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Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Announces Top Sales for First Two Quarters of...

SEATTLE, WA - August 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Luxury Real Estate announced today the top luxury home sales for the first half of 2010, as reported by Board of Regents members. The Board of Regents is the governing body of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the worldwide network of luxury real estate brokerage firms that have access to, the most-viewed luxury real estate website in the world.

Homebuyers Benefit as Fed Finalizes Rules Aimed at Mortgage Overcharges

August 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- "For years, consumer advocates have been deeply troubled by 'yield-spread premiums (YSPs),' the routine payments to brokers and lenders that essentially function as kickbacks for overcharging on home loans. The Federal Reserve's final rules on YSPs, issued yesterday, mark a welcome milestone that will finally end this practice—saving money for home buyers and making it easier to shop for the best loan

Homebuyers’ Interest in Green Home Features Increases with Energy Efficiency Cited as Top Priority

EMERYVILLE, CA - August 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than half of all home shoppers report that green home features, from energy efficient appliances to solar panels, are an important part of their purchasing decision, though only one percent of home listings market these features to buyers, according to results of a national survey announced today by real estate brokerage ZipRealty (; NASDAQ: ZIPR).

Financial Regulators Adopt Guidance on Reverse Mortgage Products

August 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released guidance today on reverse mortgage products. The guidance, adopted by each of the financial regulators,1 emphasizes the consumer protection concerns raised by reverse mortgages and the importance of financial institutions mitigating the compliance and reputation risks associated with these products.

“Unusually Uncertain” Outlook Tamping Down Economic Activity According to Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Uncertainty in the economy confirms lower expectations for economic growth and a slower-than-normal recovery, according to the August 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

Design Professional Input Into ConsensusDOCS Standard Construction Contracts Increases as CSI Joins the ConsensusDOCS...

Washington, D.C. - August 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced that it has joined the ConsensusDOCS Coalition. “CSI is excited to join the ConsensusDOCS Coalition. We look forward to bringing a diverse project team perspective to the process of creating standard contract documents for use by all participants in the construction industry. CSI’s participation with the Coalition aligns nicely with its mission of advancing building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance,” states Walt Marlowe, CEO of CSI.

Center for Neighborhood Technology to Provide Its Innovative Transportation Cost Data to Walk Score

CHICAGO, IL - August 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) announced today that it is providing its ground-breaking transportation cost information to the popular website

Jeff Goodman Joins Harbor Bay Realty

Alameda, CA - August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Harbor Bay Realty is pleased to welcome Jeff Goodman, REALTOR®, to its sales team. With over 8 years of residential and commercial real estate experience in Alameda and the East Bay, Goodman is a well-respected real estate agent in the community.

Alain Pinel Realtors Among The Wall Street Journal Top 400 Rankings for 2010

August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Wall Street Journal announced the 2010 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the country based on 2009 sales volume. Seven Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with three individuals and two teams listed as the top agents among the over one million REALTOR®’s in the country.

Nearly 100 South Florida Properties to be Auctioned at Community Homebuyer Event

WASHINGTON, DC - August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its neighborhood stabilization efforts in South Florida, Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) will hold private and public community homebuyer auctions for nearly 100 of its HomePath® REO (real-estate owned) properties in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Saturday, August 14

30-Year, 15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Drop Again

5-Year Adjustable Also Sets New Low McLean, VA - August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), and again, the fixed-rate mortgages reaching, along with the 5-year adjustable rate, set record lows for this survey. (The 30-year fixed-rate survey began [...]


August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Shrewsbury office of Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living will be hosting a free Short Sale Seminar at the Monmouth County Library on Wednesday August 18th, to help sellers understand the complexities of a short sale, and to give buyers information on pursuing short sales and foreclosures

Workforce Housing Forum Aims to Help Working Families Achieve Homeownership

Washington, DC - August 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Realtors® and the National Housing Conference partnered to host a regional forum in Austin, Texas, today to discuss workforce housing issues and help create more affordable housing opportunities for public and private sector workers in the south central region

Greg Moesser, ACA Achieves Membership in GLOBAL Real Estate Network

Beverly Hills, CA. - August 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Greg Moesser of Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills, CA was awarded the esteemed Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and joins a worldwide network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients. The CIPS Designation has been awarded to fewer than 2% of the National Association of REALTORS, the official real estate trade association of the United States. Members of the CIPS Network are crucial players in today’s global real estate market. The CIPS designation recognizes members who have achieved the necessary training and experience to work successfully with international clients and properties. To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORS complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices.

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.



Abraham announces $27 million in USDA Rural Development funding to support...

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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