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DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building...

WASHINGTON, DC - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors

Financial Reform Cannot Happen Without Removing Monetary Incentives

Washington, DC - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today John Taylor, CEO and President of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, urged the conference committee to withstand pressure to remove independent appraisal requirements on mortgages in the financial reform bill and expressed disappointment with its failure to resolve the troubling conflict of interest between credit rating agencies and Wall Street. Taylor also urged inclusion of an Office of the Homeowner Advocate in HAMP to conduct loan modification appeals brought by homeowners and serve as a policy voice for homeowners. Partners with Keller Williams Realty

Agreement Provides Keller Williams with Specialized, Global Channel of Vacation Home Buyers and Sellers. AUSTIN, TX - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- HomeAway® Real Estate, the only online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling vacation homes with rental potential, today announced a marketing agreement with Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. The partnership provides the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States with access to a global audience of vacation home buyers and sellers.

BOMA’s Multi-Unit Residential Building Measurement Standard Receives ANSI Accreditation

WASHINGTON, DC - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced that its Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.4-2010) has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Three other titles in BOMA’s suite of measurement standards were also recently accredited by ANSI, including Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2010), Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2–2009) and Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009).Thenew measurement standard provides a uniform methodology for computing, communicating and comparing the measurement of multi-unit residential buildings. The Standard was developed through the collaborative efforts of four leading industry associations: BOMA International, the Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multi Housing Council.

FinCEN Analysis: Foreclosure Rescue Scam Reports Increase Nature of Foreclosure Rescue Scams Shifts

VIENNA, VA - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today released its first analysis of suspicious activity reports (SARs) containing information about potential foreclosure rescue scams. The report, Loan Modification and Foreclosure Rescue Scams – Evolving Trends and Patterns in Bank Secrecy Act Reporting , involved an analysis of more than 3,500 SARs filed from 2004 through 2009, of which the great majority, 3,000, were filed last year. Additionally, FinCEN today also provided updated guidance to the financial industry concerning new scam techniques that financial professionals should watch for and report.

Cohen Announces More Than $10 Million for Memphis Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) more than $10 million for capital and management activities that include modernization and development of public housing.

National Alliance to End Homelessness Responds to Increased Shelter Use Among Families, Reductions in...

Washington, DC - June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) — According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) released today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, levels of homelessness in the United States stayed essentially the same between 2008 and 2009. The AHAR – which is based on data collected in [...]

Renters Seeking Help with Apartment Locating Process Trust Other’s Opinions and Use Social Media...

More than 58,000 apartment listings shared on since launch of social media feature. NORFOLK, VA - June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to a recent study conducted by Nielsen and Facebook, consumers trust their friends and peers more than anyone else in making a purchase decision. With more than 58,000 apartment listings “shared” through’s social media “share” tool since October 2009, it is evident this research proves useful in the multi-housing industry as well. is a leading resource for searching apartments for rent and a division of Dominion Enterprises.

2nd Annual DC Housing Expo and Foreclosure Clinic This Saturday!

Washington, DC - June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold the 2nd Annual DC Housing Expo and Foreclosure Clinic on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


BURLINGTON, VT - June 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In spite of the softening real estate market, Vermonters earning the median income still could not afford the median priced home, according to a new report released today

HomeAway Announces Passing of Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Harris

AUSTIN, TX - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- HomeAway®, Inc. regrets to announce Andrew Harris, the company’s chief operating officer (COO), passed away at his home in Austin on June 2, 2010, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. The company extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Harris’ family, especially his beloved wife, Lisa.

Administration Provides $1.5B to Five State HFAs for Foreclosure Prevention

Washington, DC - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, President Obama announced a plan to provide $1.5 billion in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to five state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to help them stem home foreclosures with programs they design to modify negative equity mortgages and provide emergency homeowner loans, among other strategies. The Administration is expected to allocate the funds to Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and Nevada, which have been especially hard hit by home price declines and unemployment

Bay Area Single-Family Home Prices Increase 9.9% in May, Sales Expected to Slow Mid-Summer

San Francisco, CA - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Redfin today released new data on the San Francisco Bay Area market showing that the median price of a Bay Area single-family home increased 9.9% from April to May, and 32.8% year over year. The number of house sales that closed increased 10.1% from April to May. As the market enters what is typically its busy summer season, inventory has remained low and even still, competition has decreased, especially for lower-priced homes.


June 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- For another year, the nation’s mortgage foreclosure crisis continued to complicate U.S. cities’ efforts to manage and dispose of growing inventories of vacant and abandoned properties, according to the most recent survey of mayors conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and released today during the organization’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Today’s report is the fourth in the Conference’s series on cities’ efforts to combat problems of vacant and abandoned property.

House Passes Legislation to Help Homeowners, Reform Federal Housing Administration

Washington, DC - June 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) to help families realize the dream of homeownership, protect Americans from mortgage fraud and save taxpayers money. The FHA Reform Act of 2010 (H.R. 5072) ensures that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) remains viable and continues its mission of insuring mortgage loans. The bill passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 406-4.

Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program to be Honored at the NHC 38th...

Washington, DC - June 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference (NHC), the United Voice for Housing, is pleased to announce that it will honor the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program (AHP) – the nation’s largest source of private grant funds for affordable housing – with the 2010 “Housing Person of the Year” Award at its 38th annual Gala in Washington, DC this evening.

Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program to be Honored at the NHC 38th...

Washington, DC - June 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference (NHC), the United Voice for Housing, is pleased to announce that it will honor the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program (AHP) – the nation’s largest source of private grant funds for affordable housing – with the 2010 “Housing Person of the Year” Award at its 38th annual Gala in Washington, DC this evening.

Fenty Unveils New Affordable Housing in Ward 4

Washington, DC - June 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, joined by Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Valerie-Joy Santos and the Ward 4 community, today celebrated a 26-unit condominium building at 6425 14th Street, NW called the Tewkesbury. Blue Skye Construction, as developer and contractor, worked with PGN Architects to completely renovate the vacant apartment building that had been a blight on the Brightwood community for more than 20 years

Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program to be Honored at the NHC 38th...

Washington, DC - June 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Housing Conference (NHC)

Report: Some Progress on Renters’ Rights in Foreclosure, Much More to Be Done

June 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Despite a federal law enacted in 2009 for renters living in foreclosed properties, many tenants across the country are still being threatened with eviction and are being forced to leave their homes on short notice. A report released today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Staying Home: The Rights of Renters Living in Foreclosed Properties, explains the impact of the new law and discusses problems with its implementation, and summarizes the results of a 50-state survey of developments in state laws protecting tenants living in foreclosed properties since early 2009.

Functionality in the home named top priority

June 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Des Plaines, Illinois, June 8, 2010—According to the latest poll conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on its Web site, the majority (56%) of homeowners cite functionality as their largest concern when it comes to their home

Special Provisions Allow Military Home Buyers to Capture Tax Credits

Avondale, AZ - June 3, 2010 - Military families seeking to buy a home can count on a little tax help. The Homebuyers Tax Credit which provides eligible buyers with a tax credit of $8,000 for first time buyers and $6,500 for repeat home buyers ended on April 30, 2010 for civilians.

Responders at 1-877-4AID VET Help Veterans Find Food, Shelter and Assistance

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - June 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the establishment of a new telephone hotline to provide emergency support and resources to homeless Veterans. He made the announcement as he toured the facility at the VA medical center in Canandaigua.

$500 Million Mortgage Facility Launched in Palestine

BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today launched a landmark $500 million mortgage finance program that will double the number of Palestinian families who are able to purchase homes by offering long-term mortgages that will enable them to enjoy the benefits of home ownership without excessively burdening their monthly incomes

USAA Real Estate Company Acquires Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

San Antonio, TX - June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- USAA Real Estate Company, through a co-investment joint venture, announces the acquisition of Wampanoag Plaza, a 225,610 square foot shopping center in East Providence, Rhode Island. New York-based Emmes Asset Management Company sold the property to the joint venture entity on May 28, 2010 for an undisclosed sum

USAA Real Estate Company Acquires Mixed Use Property In Uptown Dallas

June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On May 28th, USAA Real Estate Company acquired The Mondrian at CityPlace, a transit oriented Class-A mixed-use property located in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, from ZOM Cityplace, L.P. The purchase price of the property was not disclosed.

HomeAway Real Estate Partners with Realogy

Marketing Agreement Provides Realogy Brands with Access to Global Channel of Vacation Home. Buyers and Sellers and Broadens Selection of Vacation Home Inventory on AUSTIN, TX - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- HomeAway® Real Estate, the exclusive real estate arm of HomeAway, Inc. and the only online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling vacation homes with rental potential, today announced a marketing agreement with Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services.

Shuster Joins Local Leaders to Celebrate Emerald Estates’ Successful Renovation

Washington, D.C. - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Earlier today,Congressman Bill Shuster joined local civic leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the successful completion of renovations to the Emerald Estates housing development in Gallitzin. Forms Exclusive Partnership with

NORFOLK, VA - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --, a leading apartment search website and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has announced the launch of its new, exclusive partnership with

Bank of America Begins Implementation of Principal Reduction Enhancement Under National Homeownership Retention Program

Qualified Homeowners Who Are Severely Underwater May Earn Forgiveness of Some Principal Over Three or Five Years. CALABASAS, CA - June 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bank of America has begun implementation of an earned principal forgiveness approach to modifying certain loans eligible for its National Homeownership Retention Program (NHRP). The plan is being offered to homeowners who owe considerably more on their loan than the current value of their home, when the loan is being considered for modification through the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program



Jennifer Brown, Founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, to...

Jennifer Brown, the first and only Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), will leave this fall after more than a dozen years of service to the neighborhood. Ms. Brown will begin work next month a...