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Enterprise Named Freddie Mac Targeted Affordable Housing Lender

COLUMBIA, MD - February 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. (Enterprise), a national leader in affordable housing and community development, today announced that Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) has given the company approval to originate affordable multifamily loans nationally on its behalf. The new license granted to Enterprise rounds out the company’s agency platform, which already includes capacity to sell and service loans for Fannie Mae and FHA. Enterprise is among a handful of lenders approved to sell and service targeted affordable housing loans nationwide. These are loans on apartment properties with rents that are affordable to low- and very-low income individuals whose incomes are at or below 80 percent or 60 percent of the area median income, respectively.

Energy Value Housing Awards Recognize Several High Performance SIP Homes

February 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- During an awards ceremony held at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, the NAHB Research Center recognized twelve of the nation’s leading energy-efficient builders and remodelers with the Energy Value Housing Awards (EVHA). Now in its 16th year, the EVHA challenges builders to elevate standards for energy-efficient construction. Winners are selected from projects in three climate regions (Cold, Moderate, Hot) and five categories (Affordable, Custom/Demonstration, Multifamily, Production, and Existing Homes)

Len O’Donnell Joins USAA Real Estate Company As President And Chief Operating Officer

February 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- USAA Real Estate Company is pleased to welcome Len O’Donnell as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all operations of the company. O’Donnell comes to USAA Real Estate Company with more than 25 years of extensive real estate experience as President and CEO of Crimson Capital Ltd and Principal of Crimson Real Estate Fund, based in Houston. Prior to Crimson, Len spent 10 years as a leading investment sales broker in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Private Sector and Government Working Together to Promote Sustainable Building Practices

FALLS CHURCH, VA. - February 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Noblis, in collaboration with CTG Energetics and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Sustainable Facilities Tool

Riverfront Park Expert Dena Pastorini Joins Kentwood City Properties as Broker Associate

DENVER, CO - February 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Dena Pastorini, a leading real estate professional, has joined Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver as a Broker Associate. Pastorini brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to Ken...

Opinion Poll Shows Divide on Foreclosures

Destin, FL - February 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Despite the financial hardship it would trigger, Americans are divided on whether the U.S. government should take action to halt the foreclosure crisis. The stunning result was delivered in a new opinion poll taken by Housing Predictor.

Realtors® Praise FHFA for Proposed Rule to Prohibit Private Transfer Fees

Washington, DC - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for moving ahead with a proposed rule to restrict government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks from investing in mortgages encumbered by private transfer fee covenants

RIEMA Warns that Roof Collapse Threats Will Likely Increase with Projected Snow Event for...

Cranston, RI - February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With forecasters predicting another significant winter weather event for Saturday, RI Emergency Management officials are warning that roof collapse incidents may increase

MAMCO Property Management Donates Funds from Associa Cares to Families in Need

Mt. Laurel, NJ - February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MAMCO Property Management, an Associa company, with the help of Associa Cares, recently donated funds to six local families who lost their homes in a fire.

IDX, Inc. brings advanced search capabilities to Denver real estate website of Marybeth Kramer

EUGENE, OR - February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real estate broker Marybeth Kramer has adopted the premier IDX Broker software on her website, giving her the ability to supply her clients with a unique and comprehensive online property search. Kram...

Apartment Groups Welcome Obama “Better Buildings Initiative”

WASHINGTON, DC - February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) released the following statement concerning the Better Buildings Initiative announced by President Obama today. The statement was issued by NMHC/NAA's Vice President of Energy and Environment, Eileen Lee.

Chase Expands Efforts to Keep People in Their Homes, Increases Number of Chase Homeownership...

NEW YORK, NY - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chase announced today plans to add 25 new Chase Homeownership Centers in 19 states this year, expanding its program to provide borrowers in the hardest-hit communities with the knowledge and resources they need to explore all the ways they can stay their homes. This investment will bring the total number of Chase Homeownership Centers to 76 nationwide

Judy Fahrenkrog Returns to Kentwood City Properties as Top-Producing Broker Associate

DENVER, CO - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Judy Fahrenkrog, a leading real estate professional since 1981, has rejoined the top-producing team at Kentwood City Properties as a Broker Associate. Fahrenkrog has spent the past year as the on-s...

NANA First Private Employer to Fund RurAL CAP’s Energy Wise in Alaska NANA Region...

Anchorage, AK - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to the energy crisis in northwest Alaska, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.'s (NANA) board of directors approved NANA's participation in an exciting new partnership with the Rural Alas...

Freddie Mac Prices New $4 Billion Two-Year Reference Notes® Security

McLean, VA - February 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced today that it priced its new 0.75% $4 billion two-year USD Reference Notes® security due on March 28, 2013. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EACS6, was priced at 99.758 to yield 0.864%, or 21.5 basis points more than two-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Friday, February 4, 2011

ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE COMMUNITY POSTS STRONG 2010 REAL ESTATE SALES

Bluffton, S.C. - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A strong finish to the year boosted closed and pending real estate sales at Palmetto Bluff to $44.5 million, a 42 percent increase over 2009 sales of $26.3 million. The 20,000-acre environmental preserve and residential community in South Carolina’s Lowcountry had a particularly strong fourth quarter with $14.3 million in sales, more than half of its total sales in 2009.

RE/MAX CELEBRATES 38 YEARS

DENVER, CO - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- One of the largest real estate franchises in the world is celebrating its 38th anniversary and a year of significant success despite a challenging housing market. This month, RE/MAX and its Co-Founders, Dave and Gail Liniger, celebrate a year of remarkable achievements and Founder’s Day, the day RE/MAX was created.

CB RICHARD ELLIS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PROPRIETARY, ONLINE REAL ESTATE LOAN AUCTION SERVICE

Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) today announced the launch of a new, proprietary online real estate loan auction service. This new platform expands the company’s capabilities for assisting sellers in the disposition of commercial real estate loans.

NARI Announces Regional Winners of the 2011 CotY Awards

Des Plaines, IL - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- One hundred and forty Regional “Contractor of the Year” (CotY) Winners were named by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) during this year’s regional competition. Judging for the regional projects took place at NARI’s national headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, in the first week of January.

Freddie Mac Announces the Issuance of a New Two-Year Reference Notes® Security

McLean, VA - February 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced today that it plans to issue a new two-year USD Reference Notes® security, CUSIP number 3137EACS6, due on March 28, 2013. The issue will be priced on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, and will settle on Friday, February 4, 2011, at benchmark size

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Property Management Services: A Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

Hiring a property management service for your rental property can be a huge asset when it comes to maintaining your rental property. The decision to hire a property management company is something to carefully consider but there are many pros