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Demand for Foreclosures Triples for Homebuyers: Realtor.com

The stigma associated with foreclosure purchases has apparently faded with interest in foreclosures nearly tripling in the past two years, according to a survey released Wednesday by Realtor.com. The survey, conducted over 1,004 phone interviews at the beginning of May, suggested that homebuyer interest in foreclosures has jumped 159 percent since October 2009, when foreclosures made up 29 percent of all home sales. The vast majority of buyers said they would want to live in their foreclosure purchase, with 92.1 percent looking for a home to live in and only 6.9 percent looking for foreclosure investments.

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Online Real Estate Firms Partner to Launch Realtor.com VOD Channel

Move, Inc., operator of online real estate Web site Real.com, and RealBizMedia, a media content provider for the real estate industry, announced a partnership to launch the Realtor.com TV Channel which will provide millions of home listings to approximately 55 million U.S homes. Launching the second half of 2012, the channel will begin airing on the Cox cable network as Video on Demand (VOD). By doing so, Realtor.com will reach potential homeowners on three platforms: computer, mobile, and television.

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Americans Consider Housing Policy in 2012 Election

As Americans consider the best candidates for the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, housing is at the forefront of the debate for many. About 70 percent of Americans say a candidate's position on housing could sway their vote, according to a survey released by Move, Inc. However, Americans differ in their views of what the housing market needs most. The survey found 30.9 percent of Americans believe the next president's priority for his or her first 100 days in office should be helping homeowners avoid foreclosures.

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AOL Real Estate Launches New Search Powered by Move, Inc.

AOL Inc. has launched a new real estate search on AOL Real Estate that is powered by Move, Inc. The new search engine returns homes for sale, foreclosures, new homes, off-market, and recently sold properties provided to AOL through Move's ListHub syndication network. The AOL Real Estate search now delivers new tools that enable users to refine their search by multiple criteria including open houses, new listings, and price reductions. It also connects potential buyers directly to real estate agents.

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Realtor iPad App ‘Opens Real Estate Up to Millions’

iPad is the latest mobile device with access to a Realtor.com app, according to details released Tuesday by Move, Inc., operator of the official site of the National Association of Realtors. Compatible with iPad iOS 4.0 or higher, the free app provides property listings with maps and GPS directions, among other features. Realtor.com mobile apps have been downloaded 3.6 million times with active users increasing by 79 percent in four months.

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MortgageMatch.com Connects First-Time Homebuyers with Loan Tools

Move, Inc., an online real estate company that operates the official Web site for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is targeting first-time homebuyers with its new site, MortgageMatch.com. The company developed the site to enable buyers to search for homes, evaluate financing options, and apply for loans online. According to NAR's latest profile study of homebuyers and sellers, 34 percent of Realtors report that difficulty in obtaining mortgage financing is the most important factor limiting their clients.

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