Yearly Archives: 2014

EPA DECISION PRESERVES ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS: USING FLY ASH...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to set performance standards for the safe disposal of coal combustion waste, including fly ash:

Three New Jersey Realtors Recognized for Outstanding Community Service Receive Good Neighbor Awards and...

Atlantic City, N.J. - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Jersey Realtors presented three outstanding members with Good Neighbor Awards during a ceremony last week at the Realtors Triple Play Convention & Trade Expo. The awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary commitments to community service programs throughout the state

South Carolina REALTORS® applaud final passage of legislation extending key real estate tax provisions

COLUMBIA, S.C. - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- On December 16, 2014, the Senate passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, by a vote of 76-16. South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) applaud Congressional leaders in both chambers for their effort to pass the legislation prior to adjournment

CBRE BROKERS SALE OF BOCA RATON OFFICE PORTFOLIO

Miami, FL - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE arranged the sale of the Boca-Glades portfolio, a 330,438-square-foot opportunistic office portfolio comprising two Class A buildings and excess development potential, located in Palm Beach County’s prestigious Boca Raton submarket. The portfolio includes two of Boca Raton’s tallest, and most recognizable, office buildings: The Plaza, at 5455 Town Center Road, and One Town Center, at 1 Town Center Road. The portfolio was acquired, by Crocker Partners of Boca Raton, FL, from MetLife Real Estate Investors of Atlanta, GA.

Chatman resigns as Executive Director-President of CHFA

Rocky Hill, Conn., - December 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mr. Eric Chatman has resigned as Executive Director-President of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority in order to pursue other interests. Mr. Chatman provided three months’ notice in order to facilitate the transition of the Executive Director duties and his last day of employment will be March 21, 2015. The Authority wishes Mr. Chatman well in his future endeavors

CREA & NAR Win Rights to .MLS Top-Level Domain

CHICAGO - December 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Canadian Real Estate Association, in cooperation with the National Association of Realtors®, has secured the rights to the .MLS top-level domain. CREA has registered Canadian certification marks for the letters MLS and the term “multiple listing service” in Canada and is the exclusive licensee of the Realtor® mark in Canada.

Christopher E. Herbert to Lead Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies

CAMBRIDGE, MA - December 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and David T. Ellwood, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, announced today that Dr. Christopher E. Herbert has been appointed Managing Director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, effective January 1, 2015.  In making this announcement, the Deans noted that Herbert is a nationally recognized scholar and researcher with great depth of experience in housing analysis and public policy

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In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 19, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal...

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN 38 STATES AND D.C. DURING THE PAST YEAR, 26 STATES...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia between November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month as the market remains extremely variable

Treasurer McCord: Unclaimed Property Owed to Food Banks, Shelters, Charities Can Help Make Season...

Harrisburg - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than $224,000 in unclaimed property is owed to food banks, shelters, missions and other charitable organizations throughout the commonwealth, including Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army, State Treasurer Rob McCord reported today. The treasurer and his Return Team urged these groups and others like it to search patreasury.gov to find out if Treasury holds property belonging to them

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Awards to Build Affording Housing Across Oregon

Salem, OR - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon Housing and Community Services are pleased to announce the awarding of funds to build or preserve 14 apartment complexes across Oregon, providing critical housing to low-income Oregonians. The State Housing Council on Friday approved grants and tax credits across Oregon – from St. Helens to Medford, and from Hillsboro to Prineville to LaGrande.

Menendez, Booker Continue to Fight for Struggling NJ Homeowners

SAYREVILLE, NJ - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A day after the United States Senate approved a one-year extension of a series of tax breaks, Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today met with Sayreville homeowners to discuss the important of extension of mortgage debt reduction tax relief, especially for Sandy victims still struggling to recover. They also announced more than $3 million in federal funding to continue the acquisition and demolition of 196 flood prone properties in Sayreville.

A City of Inspectors Train “Virtually” at the Same Time

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the number of solar residential permit applications jumped from “a few here and there” to 4,000 in one year, Los Angeles Chief of Green Building Osama Younan knew he had to do something to get more of the city’s residential building inspectors prepared with the right knowledge to meet that demand. That’s when he approached IREC and asked for help.

Architects Issue Statement on Congressional Extension of 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today praised the Senate’s vote to extend the 179D energy efficient commercial building tax deduction just prior to adjourning for the year

Three New Fellows to Help Guide NREL Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently named Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei to its Research Fellows Council, the laboratory's top advisory council, comprised of internationally recognized NREL scientists and engineers

Congressman Cleaver Announces Success in Keeping Southwest Airlines Route from Kansas City to Washington,...

KANSAS CITY, MO - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Cleaver is pleased to announce that yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled their intent to allow Southwest Airlines to permanently operate a route from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The airline had previously been running a daily nonstop flight between the two cities on a temporary basis, since February 1, 2014. Frontier Airlines had previously operated this route before its sale in January.

EPA Settlements with Violators Benefit Communities; More than $1.8 million in special environmental projects...

DALLAS - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked with companies that violated environmental laws to bring more than $1.8 million in benefits to communities in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. These benefits came from supplemental environmental projects, or SEPs, as part of settlement agreements with companies. SEPs contribute to EPA’s goals of protecting public health and making a difference in local communities.

Mayor Walsh Announces Details and Members of Task Force on Individual Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thanksgiving, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the formation of the Mayor's Task Force on Individual Homelessness, a group charged with examining Boston’s current shelter system and available support services, and outlining a strategy that will put homeless individuals on a path to permanent housing. Today, Mayor Walsh shared the details of this task force, as well as a list of participating members

Incoming Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Visits Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

Springfield, MA - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Incoming Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, visited Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno today. Sitting in the meeting with the Mayor: Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy, City Solicitor Ed Pikula and MassMutual Vice President of Community Responsibility Nicholas A. Fyntrilakis. Incoming Secretary Ash was interested in visiting Springfield and introducing himself to Mayor Sarno as well as hearing first hand where the Baker Administration can be of assistance in spurring Springfield’s renaissance.

Statewide home sales remain subdued in November as year ends

LOS ANGELES - December 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Slower price gains and the lowest interest rates in nearly two years did little to spur November home sales as low housing affordability and tight supply conditions remained obstacles to entering the market for would-be buyers, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

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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.

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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.