Yearly Archives: 2012

Con Man Sought After Failing to Appear for Sentencing on Charges That He Defrauded...

Los Angeles, CA - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A San Gabriel man who was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but failed to appear in court is being sought by the FBI, announced Bill Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Ange...

PA Treasurer Rob McCord: This Holiday, an Elf and a Snowman Have Unclaimed Property...

Harrisburg - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- This holiday season, whether you are Ellen Naughty from Canonsburg or Samuel Nice of Tamaqua, the Pennsylvania Treasury could have unclaimed property waiting for you, State Treasurer Rob McCord said ...

HUD MID-ATLANTIC EMPLOYEES SUPPORT HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

PHILADELPHIA - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In the days following the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Sandy, HUD responded swiftly to support the federal government's response to the widespread devastation in New York and New Jersey.

City Light Meeting, Exceeding Renewable Energy, Conservation Goals

SEATTLE - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle City Light has significantly exceeded its energy conservation and renewable energy targets for the first compliance periods of Initiative 937 and is well on its way to meeting the state’s rene...

TWO NEW VHFA BOND DEALS WILL FINANCE HUNDREDS OF VERMONT HOME PURCHASES AND PRESERVE...

BURLINGTON - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) has taken two big steps towards making housing more affordable in the Green Mountain State.

Public Meetings Will Explain New Flood Insurance Options Available to Washington County Property Owners

December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington County flood insurance questions will be addressed at five public meetings in Waterbury, Barre City, Northfield, Marshfield, and Montpelier. The meetings will focus on newly revised flood hazard maps a...

Collaborative Brings Affordable Green Home to Deanwood

Washington, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Washington Post reports, a typical household in Deanwood, Washington D.C. spends around $2,000 annually on utility bills. Empowerhouse homeowners are projected to spend $390, mainly on water costs

Christie Administration Awards $400,000 Homelessness Prevention Grant to HomeFront

EWING - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the Christie Administration’s Season of Service for citizens in need, Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Ken Kobylowski today announced a $400,000 homeless prevention gra...

Menendez’s Senate Subcommittee Hearing Highlights Need for Storm Preparedness in NJ/NY Housing and Transit...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A day after Senate Republicans released an underfunded, piecemeal approach to Superstorm Sandy recovery, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today held a hearing of the Housing, Transportation, a...

OHFA Board Approves More Than $6.3 Million for Affordable Housing Communities Across Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board approved more than $6.3 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing de...

RE/MAX Social Campaign Earns Fans, Impressions, Accolades

DENVER, CO - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX LLC has earned three prestigious Platinum MarCom Awards for the 2012 “What Moves You?” social media campaign, the first integrated social media campaign launched by a national real estate franchise.

FEMA, SBA Assistance to New York Survivors Tops $1 Billion

NEW YORK, NY - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy survivors tops $1 billion in New York. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved grants of more than $802 million for rental assistance, ...

Secretary Salazar Announces Milestone on McCoy Solar Energy Project, Caps Strong Year for Renewable...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, a proposed 750-megawatt facility in Riverside County that would be one of the largest solar energy projects on public lands in the California desert.

127,680 SF Distribution Building Sold For $6.8 Million at Freeport Center

PHOENIX, AZ - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- An industrial building at Freeport Center, 420 S. 53rd Ave. in Phoenix sold for $6.8 million. Included in the transaction was an adjacent 2.09 acre, fully-improved land parcel.

REALTY EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL RANKED #276 BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S 2013 FRANCHISE 500® LIST

Chicago, IL - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realty Executives International announced today that it has once again been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list for 2013. The company ranked at number 276 worldwide for 2013 amongst heavyweight franchise peers in dozens of industries. The prestigious ranking comes on the heels of a productive franchise sales year with Realty Executives closing 75 franchise sales year-to-date in 2012. Only eight real estate companies were included in the 2013 ranking and Realty Executives ranked higher than five of those including ERA, Keller-Williams and Better Homes & Gardens.

NeighborWorks America Brings Individuals and Families “Home for the Holidays”

Washington, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the holidays approach, many individuals and families across the nation who are “home for the holidays” -- as homeowners or in affordable rental homes -- are there because of the work of NeighborWorks America and its network of affiliated organizations.

Inspection Ordinance Brings Sweeping Change to Rental Housing Standards in Boston

Boston, MA - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance, revised to enhance current standards for the health and safety of rental housing in Boston, was today approved by the Boston City Council in a 9-4 ...

Eligible County Homeowners Encouraged to Apply for Maryland’s Homestead Tax Credit by December 31

December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montgomery County homeowners who are eligible for Maryland’s Homestead Property Tax Credit must submit a one-time application with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) by December 31...

FHFA House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in October

Washington, DC - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. house prices rose 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from September to October, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.2 percent increase in September was revised downward to a 0.0 percent change. For the 12 months ending in October, U.S. prices rose 5.6 percent. The U.S. index is 15.7 percent below its April 2007 peak and is roughly the same as the July 2004 index level.

Record Low Mortgage Rates Contribute to Strong HARP Volume Report Includes State-Level HARP Data

Washington, D.C. - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its October Refinance Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have refinanced more than 1.8 million loans through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) since the program began in 2009. In October, more than 81,000 homeowners refinanced their mortgage through HARP and 790,619 loans have been refinanced through HARP between January and October. The continued high volume of HARP refinances is attributed to record-low mortgage rates and program enhancements announced last year.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAR

Pending Home Sales Falter 2.2% in September

Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While all four major U.S. regions recorded notable year-over-year increases