Property, Rentals, Transactions

Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for March 2015

The summary, available on the company's website at www.FreddieMac.com/investors/volsum, provides information on Freddie Mac's mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities and other investments

NAI Capital Announces CEO Tim Foutz was Voted onto the Board of Directors Along with Key Appointments; Michelle Stein as Secretary and Richard Gold as Treasurer

NAI Capital today announced that NAI Capital's CEO, Tim Foutz, was voted onto to the NAI Capital Board of Directors. Tim Foutz was named CEO of NAI Capital in March, 2015 and will join the five member board.

Cantwell Secures Victories for Communities Near National Forests

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.) ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that the U.S. Forest Service will provide nearly $19 million to communities near national forests in Washington state and will hold an additional listening session on the proposed Northwest Forest Plan near the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on Tuesday, May 5.

House Proposal Could Wipe Out Sage-Grouse Across Much of the West

Today the House Armed Services Committee introduced a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes unprecedented language from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) that would undermine the outcome of ongoing state and federal collaboration and prevent greater sage-grouse from receiving Endangered Species Act and other protections for a decade or more—regardless of the bird's prognosis for survival. The measure would also essentially turn over management of western federal lands that are home to the species to the states

CEDIA Announces Judging Panel for Electronic Lifestyles® Awards

CEDIA has announced the panel of judges that will evaluate the home technology professional categories in the 2015 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards. Unveiling the judging panel was one of the key changes adopted for the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards with the input of members and the Board of Directors.

The Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale Collected More Than Two Million Pounds of Donations to Benefit Goodwill® and The People It Serves

During the Spring Bon-Ton Goodwill Sale, which took place from March 12 to March 28, donors brought in donations of clothing, shoes, handbags and household textiles they no longer needed to 270 Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers store locations. In return for their donations, customers received coupons toward new fashion and home merchandise at Bon-Ton stores.

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Welcome Mark Poole as Client Care Manager

“Client Care is central to our mission and core values,” said CEO & President Linda Craft. “Mark’s background was impressive. We look forward to working with him in a variety of support-activities that are critical to helping our clients meet their goals.”

Erie County Announces Hazardous Household Waste Dropoff Dates

he Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management (“NEST”) has announced that “Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Days” will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the ECC North Campus and on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the ECC South Campus. Both events are open to all Erie County residents between the hours of 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and allow for the safe disposal of hazardous items that can’t be thrown out in the regular garbage

Scott Tufford Named The Top Individual Agent of 2014 at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

A real estate professional with nearly 20 years’ experience, Tufford also grew up around the business in Little Rock, Ark., where his father was a home builder. He credits part of his success to his extremely high referral rate for new clients and going out of his way to educate clients about their real estate transaction. In addition, Tufford keeps a close eye on the metro Atlanta real estate market.

New Land Markets Survey Shows Expected Land Sales Growth in 2015

Land prices rose steadily by eight percent in the last part of 2014, with individuals andfamilies accounting for sixty-one percent of all buyers/investors in land sales transactions, according to the 2015 Land Markets Survey, conducted jointly by the REALTORS® Land Institute and National Association of REALTOR

Legacy Partners Residential Inc. JV Acquires 580 Anton Site in Costa Mesa

A joint venture led by Legacy Partners Residential Inc. has completed an acquisition of the 580 Anton Blvd. site adjacent to the prestigious Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Town Center/South Coast Plaza district of Costa Mesa, Calif., considered by many to be Orange County's cultural, financial and fashion epicenter

Operation HOPE Collaborates with Fifth Third Bank and City of Detroit through Bank On Detroit to Open the First HOPE Inside Location in the State of Michigan

Financial empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE), Fifth Third Bank, and the City of Detroit through Bank On Detroit have collaborated to open the first HOPE Inside location in Michigan. To commemorate the occasion, HOPE will host a grand opening celebration at 9AM on Tuesday, April 28 at the Fifth Third Bank financial center located in the Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers Road in Detroit. Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, will participate in the festivities and provide a keynote address.

ADULT FAMILY HOME OWNER CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISTREATMENT

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that an Auburn man was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this afternoon on charges he criminally mistreated a man in his care at his adult family home. The victim has been hospitalized since Jan. 6.

SITES Certifies 12 New Projects

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include a historic Maryland house, a pocket park in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, and a public children's garden in Austin, Texas

Second Century Ventures Announces 2015 REach® Accelerator Class

The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has unveiled the seven organizations chosen for the 2015 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program. The 2015 class officially kicks off this week.

Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.

Millenia Commercial Real Estate’s Eric Ramirez RECEIVES 2014 COSTAR POWER BROKER AWARD

Millenia Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that Mr. Eric J. Ramirez has been named a 2014 CoStar Power Broker TM by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. This annual industry award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2014 within their respective markets

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a Triple Net Leased Dollar General Plus Property in the Greensboro MSA

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Dollar General Plus property located at 2091 Chapel Hill Road in Burlington, NC for $2,400,850. Dollar General Plus locations are larger than traditional Dollar General stores and have more coolers/freezers to keep more perishable items in stock.

Michael Greenbaum Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

Safeguard Properties, the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S., is pleased to announce a key executive appointment in the promotion of Michael Greenbaum to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Greenbaum, who had previously served as Vice President of Operations, joined Safeguard in 2010.

BOMA INTERNATIONAL’S TOP SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR TAKING THE LEAD ON EARTH DAY

In keeping with the Earth Day 2015 theme of "It's Our Turn to Lead," the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has issued its "Top Seven Strategies" commercial real estate professionals can implement in their buildings to become sustainability leaders in their communities. With energy use in commercial buildings accounting for nearly 20 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, BOMA has committed to helping its members and the industry as a whole improve energy management and sustainability practices.