worth of developmental efforts and testing by programmers, staff, and beta clients.

Rent Jungle: First Rental Housing Search Engine

Pittsburgh, PA - November 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rent Jungle (www.rentjungle.com) unveiled an industry-first web site, allowing apartment and rental-house hunters to search the contents of listings from thousands of other web sites – using spidering and indexing technologies similar to that of a search engine, but dedicated exclusively to the rental housing industry.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT EXPANDS IN 29 STATES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER AS INDUSTRY’S EMPLOYMENT SITUATION...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 39 states, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. The new figures continue a nearly year-long trend of ups and downs in construction employment as the industry performs stimulus-funded work yet grapples with broad market uncertaint

HUD LAUNCHES NEW ONE-STOP WEBSITE FOR ECONOMIC AND HOUSING DATA

WASHINGTON, DC - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today unveiled a new website that consolidates a wide variety of economic and housing market data at the regional, state, metropolitan area and county levels. Using data from the Census Bureau, Labor Department, State and Local governments, housing industry sources, as well as HUD’s own field economists, the new website employs interactive maps that allow visitors to access a variety of reports – from a region-wide look at employment and housing activity to individual county-level figures on population trends, rental activity and vacancy rates.

Philadelphia Hosts 14th National Brownfields Conference at Pennsylvania Convention Center April 3-5, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C.- November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 6,000 environmental and economic development officials, finance and insurance providers, risk managers, planners, attorneys, civil engineers and students are expected to attend the U.S. EPA co-sponsored National Brownfields Conference, April 3-5, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Energy ratings not a deal breaker, but buyers likely to act on EPC advice

The average home buyer will not be put off a potential property if it has a poor energy rating, according to Legal & General. However, they would be likely to act on the energy saving proposals made in an energy performance certificate (EPC). Three months on from the launch of Home Information Packs (HIPS), the Government has said that most homes are receiving an ‘E’ rating on an A-G scale, but this could rise to a ‘C’ relatively easily.

NAR Helps Realtors(R) Manage Multiple Technology Tools

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Realtors(R) Center for REALTOR(R) Technology has released a free software toolkit to facilitate open standards-based Single Sign-On. SSO is an authentication process that allows users to enter one username and password to access all online real estate applications.

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