Record breaking pro bono support in 2012 for legal advocacy to end and prevent...

Washington, D.C. - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Donated legal services to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty topped $6 million in 2012, a record breaking contribution to the organization, which serves as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to prevent and end homelessness.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 7.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 15, 2013.

Purchasing — and MAINTAINING — Flood Insurance is a Great Investment at Any Time

DENVER - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- There’s a hidden threat that strikes countless unprepared Americans each year – flooding. Unlike fire, wind, hail or most other perils, flood damage is not covered by a homeowners policy. An uninsured flood loss can undo a lifetime’s worth of effort and create a mountain of bills. Fortunately, a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy provides the defense against such losses and can ensure that a flood doesn’t bring financial ruin

Owners of energy-efficient homes are less likely to default on mortgages

Chapel Hill, NC and Washington, DC - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR-rated homes – a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy

Austin-area home sales up 26 percent in February, median price up seven percent

AUSTIN, TX - March 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Austin real estate market continued to gain steam in February, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). As cited in the report, the volume of home sales in Austin outpaced last year significantly and the price for Austin-area homes continued to rise

Home Builders Applaud Bill to Restore Flow of Credit to Housing, Spur Job Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a major step forward to spur job and economic growth and keep the housing recovery on track, Reps. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would help provide home builders access to credit for viable home building projects.

Talbot County Attorney Indicted in Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme with More Than $747,000...

BALTIMORE - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury has indicted Aaron G. Seltzer, age 36, of Trappe, Maryland, on nine counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which he converted funds intended for real estate investments ...

NYSERDA Reports 10% Increase in New Energy-Efficient Residential Properties in 2012

New York, NY - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today reported that the number of New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes increased by 10 percent in 2012 over 2011, despite housi...

CFA Applauds Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Vote Confirming Richard Cordray as...

Washington, D.C. - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) applauds the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee vote today to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

KTGY-Designs New Upscale Apartment Community to Revitalize Redwood City’s El Camino Real

OAKLAND, CA - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that SummerHill Apartment Communities of San Ramon, Calif. (formerly known as Urban Housing Group), has beg...

Emdalar: Where Childhood Dreams Meet Adult Aspirations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As children, many of us dream of living in a castle, complete with stone walls, verandas, sprawling halls, and rounded turrets topped with conical roofs. However, somewhere along the line, our min...

Farmer Mac’s 2012 Outstanding Business Volume and Core Earnings Reach Record Levels

Washington, DC - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced that it achieved record business volume and core earnings for the year ended December 31, 2012. Farmer Mac' outstanding business volume, consisting of loans, guarantees, and commitments, rose to $13.0 billion as of December 31, 2012, up from $11.9 billion as of December 31, 2011. Farmer Mac's 2012 core earnings, a non-GAAP measure, increased 15.7 percent to $49.6 million ($4.51 per diluted common share), continuing the upward trend from $42.9 million ($3.97 per diluted common share) in 2011

CBRE CLOSES $70 MILLION SALE ON OFFICE TOWER IN THE BRICKELL SUBMARKET OF MIAMI

Miami, FL - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE announced today that it has closed the sale of 80 Southwest 8th Street, an office tower with 285,595 square feet in Miami, Florida. CBRE marketed the property on behalf of the seller. The purchaser ...

A Shooting Leaves A 19-Year-Old Man Shot to Death In Algiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A 19-year-old man was killed after a shooting in the Algiers Neighborhood. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members. The incident took place shortly af...

Montana Main Street Program Awards Project Grants and Welcomes Helena as New Affiliate Community

HELENA - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montana Department of Commerce is awarding a total of nearly $36,000 to five Montana Main Street (MMS) communities, one of which is a brand new member to the program. The previously enrolled communities...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Represents Phillips Edison in Sale of Grocery-Anchored Retail...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that Executive Vice Presidents Eric Wohl and Kevin Fryman, along with President Ed Hanley, represented Phillips Edison & Company, Inc., the seller, in the sale of a Safeway-anchored 87,697-square-foot shopping center in the Denver metro area. Hanley Investment Group also represented the buyer, Midtown National Group, LP of San Diego, California, in the transaction.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Represents Phillips Edison in Sale of Grocery-Anchored Retail...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that Executive Vice Presidents Eric Wohl and Kevin Fryman, along with President Ed Hanley, represented Phillips Edison & Company, Inc., the seller, in the sale of a Safeway-anchored 87,697-square-foot shopping center in the Denver metro area. Hanley Investment Group also represented the buyer, Midtown National Group, LP of San Diego, California, in the transaction.