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Kentwood Real Estate Announces Strategic Marketing Partnership with Denver.com

DENVER, CO - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kentwood Real Estate, Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company, has announced a strategic marketing partnership with Denver.com, Denver’s leading intuitively-branded home on the Web. The partnershi...

Money-Making Scam Owner Will Pay Almost $1 Million and Sell House and Personal Property...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The operator of a defunct money-making scam has agreed to settle a federal court judgment the Federal Trade Commission obtained against him in 2007 for falsely claiming his “wealth building” program would teach consumers how to make substantial income in a short time by buying and selling privately held mortgages. Under the settlement, John Stefanchik will pay the FTC $900,000 plus the proceeds from the sale of his house and substantially all of his personal property.

CPSC AND HUD ISSUE UPDATED REMEDIATION PROTOCOL FOR HOMES WITH PROBLEM DRYWALL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are issuing an updated remediation protocol for homes with problem drywall. A study conducted on behalf of CPSC by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, finds no evidence of a safety hazard to home electrical systems. Sandia simulated long-term exposure of wiring and other electrical components to hydrogen sulfide gas, which is associated with problem drywall.

Denver Welcomes NAR Home Ownership Bus Tour

Washington, DC - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour hosted by the National Association of Realtors® makes a stop this week outside the Denver Home Show on Saturday, March 19. NAR leaders and invited local officials will be on hand to hear from consumers and speak with them about how shifting priorities and public policies in Washington could affect home ownership here in Denver

$350,000 awarded for homebuyer assistance for new and existing homes in SE Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $350,000 in HOME funding to Southeast Nebraska Community Action Council, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) in Humboldt, Neb., to provid...

CHARLIE ENGEL JOINS REALTYTRAC AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – REAL ESTATE

IRVINE, CA - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- RealtyTrac™ (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today announced the hiring of real estate veteran Charlie Engel as the new Director of Business Development – Real Estate. Engel will lead the company’s efforts driving additional real estate professional partnerships

RE/MAX Syndicates Property Listings Through Popular Real Estate Sites

DENVER, CO - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In another strategic technology move, RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading real estate franchises, is now syndicating property listings through a number of high-profile partners to give RE/MAX agents access to more potential homebuyers and sellers and to give their listings greater visibility.

Residential refuse collection fee to take effect July 1

L?HU'E, HI - March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- County officials announced that a new fee for garbage collection service will take effect on July 1. Notices about the implementation of the residential refuse collection assessment (RRCA) were mailed this week to all Kaua'i property owners along with their real property assessments

Dynamic IDX Broker software connects Broker Jeff Lykes with potential Park City, Utah clients

EUGENE, OR - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Park City, Utah real estate broker Jeff Lykes have created a dynamic real estate search page on the Talisker Mountain Realty website. The Park City MLS (PKCMLS) is now synced to Lykes' sea...

PLAN TO REVIVE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RELEASED BY TRADE GROUP AS SECTOR LOST JOBS IN...

PHOENIX, AZ - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today.

Dee Chirafisi and Deviree Vallejo of Kentwood City Properties to Co-Sponsor 9th Annual Platte...

DENVER, CO - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Dee Chirafisi, Broker Associate and co-owner of Kentwood City Properties, and Deviree Vallejo, one of the company’s top-producing real estate professionals, will co-sponsor and participate in the 9t...

Tax Time Less Taxing for Home Owners

Washington, DC - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- “Owning a home offers myriad benefits throughout the year, but some of the financial advantages of home ownership are most apparent at tax time,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “As many of today’s hard-working American families are feeling a financial squeeze, the tax benefits that can come from owning a home can be a welcome relief.”

South Carolina REALTORS® release February market numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its February 2011 Market Reports. Throughout the state, the price range with the strongest sales activity was the $100,001 and below range, where sales were up 3.1 percent over the last 12 months. Median Sales Price was up the most in the single-family segment with a 1.5 percent gain to $157,250, while prices were down 5.2 percent for condos, to $125,000. The price range with the shortest market Days on Market time was among homes in the $100,000 and below price range

THE FEDERATED COMPANIES PURCHASES BANK NOTE AND INCREASES MARKET VALUE OF ACQUISITION

Miami Beach, FL - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federated Companies, a leading vertically integrated national real estate investment and development firm, has recently closed on the acquisition of a mortgage from KeyBank that is secured by Bayside Village in Portland, Maine. The asset is located in downtown Portland between the Old Port and Back Cove on 132 Marginal Way and consists of 100 units and 400 bedrooms and operates as a student housing complex that was completed in 2008.

NeighborWorks® Helps More Than 16,700 Families Become Homeowners

Washington, DC - March 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks America, one of the largest community development corporations and the sponsor of one hundred full-service Home Ownership Centers around the U.S., today announced that more than 16,700 families became homeowners last year through the efforts of NeighborWorks organizations.

Realtors® Advocate Reform, Long-term Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

Washington, DC - March 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congress needs to strengthen and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for the long term to prevent undermining the fragile real estate market recovery, the National Association of Realtors® said in testimony today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

Colliers International Directs Four Retail Sales Totaling $11,250,000 million in Greater Los Angeles and...

Los Angeles, CA - March 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colliers International, the second largest global real estate services organization, has completed four retail sales totaling $11,250,000 million in greater Los Angeles area. Jereme Snyder, senior vice president in Colliers International’s Irvine office, closed all four sales

HOPE NOW: Mortgage Servicers Completed 101,000 Loan Mods for Homeowners in January

WASHINGTON, DC - March 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- HOPE NOW, the voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors, released its January 2011 loan modification data, which shows that an estimated 101,000 homeowners received permanent, affordable loan modifications from mortgage servicers in the first month of the year.

Malibu Real Estate Agent Ready For Clients

Malibu, CA - March 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Whether you are buying or selling a home in Malibu, you've come to the right place. I pride myself on being a top-producing Malibu agent who will exceed your expectations in every part of the transaction. I am a straight-talking agent who created and writes TheMalibuRealEstateblog.com giving you the "The low down on the high end." There you will find a site full of details about recent real estate news and an easy map-based MLS search option. The site was named "A Best Real Estate Blog in Los Angeles" and and is frequently quoted and referred to in the Los Angeles Times, in AOL.com's real estate section, as well as on numerous websites worldwide.

Industry Veteran Perry GraBois Joins Metro Commercial Real Estate

Mount Laurel, NJ - March 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Perry S. GraBois has joined its full-service brokerage team where he will expand the firm’s presence in Central and Northern New Jersey.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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KTGY Receives 2019 SAGE Honors for Regency Palms in Long Beach,...

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that the firm’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Council on Shaping Advancements

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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HARDEST HIT FUND RECIPIENT PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Raymond Cawthorne, 57, pleaded guilty today to embezzlement of public funds, Special Inspector General Christy Goldsmith Romero and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced