Miami Single-Family Home Sales Exceed Record Levels in 2014 Strong Demand for News Construction Impacts Existing Condo Sales Aug 22, 2014 01:45PM

Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Strong demand for Miami properties from both domestic and foreign buyers continues to fuel price growth, as demand for new construction properties continues to gain momentum, according to the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Median sale prices again increased for both single-family homes and condominiums in July. Prices remain at affordable 2004 levels despite 37 months of consistent increases for condominiums and 32 months for single-family homes.

The median sale price for single-family homes increased 11.3 percent, up to $255,950 from $230,000 in July 2013. The average sale price for single-family homes increased 19.7 percent from $406,532 in July 2013 to $486,820 last month.

Compared to July 2013, the median sale price for condominiums increased by 5.6 percent to $190,000 from $180,000 a year prior. The average sale price for condominiums increased 6.9 percent to $345,610 from $323,338 in July 2013.

"Demand for Miami housing continues to strengthen, as evidenced by rising prices and rapid sales activity," said 2014 Chairman of the Board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS Liza Mendez. "Condominium resales are being impacted by all of the new and pre-construction projects now being marketed - and there are actually more sales and contracts when both the new and resale condominiums are added."

Strong Sales Compared to Record Sales Activity
Single-family home sales in Miami-Dade County increased 0.2 percent relative to July 2013, from 1,227 to 1,229. Compared to June 2013, condominium sales declined 8.8 percent from 1,538 the previous year to 1,403 last month. Combined, residential real estate sales decreased 4.8 percent to 2,632 compared to 2,765 in July of last year.

Miami Real Estate Selling Fast, Close to List Price
Miami real estate continues to sell at a rapid pace and at nearly asking price, reflecting strong demand.
The median number of days on the market for single-family homes sold in June was just 43 days, an increase of 22.9 percent from July 2013. The average percent of original list price received was 95.2 percent, down a negligible 0.9 percent from a year earlier.

The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in July was 59 days, an increase of 31.1 percent compared to the same period in 2013. The average sales price was 93.5 percent of the asking price, a decrease of 3.7 percent.

"We expect the current momentum of the Miami real estate market to continue as job growth and other economic factors improve," said 2014 MIAMI Association of REALTORS Residential President Francisco Angulo. "Miami remains a leading global city and destination, and our real estate market plays a major role in this reality. Miami also remains a focal point for both U.S. and foreign buyers, investors, tourists and business, a fact that will continue to fuel demand for local housing and properties."

National and State Figures
Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops increased 2.4 percent from June but were 4.3 percent below what they were in July 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Statewide closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 22,099 in July, up 5 percent compared to the year-ago figure, according to Florida Realtors. Statewide sales of condominiums totaled 8,984, down 6.7 percent from July 2013.

The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $222,900 in July, a 4.9 percent increase from July 2013, according to NAR. The statewide median sale price for single-family existing homes last month was $185,000, up 3.6 percent from the previous year, while that of townhouse-condo properties was $137,500, up 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Cash Sales Decline
Cash sales in Miami continue to decline as more financing becomes available. Still, access to mortgage loans for condominium buyers remains limited, impeding further market strengthening.

In Miami-Dade County, 54.5 percent of total closed sales in June were all-cash transactions, compared to 60 percent in June 2013. Cash sales in Miami are still significantly higher by 26 percent compared to the national average of 29 percent. All-cash sales accounted for 40 percent of single-family home and 67.1 percent of condominium closings, compared to a year earlier when cash sales were 43.3 percent of single-family home sales and 73.6 percent of condominium sales.

Since nearly 90 percent of foreign buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash, this continues to reflect the much stronger presence of international buyers in the Miami real estate market.

Short Sales Continue to Decrease
While traditional sales continue to increase, distressed property transactions in July again declined in Miami-Dade due to fewer short sales. In July, only 31.4 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 35.1 percent in July 2013.

Short sales and REOs accounted for 8.0 and 23.4 percent, respectively, of total Miami sales in July. Sales of REOs increased 21 percent while that of short sales declined by 55 percent.

Nationally, distressed homes accounted for 9 percent of July sales compared to 15 percent in July 2013.

Active Inventory Rises
After three years of record sales activity that resulted in an inventory shortage, seller confidence is resulting in more properties being listed for sale in Miami.

Active listings at the end of July increased 26.5 percent, from 13,575 in 2013 to 17,167 last month but remain 60 percent below 2008, when sales bottomed. Inventory of single-family homes increased 20.7 percent from 5,123 in July 2013 to 6,181 last month. Condominium inventory increased 30 percent to 10,986 from 8,452 active listings during the same period in 2013. At the current sales pace, there is still a 5.6-month supply of single-family homes, an increase of 14 percent from 4.9 months in July 2013, and a 7.8-month supply of condominiums, up from 6.0 months in July 2013, an increase of 31.7 percent. A balanced market between buyers and sellers offers between six and nine months supply of inventory.

New listings of single-family homes increased 6.6 percent, up to 2,738 in July 2014 from 1,913 during the same period in 2013. New condominium listings decreased a 3.5 percent from 2,838 in July 2013 to 2,738 last month.

At the end of the July, total housing inventory nationally rose 3.5 percent to 2.37 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 5.5-month supply at the current sales pace.

New Construction Market Update
Strong sales in the coastal new construction condominium Miami market (east of I-95) reflect significant demand for new properties, according to the latest New Construction Market Status Report released today by Cranespotters.com and MIAMI.

Although existing condominium sales remain consistent compared to record sales activity over the last three years, slight declines in existing sales can be attributed to new construction supply becoming available over the last year.

Further, deposit structures and a high percentage of cash sales in the current new construction market is indicative of a very sound market that is very unlike the condo boom of the last decade.

"The South Florida Preconstruction Condo Market is gaining momentum some three years after this current boom began in 2011. Unlike the last boom that was fueled by loose bank financing, this current condo cycle is being driven by buyers who are putting down hefty deposits of some 50 percent of the presale contract price," said Peter Zalewski, founder of Cranespotters.com. "Overall, developers in South Florida have already completed 16 new condo towers with nearly 800 units and are currently constructing an additional 70 towers with some 9,300 units. The primary focus for many developers right now is to prepare their projects for the all-important winter tourism season in South Florida that kicks off in November."

Currently, there are 173 new construction towers that have been announced in Miami-Dade County east of I-95, of which:

   •  53 have not been approved
   •  59 are planned but have not begun development
   •  54 are under construction
   •  7 were completed in 2014

Of the above, 76 projects or 90 towers totaling 14,205 units are currently selling. To date, 63 percent or 8,883 units have been sold. The mean price per square foot of these units is $825.

Access July 2014 Miami-Dade Statistical Reports: SFMarketIntel.com

Note: Statistics in this news release may vary depending on reporting dates. Statistics reported by MIAMI are not impacted by NAR's rebenchmarking efforts. MIAMI reports exact statistics directly from its MLS system.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 94 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with 120 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI's official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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The King Of All Monsters Stomps Into Sony Movie Channel With A Gargantuan "Godzilla" Block, Highlighting His Biggest Fights And Baddest Foes, Every Monday In September At 10 p.m. ET Aug 22, 2014 01:44PM

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- God zilla takes over Sony Movie Channel (SMC) with a month-long "Manday" block devoted to the King of All Monsters' biggest fights and baddest foes, every Monday at 10 p.m. ET. The radioactive lineup features Matthew Broderick in the 1998 blockbuster GODZILLA (September 1); GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA and GODZILLA 2000 (September 8); GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS and GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (September 15); GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (September 22); and DRAGON WARS (September 29), starring Craig Robinson. The monster month kicks off with a gargantuan eight-film marathon, on Monday, September 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET.

SMC honors the late James Garner with a special Western marathon on Saturday, September 6, at 11 a.m. ET. The star-studded event boasts Western hero Randolph Scott in RIDE LONESOME; James Stewart in FOOLS' PARADE and THE MAN FROM LARAMIE; Gregory Peck in MACKENNA'S GOLD; and Kevin Costner in SILVERADO. A pair of Oscar®-nominated films headline the night, as Garner and Sally Field star in the small town dramedy MURPHY'S ROMANCE; then, Garner steps into the spurs of Wyatt Earp to solve a Hollywood murder mystery with Bruce Willis as Tom Mix, in SUNSET.

"Sundays in HD" presents four more visual masterpieces, every week at 7 p.m. ET. The roster features a blend of Academy Award® winners and nominees with Daniel Day-Lewis in Scorsese's Oscar®-winning drama THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (September 7); the Oscar®-nominated WWII submarine epic DAS BOOT (September 14); Warren Beatty is the king of Las Vegas in the Oscar®-winning BUGSY (September 21); and James Garner and Sally Field star in the 1985 nominee MURPHY'S ROMANCE (September 28). DAS BOOT, BUGSY and MURPHY'S ROMANCE were all nominated for Best Cinematography and AGE OF INNOCENCE for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design which it won.

Saddle up with James Stewart, as SMC celebrates the beloved silver screen icon with a Western double feature on Wednesday, September 10. The night begins at 8 p.m. ET, as Stewart uncovers a cattle baron's plot to arm Apaches in THE MAN FROM LARAMIE. Then, Stewart is convicted killer Mattie Appleyard, whose attempt to start an honest life is foiled by a corrupt sheriff in 1971's FOOL'S PARADE, with Kurt Russell.

And take the stand for a night of "Courtroom Thrills," as part of SMC's "Friday Features" block on September 19, at 10 p.m. ET. Tom Cruise stars as a rookie defense lawyer, in over his head, in A FEW GOOD MEN, with Jack Nicholson, Keifer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon. Then, jury duty turns deadly when a single mother's life is threatened by the mob in THE JUROR, starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin.

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)

Mandays with GODZILLA (movies guys like)

Monday, September 1 – GODZILLA SMASH-A-THON9:30 a.m. – GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992)11:20 a.m. – MOTHRA (1962)1 p.m. – GODZILLA 2000 (2000)2:40 p.m. – GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS (2003)4:35 p.m. – GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2004)6:10 p.m. – GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. (2004)7:45 p.m. – GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2005)|10 p.m. & 12:25 a.m. – GODZILLA (1998)

Monday, September 1 – GODZILLA GOES HOLLYWOOD10 p.m. & 12:25 a.m. – GODZILLA (1998)

Monday, September 8 – GODZILLA REBOOTED, BEFORE AND AFTER10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992)11:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m. – GODZILLA 2000 (2000)

Monday, September 15 – GODZILLA'S GREATEST FOES10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. – GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS (2003)11:50 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. – GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2004)

Monday, September 22 – GODZILLA'S FATE10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m. – GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. (2004)11:40 p.m. & 3:30 a.m. – GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2005)

Monday, September 29 – GODZILLA AND DRAGONS10 p.m. & 2 a.m. – GODZILLA (1998)12:25 a.m. & 4:25 a.m. – DRAGON WARS (2007)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies - one theme)

Tuesday, September 2 – STARSHIP TROOPERS SERIES10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m. – STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION (2004)11:40 p.m. & 3:15 a.m. – STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER (2008)

Tuesday, September 9 – POP STARS GO HOLLYWOOD10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – SWEPT AWAY (2002)11:35 p.m. & 3:05 a.m. – GLITTER (2001)

Tuesday, September 16 – BRUCE WILLIS SPOOFS8:15 p.m. & 11:45 p.m. – ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT (2009)10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – HUDSON HAWK (1991)

Tuesday, September 23 – RACE AGAINST TIME THRILLERS8:20 p.m. & 12:05 a.m. – 7 SECONDS (2005)10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. – 88 MINUTES (2008)

Tuesday, September 30 – ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – BACHELOR PARTY VEGAS (2006)11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. – SPRING BREAK (1983)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, September 3 – BILLY DEE WILLIAMS8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – BRIAN'S SONG (1971)9:20 p.m. & 12:20 a.m. – THE TAKE (1974)

Wednesday, September 10 – JIMMY STEWART8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. – THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955)9:45 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. – FOOLS' PARADE (1971)

Wednesday, September 17 – BUSTING OUT OF PRISON8 p.m. & 12 a.m. – BREAKOUT (1975)9:45 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. – THE CHASE (1966)

Wednesday, September 24 – ESPIONAGE SUSPENSE8 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. – THE ODESSA FILE (1974)10:15 p.m. & 2:30 a.m. – OUR MAN IN HAVANA (1960)

Killer Thursdays (horror and suspense)

Thursday, September 4 – CREATURE FEATURES10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m. – BOA VS. PYTHON (2004)11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. – NIGHTWING (1979)

Thursday, September 11 – DEAN KOONTZ6:45 p.m. & 1:00 a.m. – DEAN KOONTZ'S INTENSITY (1997)10 p.m. & 4:15 a.m. – DEAN KOONTZ'S SOLE SURVIVOR (2000)

Thursday, September 18 – CONTEMPORARY HORROR10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. – THE COTTAGE (2008)11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m. – THE GRUDGE 3 (2009)

Thursday, September 25 – SATANIC SCARES10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m. – THE DEVIL'S CHAIR (2008)11:35 p.m. & 2:45 a.m. – THE DEVIL'S TOMB (2009)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, September 5 – UNTRUTHFUL HOTTIES8:15 p.m. & 12 a.m. – MORTAL THOUGHTS (1991)10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m. – BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006)

Friday, September 12 – GRITTY INDIES10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. – ASSASSINATION GAMES (2011)11:45 p.m. & 3:35 a.m. – THE RAID: REDEMPTION (2012)

Friday, September 19 – COURTROOM THRILLS10 p.m. & 2:30 a.m. – A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)12:30 a.m. & 4:50 a.m. – THE JUROR (1996)

Friday, September 26 – WESTERNS7:45 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. – MACKENNA'S GOLD (1969)10 p.m. & 2:30 a.m. – SILVERADO (1985)

Western Marathon with a Tribute to James Garner

Saturday, September 611 a.m. – RIDE LONESOME (1959)12:15 p.m. – FOOLS' PARADE (1971)2 p.m. – THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955)3:45 p.m. – MACKENNA'S GOLD (1969)5:55 p.m. – SILVERADO (1985)8:10 p.m. & 11:50 p.m. – MURPHY'S ROMANCE (1985)10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m. – SUNSET (1988)

Sundays in HD (cinematic favorites)

Sunday, September 77 p.m. & 9:25 p.m. – THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993)

Sunday, September 147 p.m. & 9:40 p.m. – DAS BOOT (1982)

Sunday, September 217 p.m. & 9:20 p.m. – BUGSY (1991)

Sunday, September 217 p.m. & 9 p.m. – MURPHY'S ROMANCE (1985)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule. In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie ChannelSony Movie Channel is a U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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San Diego Community Stands Up to U.S. GSA and Announces 5,000 Signature Petition Calling for Commercial and Mixed-use Development at World’s Busiest Land Port of Entry Aug 22, 2014 01:42PM

San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition and Duty Free Americas/UETA Urge Private Project at San Ysidro Port of Entry

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition, comprised of residents, small business owners and business leaders, delivered 5,104 petition signatures to the federal government this week, urging it to include space for a mixed-use facility proposed by Duty Free Americas (DFA)/UETA in the final phase of the ongoing border project, connecting Interstate 5 freeway lanes to Mexico’s El Chaparral border crossing. The proposal envisions 1,000 parking spots, retail space for restaurants, and a rooftop heliport for emergency crews and Customs and Border Protection officers.

The proposal would inject $30 to $50 Million of private investment into San Ysidro and the City of San Diego, create 100 short-term construction jobs and create 300 long-term jobs. However, the proposal cannot move forward because GSA has been unwilling to discuss allowing the private project to coincide with theirs. UETA has operated in San Ysidro for 30 years and their flagship store would be eliminated in the current GSA plan, along with 100 current jobs in a community already experiencing high unemployment.

“San Ysidro and San Diego deserve better than to be virtually ignored by the Feds in Washington. With these 5,104 signatures, we are sending a clear message that we want a smarter border that promotes long-term job creation and economic development,” said Jason M-B Wells, Executive Director, San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce and Founder of the San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition, est. 2007. “The DFA proposal is the perfect opportunity for a private project to fill some of the voids Phase 3, on its own, will leave – such as a 1,000 space parking deficit, insufficient pick-up facilities for pedestrian crossers and lack of economic development. The federal government must capitalize on this $750M opportunity Congress and taxpayers have given it and do it right!”

Andrea Skorepa, CEO of Casa Familiar, adds, “San Ysidro has an unemployment rate of 18% which is higher than the rest of the City of San Diego. If the feds take the land owned by Duty Free Americas, they will also eliminate 100 jobs and further drive up unemployment in an urban community of many working class people. Destroying local businesses is economic injustice targeting the Latino community and another example of how Washington is hurting local communities instead of helping them. Over 5,000 San Diego taxpayers have voiced their support on a petition and it’s time for the Feds to get on board with the plan and support San Ysidro!”

Besides creating 300 news jobs, the DFA proposal would provide 25,000 – 30,000 pedestrians, according to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), with convenient shopping and restaurants and a designated location for pick up by waiting vehicles on Virginia Avenue, as well as bathrooms and shaded waiting areas for children and senior citizens.

for San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition

Susana Villegas/Communications

Media line: 619-947-5742

svprcommunications@gmail.com

Source: San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition


The Bedrock of a Bright Financial Future: Money Tips for Teens Aug 22, 2014 01:40PM

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

As teenagers start heading back to high school and away from their summer jobs, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation's more than 6,500 community banks are encouraging teens and their parents to talk about the importance of money management and overall financial literacy.

"The teenage years are an influential period in a young person's life, particularly a time period when they can learn valuable skill sets for the future," said John Buhrmaster, president and CEO of 1st National Bank of Scotia, N.Y. "Teaching, educating and training teenagers on proper financial skills is worthwhile to all communities. The nation's community banks are on-hand to help provide parents and their teenagers with information about money, savings, credit and additional financial skills."

ICBA and the nation's community banks suggest the following tips and advice for high school-aged students based on guidance from the National Endowment for Financial Education's High School Financial Planning Program:

   •  Money Management: Establish Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic and Trackable (SMART) goals to help you manage your money wisely. Whether you are saving for college or building your first emergency fund, decide what your priorities are, make sure they are achievable, create a plan that you can stick with and measure your progress over time.
   •  Borrowing: A credit card will probably be your first foray into borrowing money and there are many complexities with these payment instruments to consider. Talk with your parents and your local community banker about the cost of credit, the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit, and best practices like paying your balance off in full each month.
   •  Earning Power: This is the perfect time to begin thinking about your life after high school. What are your interests, what careers might you enjoy and what sort of training and education do you need to land a job in your chosen field? The decisions you make now will affect your future earning power.
   •  Make Your Money Work for You: Being wealthy isn't about how much you earn, it's about how much you keep. You might not have a lot of money to save and/or invest now, but the sooner you start socking it away the less money you will need over time for it to grow into a hefty sum.
   •  Care for Your Cash: Develop good habits that will last a lifetime. Pay yourself first, delay gratification, think about wants versus needs, set SMART financial goals and follow through.
   •  Protect What You Have: Even if you've followed all the steps above and done everything right, remember that if you have not adequately protected yourself that everything you've worked for could be wiped out in the blink of an eye. And, even if you're not paying for your own insurance today risky behaviors like speeding can affect what you will pay for insurance tomorrow.

"We have seen continued evidence of a gap in how well youth are financially prepared before adulthood. Yet, I am frequently encouraged by the role parents, educators, non-profits and for-profit financial organizations are taking to remedy this challenge," Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), said. "We have a societal responsibility to build and improve the financial capability of America's youth. Providing early and continuous financial education has an impact socially and economically and it will take a group effort for us to be successful."

Community banks nationwide are on hand to help teenagers and young adults learn more about how to properly manage their credit, create savings accounts and become more financially literate.

During the month of August, ICBA will spotlight community banks that are active and engaged in local youth financial literacy efforts on the association's Go Local blog and social media channels. ICBA will also release consumer-related press releases to provide financial literacy tools for parents and elementary to college-aged students.

To learn more about ICBA, visit http://www.icba.org. To find a community bank in your area, visit ICBA's community bank locator.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation's voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit http://www.icba.org.

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Embracing Social Networking and Digital Content to Gain the Competitive Edge Aug 22, 2014 01:39PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, for businesses large and small, success can hinge on a company's online presence. Now more than ever, building a website is one of the first steps an organization should take in order to spread its message, and that message should be re-enforced with a suite of website optimization and social networking efforts. As a top internet marketing company, Cyberset knows what it takes to beef up online services, and how businesses can best digitally target their core demographics.

Higher Search Rankings  Google uses a complex system of algorithms to determine which results are featured first after a user conducts a search. These results are Google's attempt to sift through webpages to determine which sites will be most relevant and applicable to important search terms. There are many methods to boast a website's search rankings, but Cyberset is a master of on one of the most proven and effective techniques. By focusing on a client's web content and carefully crafting content with meticulously researched keywords and phrases that are specifically designed to increase  relevance, rankings will improve and a client site will show up earlier in the results. This gives clients a key edge over competitors, and maximizes their exposure. 

Linking Social Networking Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have increasingly become essential marketing tools. Maintaining a profile on as many of these sites as possible is important, but good online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) should also extend to these networks in addition to a company's website. Another key component of Cyberset's SEO services is to unify marketing campaigns throughout these networks, which further increases search visibility, but also provides the company with an impression of a cohesive and united message.

Mastering News ReleasesVery obviously, getting out its core marketing message is vitally important to any company. A highly effective method for making sure that happens is sending out news releases to create another stage for that company's voice. For maximum effect, these releases should also rely on quality content, and make good use of SEO practices. In addition to showing up on distribution websites, this will allow releases to become visible in search, which will further boast online exposure. Cyberset reaches out to scores of local and national media distribution outlets to ensure that material is spread far and wide. Through its continued dedication to the highest caliber of expertly crafted content, Cyberset is able to deliver the quantifiable results businesses are looking for.

Whether your need is to increase your pay-per-click advertising to add revenue, reach a wider web audience, or attract more nearby audiences with local online marketing, Cyberset has the experience and the expertize to help get you there. For a free consultation, call (800) 601-5055, or reach the company  online at www.Cyberset.com.

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Aug 22, 2014 01:07PM America's Largest Federal Employee Union Comes to Minneapolis for Annual Diversity Week
Aug 22, 2014 01:05PM Toledo Symphony, Black Swamp Conservancy, and Friends of Goll Homestead Present the Final Concert of the Simple Gifts Concert Series
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Aug 22, 2014 01:02PM Comprehensive PCI Compliance and Consulting Services for Atlanta, GA Businesses Offered by the Compliance Experts at NDB Advisory
Aug 22, 2014 01:02PM SCRUMstudy's "SFC" certification becomes the entry-level qualification for Scrum professionals
Aug 22, 2014 01:02PM American Realty Capital Properties Enriches Its Property Management Process with MRI Software-as-a-Service Prime
Aug 22, 2014 01:01PM Dayton Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New, Eight-story Patient Care Tower
Aug 22, 2014 01:01PM Attorney Dave Ratner Presents at the Underground Music Showcase
Aug 22, 2014 01:01PM IRCM Advise Marine Traders to Be Prepared for More Storms & Floods
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Aug 22, 2014 01:00PM New York State to Host Events to Supercharge Online High School Equivalency Testing with the TASC Test
Aug 22, 2014 01:00PM Xantrion Inc. Receives 2014 Best of Oakland Award for Marketing Success
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