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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.

Key Promotion Positions RE/MAX for the Future

DENVER, CO - April 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX, LLC today announced the promotion of a key executive as the Denver-based global franchisor continues its commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team. Mike Ryan will assume the role of Executive Vice President, Global Communications and Branding and will take the lead on the company’s expansion into Distressed Property projects, oversee government relations efforts and continue to supervise Brand Marketing, RE/MAX University, Event Management and Corporate Communications.

HUD MAKES NEARLY $110 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP LOW-INCOME FAMILIES RECEIVE JOB...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today nearly $110 million is available through three grant programs to help families who receive HUD rental assistance get the necessary education or job training to gain employment. One of the grant programs also helps senior citizens connect with supportive services to allow them to remain in their home.

Landlord and Property Manager Workshop

Sioux City, IA - April 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a Landlord and Property Manager Workshop on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the third floor conference room at the Long Lines Family recreation Center, 40...

Realtors® Commend Students for School of the Future Designs

Washington, DC - April 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® welcomed middle school students from across the country this week to participate in the annual School of Future Design Competition. The competition encourages students to work in teams to plan and design a school that will improve the learning environment and the facility’s energy efficiency, be sensitive to the environment, and is integral to the surrounding community. This year’s winners were announced last night during an event held at NAR’s D.C. offices.

8 Amazing Yet Simple Ways to Keep Knowledge in Motion!

Atlanta, GA - April 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Georgia Realtor® and entrepreneur say the drama in today's housing market calls for a HUGE dose of positive stimulation. In a just-released book titled The Influencers™, the author says the time is ripe for real estate professionals to sharpen their influence by cultivating relational transactions before business transactions

Utah Division of Housing and Community Development to Host COSCDA Academy Housing Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Some of the nation’s leading housing professionals will offer insight into basic federal housing programs that are used today to assist low and moderate income persons during a three-day co...

Research Center Partners with N.C. Home Builder Associations, Green Councils to Keep Local Builders...

Upper Marlboro, MD - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Now more than ever, homebuyers are looking for homes that are comfortable year-round with no hot and cold spots, healthy indoor air quality, and lower operating and maintenance costs. A home built to the National Green Building Standard and third-party certified by the NAHB Research Center delivers all the benefits homebuyers are looking for in a new home in a cost-effective way.

American Institute of Architects Announces Guide for Sustainable Projects

Washington, DC - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced that it will release AIA Document D503™-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Agreement Amendments and Supplementary Conditions (“Guide”), in May 2011. The Guide is free and was developed to assist users of AIA Contract Documents in understanding contractual considerations unique to sustainable design and construction projects.

LEED for Healthcare Debuts at CleanMed Conference

Phoenix, AZ - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today introduced its latest green building rating system, LEED for Healthcare, at the CleanMed conference. The rating system guides the design and construction of both new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings, and can be applied to inpatient, outpatient and licensed long-term care facilities, medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education and research centers.

MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference & Expo to Include Tozer, Mullings, Neylan and Oppenheimer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) WHAT: The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2011 National Secondary Market Conference & Expo- ‘Securing Future Market Growth

NAHB Research Center Announces North Carolina Green Home Day

April 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Research Center Partners with Local Home Builder Associations on April 13th to Deliver Builder Education on Green Home Building & Marketing. That: North Carolina has long been recognized as one of the nation's leaders for building high-performance, green homes

KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP Tells Listeners about Emerging Trends in 50+...

IRVINE, CA - April 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that Manny Gonzalez, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH and principal of KTGY Group is a keynote speaker on the Multifamily Conference CEO Series on MultifamilyBiz.com, "Designed For Success: Today's 50+ Apartment Communities," which went live on April 5, 2011. This lively, fast-paced 60-minute FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast brings to focus what you need to know about the growing 50+ market. Property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect and MultifamilyBiz.com are the moderators during this free MultifamilyBiz.com + PowerHour Webcast

HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH, LAUNCHES NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON, DC - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is launching a national media campaign to kick off Fair Housing Month, celebrated across the country each April to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The "Live Free" campaign will use newspaper and magazine ads, as well as the latest digital media, including social networking sites, to increase the Department’s efforts to educate the public and housing providers about their fair housing rights and responsibilities

New Partner Offers Hands-on Training for Homebuyers through Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education

NAMPA, ID - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homebuyers in Nampa will soon have the opportunity to become more informed about purchasing a home with the help of Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education. The Nampa Association of REALTORS® is a new regional training partner for the program, and regular classes will be offered in Nampa starting April 16th

Lt. Gov. Sheehy Previews 2011 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference

Lincoln, Neb. - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy announced the line-up for the 2011 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference (NIPC). Nebraska businesses and private industry representatives are encouraged to participate ...

NAACP OPENS FINANCIAL FREEDOM CENTER; NEXT PHASE OF PARTNERSIP WITH WELLS FARGO TO PROVIDE...

Washington, DC - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The NAACP will announce the opening of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center, the next phase of an historic agreement with Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) to provide financial education and banking resources to consumers. The Center will be the headquarters of the NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign, an initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, protect the community against predatory mortgage lending practices, improve fair credit access, and promote sustainable homeownership, financial education and wealth building strategies in historically disadvantaged communities. The agreement with Wells Fargo and NAACP was initiated last year, and also includes a process for sharing data, assessing Wells Fargo's lending and servicing practices, and shared accountability for progress.

Fannie Mae Launches “Las Opciones de los Casas” to Educate and Empower Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today launched "Las Opciones de los Casas," a teleseries for the Spanish-speaking community designed to educate homeowners about their options to avoid foreclosure, empower them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action and seek help. Through a partnership with Univision, the teleseries debuted as a television broadcast in Miami on March 28, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Fannie Mae's South Florida Mortgage Help Center. Las Opciones de Los Casas, part of the Company's "Know Your Options™" initiative to help struggling homeowners, is now available on www.conozcasusopciones.com.

Announcing Fair Housing training session in Pikeville, Kentucky

Pikeville, KY - March 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Lexington Fair Housing Council are sponsoring training on the Kentucky Fair Housing Act on April 6. The training will take place at the Pikeville Public Library, 119 College Street, Room 125, from 2:00 to 4 p.m. CST. Real estate licensees, landlords, social service providers and government employees are strongly encouraged to attend. The training is also open to the public.

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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.

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