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Surge in Freshman College Applications Unaffected by Recession, Finds the National Student Housing Council

WASHINGTON, DC - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Higher education has not become a “collateral victim” of the Great Recession, finds Enrollment Trends in the Recession, a new white paper from the National Student Housing Council, a subsidiary of the National Multi Housing Council.

17,000 homeless and at risk veterans to benefit from more than $28 million in...

WASHINGTON, DC - June 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced 122 grants totaling more than $28 million to provide approximately 17,000 veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.

ABA SUBSIDIARY AND FREDDIE MAC EXTEND ALLIANCE TO HELP MEMBERS SUCCEED, FUEL THE HOUSING...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Business Solutions, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, and Freddie Mac today announced plans to help community banks compete in the purchase money mortgage market and help fuel the nation's housing recovery by extending their 9-year old alliance.

Shanta Patton- Patton Team – Realty ONE Group Earns Real Estate, Short Sale Designation...

Las Vegas, NV - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Shanta Patton of Realty ONE Group in Las Vegas has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular emphasis on short sales. At a time when millions of homeowners are struggling with the possibility of foreclosure, the skills and education amassed by Patton will help benefit Las Vegas/Henderson area residents and communities.

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $34 MILLION TO 10 PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO CREATE EDUCATION CENTERS...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded 10 public housing authorities nearly $34 million in grants today that will be used as seed money to create early childhood education and adult training facilities for public housing residents.

FEMA Specialists To Offer Advice In Memphis Lowe’s And Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Memphis Lowe's and Home Depot stores this week. They will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters.

FEMA Specialist Offer Safe-Rebuilding Advice

RALEIGH, N.C. - May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Lumberton, Jacksonville, Fuquay and Wake Forest beginning Thursday, May 26, to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm damage.

June Seminars Focus on Inherited Property Ownership

GREENSBORO, NC - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Greensboro is hosting two housing seminars for residents who have inherited homes or property to help prevent home and property loss. The seminars are from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, June 1, and from 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, June 4, at Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Both seminars are free, but do require pre-registration.

Grassroots Collaboration For Tomorrow’s Sustainable Communities: The Urban Land Institute Announces Six Winners In...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six grants have been awarded in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) semi-annual funding of its Community Action Grants program. Through the program, the ULI Foundation Fund raises money to be distributed as grants to district councils or ULI members on behalf of nonprofit organizations for entrepreneurial programs that aim to improve urban growth in their communities.

Register Today for MBA’s 1st Quarter 2011 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Conference Call

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- WHAT: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 1st Quarter 2011 National Delinquency Survey (NDS) Media Conference Call.Conducted quarterly since 1972, MBA's National Delinquency Survey covers more than 40 million loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties, representing more than 80 percent of all first-lien residential mortgage loans outstanding in the United States.

The Citi Foundation and NeighborWorks America Announce $5 Million Collaboration, the Largest Initiative of...

New York, NY - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Citi Foundation and NeighborWorks America today announced the launch of a collaboration to expand and strengthen financial capability programs for thousands of low- and moderate-income Americans. These programs help consumers establish positive behaviors to achieve immediate and long-term financial goals through financial education and access to appropriate financial products. As many as 65,000 people may benefit from the new $5 million, two-year demonstration project.

Minority Homeownership Award Winners Help Others Realize, Sustain American Dream

WASHINGTON, DC - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- While the past few years have been challenging for many, owning a home continues to be a goal for Americans of every background, according to John D. Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CT REIA June 2011 Business Entrepreneur Workshop

West Hartford, CT - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) CT REIA Business Entrepreneur Workshop June 13, 2011 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM Sheraton Four Points. 275 Research Parkway. Meriden, CT Admission for the general public is $49. Special price for CT REIA - Only $24

Homeowners Want Federal Tax Credit Left Alone

Destin, FL - May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A majority of homeowners surveyed say they want Congress to leave the federal tax credit for homeowners alone, and institute other tax advantages to re-stimulate the U.S. housing market, according to a Housing Predictor opinion poll.

Mortgage Help Center Opens in Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, DC - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae today announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mortgage Help Center to provide free education and counseling services to struggling Philadelphia area homeowners. The Philadelphia, the latest of nine Mortgage Help Centers to open across the country, is part of Fannie Mae's nationwide initiative to educate families about the options and tools available to help them stay in their homes.

Wealth Building Conference with Dave Lindahl

West Hartford, CT - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) Wealth Building Conference with Dave Lindahl June 4-5, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Comfort Inn. 900 East Main Street. Meriden, CT

Connecticut Real Estate Investors Assn. (CT REIA) Announces 2011 Business And Entrepreneur Summit

West Hartford, CT - April 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association, or CT REIA, is announcing its 1st annual Business and Entrepreneur Summit. This event will take place on Saturday May 21, 2011, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Rocky Hill Marriott, 100 Capitol Boulevard in Rocky Hill, CT. Pricing for this event varies and is dependent on which ticket option is chosen. For ticket options, please visit bizsummit.info.

Study Examines the Impact of Homebuyer Education and Counseling on Mortgage Performance

WASHINGTON, DC - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Potential homeowners who participate in prepurchase education and counseling programs may be more likely to pay their mortgages on time, although the evidence on this point is not consistent and compelling, according to a study released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The study also finds that those who participate in default counseling are more likely to have their loans modified.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools

Washington, DC - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations. The program, celebrated during a tree planting ceremony at the Department of Education headquarters, will help cash-strapped schools save money and prepare students for 21st Century jobs.

Media Advisory: NAHB to Host its Spring Construction Forecast Webinar on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will host its Semi-Annual Construction Forecast Conference on Wednesday, April 27, in a two-hour webinar from 2:00-4:00 p.m. featuring three renowned industry experts.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.