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In Letter, Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Have VA’s GI Bill Housing Allowance Calculated Based...

December 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon lawmakers wrote to the Veterans Administration to object to regulations which shortchange Oregon veterans going to college under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In a letter to VA Director of Education Services Rober...

SIGTARP SHUTS DOWN 85 ONLINE MORTGAGE MODIFICATION SCAMS ADVERTISED ON GOOGLE

WASHINGTON, DC - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) today announced that it has shut down 85 alleged online mortgage modification scams that prey on vulner...

Merkley Urges Obama to Include Mortgage Help, Energy Efficiency Programs in Jobs Agenda

Portland, OR - September 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Next week, President Barack Obama plans to lay out an agenda to jumpstart the American economy and create jobs. Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley is urging him to use that opportunity to take agg...

KTGY-designed $29 Million Mixed-use Senior Housing Development Planned in Downtown Portland

IRVINE, CA - August 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that it is providing architectural design services for a new $29 million pedestrian-oriented 132-unit mixed-use senior ...

Bend Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Prison

EUGENE, OR - August 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Del Barber, Jr., 46, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan to 15 months in prison for mortgage fraud and health care fraud and was ordered to pay over $200,...

Four Indicted in Drug Trafficking, Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, OR - July 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two members of an alleged drug trafficking organization were arraigned today on money laundering and marijuana trafficking charges involving the abuse of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), U....

Merkley, Snowe, Reed, Whitehouse Offer Amendment to End Worst Mortgage Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) offered the Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act of 2011 as an amendment to the Public Works...

Sentencing of Real Estate Agent Concludes Prosecution of Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, OR - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jennifer Venable, 29, of Beaverton, Oregon, was sentenced by the Honorable Robert E. Jones of the United States District Court on June 8, 2011, to 5 years’ probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in res...

Merkley: We Must Act Now to Stop Falling Home Prices

PORTLAND, OR - June 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on news that home prices have fallen to their lowest level since the collapse of the housing market

Merkley, Snowe Introduce Bill to Hold Mortgage Servicers Accountable

WASHINGTON, DC - May 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) today introduced the “Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act” to help homeowners stay in their homes by making the rules for mortgage servicers more fair and transparent.

Merkley Joins Effort to Protect Servicemembers From Falling Victim to Mortgage Abuses

PORTLAND, OR - March 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in an effort to strengthen mortgage protections for servicemembers once they return home from duty.

Merkley, Snowe Push for New Rules to Protect Homeowners from Mistreatment by Banks

Washington, D.C. - March 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A group of 18 U.S. Senators, led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), urged government agencies to take action to prevent foreclosures and help families keep their homes.The senators made their request in a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Merkley Tells President Stronger Action Needed on Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, D.C. - January 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley penned a letter to President Obama today urging a greater focus on helping families stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. In the letter, Merkley stressed that a strong housing market is essential to future job creation and noted that next week’s State of the Union address would be an ideal moment to jump start the conversation about how we can decrease foreclosures, stabilize the housing market, and help spur economic recovery.

Merkley Unveils Plan to Help Get Economy Back on Track: Boost the Housing Market...

Portland, OR - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today visited the North Portland home of a family who is struggling to keep their home and unveiled his plan to address the ongoing foreclosure crisis and boost the nation’s troubled housing market. A range of economists have concluded that repairing the housing market is critical to adding jobs and accelerating the slow recovery.

Local Mortgage Broker Found Guilty of Bank and Wire Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beniamin Lucian Lucescu, 41, of Portland, Oregon, was convicted yesterday of the crimes of bank fraud and wire fraud following a three-day jury trial. Lucescu is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman on February 11, 2011 for sentencing on these charges.

MEDFORD AREA DEVELOPER AND MORTGAGE BROKER CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING, SECURITIES FRAUD AND AGGRAVATED THEFT

November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General John Kroger today announced the conviction of a Medford-area developer and mortgage broker in a complex real estate Ponzi scheme to defraud investors

Massive Mortgage Servicing Problems Exposed

Washington, D.C. - November 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement Tuesday after the committee’s hearing on the major problems in the national mortgage servicing industry:

Merkley Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Building in Eugene

Eugene, OR - November 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley helped celebrate the grand opening of the Donald L. Lamb Building, a mixed used complex with commercial space and 35 affordable housing units. The Donald L. Lamb Building is a St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing project that includes four units dedicated to helping homeless veterans find a home

Wyden, Merkley Announce Nearly $2 Million to Build Addition to Vets Home

Washington, D.C. - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing efforts to improve the quality of life for Oregon veterans, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced that the State Veterans Home in The Dalles will receive a $1.9 million Federal grant to construct an addition to the facility. The veterans home currently operates without a common room that can accommodate all of the residents, and the federal grant will be put toward constructing a facility to accommodate large gatherings of residents and their family members.

OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN KROGER ANNOUNCES MULTI-STATE INVESTIGATION INTO MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE IRREGULARITIES

October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General John Kroger and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services today announced a multi-state investigation into whether affidavits and other documents have been improperly used as part of the foreclosure process.

Merkley Calls for Independent Investigation of Foreclosure Practices

Washington, D.C. - October 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the news that Ally Financial improperly handled foreclosure documents and decisions by several of the largest mortgage servicers to freeze foreclosures,

Housing Authority of Portland Invites Community to Planning Sessions for Hillsdale Terrace Redevelopment

PORTLAND, OR - September 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Housing Authority of Portland is holding four community meetings in preparation for submitting an application for federal HOPE VI funds to redevelop its Hillsdale Terrace public housing community in southwest Portland.

Merkley and Wyden Highlight Housing Renovation Grant to Save Energy, Create Jobs in Portland

Portland, OR - August 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden commended a federal Recovery Act grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today that will help fund “green” renovations at a housing development for Portlanders afflicted by mental illness.

HAP Purchases Jeanne Anne Apartments in the Rockwood Area

PORTLAND, OR - August 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Families living in the Jeanne Anne apartments, located at 178th and Burnside in the Rockwood area of Gresham, will soon have the Housing Authority of Portland as a landlord.

HAP Purchases Jeanne Anne Apartments in the Rockwood Area

PORTLAND, OR - August 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Families living in the Jeanne Anne apartments, located at 178th and Burnside in the Rockwood area of Gresham, will soon have the Housing Authority of Portland as a landlord.

HAP Purchases Jeanne Anne Apartments in the Rockwood Area

PORTLAND, OR - August 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Families living in the Jeanne Anne apartments, located at 178th and Burnside in the Rockwood area of Gresham, will soon have the Housing Authority of Portland as a landlord.

HAP Purchases Jeanne Anne Apartments in the Rockwood Area

PORTLAND, OR - August 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Families living in the Jeanne Anne apartments, located at 178th and Burnside in the Rockwood area of Gresham, will soon have the Housing Authority of Portland as a landlord.

Merkley: $50 Million for Foreclosure Assistance Will Help Unemployed Oregonians Stay in Their Homes

Washington, D.C. - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that Oregon will receive nearly $50 million in additional funding to assist homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments due to the loss of a job.

Consumers have new tool to check out mortgage lenders

Salem, OR - August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Starting this week, Oregonians looking to buy a home or refinance their mortgage can go online to see if a mortgage lender has met stringent new licensing standards.

State issues fines, enforcement orders in three mortgage cases

Salem, OR - July 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the state‟s ongoing effort to protect Oregonians from mortgage fraud, the Department of Consumer and Business Services recently took action against three mortgage lending companies and their owners.

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Mayor London N. Breed today joined community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of future affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street. Once completed, the project will offer 155 affordable apartments for families