January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

WASHINGTON, DC - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors

HUD AWARDS $7.3 MILLION TO PROVIDE TRAINING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSULTING FOR NATIVE AMERICANS, ALASKANS...

WASHINGTON, DC - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $45.83 billion in direct relief to over 550,000 homeowners, or roughly $82,000 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement...

AG Gansler: Mortgage Settlement Relief Exceeds $1.1 Billion, Surpassing Original Estimates

Baltimore, MD - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that distressed Maryland homeowners have received more than $1.1 billion in relief from the National Mortgage Settlement as of December 31, exce...

Report Recommends Reforms of Residential Appraisal System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Serious problems in the residential appraisal process must be addressed in order to restore confidence in the residential real estate market and to establish a foundation for sustainable growth of the U.S. economy, according to a new white paper from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Nationwide Housing Affordability Increases at Year-End 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Exceptionally low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today.

Attorney General Says Help to State Homeowners Running Ahead of Earlier Mortgage Relief...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners are on track to receive significantly more mortgage relief from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlemen...

Speaker Quinn, Council Members Announce New Legislation To Protect Homeowners Seeking to Elevate Homes...

City Hall, NY - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced details of new legislation that will protect New York City homeowners seeking to physically elevate their homes in the aftermath of Hurrica...

Recovery continues: 2013 housing market starts strong with sales, price gains

Albany, NY - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The recovery of the New York State housing market continued into 2013 as January sales of existing single-family homes, condos and co-ops were 9.5 percent ahead of January 2012, according to the hous...

Rep. Dave Joyce Announces Bill Protecting Responsible Homeowners

CLEVELAND - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Dave Joyce announced the Restore Our Neighborhoods Act, H.R. 656, which will protect responsible home owners by allocating funds to demolish vacant, abandoned, or foreclosed properties. Co...

Attorney General DeWine Says Monitor’s Report Shows Ohioans Have Received $280 Million in Relief...

COLUMBUS, OH - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that today's release of a monitor's report shows that more than 7,000 Ohioans have received more than $280 million in consumer relief from the National M...

HHS Releases Information Memorandum “Use of TANF Funds to Serve Homeless Families and Families...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance released an information memorandum (IM) entitled "Use of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Funds to Serve Homeless Families and Families At Risk of Experiencing Homelessness."

MWV & The Rockefeller Group Announce Construction of First Building at Nexton™

SUMMERVILLE, SC - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) and The Rockefeller Group today began construction on the first building to be developed in the 4,500 acre master planned community, Nexton. The 100,000-square-foot building is designed to achieve LEED® certification and will be situated at the entry point of the Class A campus that will include offices, hotels, apartments, parks and trails, and many choices for dining, entertainment and shopping

Expansive Pennington Estate Now Available for Purchase in Construction Phase

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Facompre Construction, a builder of custom homes in the Greater Princeton area for more than 25 years, announces today the limited time opportunity of a private lot already under construction i...

Balancing FY 2014 Budget Requires Tough Choices on Service Cuts, Tax Rate Increase

ARLINGTON, VA - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Citing the need to close a $22 million budget gap in Fiscal Year 2014, Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today previewed for the County Board a proposed balanced $1.073 billion budget tha...

Rep. Van Taylor Files Legislation Increasing Property Rights Protection

AUSTIN - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Van Taylor filed HB 1496, which will amend state law to include a land owner's mineral rights in the definition of private real property. Current law protects only the property rights of s...

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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRP-West Team Release Free App for...

NRP-West, CBRE’s West Coast Retail Institutional Group team led by CBRE Executive Vice President, Philip D. Voorhees, announced today the release of its iOS and Android mobile app. “At this dynamic stage of the real estate cycle, the NRP-West team continues to employ a systematic, proprietary database-driven marketing approach to reach the widest array of potential investors,” said Voorhees.

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Three Qualities Buyers Want to Avoid When Purchasing a Home

Folks who are interested in purchasing a home look for specific types of qualities before they commit to a purchase. It doesn’t matter if they are going through a purchase with the homeowner themselves, or using the help of a well-known real estate company, such as Klamen Real Estate.