Yearly Archives: 2012

Mayor Menino Hails Boston’s 2012 Building Boom

December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today recognized the 22 developments that broke ground in 2012, a total investment of $1.6 billion, which put 2,450 construction workers back on the job and will create 2,010 units of housing.

New Jersey, FEMA Identify 769 Rental Units In Atlantic, Monmouth, Ocean Counties

TRENTON, N.J. - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The state of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have identified 769 homes and apartments currently available for rent in Atlantic, Monmouth and Ocean counties

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

WASHINGTON, DC - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Free Webinar – Discover the “Behind-the-Curtain” Secret to Success

West Hartford, CT - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Whether you are a brand new student, or have been with me for years, I hope you know how committed I am to your success. But one thing puzzles me ... why some students have massive success ......

DEM Preserves Property Along Pawcatuck River in Westerly

PROVIDENCE - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Environmental Management has acquired four acres of land in Westerly that will enable the creation of an excellent fishing and boating access site on the Pawcatuck River

City Property for Sale Listed on City Website

December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to make it easier for citizens to locate surplus City land available for sale, Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that a complete listing is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword:...

New-Home Sales Rise in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of new single-family homes increased 4.4 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 377,000 units, according to figures released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the highest monthly total since April 2010 when the federal home buyer tax credit expired.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - December 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) contracts, was 3.36 percent based on loans closed in November. There was a decrease of 0.08 from the previous month. With data for February 2012, FHFA began calculating interest rates using un-weighted survey data.

ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN COMMITS $70 MILLION TO HELP ILLINOIS HOMEOWNERS, COMMUNITIES HIT BY FORECLOSURE...

Chicago, IL - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced she has designated up to $70 million of funding from the national foreclosure settlement for housing counseling services and relief efforts for Illinois...

C.A.R. offers 12 free online continuing education credits as new member benefit

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to member feedback, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced that all members of the Association will receive 12 free hours of online continuing education (C...

Division on Civil Rights Announces $22,500 Settlement inCase of Man Allegedly Denied Housing Over...

TRENTON - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Division on Civil Rights announced today that a Middlesex County apartment complex has agreed to pay a total of $22,500 to resolve allegations it discriminated against a potential tenant who intende...

Coldwell Banker in Temecula Valley Shines During Toys for Tots Drive

Torrance, CA - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Temecula and Murrieta offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage wrapped up its Toys for Tots campaign on at its annual Toys for Tots event held on Dec. 13 at the Temeku Theater in Temecu...

FEMA’s Partners Helping Fund Housing Repairs in NYC

NEW YORK, NY - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is just one part of the disaster recovery team. A variety of local, state and federal resources are available to help New Yorkers repair or rebuild their homes.

Congressman Ellison introduces Common Sense Housing Investment Act to Invest in Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) this week introduced the Common Sense Housing Investment Act (H.R. 6677) to make it easier for middle class and working families to be able to stay in their homes and fi...

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINED IN MOST STATES IN NOVEMBER AS ANXIETY OVER FISCAL CLIFF CAUSES...

December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Barely one-third of states added construction jobs on either a monthly or annual basis in November, as the prospect of a more severe contraction in 2013 keeps hiring down, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the threat of the looming fiscal cliff’s spending cuts and tax increases is offsetting slight growth in construction spending and keeping employment levels down.

Lawyers’ Committee Files Suit on Behalf of Distressed Homeowners who Lost Thousands to Alleged...

New York, NY - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) and pro bono counsel McDermott Will & Emery LLP (McDermott) filed a lawsuit, Culliver et al. v. Alarcon Law Group, P.C. et al., in Kings County, New York on behalf of 17 homeowners from New York and nine other states against a network of for-profit loan modification companies. The suit alleges that defendants, led by New York attorney Rory M. Alarcon, defrauded vulnerable homeowners out of tens of thousands of dollars by falsely promising—for substantial upfront fees and also monthly membership fees—to obtain much-needed mortgage modifications on their behalf, but consistently failing to deliver results.

SLOW ECONOMIC RECOVERY KEEPS PRESSURE ON U.S. CITIES’ EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER SERVICES

Washington, D.C. - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A survey report issued just days before the threatened sequestration of federal funding forecasts the need for more, not less, spending in the year ahead to support of growing numbers of hungry and homeless families and individuals in America’s cities. The pending fiscal cliff and sequestration cuts to local social programs could stress already stretched programs designed to serve people in need as automatic cuts are expected if Congress and President fail to reach a budget deal prior to December 31.

New and Upgraded Housing for Teachers, Health Professionals and Public Safety Workers Thanks to...

Anchorage, AK - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Helping people feel safe, earn a good education and have access to affordable healthcare are all benefits of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC’s) Teacher, Health Professional and Publ...

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to Take...

SACRAMENTO, CA - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, a landmark package of legislation that extends key mortgage and foreclosure protections to Californ...

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.