Register Today for MBA’s 2012 National Fraud Issues Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- MBA's National Fraud Issues Conference 2012 is the one forum each year where industry professionals can learn about the issues related to the growing incidence and complexity of mortgage fraud. Hear from industry experts as they review the current status of the industry, law enforcement and government’s efforts in combating mortgage fraud

Husband and Wife Realtor Team Earn Community Service Award

Marietta, GA - March 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Long-time RE/MAX Greater Atlanta husband-wife team Rosalee and Earl Whitley were honored with a community service award from the Cobb Association of Realtors at the organization’s year-end meeting.

Town of Mount Pleasant Makes Flood Insurance Available to Its Residents and Property Owners

ATLANTA, GA - February 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The town of Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County, N.C. is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which means those living and working in the town can purchase fed...

Town of Utica Makes Flood Insurance Available to its Residents and Property Owners

ATLANTA, GA - February 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The town of Utica in Hinds County, Miss. is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which means those living and working in the town can purchase federally-unde...


Houston, TX - January 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE has arranged $250.0M in debt financing for the acquisition of Hess Tower, a 844,736-square-foot, Class AA trophy office asset in the Houston CBD. CBRE Capital Markets Senior Vice President Michael Strober worked on behalf of the borrower, H&R REIT to secure the eight-year, fixed-rate loan at 4.5% per annum through Pacific Life Insurance Company. Strober, based in Tampa, FL, was joined in representing H&R REIT by Bernard Branca and Greg Greene of CBRE Capital Markets in Houston and Dallas, respectively.

CampusMBA Extends Partnership with Insurance Advisors to Offer New Live Online Workshops for Commercial/Multifamily...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced it has extended its partnership with Stamford, Connecticut-based Insurance Advisors LLC. Under the agreement CampusMBA, in conjunction with Insurance Advisors, will continue to offer live online workshops addressing a variety of insurance issues for commercial/multifamily real estate loans.

Swig Equities Closes Lease with Situs Holdings, LLC at 48 Wall Street

New York, NY - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kent M. Swig, President of Swig Equities, LLC and owner of the landmark building at 48 Wall Street, announced the signing of a new lease for Situs Holdings, LLC who will occupy 13,650 square feet on...

Attorney General Pam Bondi Sues Two Foreclosure Management Companies for Defrauding Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary injunction and limited asset freeze against two foreclosure management companies for misleading distressed homeowners. MGD Manag...

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Introduces Association Insurance Marketplace

CHICAGO, IL - December 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has joined forces with Colonial Life to offer network members a single source for health, life and personal insurance for both employees and sales associates.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Reappointment of Eugene Montgomery to the Louisiana Citizens Property...

BATON ROUGE, LA - December 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the reappointment of Eugene Montgomery to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Directors.

Following Toledo Blade Report on City’s Abandoned Home Crisis, Brown Raises Concerns With Federal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following a report in the Toledo Blade showing that the City of Toledo is on track to raze a record number of abandoned houses this year, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) renewed his call for Con...

Rangel Applauds Raise In Vets Mortgage Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Charles Rangel praised the announcement made by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today that the maximum amount of Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) increased from $90,0...

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Maximum Coverage Increases

WASHINGTON, DC - November 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that the maximum amount of Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) increased from $90,000 to $150,000, effective Oct. 1, under the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010. Maximum coverage will further increase from $150,000 to $200,000 after Jan. 1, 2012

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Appoints Carlos Lacasa as New Chairman of Citizens Board...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - September 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced today the appointment of Carlos Lacasa as the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Lacasa, from Miami, is a former state representative and has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney with expertise in the insurance industry

While Relatively Few Homeowners in Catastrophe-Prone Areas Have Earthquake or Flood Insurance Coverage, Those...

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - September 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Among homeowners insurance policyholders, those with flood insurance tend to be significantly less satisfied with their policy coverage, compared with policyholders who opt not to carry it, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. National Homeowners Insurance StudySM released today.

Hurricane Irene Underscores Importance of Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program

Washington, DC - August 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As homeowners across the East Coast brace for Hurricane Irene and the heavy rains that are expected to fall over the next few days, the current threat underscores the importance of flood insurance, which is the only way for homeowners to financially protect their property or businesses from flood damages.

CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrest of Central Florida Contractor in Sinkhole Repair Billing Scam

TALLAHASSEE, FL - August 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of an Oviedo business owner for overbilling State Farm Insurance Company for fraudulent sinkhole claim repairs. Michael Hodge, owner of A&M Contracting Company, is charged with multiple counts of racketeering and insurance fraud involving billings of materials he never used to repair properties in Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties.

Lt. Governor Taylor Announces Ohio Auto and Homeowners Rates Remain Competitive in 2010

COLUMBUS, OH - August 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced Ohio’s 2010 average auto and homeowners insurance rates were among the most competitive in the United States. The De...

OFIR Releases PSAs Helping Consumers Shop for Auto, Home Insurance

LANSING, MI - August 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) announced today that it has released radio public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at helping Michigan consumers shop around for more affordable automobile and homeowners insurance rates. The PSAs, which can be heard on radio stations throughout the state, advise Michigan drivers and homeowners to use OFIR resources to help them stretch their insurance dollar.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Seven Illegal “Mortgage Loan Modification”...

NEWARK, NJ - August 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing the State’s on-going efforts to thwart fraudulent “mortgage loan modification” enterprises, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs filed administrative actions against seven businesses for illegally offering mortgage modification services to homeowners in dire financial straits. State law requires that anyone providing these services in New Jersey be licensed as a Debt Adjuster by the Department of Banking and Insurance, or be otherwise authorized.

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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.