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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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9 Ways to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Privacy By Nerissa Sardi RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009-Nearly everyone is using the Internet these days to find information or connect with others. But surfing the Web can still sometimes feel like the Wild West. Despite technological advances to help reduce the risk of identity theft, becoming the victim of an Internet scam or having your privacy invaded is a persistent threat. And, as a number of recent incidents involving social networking websites have shown us, it can even be fatal. Keeping your guard up is essential to avoid trouble on the Internet. (1 comments)
RISMEDIA, September 15, 2009-RE/MAX International, Inc. recently announced a partnership with California-based iQual Corporation whose flagship product, the ApprovalGUARDTM Service, is designed to help consumers understand and manage their credit profile. The terms of the partnership will allow RE/MAX to provide consumer credit information and articles written by professional credit experts on real estate website remax.com. "Consumers have always found it difficult to understand their own credit, but in today's market many are also finding it harder to qualify for credit, and are looking for resources to help them proactively manage their personal credit profile," said Marnie Blanco, Vice President (2 comments)
Homebuyers cashing in $8,000 tax credits - 09/09/09 04:35 PM
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Hundreds of thousands of first-time homebuyers across the country have begun to claim their tax credits, according to new government data released on Friday. So far, nearly 315,000 people have claimed the tax credit after filing an amended 2008 tax return, according to a Treasury Department report on the status of the Recovery Act. California led all states with 42,304 claimed credits. Eligible first-time homebuyers can claim the credit of up to $8,000 -- or 10% of the home's value, whichever is less -- on either an amended 2008 return or on their 2009 return. Treasury's figures (0 comments)
RISMEDIA, September 2, 2009-Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in July, increased 3.2% to 97.6 from a reading of 94.6 in June, and is 12.0% higher than July 2008 when it was 87.1.The index is at the highest level since June 2007 when it was 100.7. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the housing market momentum has clearly turned for the (1 comments)
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