Yearly Archives: 2011

Solar Panel Installer to Recruit Workers in Mountain Home

December 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A national solar installation company wants about 90 laborers and equipment drivers for jobs lasting four months beginning Jan. 10. The project is a 30-megawatt fixed-tilt, ground-mount system in the Grand View a...

Fitch, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s Give Alaska Housing Top Ratings

ANCHORAGE, AK - December 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Despite the economic recession that continues to plague the housing industry nationwide, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) again received AAA ratings - the highest possible - for bonds...

Attorney General Pam Bondi Asks Fourth District Court of Appeal to Certify Important Foreclosure...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - December 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed a motion asking the Fourth District Court of Appeal to certify that its recent decision in Law Offices of David Stern, P.A. v. State of Florida passes upon...

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING NAMES IGNATIUS MACLELLAN MANAGING DIRECTOR, HOME OWNERSHIP

Bedford, NH - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority today announced that Ignatius MacLellan has joined the organization as managing director, Home Ownership. MacLellan will lead the agency’s home ownership di...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards $3.6 Million in Grants for Homeless...

NORFOLK, VA - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $3.6 million in grants to sustain homeless housing programs in Norfolk and Chesapeake in the first phase of the HUD Homeles...

State Announces $409,532 in Municipal Planning Grants, 42 Municipalities Will Share Funding for Planning...

December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Planning Grants to 42 communities across the state to help them plan for a variety of forward thinking objectives including economic development, village revitalization and future housing needs. These grants of u...

Markey, Brady, Schwartz Call For Increasing Size of Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Concerned that new analysis by the Department of Energy (DOE) shows that decisions by ConocoPhillips and Sunoco to idle or shutter completely three refineries in Pennsylvania could cause shortage...

California pending home sales decline in November, but year-to-year sales post higher for seventh...

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales in California fell in November but were up from the previous year for the seventh consecutive month. Additionally, distressed home sales dropped in November from both the pre...

NEW YORK LABOR LEADERS OFFER STRIKE SUPPORT FOR 32BJ

New York, NY - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Only two days remain before the contract covering 22,000 building service workers in New York City expires. If the clock runs out at midnight on Dec. 31, 2011 without a fair and equitable deal in p...

Janitors in More Than 12 Cities Across the Country Pledge Support to NYC Cleaners

NEW YORK, NY - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As a contract deadline looms in New York City for 22,000 office cleaners represented by SEIU 32BJ, janitors in more than12 cities across the country including Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Los ...

Hawaii Leads Nation with Highest Average Closed Home Loan Amount According to LendingTree.com

Charlotte, NC - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With mortgage rates continuing to be near record lows, LendingTree.com, the nation’s leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, today released data highlighting the average loan amount on residential real estate purchases for all 50 states and Washington D.C. for the year. Hawaii, by far, leads the nation with an average home loan amount of $677,299, followed by Washington D.C. at $393,453, New Jersey at $344,240 and New York at $340,124. The states with the lowest average home loan amounts are Mississippi at $137,182 and Nebraska at $137,515. The national average for a home loan is $222,261.

CHRISTA PETTI JOINS CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD AS N.J. RESEARCH ANALYST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Christa DiLalo Petti of East Brunswick, N.J., has joined commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., as an analyst on its New Jersey Research team, announced Gual...

Colliers International Completes $1.295 Million Property Sale in Hollywood, Calif.

Hollywood, CA - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colliers International, the third largest global real estate services organization, has completed the sale of a 4,026-square-feet property located at 1542 Cassil Place Hollywood, Calif. The total ...

NEW JERSEY OFFICE CLEANERS RALLY TO CELEBRATE NEW CONTRACT AND IN SOLIDARITY WITH NEW...

Jersey City, NJ - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Jersey cleaners, joined by top New Jersey elected leaders, will rally today in Jersey City to celebrate their new contract and in support of cleaners in New York City’s commercial building...

AS STRIKE LOOMS, OFFICE CLEANERS TAKE TO THE STREETS

New York, NY - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With office cleaners stepping up preparations for a possible strike, cleaners will gather near Bowling Green Park and march past their worksites in downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. Hundre...

FTC Extends Deadline for Comments in Two Proceedings: Regulatory Review of Textile Labeling Rules...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to requests from stakeholders, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadlines for the public to submit comments in two different proceedings. The deadline to submit comments in the agency's review of its Textile Rules will be extended 30 days until February 2. The deadline for public comments on new energy labeling requirements for residential heating and cooling equipment will be extended until February 6.

Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November, Highest in a Year-and-a-Half

Washington, DC - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales continued to gain in November and reached the highest level in 19 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 7.3 percent to 100.1 in November from an upwardly revised 93.3 in October and is 5.9 percent above November 2010 when it stood at 94.5. The October upward revision resulted in a 10.4 percent monthly gain.

Orlando Mortgage Lender FBC Mortgage Gives Back to the Central Florida Community this Holiday...

Orlando, FL - December 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- FBC Mortgage, LLC prides itself on being a valuable partner in the communities they serve by supporting local charitable organizations with both in-kind and monetary donations throughout the year. T...

The Mortgage Battlefield of 2012: A View from the Front Lines

December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the past 3 ½ years it is very accurate to say that the mortgage industry has undergone a battle for its very survival. One of the deepest recessions in our nation’s history, the sharpest decline in single-family housing values since the Great Depressions, and the highest unemployment rates since the 1970s have all combined to make the past few years the most difficult ever faced in our industry. The survivors of this difficult time must focus on being part of the solution and building a stronger mortgage industry.

Gov. Shumlin: State Will Supplement Heating Assistance for Low-income Vermonters

December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders announced today that the state would add $6.1 million to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, to help ensure Vermonters can afford to heat the...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Movember

Hanley Investment Group Raises $30,000­­­ for Movember, Totaling $243,000

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has raised $29,401 during its annual Movember campaign.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Safeguard Your Seasonal Home

Safeguard Your Seasonal Home

Closing down your cabin for the season is truthfully never as exciting as opening it up, but it’s an important process that helps protect your property during periods of extended non-use. Most owners guard against common incidentals like water leaks, potential fire hazards and temperature changes when shutting down for the season