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Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in July

IRVINE, CA - August 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for July 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 325,229 properties in July, a nearly 4 percent increase from the previous month but a nearly 10 percent decrease from July 2009. One in every 397 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.

Spanish-speaking apartment renters now have mobile apartment search solutions with newly launched mobile... launches first mobile apartment listing site geared towards Hispanic audience. NORFOLK, Va.-(August 12, 2010) - For Rent Media SolutionsTM, a leading name in the multi-housing industry and a division of Dominion Enterprises, announces the launch of the mobile site. As a product of For Rent Media Solutions, is a fully-translated Spanish apartment search site.

Chase Purchases $3.5 Billion of Performing Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Loans from Citibank

NEW YORK, NY - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- JPMorgan Chase announced today that it has purchased a $3.5 billion portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate loans from Citibank.

Patricia Choi named to Wall Street Journal’s Top 400 Real Estate Professionals

August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Courtesy of Gwen Inzer of Choi InternationalNow more than ever, it's time to recognize those outstanding sales professionals who, through determination and hard work, achieved incredible results in 2009.

Patricia Choi named to Wall Street Journal’s Top 400 Real Estate Professionals

August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Courtesy of Gwen Inzer of Choi InternationalNow more than ever, it's time to recognize those outstanding sales professionals who, through determination and hard work, achieved incredible results in 2009.

Administration Commits $2 Billion to HFAs to Help Unemployed Avoid Foreclosure

WASHINGTON, DC - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Obama Administration announced a plan to expand its Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets (the Hardest-Hit Fund) by providing $2 billion to HFAs in 18 jurisdictions that have experienced sustained unemployment rates at or above the national average over the last 12 months, through June 2010. The HFAs receiving the new funding include nine of those already participating in the Hardest-Hit Fund (California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina), as well as the HFAs of Alabama, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Tennessee.

Broad Stabilization in Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices with Strong Sales

Washington, DC - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by a surge in home sales driven by the home buyer tax credit, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®.


WASHINGTON, DC - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Obama Administration today announced additional support to help homeowners struggling with unemployment through two targeted foreclosure-prevention programs. Through the existing Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets (the Hardest Hit Fund), the U.S. Department of the Treasury will make $2 billion of additional assistance available for HFA programs for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments due to unemployment. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will soon launch a complementary $1 billion Emergency Homeowners Loan Program to provide assistance – for up to 24 months – to homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and have experienced a substantial reduction in income due to involuntary unemployment, underemployment, or a medical condition.


ALISO VIEJO, CA - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nationally renowned management expert and financier Warren D. Fix has been appointed to the board of directors for CT Realty Investors

FHLBank San Francisco Sponsors Foreclosure Prevention Workshop and First-Time Homebuyer Fair in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) joined with financial institutions and community organizations on Saturday, August 7, 2010, to host a foreclosure prevention workshop and homebuyer education fair in Long Beach

Duke Realty’s Washington, D.C. Group Announces Second Quarter Leasing Activity

Transactions include more than 100,000 square feet in new leases and renewals. Washington, D.C. - August 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Leasing activity in Duke Realty Corporation’s (Duke Realty) Washington, D.C. office continued to be strong in the second quarter, with the group reporting more than 100,000 square feet in new leases and renewals.

Washington DC real estate veteran updates professional website with new IDX technology

EUGENE, OR - August 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington DC real estate agent Jack Shoptaw has adopted the dynamic IDX Broker software. Shoptaw has continuously demonstrated his passion for delivering home seekers with the right property, and now his professional website reflects the same thing. The easy-to-use IDX solution pulls raw listings data directly from the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) database and displays it seamlessly on his website

Jury Awards $115,000 to Victims of Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC - August 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal jury in Detroit today returned a $115,000 verdict against an Ypsilanti, Mich., man for sexually harassing female tenants in his capacity as a property manager, the Justice Department announced today. The jury also found the property owner and his company liable for the illegal harassment.

Nearly Half of the Homes on the Market in July had Prices Cut, According...

EMERYVILLE, CA - August 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of price-reduced homes on the market increased 5.3 percent in July as compared to June, according to a monthly review of MLS-listed properties within 26 of the country’s largest housing markets conducted by the national online real estate brokerage ZipRealty (; NASDAQ: ZIPR)


WASHINGTON, DC - August 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) in North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina can begin to use $600 million in foreclosure-prevention assistance from the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest Hit Housing Markets ("Hardest Hit Fund") under plans approved today by the Obama Administration. This assistance will support local initiatives to assist struggling homeowners in these five states that have high percentages of their population living in areas of economic distress due to unemployment.

ASHI and IBTS Announce Their Support of the Home Star Initiative

Herndon, VA - July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) are pleased to announce their support for the Home Star initiative under consideration by the US Senate.

Pending Home Sales Ease in Post-Tax Credit Market

Washington, DC - August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales edged down with near-term sales expected to be notably lower in contrast to the spring surge when buyers rushed to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors

Fannie Mae Launches “Know Your Options” Online Resource to Educate Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today announced the launch of, a new consumer education Web site that outlines the choices available to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments, and provides guidance on how they can contact and work with their mortgage company to find solutions.

Paramount Disaster Recovery, Inc. Disaster Analysis and Management Services

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA - August 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- It was emergencies, disasters and unfortunate situations that produced the Disaster Response Industry. It also was these same things that produced the Insurance industry, and since the beginning of both industries there has been a dark shroud surrounding both filled with greed, ambulance chasing and misinformation.

National Service Agency Announces $1.4 Million to Create New Senior Corps Programs

Washington, DC - July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Corporation for National and Community Service announced grants totaling $1.4 million to help local organizations in 14 states establish new RSVP projects for communities previously not served. The grants will engage more than 4,200 new RSVP volunteers to increase student achievement, support independent living for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans, and promote energy efficiency.

FinCEN Reports Suspicious Activity Related to Mortgage Fraud in 2009

Top Mortgage Loan Fraud SARs by Metropolitan Statistical Areas, County, State. VIENNA, VA - July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), today released its 2009 Mortgage Loan Fraud (MLF) study which found the number of mortgage fraud suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed in 2009 grew 4 percent compared with the number of mortgage fraud SARs filed in 2008. FinCEN also reported today that just looking at the fourth quarter of 2009, mortgage fraud SAR filings increased 6 percent over the same period in 2008

EWM’s Audrey Ross Brokers Sale of Highest-Priced Residential Condominium in Coral Gables History

Miami, FL - July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Audrey Ross, Senior Vice President of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell (EWM) Realtors, has brokered the sale of the highest-priced residential condominium ever in the City of Coral Gables.

Among Home Buyers, Satisfaction with Real Estate Companies Increases, While Satisfaction among Home Sellers...

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reflective of the real estate buyers’ market conditions in many regions in the U.S., satisfaction with real estate companies among home buyers has improved from 2009, while satisfaction among home sellers has declined, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM released today.

“Consumer Protection With Home Inspection” Law Impacts Homebuyers

Des Plaines, IL - July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) played a critical role in the inclusion of the “Consumer Protection with Home Inspection” law in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed by President Obama on July 21. ASHI hails this legislation as an innovative and low-cost means to help homebuyers weigh their options when looking to obtain a home inspection.


NEW YORK, NY - July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Advertising Council, in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced today the launch of a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to encourage homeowners who are struggling with their monthly mortgage payments to learn about the Making Home Affordable Program. While over one million homeowners have already received assistance from the program, the national campaign encourages other struggling homeowners who may be eligible for assistance to reach out for the help they need through free resources made available by the Federal Government. The PSAs direct homeowners to visit or call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) to see if they may be eligible for assistance to make their mortgage payments more affordable and to understand options they may have to avoid foreclosure.

Fenty Administration & US Treasury Break Ground on New Affordable Senior Housing

July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Valerie Santos, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Leila Edmonds, and DC Office on Aging (DCOA) Director Clarence Brown joined Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios and Ward 4 residents to break ground on 36 units of affordable senior housing at Vida Senior Residences, 1330 Missouri Avenue, NW

Pritzker Realty Group and The Bozzuto Group Announce $75 Million Joint Venture

Equity Fund Formed to Acquire and Develop Multifamily Assets in Major Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Markets. CHICAGO and GREENBELT, MD - July 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pritzker Realty Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment company, and The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, today announced the creation of a joint venture that has an initial capital commitment of $75 million

Leading U.S. brokerage announces franchises in Discovery Bay, Brentwood, San Diego and Minden, NV

Leading U.S. brokerage announces franchises in Discovery Bay, Brentwood, San Diego and Minden, NV. CUPERTINO, SILICON VALLEY, USA - July 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Intero Real Estate Services, a leading U.S. real estate brokerage that has recently expanded its brand globally, as a franchisor, through Intero Franchise Services, Inc. and Intero International Franchise Services, LLC, announced its continued expansion with the conversion of a former Alain Pinel brokerage affiliate in Discovery Bay and Brentwood, CA to the Intero Real Estate brand, and the addition of new franchises in San Diego, CA, and Minden, NV.

National Service Agency Officials Meet with Mayor Nutter, Help Launch Philadelphia’s Summer of Service...

Washington, DC - July 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Stan Soloway, Board Member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Mayor Michael Nutter on Wednesday, July 28, to discuss ways that the federal agency can support Philadelphia's efforts to engage more residents in service that helps solve the city's toughest problems – from homelessness to illiteracy and youth violence

Fannie Mae Announces Semiannual Multifamily Investment Volumes

WASHINGTON, DC - July 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today announced that the company, through its lender and housing partners, provided $5.9 billion in investment to the multifamily rental housing market for the first half of 2010



Norcross, McKinley Join Construction Employers to Commemorate Infrastructure Week

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), along with the Construction Employers of America, commemorated Infrastructure Week 2017 and called for robust infrastructure investment...