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Retail sales surging at O’Hare Airport after redevelopment

One year after the unveiling of the new International Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (a $26 million transformation by Westfield that features a reconfigured environment, a more-efficient TSA checkpoint and 24 sophisticated dining …

MAINE SINGLE-FAMILY HOME SALES UP 6.5 PERCENT

Healthy real estate market conditions led to gains in both March sales and prices for Maine’s single-family existing homes. Maine Listings today reported a 6.5 percent uptick in sales over the past 12 months. Median sales prices (MSP) for those homes…

Former Walnut Creek Investor Sentenced To Over Four Years Imprisonment In Real Estate Fraud Scheme

Benny Chetcuti, Jr. was sentenced yesterday to 51 months in prison, and ordered to pay $21,823,526.10 in restitution, as well as forfeit $3,968,995 in proceeds obtained from a multi-year real estate investment fraud scheme, announced United States Atto…

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Nine Properties for Action

Next week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider eight nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation. The Commission will meet Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the…

Governor Asa Hutchinson Launches New Website; Highlights Entire State

Governor Asa Hutchinson has launched a new website for governor.arkansas.gov. This new site design is intended to reach beyond the Little Rock bubble and into the homes and offices of all Arkansans. It features all areas of our great state and highlig…

Miami Residential Sales, Prices Continue Upward Trend in March

The Miami real estate market, one of the most popular in the nation with international and domestic buyers, continued to gain momentum in March, as single-family home transactions registered double-digit growth year-over-year and existing condominium s…

Congressman Mullin Fighting to Stop Waters of the U.S. Rule

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) continues to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deeply-flawed proposed rule defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. Mullin cosponsored legislation calling for the withdr…

Estate Attorney Predicts Death Tax Will Stay Despite House Vote

On Thursday, April 16, the House voted 240-179 to repeal the federal death tax. In response to Congress, the President has threated to veto the repeal, leading most experts to predict a continuation of the long-standing tax. The death tax will likely s…

Strong March sales drive New York State housing market first quarter gains

The more than 5-percent increase in home sales in March helped the New York State housing market post first quarter gains, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. Closed sales were up 1.6 per…

Rep. Zeldin Introduces Bill to Require the VA to Pay Accrued Benefits to the Estate of a Deceased Veteran (HR 1569)

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, and Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, announced that he has introduced legislation to require the…

Christie Administration Announces RREM Information Session in Monmouth County to Assist Homeowners Hard Hit by Superstorm Sandy

In its continued effort to meet and assist Sandy-impacted families right in their home communities, the Christie Administration today announced that the 16th Information Session will be held Wednesday, April 29st, in Sea Bright, Monmouth County, to pro…

Illinois home sales, median prices post double-digit gains in March

The Illinois spring housing market got off to a strong start in March with sharp gains in year-over-year home sales and median prices, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD FILES SUIT AGAINST STATE FARM FOR ALLEGED KATRINA SCHEME INVOLVING “HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM”

Attorney General Jim Hood filed suit today against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company in the Circuit Court of Hinds County. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for losses that the State of Mississippi suffered as a result of an alleged scheme by Sta…

Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon…

First Half Property taxes Due April 30

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that first-installment property taxes are due on Thursday, April 30, 2015. “If you have not received your 2015 first-installment tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our website

Sen. Murkowski Applauds House Action to Approve Energy Efficiency Legislation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded action taken by the House to approve, by voice vote, energy efficiency legislation authored by Sens. Portman, R-Ohio, and Shaheen, D-N.H. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 would promote in…

Public Information Sessions Scheduled for the Sussex Turnpike Project

The Morris County Freeholders have approved a long-awaited $4.7 million Sussex Turnpike intersection improvement project designed to enhance safety and traffic flow on the busy road that runs through Randolph, and serves as a commuter route to and from…

New York Department of State to Hold Public Hearing and Meeting of Real Estate Board

The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting followed immediately by a public hearing on April 30, 2015 at 10:30a.m., regarding the profession of real estate salespersons and brokers.

Pallone Announces Additional $3.862 Million for Woodbridge Buyouts and Demolitions

This grant comes in addition to $5.575 million already allocated to the buyout and demolition of properties in Woodbridge.

Seniors Invited to Free Fraud Prevention Event April 30 in Bowling Green

Bowling Green area seniors are invited to a free workshop to learn how to protect themselves from financial fraud and scams. Participants who register at or by calling 800-223-2579 will be provided with lunch, take-home materials and a chance to win do…