Monthly Archives: September 2011

Michigan Selected as Nation’s First Housing Authority to Launch Federal Rental Alignment Effort to...

MT. PLEASANT, MI - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Developm...

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Sterling Joe Ory to the Louisiana Real...

BATON ROUGE, LA - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Sterling Joe Ory to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.

Eight Defendants Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme in California

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 28, 2011, charging Valeri Mysin, 31, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; Angela Shavlovsky, 52, of Sacramento, Calif.; Nikolay Katinskiy, 28, of Lynwo...

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS NOW REQUIRED FOR REAL ESTATE LICENSURE

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective immediately, the New Jersey Real Estate Commission (NJREC) requires that licensed real estate professionals, including brokers, broker-salespersons and salespersons, complete cont...

Custom IDX Tools Help Real Estate Agent Fernando Terry Provide a Custom Search Experience...

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is excited to announce the inclusion of Fernando Terry with Doric Realty in the expanding database of real estate agents and brokers adding custom IDX software to enhance their website. Th...

Michael Arcuri brings ease and simplicity to online real estate search for North Syracuse,...

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Potential buyers in North Syracuse, New York now have a great resource for finding homes online: Michael Arcuri and IDX, Inc. The newly IDX enabled website features thousands of New York State Allia...

Temporary Housing Units To Help Flood Survivors

ALBANY, N. Y. - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has initiated a program, in coordination with State and local governments, to provide Temporary Housing Units (THUs) to New York communities hard hi...

Colliers International Completes a 45,560-Square-Feet Industrial Sale for $4.055 Million in Brea, Calif.

Brea, CA - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colliers International, the second largest global real estate services organization, has completed the sale of a 45,560-square-feet industrial property located at 1425 Moonstone Street, Brea Calif. Th...

MISMO® Presents Leendert Bijnagte with Staff Appreciation Award

Washington, DC - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MISMO, the not-for-profit data standards subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), presented its Staff Appreciation Award to Leendert (Leo) Bijnagte, Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. The award, which was announced on September 12th at the MISMO September Trimester Meeting in Broomfield, Colorado, was presented to Bijnagte for his outstanding commitment and service to MISMO.

Blair and Kearns of Cushman & Wakefield Join Leasing Team at W&H’s 250 West...

NEW YORK CITY, NY - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- W&H Properties has appointed Harry F. Blair and Sean Kearns, senior director and director of Cushman & Wakefield, respectively, to the leasing team at 250 West 57th Street, announces ...

EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty Associate Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification

Luise Palaita (RA) - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CHS with EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification. The certification program includes training on how to qualify...

Paul Welch displays Nashville homes on IDX synced real estate website with more search...

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real estate agent Paul Welch has adopted the IDX, Inc. dynamic IDX Broker software. With the tools his IDX solution supplies his website with; Welch can sync thousands of Metropolitan Regional MLS (...

Balfour Beatty Communities Breaks Ground on Housing Redevelopment at Fort Leonard Wood Project

Newtown Square, PA - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC announced that it recently broke ground on its Fort Leonard Wood military housing public-private partnership (PPP or P3) project within the U.S. Department of the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Program on the redevelopment construction phase of 160 duplex homes at Fort Leonard Wood. Balfour Beatty Communities will oversee the design, construction, and overall management, maintenance and operational responsibilities for the housing units, which are expected to be completed in 2013.

Comprehensive property search made simple with the IDX solution adopted by agent Felix Portman

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The iPhone enabled IDX Broker software is now also available on the website of Felix Portman with Onyx Management Group of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, thanks to his collaboration with IDX, Inc. Now ...

Simple and easy-to-use online search capability integrated onto the website Florida Realtor

EUGENE, OR - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Searching the Fort Myers MLS (FORTMYERS) just got easier for home seekers, thanks to the partnership between IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Lerin Byrd with Gulfcoast Consulting Group Inc. Potential...

HUD AWARDS $600,000 TO EXPAND JOBS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

WASHINGTON, DC - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $600,000 to increase hiring of low-income individuals and public housing residents. HUD is awarding twelve housing authorities, cities, and states $50,000 each to hire full-time Section 3 Program Coordinators for one year. These grants will maximize a HUD program that ensures HUD dollars are used to hire low-income individuals and to contract with businesses that hire them.

What Does The Bank Consider a Legitimate Short Sale Hardship?

Las Vegas, NV - September 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- After closing hundreds of short sale properties in Nevada, the biggest question we get asked from homeowners is, “Do I have a hardship and will I qualify for a short sale?” While each person?...

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Releases “State Foreclosure Prevention Efforts in New England: Mediation...

BOSTON, MA - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Foreclosure initiations spiked in all the New England states during the recent economic downtown, ranging from a peak of less than 3.0% of outstanding mortgages in Vermont in 2010 to a peak of 5.5% ...

Webster Man Sentenced for Bilking More Than $7 Million from Mortgage Lenders

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 28-year-old Webster man was sentenced for bilking more than $7 million from at least 15 real estate mortgage lending companies between 2005 and 200...

Udall Calls on CO Homebuilders to Use Beetle-Killed Timber

September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Mark Udall called on Colorado homebuilders to use beetle-killed trees from our forests to build homes, thus clearing local forests of hazardous trees and creating homegrown jobs in the process. At an eve...

Former Employee of Countrywide Home Loans Ordered to Pay $1.2 Million in Restitution for...

September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former employee of Countrywide Home Loan was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution Wednesday in connection with a large-scale data breach, announced André Birotte Jr., the United States Attorney ...

W&H Properties Appoints Perry Incantalupo General Manager of One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK CITY, NY - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- W&H Properties has appointed Perry Incantalupo general manager of One Grand Central Place, announces Anthony E. Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings LLC, which supervises W&H Properties.

Valuable Prizes Await Commercial Brokers In W&H Properties’ Fourth Portfolio Challenge

NEW YORK CITY, NY - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- W&H Properties will conduct its fourth-annual Portfolio Challenge program, offering commercial brokers “great prizes, along with the opportunity to preview some high-quality pre-built s...

DCA’S GRIFA: WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS IN CHANGING THE CULTURE IN GOVERNMENT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- State government's approach to business is being changed by the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, but the economic environment is not yet cooperating in terms of its impact on commerci...

CT REALTY INVESTORS SELLS TWO OFFICE BUILDINGS AT CITRUS PARK WEST TO COUNTY OF...

RIVERSIDE, CA - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based CT Realty Investors Inc. (www.ctrinvestors.com) has sold two office buildings at its 43-acre Citrus Park West business park in Riverside, Calif., to the County of Rivers...

University of Missouri’s Law Expert Receives Funds for the Improvement of Solar Energy Laws

Columbia, MO - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In today’s time where the increasing cost of energy and the negative effects of climate change has been a concern to most citizens, the demand for solar power energy sources has progressively in...

Deutsche Bank Renews at Piedmont’s 2 Gatehall Drive in Parsippany, NJ

ATLANTA, GA - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) today announced the completion a 7+ year lease renewal with Gemini Technology Services, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG), at its 2...

Oregon area properties displayed seamlessly on IDX enabled website of Realtor Tim Dickey

EUGENE, OR - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has uploaded IDX Broker software onto the real estate website of Tim Dickey with The Broker Network of Central Oregon, bringing thousands of property listings to his clients instantly. Dic...

Intero Silver Creek Moving to NEW Prime Location

Cupertino, CA - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- After many successful years, the Intero Silver Creek office is relocating to a new premier luxury location in the Canyon Creek Plaza, near the entrance of one of Silicon Valley’s hidden treasures – Silver Creek Country Club. All 56 superb agents from the existing office will transfer to this new location.

Custom IDX solution brings thousands of Naples properties to the fingertips of buyers online

EUGENE, OR - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Naples MLS (Naples) property listings just got easier to find online, with the pairing up of IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Angela Dunford with Realty Direct. With the tools provided to her with he...

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HUD SECRETARY CASTRO ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HOUSING TO BE SMOKE-FREE

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. In an address to local public housing officials, residents and public health professionals in Boston, Secretary Castro said HUD's new rule will provide resources and support to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement required smoke-free policies over the next 18 months.

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Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech...

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.