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January Housing Trends: Iowa Home Prices Continue to Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) reported that January home prices are up, homes are selling faster and number of sales dipped slightly when compared to January of last year

NAR Responds to FAA’s Proposed Rule for Drones

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — On Sunday, February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration released its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to share the…

International home-buying activity remains strong in California, C.A.R. survey finds

LOS ANGELES – February 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite a slowing in the California housing market and appreciation of the U.S. dollar in 2014, international home-buying activity continued its momentum, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF…

Miami Real Estate Market Continues Strong Performance in 4Q

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As evidenced by record sales activity in 2014, the Miami real estate market continued to perform robustly in the fourth quarter due to renewed consumer confidence and increasing demand from bo…

Feinstein, Matsui Introduce Bill to Protect Homeowners After Fire

Washington – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) today introduced the Fire-Damaged Home Rebuilding Act to ensure California homeowners who live in a flood plain could r…

California housing affordability inches up from third quarter, slips from year ago

LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — California housing affordability improved from third-quarter 2014 but dipped when compared to a year ago, as lower interest rates failed to offset higher home prices, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF …

South Carolina REALTORS® Release January Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C.- February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its January statewide housing market numbers revealing a continuation of last year’s trend of more sellers putting their homes on the market at a hi…

Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program Can Help Put Lincolns, Jacksons or More Back in Residents’ Wallets this Presidents’ Day

Harrisburg – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — This Presidents’ Day, hundreds of Adams, Johnsons and Wilsons are owed unclaimed property, but with $2.3 billion in lost and forgotten money up for claim, the Pennsylvania Treasury encourages all …

Conservation Will Help to Keep Farms in the Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Highgate & Berkshire —Three farms were recently conserved in Franklin County: the Bernard and Sue Rainville farm in Highgate and two farms in Berkshire owned by John and Margie Barabe. …

City of Alexandria Announces 2015 Real Estate Assessments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of Alexandria has mailed real estate assessment notices to all property owners, representing the fair market value of properties as of January 1, 2015.

Municipal Officials Take Aim at Problem Properties Plaguing NJ

Trenton, NJ – February 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Municipal officials from across the state convened at a forum in South Jersey to explore best practices for managing vacant and abandoned problem properties. Local decision makers including m…

North Carolina Rural Economic Development Division Awards Competitive Grants to Rural Communities

Raleigh, N.C. – February 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — North Carolina Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development Pat Mitchell have announced the recipients of the FY2015 Economic Development Compet…

SENATOR KLEIN CALLS FOR EVEN MORE RELIEF FOR NEW YORK CITY HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS

ALBANY, NY – February 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) called for broadening tax relief for New York City homeowners and renters that would otherwise not be included…

Major Rebrand Announcement: New Jersey Realtors

Edison, N.J. – December 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the New Jersey Association of Realtors announced it has rebranded and will now be known as the New Jersey Realtors, or NJ Realtors for short. In addition to its new name, the organization has…

Long Criticizes Corps Move Impacting Table Rock Lake Property Owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Little Rock District recently announced they are instituting a new moratorium to determine a baseline number of permits and docks for a shoreline managem…

South Carolina REALTORS® Release October Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – November 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its October 2015 statewide housing market reports. The reports show housing is normalizing in South Carolina and nationwide, with housing starts and…

HUD Secretary Julián Castro stresses need for expanding credit and reforming housing finance system at C.A.R.’s inaugural Real Estate Summit

LOS ANGELES – November 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — An audience of nearly 300 real estate executives and practitioners, industry stakeholders, economists, and policymakers gathered this month in Los Angeles for the inaugural Real Estate Summit: Part…

C.A.R. applauds FHFA for keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits unchanged

LOS ANGELES – November 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to keep the 2015 maximum conforming…

Illinois home sales see slight gain in October;

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Illinois home sales inched higher in October and median home prices continued upward with a statewide year-over-year increase of 6.0 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS

Consumer Alert: Attorney General Horne Warns Consumers About Super Bowl Rental Scams

Phoenix, AZ – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Tom Horne and Real Estate Commissioner Judy Lowe are today warning consumers to be cautious of businesses who say they can help you earn money by renting your home during the 2015 S…