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Solar Energy Training in Kansas, the Sunflower State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Note: Kansas may not be the first state you think of for solar training, but Derek Reilley, Renewable/Sustainable Energy Program Director at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, may make you think differently. Colby Community College is a partnering training organization working with Salt Lake Community College in the Rocky Mountain RTP. Derek is the project lead for CCC’s solar training program. Here’s his update. eds.

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Petition activity ticks up; Lawrence leads gateway city recovery

While an improving real estate market has fueled recent declines in foreclosures, the filing of foreclosure petitions has edged upwards the past few months. While not nearly as numerous as a year ago, the uptick is nevertheless is a sure sign that lenders are adjusting to new foreclosure regulations enacted late in 2012. Foreclosure Monitor found that Lawrence and four other gateway cities that saw significant improvement were all cities where price recovery began in 2009.

Florida HFC: Florida Hardest-Hit Fund Principal Reduction Program Reaches Application Goal in One Week

The process for homeowners to apply for the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund Principal Reduction (HHF-PR) program closed on Wednesday, October 2, one week after reaching its goal of 25,000 applications. The online application process opened on the previous Wednesday, September 25. Upon completion, each application was assigned to an HHF-PR advisor agency, where staff began the process of determining eligibility for those who applied to receive assistance from the program. Homeowners who are deemed eligible and whose mortgage servicer has agreed to accept HHF-PR funds can receive up to $50,000 to reduce the principal balance of their first mortgage.

Vikings stadium builders defend foreign steel buy

The new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings officially has been underway for less than a week, and already there’s a debate on whether it’s “Minnesota” enough. This could be a long two years.

Midtown Global Market may need city rescue

Midtown Global Market, the Lake Street development that’s become a nexus for ethnic restaurants and businesses, continues to struggle with deficits. It’s turning to the city for help.

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