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C.A.R. Business Products Offers RentSpree to Streamline Tenant Screening and Rental Applications

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and RentSpree have partnered to offer all California REALTORS® 24/7 access to RentSpree’s online rental application and tenant verification services. RentSpree will be offered through the C.A.R. Business Products division, and will help REALTORS® reduce liability while working efficiently with lease/rental transactions.

Inspector General investigations result in trio of felony convictions for theft of government funds

Three investigations conducted by the Chicago Housing Authority’s Office of the Inspector General (CHA OIG) recently resulted in three new felony convictions for theft of government funds, including one in which the defendant was sentenced to more than six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Rising Pending Home Sales in September Could Signify a Busy Fall Real Estate Market

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that single-family pending home sales jumped over four percent this month from September of last year, with prices rising close to five percent. Pending condominium sales were also up, rising more than three percent over last year, while prices increased slightly. Realtors® confidence in the market and in home prices were both up again in September. This month’s “Hot Topic” question asks Realtors® how they would describe the appraisal process in the last six months

Mayor Faulconer Announces Safe Parking Program for Homeless Individuals & Families Living Out of...

Program Run by Nonprofits is Being Expanded to Accommodate More Vehicles, Hundreds More People in Two LocationsSan Diego – As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes

OGS TO HOLD PUBLIC AUCTION FOR 50 ACRES OF FARMLAND IN KINDERHOOK ON NOVEMBER...

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito today announced a public auction for approximately 50 acres of state-owned farmland on State Farm Road in the town of Kinderhook, Columbia County will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 9. Complete details, including photos, legal and reference documents, and auction requirements can be found online at www.nysstore.com by clicking on “Real Estate Auctions.”

HUD CHARGES PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATION AFTER POSTING ONLINE ANTI-FAMILY CLASSIFIED AD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owners and operators of two apartment buildings in Altoona, Pennsylvania with violating the Fair Housing Act by posting online classified ads that discri...

Maryland Real Estate Flipper Sentenced To Prison for Obstructing IRS and Failing to File...

A Maryland man who bought, improved and sold residential real estate was sentenced to 36 months in prison announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland.

Rep. Royce Discusses Federal Housing Reforms with HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Secretary Ben Carson  on federal housing reforms including his legislation, H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing.

CFO Patronis Deploys Insurance Experts to the Florida Keys

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that the Department of Financial Services is sending insurance specialists to the Florida Keys to assist with the handling of Hurricane Irma claims.

Attorney General Bondi Takes Action Against Companies Targeting Financially Distressed Floridians

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office filed a complaint against HOA Problem Solutions, Inc., as well as several related companies, for using deceptive and unfair practices to acquire properties from financially distressed homeowners. These Floridians’ homes faced impending homeowners’ association foreclosure auction because of outstanding HOA dues.

Colombians Continue to Register Most South Florida Real Estate Searches

Colombia continues to be the top foreign country searching for South Florida real estate on the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) website, according to new statistics from the nation’s largest local Realtor group. Colombia registered 10.2 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in July 2017.

Realtors Commercial Alliance of MIAMI Hosts 2017 RCA Conference

The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (RCA MIAMI) will present its 17th annual RCA Conference on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and more than 10 speakers will address how real estate professionals can enhance their business by learning the latest trends in all commercial real estate sectors.

Eden Housing to Break Ground on KTGY-designed Affordable Senior Housing Community in Fremont

The First in a Series of New Senior Housing Developments Planned at Mission Falls Master-Planned Community for 55+ Residents OAKLAND, CALIF. – (RealEstateRama) — International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announces that nonprofit developer Eden Housing and the City of Fremont will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing community at 47003 Mission

KTGY-Designed Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Community Targeting Large Families Breaks Ground

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announces that nonprofit developer, manager and advocate of affordable housing EAH Housing and the City of Emeryville celebrated the ground-breaking of a new 86-unit transit-oriented mixed-u...

Mayor Emanuel joins residents, Chicago Housing Authority and Lathrop Community Partners to break ground...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today was joined by residents, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Lathrop Community Partners and Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) to break ground on the revitalized Lathrop mixed-income, mixed-use development. The new development will create 1,116 housing units, new retail options, expanded access to the Chicago River and renewed green space to this historic riverfront neighborhood.

McCormick Construction Announces Groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center Multifamily Development

McCormick Construction, in conjunction with developer, Evolution Strategic Partners, has announced the groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center, a 277-unit luxury residential multifamily development. The 426,000-square-foot, transit-oriented developme...

Theo, Mid-Century-Style Apartments Underway in Pasadena

LOS ANGELES – (RealEstateRama) — KTGY Architecture + Planning has designed Theo, a new 105-unit multifamily building rising at 289 N. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, California. KTGY is working with developer Summerhill Apartment Communities, as well as Pasadena Heritage and City of Pasadena Design Commission, on a structure that addresses its historic surroundings. Walkable to Old Pasadena, the building is

LETTER FROM HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ON HARVEY RELIEF

As Texas rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is committed to ensuring safe, affordable housing for all those affected by the disaster. HUD is tasked with comprehensive, long-term disaster...

Mortgage Company President Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ginnie Mae

The president and founder of a Falmouth mortgage company pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with defrauding the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) out of approximately $2.5 million.

Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty To Bid Rigging In Northern California Public Foreclosure Auctions

A real estate investor pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Jim Appenrodt pleaded guilty to two counts of bid rigging in U.S. Di...

HUD CHARGES MINNESOTA LANDLORD WITH HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AFTER DENYING VETERAN THE RIGHT TO KEEP...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is charging the owner and manager of a West St. Paul, Minn., apartment complex with discrimination for refusing to allow an Army veteran, who served tours of duty in Iraq and...

Maloney Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation to Boost Infrastructure Investment

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa) to introduce legislation which will strengthen public-private partnerships and boost investment in America’s infrastructure. The Move America Act will expand private activity bonds and infrastructure tax credits, which will attract billions of dollars in capital and give state and local governments greater flexibility to fund critical infrastructure projects.

Governor Ducey Appoints New Director of the Arizona Department of Housing

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Carol L. Ditmore as director of the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). Ditmore has served as the interim director of ADOH since May 2017, a position to which she was elevated after former director Michael Trailor’s appointment as the new director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security

CalHFA Increases Access to Manufactured Home Loans

The California Housing Finance Agency has released new guidelines for lending on manufactured homes that will increase access to housing for low- and moderate-income homebuyers who use a CalHFA mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT AGAINST STATE OF MARYLAND

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement to resolve a discrimination complaint brought by fair housing advocates against Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) challenging the fairness of the State’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

Justice Department Obtains $150,000 Settlement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of...

The Justice Department today announced that Frank D. Tjoelker, an owner and manager of rental properties in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan, will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women who have lived in or inquir...

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Arby’s Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Arby’s Restaurant located at 15195 E Twelve Mile Road in Roseville, Michigan for $1,590,000.

Statement on City Council Approval of 126th Street African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use...

The New York City Council today approved a zoning application for the development of a portion of land in East Harlem that was once the site of an African Burial Ground that dates back to the seventeenth century. The 126th Street African Burial Ground...

Massachusetts Median Home Prices Remain High as Number of Homes for Sale Reach Lowest...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that closed sales for both single-family homes and condominiums were down over two percent in August compared to last year. The median price for single-family homes rose over five percent, while condo prices stayed flat. Inventory reached the lowest level for the month of August since MAR began recording the data in 2004.

Colombia Tops Miami Real Estate Searches for Fourth Consecutive Month

Colombia continues to be the top foreign country searching for South Florida real estate on the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) website, according to new statistics from the nation’s largest local Realtor group. Colombia registered the most South Florida property searches among all countries on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in June 2017

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C.A.R. Business Products Offers RentSpree to Streamline Tenant Screening and Rental...

Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and RentSpree have partnered to offer all California REALTORS® 24/7 access to RentSpree’s online rental application and tenant verification services. RentSpree will be offered through the C.A.R. Business Products division, and will help REALTORS® reduce liability while working efficiently with lease/rental transactions.