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Counseling for homeowners boosted with state grant

About 1,000 Washington State homeowners facing foreclosure will receive financial counseling to help resolve their mortgage issues, thanks to a grant awarded this week by Attorney General Bob Ferguson to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

Insurance Trade Joins Important Lightning Safety Campaign

We are now entering the hot summer months where pop-up thunderstorms and lightning are very common, especially in the southeast. However, in many homes and businesses across the country there is a little known risk of fire that can by triggered by lightning strikes.

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

omeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements. Leading institutions from the public and private sectors today announced the formation of a national financing platform that will for the first time bring low-cost, large-scale capital to government and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency loan programs – which can be utilized by homeowners in states that participate.

New novel from No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber highlights Habitat...

Set in modern-day Washington state, the story follows the journey of three sisters who are divided by decisions made when they were young. The story’s central character, Cassie, applies for and becomes a Habitat partner homeowner, journeying from sweat equity to house dedication while managing issues of single parenthood, family estrangement and new love. The trio of sisters struggle with life experiences and questions of love and forgiveness as they each work to rebuild their lives and relationships.

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA Rural Development's 

City Program Aims to Help Modest-Income Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Karen Jackson can't wait to start hosting big Sunday family dinners at the newly remodeled Speedway Circle house where she grew up.

Breaking Trend: Homeowners Now Buying Homes to Rent on Airbnb

New York, NY - October 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has given popular web rental service AirBed and Breakfast an ultimatum: provide user data on all 225,000 New Yorkers using the site by the end of the day, ...

Treasury Approves Multnomah Pilot Program to Help Underwater Homeowners Refinance

WASHINGTON, DC - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) announced that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved a new pilot program to help underwa...

FEMA and SBA Assistance Registration Deadline is Feb. 12 for Hurricane Sandy Victims

WINDSOR, CT - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have until Tuesday, Feb. 12 to register for FEMA disaster assistance or apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administra...

Fannie Mae Extends Help for Homeowners Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON, DC - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced today that it will extend the suspension of foreclosure sales and eviction lockouts for borrowers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The new 90-day extension applies to homeowners with properties or employment within the FEMA declared disaster area eligible for individual assistance. This follows an earlier 90-day suspension of foreclosure sales and evictions in the impacted areas.

Congressman David Scott Announces Help for Homeowners Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman David Scott [GA-13], in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is pleased to announce the upcoming Making Home Affordable “Help ...

Defendants in Dominican Mortgage Assistance Scam that Allegedly Defrauded Spanish-Speaking U.S. Homeowners Settle FTC...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 08, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its continuing crackdown on scams that target consumers in financial distress, the Federal Trade Commission obtained a settlement order resolving charges against a nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic and banning the defendants from providing mortgage assistance relief.

Mangano, Cuomo Announce FEMA Emergency Assistance for Homeowners

New York, NY - November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that FEMA will issue Emergency Assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Hurricane Sandy. At the...

Governor Cuomo Announces Homeowners Will Not Have to Pay Hurricane Deductibles

Albany, NY - November 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Monday’s storm.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES FORECLOSURE PROTECTION FOR NEW YORK STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - October 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of New York and provide support to homeowners and low-income rent...

Senator Menendez, HUD Secretary Donovan Meet with Struggling NJ Homeowners, Discuss Knocking Down Barriers...

ELIZABETH, N.J. - September 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today visited the home of Ellen Kovac in Elizabeth for a discussion with m...

Help For Homeowners Affected by Foreclosure Errors

Washington, DC - September 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Large mortgage servicers have been ordered by federal bank regulators to identify borrowers who may have been harmed by errors and improper practices in foreclosure or threatened foreclosure and...

Menendez, Boxer Urge Republicans to Join Them to Help Responsible Homeowners Refinance

WASHINGTON, DC - September 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Citing new momentum and support among a broad array of stakeholders, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today reintroduced the Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act an...

Statement From Attorney General Kilmartin on National Mortgage Settlement Progress Report

August 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to the first progress report issued by the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joseph P. Smith, which discloses the five settling mortgage service providers have granted $10.56 billion in consumer reli...

Monitor Issues Interim Report on Relief Provided to Homeowners Under the National Mortgage Settlement

TALLAHASSEE, FL - August 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Joseph Smith, Jr., the national mortgage settlement monitor, released an interim report on homeowner relief that the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers have provided as of June 30. ...

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.