Former Woodbury Financial Services Representative Along with a Coral Mortgage Operator Plead Guilty to...
ST. LOUIS, MO - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced the guilty pleas of Joshua Gould, a former financial representative with Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. and affiliate of Spetner Associates; and David Rubin, employee and operator of two local offices of Coral Mortgage Bankers Corporation.
May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- USAA Real Estate Company announced the sale of a Single Tenant Net Lease Retail Portfolio, consisting of 16 properties spanning several U.S. markets. The portfolio was purchased by an affiliate of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups. Details of the purchase agreement were not disclosed.
Washington, D.C. - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced that it is sponsoring a briefing for Congressional staff and press on how sustainable design practices and operations can effectively reduce the consumption of resources at U.S. Embassies and other diplomatic facilities, while enhancing security.
WASHINGTON DC - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Alabama and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding this week
San Francisco, CA - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jim Beitzel, Paul Christopher, Harry Clark, and Jan Medina are busy logging hundreds of training miles and raising thousands of dollars for the 10th Annual AIDS/LifeCycle, June 5 – 11. They and 3000 other riders will be spending seven days on their bicycles, and sleeping on the ground at night, riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They are all agents with Zephyr Real Estate.
New Haven, CT - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) announced a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Columbus House, a non-profit based in New Haven that provides meals, housing, support programs, and job training services to the local homeless and disadvantaged population.
Des Plaines, IL - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Spring is in the air, and homeowners are starting to plan their dream home remodeling projects. To commemorate May as National Home Improvement Month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers homeowners a few words of advice for getting the most value out of your remodeling investment
American Institute of Architects Issues Statement of Support for Storm-Ravaged Southern, Central States
Washington, D.C. - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on the storm disaster in the southern and central United States, to be attributed to Clark Manus, FAIA, 2011 President of the AIA:“On behalf of the AIA, and the AIA’s national Disaster Assistance Task Force, I want to extend our concern, thoughts and prayers to people affected by the devastating storms in Alabama and throughout the South and Central U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the appointment of Marcia M. Davies as his Chief of Staff, effective immediately.
Scottsdale, AZ - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- You can view all short sales, bank owned homes, short sales, and REO properties for sale for free by going to http://www.nicholasmcconnell.com then click property search. There, you can search by price range, zip code, school district, square footage, number of bedroom, number of bathrooms, and much more for free.
NORFOLK, VA - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For Rent Media Solutions™, a leading resource for apartment searches nationwide and operator of ForRent.com®, a division of Dominion Enterprises, today announced an exclusive partnership with VaultWare, an online marketing and leasing solution provider for the multifamily housing industry. The integration between For Rent Media Solutions and VaultWare’s free website solution, VaultWare Places, will provide most existing For Rent customers with a free of charge, self-service website beginning May 2, 2011. The launch markets to receive their free website will be Columbus, Kansas City, San Diego and San Francisco.
New York, NY - May 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- “Thank you. As the new president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 'National Secondary Market Conference.' Looking out over the audience, I recognize so many of you, and I cannot think of a better way to start my job at MBA than being here with you. I look forward to seeing you over the next several days and am interested in hearing your thoughts about the challenges we face. And, I want to publicly acknowledge our Chairman, Michael Berman. His leadership and passion have made such a difference. He has been working tirelessly traveling across the country to ensure the messages of this industry’s key issues are heard.
RESTON, VA - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP, Inc. today announced the appointment of mortgage industry veteran Bill Beckmann as president and chief executive officer of MERSCORP, Inc., and the Reston-based company’s subsidiary, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Reappointment of Jerry Carlisle to the Louisiana Citizens Property...
BATON ROUGE, LA - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the reappointment of Jerry Carlisle to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Directors.
DENVER, CO - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Denver area businessman Peter Niederman has purchased the Boulder.com domain name. The Boulder.com website provides comprehensive information about the diverse city and its people, including details ...
DENVER, CO - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- It’s an extremely rare property located in one of Denver’s most vibrant areas. Alyssa Jahns, a leading Broker Associate with Kentwood City Properties, has listed a free-standing historic building at...
ANCHORAGE, AK - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $59,632 to two new homeless programs in Alaska.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $1.5 million in funding to the Housing Authority of New Orleans, aiding in the construction of public housing units at the new Gu...
SOUTH BEND, IN - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The St. Joseph County housing market is experiencing a slight increase in average home sales prices, which might be the reason buyers are taking more time to purchase. Sellers can be ahead of the game and increase the odds of a faster closing if they have inspections and repairs completed prior to the listing, says Marsha Lambright, broker/owner of RE/MAX 100 in Mishawaka.
Bangkok, Thailand - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Leading Thai property developer Sansiri Group PLC has announced that over the next few years the company will focus on overseas property development. The group said they would be concentrating on London and New York where supply is low and demand for property is high.
he Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners that improving their property’s landscaping can result in a significant return on investment when selling the home
Guaranteed Rate, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $15.06 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) by knowingly
The Trump Administration remains committed to its America First, all of the above approach to domestic energy production as the Department of the Interior (Department) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
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.
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.91% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week
MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Homeowners in...
MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on refinance and home purchase
This week, as nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country continue to be ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) leadership took steps to promote maximum safety for nursing home residents
It's the best of times and it's the worst of times. For established real estate agents the market has never been better. Its been more than a decade since the housing crisis and for long-time agents with established connections in the market, it seems like business finds them.
How many times have you felt like you should have prepared and prevented rather than repenting? People spend one-third of their day at the workplace. It is essential to keep this space and its surroundings safe for employees to work around freely.
As we grow in our careers, we usually want to climb up the social ladder, which translates to changes in our lifestyle. The inspiration comes from people around us who live a very comfortable life after doing so.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the materials for your toilet cubicles. There are five common toilet cubicle materials: powder coat, plastic laminate, solid plastic, stainless steel, and phenolic. This article discusses the different properties of plastic laminate and solid plastic partitions.
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.54% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.91%
Dean Mon, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Shrewsbury, N.J., today issued the following statement on House legislation that would expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program
Homeowners in the United States spend millions of dollars each year on upgrades and improvement projects. If you are trying to add value and more security to your home, there are a variety of products that can help you accomplish this goal.
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners approved commitments today that will preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors in the Rogers Park community
The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to participate in an informational pre-application virtual workshop for the Shiprock Solar Project on May 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. The proposed project area encompasses 1,980 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 555 acres of private lands that are located approximately 4 miles north of Waterflow, N.M.
In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased seven points to 37 in May
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 12 percent compared from a year ago.
For so many of us nowadays, buying a home is a target. It is the measuring point by which we look at our lives and judge if we are doing well. Some of us might never own one… but for those that think the average house is too expensive, we present: the tiny house!
Are you trying to sell your house but want it to have more value than when you bought it? Here are home repairs to make in order to increase its value.
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the dangers of television (TV) tip-over hazards. Millions of New Yorkers will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday either on TVs at home or at parties with friends. DCP is taking this TV-focused occasion to remind consumers of critical TV safety tips.
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant Starbucks
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.
Fast-growing Florida has been a favorite of real estate investors for many years. With so much interest having been focused on the state, though, investors need to take care to seek the best available opportunities.
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be sold at auction in 2020. A work group formed earlier this year made up of City, County, and State officials working with professional real estate consultants CBRE, determined that in the current competitive and robust Buffalo real estate market
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are
Eviction is a dirty word for both tenants and the landlords that believe the time has come to remove one or more parties from an apartment. The process anywhere can lead to a strained relationship at best and a bitter acrimonious fight that ends up in the judicial system.
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Katy, Houston and Spring from Monday, Dec. 9, to Saturday
Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard today, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education
Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Affordable Apartments in the Bronx for Low-Income Families and Domestic...
New Destiny was joined by supporters and colleagues to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed service-enriched affordable housing project - The Jennings - located in the Crotona Park East
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out
The Bureau of Land Management today announced that Karen Mouritsen has been named the new California State Director—a key leadership position based in Sacramento. As State Director, Mouritsen will direct a team that manages lands encompassing 15% of the Golden State’s total land mass
California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns
Today, a federal jury found an Oakland-area real estate developer guilty for funneling tens of thousands of dollars through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the opening of the new JLC Recovery and Wellness Center in New York City. JLC is operated by Exponents Inc. and provides free help and support services for people affected by addiction and for their families.
In spite of a robust U.S. economy, a strong employment rate, and steadily increasing 401(k) plan earnings, Black homeownership rates continue to drop. Drawing from the 2019 release of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt inspected a key piece of national water infrastructure at Morrow Point Dam, located on the Gunnison...
South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member, past president and Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, was named the association’s 2019 REALTOR® of the Year at its annual conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston on September 11, 2019.
Mississippi households in eight counties impacted by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on February 22 and continuing to March 29, 2019 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to help
Last week CREW Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) held its September lunch program, The Wizards of OZ hosting a panel of experts who discussed and answered questions about recent Opportunity Zone transactions
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”
“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer
Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound
Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act