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Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in February compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors
A majority of state legislatures are using preemption laws to block local equitable housing policies, worsening the lack of affordable housing throughout the country.
Urban Housing Communities (UHC) is pleased to announce the completion and opening of our latest affordable housing development: Crossings on Aston. Located at 706 Aston Ave in Santa Rosa, California, this new 27-unit building furthers UHC’s commitment to bring affordable workforce housing to families in California earning between 30% and 60% of the area’s median income
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office will begin a four-month construction project in October to replace a failing retaining wall at Bullfrog Day-Use Recreation Area. Construction will occur from Oct. 17, 2018 through Feb. 11, 2019, during which time the site will be temporarily inaccessible for safety reasons.
Maybe you remember renting and how seemingly rich your landlords were—especially the one with a dozen properties. Maybe you’ve heard that you can’t go wrong with real-estate (which isn’t true, unfortunately). Maybe you want to boost your income so that you can retire before you’re 60. Whatever your inspiration is for getting into real estate, there are a few things you need to consider before you get started lest you turn your dream into a bankruptcy.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Value of Water Campaign, is proud to bring attention to the benefits of green infrastructure in parks during National Infrastructure Week, May 14–18, 2018. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, NRPA, NLC and the Value of Water Campaign will hold a special briefing on Capitol Hill where representatives from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management and the City of Lacey
The City of Bellevue invites residents to an open house on Nov. 19 to give input on the Draft Water System Plan, which describes how the city plans to meet water needs for the next 20 years. The open house will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, in Room 1E-113.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, Local Elected Officials, Police, Community Leaders and Pastors Rally for...
Miami, FL - January 16, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will join local elected officials, law enforcement officers, community leaders, pastors, and residents of Miami’s Liberty Square Housing Project for a Peace and Unity rally tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the Liberty Square Community Center in the wake of ongoing, deadly gun violence. The Community Center is located at 6304 NW 14th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33147
Orlando, FL - January 09, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE arranged the sale and financing of two fully-leased, single-story office buildings totaling 82,175 square feet in the East Orlando office submarket. ORC Quadrangle, LLC acquired the property, located at 3500 and 3626 Quadrangle Boulevard, from Atlanta-based Wells Real Estate Fund X III, L.P., for an undisclosed amount. CBRE represented the seller
Orlando, FL - January 06, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) - CBRE arranged the sale of Madison Carrington Place, located at 129 E. Villa Capri Circle, DeLand, FL, for $14.3 million. The 224-unit apartment community was completed in 1987 and has a current occupancy of 97%. CBRE exclusively represented the seller in the transaction, Equus Capital Partners, LTD
West Palm Beach, FL - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE arranged the sale and financing of an office portfolio consisting of six single-story medical and professional buildings on 10.61 acres in West Palm Beach, Florida. Metrocentre Corporate Park at 2500-2581 and 2440-2478 Metrocentre Boulevard was acquired from General Electric Credit Equities, Inc. for $8.825 million by Grover & Corlew, LLC. CBRE marketed the property on behalf of the seller. For the buyer, CBRE arranged a non-recourse bridge loan in the amount of $7 million from a mortgage REIT in excess of 75% of cost at an attractive
Miami, FL - December 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE arranged the sale of the Boca-Glades portfolio, a 330,438-square-foot opportunistic office portfolio comprising two Class A buildings and excess development potential, located in Palm Beach County’s prestigious Boca Raton submarket. The portfolio includes two of Boca Raton’s tallest, and most recognizable, office buildings: The Plaza, at 5455 Town Center Road, and One Town Center, at 1 Town Center Road. The portfolio was acquired, by Crocker Partners of Boca Raton, FL, from MetLife Real Estate Investors of Atlanta, GA.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - December 11, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that more than 14,000 Floridians will receive checks totaling more than $16 million this week as a result of the national Ocwen mortgage settlement. The checks, in the amount of approximately $1,150 per claim, are being distributed to eligible consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2009 and 2012. Attorney General Bondi’s office played a leading role on the executive committee that helped negotiate the $125 million settlement between Ocwen and the attorneys general of 49 states, state banking regulators and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - October 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade Police Department today arrested Carlos Cuzan, 44, for battery on a disabled adult. Acting on information from the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PANE) team investigated this case. According to the investigation, a co-worker witnessed Cuzan punching a victim several times in the face while employed as a medical health technician by the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, a forensic hospital. The victim, who suffers from schizophrenia, was treated for a laceration to his lip.
TALLAHASSEE - May 5, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is urging Florida panhandle residents whose homes and property were damaged by recent storms to call the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) for insurance assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL-18) introduced a bill that would encourage the development of a robust private flood insurance market that can offer homeowners options in terms of pricing and coverage. The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act of 2014 would remove excessive restrictions placed on insurance companies by the federal government and would give states more flexibility to license and regulate private flood insurance.
TALLAHASSEE - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today applauded the Florida House and Senate for passing legislation that creates a Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights. CFO Atwater made advocating for the bill a priority because it provides important consumer protections and greater transparency to the insurance claim-filing process. The bill also addresses additional aspects of the homeowner claims process such as eliminating unscrupulous post-claim underwriting practices that deny claims for unsuspecting consumers. The bill will now be sent to Governor Rick Scott to be signed into law.
Attorney General Pam Bondi Announces New Procedures Banks Must Follow to Help Distressed Homeowners...
TALLAHASSEE, FL - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with her colleagues on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitoring Committee, today announced that Bank of America and Wells Fargo have agreed to implement new pr...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Joe Garcia today spoke on the House floor to address the economic impact of the rising cost of flood insurance for hard-working homeowners as these rates start to go into effect Oc...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Joins Four South Florida Members of Congress for Major...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Imagine being able to leave your home in Boca Raton and go to a Miami Heat game by train. Imagine leaving work in downtown Fort Lauderdale and having a dinner meeting on Atlantic Avenue i...