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HOME LISTINGS SEE MORE THAN TWO REDUCTIONS ON AVERAGE AS SELLERS SLASH PRICES, ACCORDING...

EMERYVILLE, CA - January 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of price-reduced homes on the market this December remained at high levels compared to 2009, rising 23.4 percent according to a report surveying 26 US markets issued by national real estate brokerage, ZipRealty (www.ziprealty.com; NASDAQ: ZIPR)

Freddie Mac Announces K-010 Offering of K Certificates

McLean, VA - January 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1 billion in K Certificates ("K-010 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of January 17, 2011 and settle on or about February 10, 2011.

Beautiful southwestern homes displayed on IDX synced real estate website

EUGENE, OR - January 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Michael D'Alfonso's addition of a customized IDX solution to his Santa Fe, New Mexico based real estate website. The IDX Broker software now on D'Alfonso's page extrac...

NeighborWorks Receives More Than $7 Million in Latest Round of HUD Counseling and Training...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- NeighborWorks America and members of the NeighborWorks network were recently awarded more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the department’s grants to support housing counseling and housing counselor training

MAMCO Properties Achieve Gold Star Status

Mt. Laurel, NJ - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MAMCO Property Management, an Associa company, is proud to announce that Woodlake Condominium Association and Birchfield CSA have been named Community Associations Institute (CAI) Gold Star communities

Housing Predictor Releases New 2011 Forecasts

Destin, FL - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing Predictor, the online real estate forecast company, is releasing its annual housing market forecasts for 2011. The firm issues more than 230 local housing market forecasts in all 50 U.S. states, and updates them throughout the year as local market conditions warrant.

Rental Resurgence: Owners of Vacation Rentals Optimistic About Their Rental Business in 2011, According...

AUSTIN, TX - January 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway®, Inc. – the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace – finds in its latest “HomeAway Vacation Rental Marketplace Report” that eight of 10 vacation rental owners anticipate their rental business this year will be stronger or about the same as it was in 2010.

Branch Program Provides Opportunities for Mortgage Firms Near Military Bases

COLUMBIA, MO - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Smaller mortgage firms and independent brokers that work with military families are able to take advantage of a new program offered by nation’s leading dedicated VA lender for home purchases.

SL Green Realty Corp. to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results...

New York, NY - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) announced today that it will release earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2010 on Monday, January 24, 2011 after market close

Gumbiner Savett’s Savoy Joins California Board of Accountancy

Torrance, CA - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gumbiner Savett Managing Director Michael Savoy, CPA, has been appointed to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA), the entity that regulates the state’s accounting profession for the public interest. Savoy’s appointment was one of Governor Schwarzenegger’s final acts before his term ended Jan. 2.

Credit Union Mortgage Association offers rate-resetting mortgage called Harmony Loan. Tm

FAIRFAX, VA - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Credit Union Mortgage Association (CUMA) today announced an innovative residential mortgage product that allows the consumer to initiate the change in their interest rate mortgage

Donotrent.com – New Apartment Review and Social Networking Website

Chicago, IL - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The newest user review and social networking website donotrent.com went live late November 2010. The review platform is based on tenant experiences, past or present, renting apartments, on or off campus student housing, rental homes, vacation rentals and more. The site allows users to search and post reviews in every city in the United States. Users can also post pictures of the apartment and rate it using a unique 5-star rating system that ranges from “Not That Bad” to “Absolute Nightmare.” Although the name, donotrent.com, implies and actually encourages negative reviews, users can also post positive reviews.

Simple and easy-to-use online search capability integrated onto the website New Mexico Realtor

EUGENE, OR - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Searching the Santa Fe MLS (SFARMLS) just got easier for home seekers, thanks to the partnership between IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Teddie Sue Mooday. Potential buyers can now experience an online home search unlike any other with the IDX solution now employed by Mooday. By utilizing the unique search features on search page Mooday hosts, home seekers can engage in a thorough and comprehensive online property search. Never before has a simpler or easier to use real estate website been available to Los Alamos, New Mexico buyers.

CEDIA Brings Education to 2011 International Builders’ Show

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will deliver industry-leading educational sessions at the 2011 NAHB International Builders' Show January 12–15 in Orlando. CEDIA will offer three of its most popular courses for design and build industry professionals and will exhibit in booth #W5047.Visitors to the CEDIA booth can learn about working with a professional electronic systems contractor (ESC) to execute home technology projects. CEDIA representatives will also share information about the Home Technology Alliance, of which CEDIA is a founding partner. In addition, visitors to CEDIA’s booth can enter to win tickets to the 2011 Indianapolis 500

U.S. OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL VACANCY RATES CONTINUED TO DROP IN Q4 2010

Boston, MA - January 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The national vacancy and availability rates in the U.S. office and industrial markets, continued to decline in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2010, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE-EA). In Q4, the national office vacancy rate fell by 20 basis points (bps) to16.4%, the second consecutive quarterly decline. The national industrial availability1 rate decreased by 30 basis points in Q4 to 14.3%, marking the second consecutive decrease in availability and providing further proof that the industrial sector continues to heal.

NUMBER OF HOME LISTINGS DECLINES MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT IN DECEMBER, ACCORDING TO ZIPREALTY...

EMERYVILLE, CA - January 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of home listings within 26 major U.S. metropolitan areas slipped 5.27 percent in December 2010, compared to a month prior, according to a monthly report of homes listed for sale on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the markets surveyed by national real estate brokerage, ZipRealty (www.ziprealty.com; NASDAQ: ZIPR).

Freddie Mac Funds First Multifamily Loan Under Its Mezzanine Finance Arrangement

McLean, VA - January 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently funded its first mortgage using the new mezzanine finance arrangement. Freddie Mac purchased a $47 million first mortgage from M&T Capital Realty Corp. for a property in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. The borrower, Metropolitan Apartments at Camp Springs L.L.C., secured a mezzanine loan for $6.75 million from Berkshire Properties

Pulte Homes Unveils First Community in Portland Market

PORTLAND, OR - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pulte Homes is opening its first community in the Portland market, offering homebuyers a prime location, distinctive homes and great value. The public is invited to tour the new model homes at the grand opening of Summer Creek by Pulte Homes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16.

Latest Class of BOMA 360 Designees Demonstrate Excellence in Building Operations and Management

WASHINGTON, DC - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International today announced the 29 buildings that make up the latest class of buildings to earn the BOMA 360 Performance Program designation. The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking program designed to recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management

Fannie Mae Launches WaysHome™ Interactive Video Tool to Help Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today launched WaysHome, a free, interactive multi-media tool designed to educate homeowners about their options to avoid foreclosure, empower them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action and seek help in 2011. As part of Fannie Mae's "Know Your Options" initiative to help struggling homeowners, the WaysHome video uses innovative technology to allow homeowners to put themselves in real-life situations, make informed choices and immediately see the outcomes of those actions

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

Atlanta REALTOR® Wins National Award

The National Association of Realtors® last week presented Ennis Antoine with a Meritorious Service Award for his legislative and regulatory accomplishments as one of NAR's Federal Political Coordinators. During each Congressional term, NAR selects 535 FPCs to serve as a conduit between Members of Congress and his or her respective real estate market.