Kentwood Real Estate Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales Volume for 2010 in mid-November

DENVER, CO - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kentwood Real Estate, Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company, has surpassed $1 billion in total sales volume for 2010. The landmark milestone, recorded in mid-November, was the leading real estate firm’s tenth such accomplishment and firmly establishes Kentwood Real Estate as a national leader in marketing expertise and customer service. Kentwood’s total sales volume through mid-November was $1,050,247,563 representing a total of 2,404 real estate transactions. After nine consecutive years of posting more than $1 billion in sales, Kentwood Real Estate recorded more than $900 million in total sales volume in 2009, which still ranked 95th in the United States with only 157 real estate agents

USGBC Commends National League of Cities Call for Federal Adoption of Green Building Policy

Denver, CO The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) congratulates the National League of Cities (NLC) and its membership for its leadership in endorsing a national green building policy agenda that calls on the federal government to support critical green building efforts that are working to help cities save money, save energy and create jobs

American Bank of Texas and FHLB Dallas Award PGP Grant to Four Rivers Outreach

SHERMAN, TX - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representatives of American Bank of Texas and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) presented a $14,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award to Four Rivers Outreach on Friday, December 3, 2010. The grant will assist with operational costs associated with the Four Rivers Outreach men’s transitional living center. The staff and Board of Directors of Four Rivers Outreach were accompanied by Bill Magers, Mayor of the City of Sherman, and Robin McCoy, regional coordinator for State Senator Craig Estes.

Continued Preference for Housing Options Closer to Transportation and Commercial Opportunities

Washington, D.C. - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Over the last several years there has been increasing demand for housing options within close proximity to public transit, employment centers, retail and entertainment options, and access to open space for recreation. Houses with porches that allow for more neighborhood connection, durable and low-maintenance products for home exteriors, sustainable features and solar reflective roofs also remain popular.

MBA Sends Letter to FHA on Proposed Lender Indemnification Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Monday, December 6, 2010, The Mortgage Bankers Association, (MBA) submitted the attached comment letter to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on the proposed guidance for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Housing Administration Single Family Insurance process: Eligibility, Indemnification, and Termination. The proposed rule, which would affect lenders who participate in the Lender Insurance (LI) process, would provide more stringent indemnification requirements regarding mortgagee indemnification to HUD

HUD AND SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREEMENT INCREASES HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

WASHINGTON, DC - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) will reinstate a Native American family’s rental assistance under a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that settles allegations that?SFHA employees said they did not work with Indian tribes and refused to accept the family’s tribal documents.

Freddie Mac to Provide New PC Pool-Level Delinquency Disclosures on Monthly Basis

McLean, VA - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced today that it expects to begin providing on a monthly basis pool-level delinquency disclosures on its single-family Mortgage Participation Certificate (PC) and Giant PC securities

Governor Orders Flags on State Property at half-staff for Trooper David DeLaittre

HELENA, MT - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Brian Schweitzer has ordered that all flags on property of the State of Montana be flown at half staff on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, to honor the memory of Montana State Highway Patrol T...

Winterize your home to avoid unnecessary damage

Des Plaines, IL - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homes react to weather changes, too, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has tips that can help homeowners protect their homes this winter and prevent minor trouble spots from becoming major repairs

Family Promise of Ouachita Awarded $24,000 in Partnership Grants from Six Local Banks

MONROE, LA - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB), Community Trust Bank, Progressive Bank, Richland State Bank, Cross Keys Bank, BancorpSouth Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) are pleased to announce they have awarded $24,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards to Family Promise of Ouachita (Family Promise). The checks were presented during a media event at OIB on Wednesday, December

CB RICHARD ELLIS CEO BRETT WHITE NAMED SERVICE COMPANY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR BY...

Los Angeles, CA - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Brett White, Chief Executive Officer of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., has been selected as Service Company Executive of the Year in Commercial Property Executive's 2010 CPE Executive of the Year Awards. This year’s selection marks Mr. White’s third time receiving this prestigious award

Morris Property Management, Inc. Announces New CMCA Designations

Nashville, TN - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Morris Property Management, an Associa company, is proud to announce that Bill Chance, Michael Hagewood, Matthew Purvis and Bethann Saggese have all earned their Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designations. The CMCA designation is issued by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM).

FTC Action Puts Deceptive Marketer Out of the Debt Relief Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A deceptive advertising operation has been banned from the debt relief business under a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. As part of a continuing crackdown on scams that target consumers in financial distress, the FTC charged the defendants with deceptively claiming they could save consumers thousands of dollars by reducing their credit card debt.

Statement of Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, on Senate Passage of H.R....

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- I am extremely pleased that the United States Senate has joined the House in passing legislation to name the Operations Building at Social Security headquarters in Baltimore as the “Robert M. Ball Federal Building.” Bob Ball was the longest-serving Commissioner of Social Security, and his dedication to the agency and its programs lasted until his death in 2008

FinCEN Proposes AML Plan for Non-Bank Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Brokers and More Mortgage Bankers...

VIENNA, VA - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today proposed a requirement that non-bank residential mortgage lenders and originators, like other types of financial institutions, establish anti-money laundering (AML) programs and comply with suspicious activity report (SAR) regulations

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Multi-Tenant Retail Property

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Newly Constructed Multi-Tenant Retail Property...

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 completed the sale of a 6,777-square-foot new construction multi-tenant retail pad building occupied by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (with drive-thru), Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs and WaBa Grill at 13916 Garvey Avenue in Baldwin Park, Calif.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAR

National Association of Realtors® to Launch .realestate Top-Level Domain

The National Association of Realtors® will be launching a new top-level domain, .realestate, later this year. The new domain extension is scheduled to be available in September for members of NAR, with a late November release to the general public.