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Staybridge Suites Brings New Interior Design Scheme Created by Nation’s Top Design Students to...

ATLANTA, GA - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today the openings of three new Staybridge Suites hotels, all featuring the new innovative design created by Savannah College of Art and Design's (SCAD) interior design students. Home to one of the top five interior-design programs in the country, the school partnered with IHG to completely refresh the Staybridge Suites standardized room-décor packages.

NAR Study Finds Americans Prefer Smart Growth Communities

Washington, DC - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Americans favor walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, with 56 percent of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation. That’s according to a recent study, the Community Preference Survey, by the National Association of REALTORS®.

36 Blue Bell Condominiums up for Auction

BLUE BELL, PA - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With minimum bids starting at just $75,000, 36 two- and three-bedroom condominiums in Blue Bell, Pa., that had previously been on the market for as much as $301,400 are set to go on the auction block in April.

Jury Convicts District Man of Murder, Obstruction Charges

WASHINGTON, DC - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alfred Evans, 28, of Washington, D.C., was convicted by a jury today of charges stemming from the April 2003 murder of Reginald Brighthart, a 35-year-old homeless man, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Economic Reinvention “A Must, Not An Option” In the New Era of City Building:...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Positioning a city as progressive and innovative in the post-recession economy is, perhaps more than ever before, requiring public officials to “think and act like entrepreneurs” to maximize the economic development potential of anchor institutions such as higher education and medical facilities, alternative energy-related industries, and biotechnology firms, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Realtors® Committed to Fair Housing Throughout the Year

Washington, DC - April 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® will join Americans across the country as they honor Fair Housing Month this April. As the leading advocate for home ownership, NAR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and believes that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream.

Realtors® Urge Congress to Approach GSE Reform Slowly

Washington, DC - April 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of REALTORS® today urged Congress to move cautiously when reforming government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

IDX Broker syncs thousands of Indianapolis property listings to Vital Equity website of Jeremy...

EUGENE, OR - April 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the network of real estate agents and brokers who have chose to upgrade their professional websites is growing yet again, with the addition of an IDX solution to the website of Jeremy Miller. Indianapolis, Indiana properties are now displayed with ease on the IDX-enabled website Miller hosts. His membership with the Metropolitan Indianapolis MLS (MIRBOR) further simplifies the online real estate search for home seekers by extracting raw listing data and integrating it onto the page Miller hosts. Now, potential buyers can search for their dream Indianapolis home on one concise and convenient real estate website, thanks to Miller and IDX Broker software.

HUD SELECTS TWO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ELITE PROGRAM TO ENHANCE FEDERAL RENTAL...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez announced today that two public housing agencies– Boulder Housing Partners in Colorado and Lexington-Fayette Urban County in Kentucky – have been selected to participate in HUD’s Moving To Work Program (MTW).

Denver Broker Diane Wolta customizes online real estate search capabilities with IDX solution

EUGENE, OR - April 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Diane Wolta have joined forces to revolutionize the online real estate search for home seekers, agents and brokers alike. The IDX solution Wolta has employed on her Your Castle Real Estate ...

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD INKS TRADE OF LONG ISLAND RETAIL PROPERTY

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., has orchestrated the trade of Turnpike Plaza shopping center in Huntington Station. Kimco Realty Corporation purchased the 53,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored asset from Centro Properties Group for $7.9 million.

Low Prices, Attractive Mortgage Rates Helped Spur 2010 Vacation Home Purchases, According to New...

AUSTIN, TX - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- While the overall residential real estate market is still down, sales of vacation homes fared better than sales of primary residences and investment properties in 2010. In fact, some consumers found low real estate prices, attractive mortgage rates and the potential for price appreciation compelling enough reasons to buy more than half a million vacation homes last year, according to proprietary research commissioned by HomeAway, Inc. as part of the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

Successful Partnership Prevent Red Tags for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners

Sioux City, IA - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Sioux City, Neighborhood Services Division has partnered with Inspection Services Division to develop a new program. “We have formed a unique partnership to help low-income elderly, and disabled homeowners with critical emergency repairs that have reduced life, health and safety hazards and improved homeowners’ quality of life” says Darlynn McMullen.

Colorado Springs online real estate search simplified with custom IDX solution of Angela Byrne

EUGENE, OR - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colorado Springs, Colorado real estate professional Angela Byrne has revolutionized her website with the dynamic IDX Broker software. She now hosts thousands of property listings directly on her website...

Westwood Financial Corp. Opens Atlanta Office

Torrance, CA - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Westwood Financial Corp., one of the largest owner-operators of shopping centers in the U.S., announces the opening of a new management office in Atlanta. The move will help Westwood Financial reach its goal of doubling its Georgia retail portfolio over the next five years as the company continues to expand its portfolio through the Southeastern U.S.

ASHI Deems April National Home Inspection Month

DES PLAINES, IL - March 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Whether you are planning to take advantage of the buyer's market this Spring, are looking to sell or rent or expecting to stay in your current home for years to come, now is a great time to schedule a home inspection. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), April is National Home Inspection Month and the association is reminding consumers about the importance of hiring a certified home inspector.

Two District Teenagers Plead Guilty to Burglary Charges

WASHINGTON, DC - March 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jaquan Bragg and Tavon Barber, both 16 and both from Washington, D.C., have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a recent burglary in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

Jones Lang LaSalle Named to 2011’s ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ List by Ethisphere Institute...

Chicago, IL - March 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jones Lang LaSalle, the global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.

OfficeMax Offers Realtors® New Ways to Save

Washington, DC - March 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As Realtors®’ businesses grow, so do their needs for quality office supply products. Now OfficeMax and the National Association of Realtors® are proud to offer discounts to NAR members on office supplies and services through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.

KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP to Speak on “Designed for Success: Today’s...

IRVINE, CA - March 28, 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 will be the keynote speaker on the Multifamily Conference CEO Series on MultifamilyBiz.com, "Designed For Success: Today's 50+ Apartment Communities," on April 5, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. EST. This lively, fast-paced 60-minute FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast will bring to focus what you need to know about the growing 50+ market. In this in-depth informative discussion, Gonzalez shares his insight about how the aging Baby Boomers are driving urban infill, redevelopment opportunities and are changing the face of 50+ apartment community design.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Movember

Hanley Investment Group Raises $30,000­­­ for Movember, Totaling $243,000

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 has raised $29,401 during its annual Movember campaign.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Safeguard Your Seasonal Home

Safeguard Your Seasonal Home

Closing down your cabin for the season is truthfully never as exciting as opening it up, but it’s an important process that helps protect your property during periods of extended non-use. Most owners guard against common incidentals like water leaks, potential fire hazards and temperature changes when shutting down for the season