Monday, November 30, 2009

NASCAR Driver Mike Skinner Reduces asking Price for Luxury Estate Home at Spruce Creek Fly-In

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, which ranks as one of Central Florida’s largest and most active realty companies specializing in luxury homes, has reduced the sale price for a luxury estate home at Spruce Creek Fly-In, the unique Volusia County community developed for affluent airplane owners.

The property, located at 3118 Spruce Creek Blvd., is offered for sale by NASCAR driver Mike Skinner. (top right photo)

Stirling Sotheby’s International recently sold the 11,000 square foot Commercial Aviation Hangar owned by Skinner in the estate, said Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of the realty firm.

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty associates Rachel McGrath and Debbie Keilin negotiated the $300,000 price reduction from $2,275,000 to $1,975,000.

For more information, contact:
Roger Soderstrom, Founder/Owner Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty 407-588-1260
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

RealtyTrac Partners with for Foreclosure Property Access

DENVER, CO – Homebuyers looking for the right home at a great price will now be able to search through more than a million foreclosed properties and access agents specializing in short sales and foreclosures, all in one location.

RE/MAX International, Inc. is the first national real estate franchise to offer U.S. foreclosure listings on its highly-trafficked web site, visitors can now access more than 1.3 million Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in the U.S. through RealtyTrac.

“We strive to provide consumers with the most information, properties, videos, articles and resources to help them navigate today’s market,” said Kristi Graning, (top left photo) Senior Vice President, Information Technology and eBusiness for RE/MAX International. “ is now the perfect combination of resources on one web site, where visitors can search for foreclosures and connect with a uniquely trained RE/MAX agent who specializes in short sales, REOs and foreclosures.”

Homebuyers across the country, including those looking to take advantage of the recently enhanced Homebuyer Tax Credit, can search foreclosures by accessing the foreclosure tab in the featured property search box on

Sourced by government agencies and national news media, RealtyTrac is the No. 1 foreclosure listing service. It collects extensive foreclosure data from more than 2,200 counties, covering more than 90 percent of U.S. households.

As part of the partnership, RE/MAX agents also have access to an advanced subscription of RealtyTrac’s service and foreclosure information which allows them to better serve clients. The comprehensive subscription offers agents more detailed information including properties in default and properties scheduled for public foreclosure auction, along with tax assessment information, comprehensive lien and loan history and neighborhood home sale trends.

“We are very pleased to be working with RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading real estate brands, and we’re excited to give consumers another way to access foreclosure data,” said Rick Sharga, (middle right photo)  Senior Vice President for RealtyTrac.

“We believe we can have a positive impact on the national housing market by providing consumers with vital foreclosure information and giving homebuyers an opportunity to find the perfect home with the right agent.”

RE/MAX agents are uniquely qualified to manage foreclosures and distressed property. More RE/MAX Associates have earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation than agents from any other national real estate network. The CDPE training, through the Distressed Property Institute, gives RE/MAX agents the expertise to assist buyers and sellers of REO and distressed properties.

For more information on RE/MAX International, or to search for property listings, visit
For more information on RealtyTrac, visit
Contact: Tammy Chan , Atomic PR, Direct: 212-699-3646, Mobile: 408-802-8682,

20 Worst Restaurant Foods in America Revealed

Authors of the Bestselling Book Series “Eat This, Not That!” Unveil List of Worst Caloric Offenders at Fast Food and Restaurant Chains

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Eat This, Not That! authors David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding (top right photo)  revealed the first-ever “Worst Restaurant Foods in America,” as featured in the new book Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide, in stores now.

The list ranks the nation’s worst nutritional offenders at major fast food and restaurant chains across the country, while offering healthier alternatives at each establishment. Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide is the sixth installment in the popular book series, which currently has five million copies in print.

The authors spent months analyzing menus, nutrition labels, and ingredients lists at the most popular chain and fast food restaurants in order to identify the “Worst Restaurant Foods in America.” Zinczenko and Goulding start by evaluating calorie counts, but also take into consideration a cluster of other nutritional markers: fat, saturated fat, sodium levels and added sugar.

As the authors release more “Worst Foods” lists, caloric offenders have been dropped from menus. Among them: Chili’s Awesome Blossom (2,710 calories) and Baskin-Robbins’ Heath Bar Shake (2,310 calories).

Topping the 2009 Restaurant list is the Outback Steakhouse Chocolate Thunder Down Under, which contains more calories than 44 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and an astounding four and a half days’ worth of saturated fat.

Among the list of the Top 20 Worst Restaurant Foods of 2009:

Worst Sit-Down Burger: Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger (1,820 calories, 46 g fat)

Worst Wrap: T.G.I. Friday’s BBQ Chicken Wrap (1,720 calories)

Worst Pizza: Sbarro Stuffed Pepperoni (1 slice, 960 calories, 42 g fat)

Worst Sit-Down Kids’ Meal: Cheesecake Factory Kids’ Pasta with Alfredo Sauce (1,803 calories, 86 g saturated fat)

Worst Omelet: IHOP Colorado Omelet (1,890 calories, 47 g saturated fat)

Worst Restaurant Food in America of 2009: Outback Steakhouse Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

2,020 calories

88 g saturated fat

161 g carbohydrates

To see the full list of 20 foods by category with nutritional information for each item, visit:

For more information on this essential guidebook for navigating American fast food and restaurant chains, visit:

DAVID ZINCZENKO, Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health magazine and the Editorial Director of Women’s Health, as well as the author of New York Times bestsellers The Abs Diet and The Abs Diet for Women.

Once an overweight child, Zinczenko has become one of the nation’s leading experts on health and fitness. He is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

MATT GOULDING is a contributing food editor for Men’s Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world, touching down in New York, New York, where he divides most of his time between keyboard and stovetop.

Contacts:  Rodale, Agnes Hansdorfer, 212-257-1505, Asst. Director of Public