SentriLock Continues to Gain New Business Momentum in 2012

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

SentriLock, the number-one rated provider of electronic lockbox systems to the real estate industry, continues to deliver leading solutions and partnerships that real estate associations are looking for.

SentriLock is excited to welcome our new customers signed so far in 2012; we are equally as happy to continue our relationships with customers that have renewed and extended their current agreements. SentriLock is committed to remain the number one provider of electronic lockbox systems. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service to all of our customers now and into the future, comments Scott Richardson, General Manager.

SentriLock is excited about new partnerships with the following customers:

Alaska MLS

Black Hills Association of REALTORS?

Carlsbad Board of REALTORS?

Central South Dakota Board of REALTORS?

Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS?

Clovis-Portales Association of Realtors?

Consumer 2.0 Inc. dba Rently

Door County Board of REALTORS?

Dubuque Multiple Listing Service Inc

Farlow Realty

Grand Island Board of REALTORS?

Great Falls Association of REALTORS?

Greater Fort Polk Area Board of REALTORS?

Greater Northwoods MLS

Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS?

Junction City Board of REALTORS?

Lewis-Clark Association of REALTORS?

Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of REALTORS?

REALTOR? Association of Indian River County

REALTOR? Association of Maui

REALTOR? Association of Northwestern Wisconsin

Stillwater Board of REALTORS?

Terre Haute Area Association of REALTORS?

West Branch Valley Association of REALTORS?

Woodward Board of REALTORS?

Just as important, SentriLock constantly grows the business relationship with current association accounts. The true quality of a company and its products is demonstrated by the number of loyal, continuing customers.

SentriLock is proud to recognize extending relationships with the following customers:

Adirondack-Champlain Valley MLS

Americus Board of REALTORS?

Campbell County Board of REALTORS?

Central West Tennessee MLS

Chico Association of REALTORS?

Del Norte Association of REALTORS?

Elmira-Corning Regional Board of REALTORS?

Golden Isles Multiple Listing Service

Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS?

Harrison District Board of REALTORS?, Inc.

Heart of Missouri Board of REALTORS?

Henderson County Board of REALTORS?

Jacksonville Board of REALTORS?

Long Island Board of REALTORS?

Mammoth Lakes Board of REALTORS?

Manhattan Association of REALTORS?

Manitowoc County Board of REALTORS?

Meridian Board of REALTORS?

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS?

Monroe County Association of REALTORS?

Ottumwa Board of REALTORS?

Paradise Association of REALTORS?

Roanoke Valley – Lake Gaston Board

Southeast Alaska MLS

Oroville Association of REALTORS?

Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS?

Tehama Association of REALTORS?

Topsail Island Association of REALTORS?

About SentriLock:

SentriLock is owned by the National Association of REALTORS? and is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits? Program. The companys REALTOR? NXT Electronic Lockbox System, the official NAR lockbox solution, is known for its reliable and secure technology, ease of use and its outstanding customer service. SentriLock provides secure, easy and reportable access to every listing via more than 675,000 lockboxes in use by 250,000 Agents from over 245 different Boards, Associations and MLSs in the United States and Canada. SentriLocks award-winning Customer Care Team provides world-class support seven days a week, exclusively from its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. or

Contact Information:

Greg Sheldon

SentriLock, LLC

National Sales & Marketing Manager


US Housing Outlook Improves: 1.3 Million Households Gain Positive Equity

Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 14, 2012

CoreLogic?, a leading provider of real estate data, released a new residential properties report on September 12th, showing that 10.8 million, or 22.3 percent, of all mortgages were in negative equity at the end of the second quarter of 2012. That represents a total of 1.3 million US households that have risen from negative home equity to positive home equity so far this year.

Destiny Homes sees positive expectation that home values will continue to rise given the good news that an additional 1.8 million homeowners are near positive equity by 5% or less. “I am encouraged by Anand Nallathambi’s, president and CEO of CoreLogic outlook that these properties could move into ‘above water’ if home prices continue to improve as anticipated,” says Butch Sprenger, owner of Destiny Homes.

The breakdown of information, and good news for homeowners, in CoreLogic’s report is:

10.8 million (22.3 percent) residential mortgages had negative equity, down from 11.4 million or 23.7 percent, at the end of Q1, 2012.

An additional 2.3 million borrowers possessed less than 5 percent equity in their home at the end of the second quarter.

Approximately 600,000 borrowers reached a state of positive equity in Q2 of 2012.

More than 700,000 home borrowers moved into positive equity in Q1 of 2012.

Over 1.3 million households regaining a positive equity position since the beginning of the year.

The share of borrowers still underwater but current on payments was 84.9 percent at Q2’s end in 2012, up from 84.8 percent at the end of Q1.

The level of negative equity continues to improve with more than 1.3 million households regaining a positive equity position since the beginning of the year, said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. Surging home prices this spring and summer, lower levels of inventory, and declining REO sale shares are all contributing to the nascent housing recovery and declining negative equity.

Coupling CoreLogic’s report with the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index(IMI) August report on improving housing markets, many US homeowners are more optimistic.

Some homeowners have sat on the fence, wanting to remodel, while waiting to see home values increase. With news like this, time to begin the remodeling project makes sense in terms of investment dollars.. “Two of the best investment home renovation projects homeowners can make are kitchen and bath upgrades. If you think about it, that makes sense because these rooms have the highest levels of daily activity. If selling in 3- 4 years, top quality appliances, spacious bathrooms, and quality construction will go a long way to help attract buyers. In many cases homeowners can expect to recoup about 75-90% of the cost of remodeling one of these rooms”, says Sprenger.

Additionally, after a press conference yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said, “While low interest rates impose some costs, Americans will ultimately benefit most from the healthy and growing economy that low interest rates promote”. If Bernanke is right, “not only is now a fiscally responsible time for homeowners to build, it is also good timing for home renovations”, Sprenger commented.

CoreLogic’s data shows a wide variance by state in home equity rates. It listed Nevada with the highest percentage of mortgaged properties in negative equity at 59 percent, followed by Florida (43 percent), Arizona (40 percent), Georgia (36 percent) and Michigan (33 percent). These top five states combined account for 34.1 percent of the total amount of negative equity in the U.S. Minnesota is above average with a 17.1% negative equity share. As more homeowners actually find that their home’s equity has increased, it adds favorable opinion that the U.S. housing outlook is indeed improving.

Minneapolis and St Paul homeowners encouraged by increasing home values are moving forward with their home remodeling and renovation projects. Contact Destiny Homes at 952-934-6706 to engage a highly awarded home remodeler with over 35 years of distinctive builds in the Twin Cities area.

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