Newsdesk | Volume 6 | Issue 76 | November 15, 2011


Top News
Georgia bank seized by regulators; failures up to 88 in 2011
Atlanta Business Chronicle - Regulators shut down Rockmart, Ga.’s only locally owned bank on Thursday and its assets and deposits taken over by Century Bank of Georgia, Cartersville, reports the Rome News-Tribune.
Scammers profit from struggling housing market
MarketWatch - Fraudsters find a way to scam lenders and homeowners out of money no matter how the housing market is faring, but in recent years they’ve shifted their tactics to profit from the market’s downturn.

Market News
Real Estate Weekly: Falling prices are biggest risk, homeowners say
MarketWatch - “The decline in home values continues to undermine homeowners’ confidence in the housing market,” said Scott Ryles, chief executive of Home Value Insurance Company, an Ohio-licensed insurance carrier, in a news release.
Real estate woes deepen as home prices face more pressure
USA Today - The more concerning aspect of the report is that while home prices including foreclosures and short sales fell 4.1% from September of 2010, they still fell 1.1% when you exclude distressed sales. That has not been the case in previous months. "
WRM American completes buy of Fidelity National’s flood insurance business
Business Journal of Tampa Bay - WRM America Holding Co. LLC wrapped up its purchase of Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Co. Based in St. Petersburg; FNIIC is the nation’s largest provider of federal flood insurance.

Tech News
4 Reasons You Need Google+ - “Google+ will feel very familiar,” says Dave Hanley, principal at the Banyan Branch, a social media marketing agency. “Google+ is clearly evolutionary, not revolutionary. I think businesses will know exactly what
How to Create a Social Media Marketing Schedule - It's easy to get into social media for the wrong reasons and to post too much or too little. Here's how to balance out your social media efforts. Why have you joined the social media world? Some social networkers are there for purely egotistical reasons.


Other News
NAR's 2012 President Committed to Facing Challenges Ahead
REALTOR Magazine - NAR will not waiver in its commitment to ensure access to homeownership, affordable housing, and commercial investment, according to Moe Veissi, 2012 NAR president. Veissi shared his perspective and insights into some of the key issues facing the real estate industry in the coming year during

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