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Indiana Man Sentenced for Damaging Property and Equipment at Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Benjamin David Curell, 28, of Ellettsville, Indiana, pleaded guilty in federal court today to one count of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal cr…

More home buyers turning to social media in home-buying process, REALTOR® survey finds

LOS ANGELES – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Reflecting the proliferating use of social media in today’s society, more home buyers are turning to social media in the home-buying process than ever, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALT…

Equity home sales near 90 percent of all home sales, while pending home sales decline in May

LOS ANGELES – June 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Higher home values continued to fuel more equity home sales, which have made up more than 80 percent of all home sales for the past 11 consecutive months.  Meanwhile, pending home sales fell in May as …

Illinois median home prices up 8.3 percent from a year ago; Statewide home sales down 9.4 percent in May

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — May Illinois home prices rose 8.3 percent and home sales decreased 9.4 percent compared to May 2013, while the trend continues of recent month-over-month sales gains, according to the Illinois Ass…

CIty Announces that Highly Successful “Soft Second” Mortage Homebuyer Assistance Initiative is Nearly Complete

NEW ORLEANS, LA – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans’ $52.3 million “soft second” mortgage homebuyer assistance initiative has now issued over 700 commitments to first time homeb…

Dept. of Revenue reminds businesses that unclaimed property reporting period ends June 30; due diligence begins June 1

Helena – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind businesses throughout the state that the current reporting period for unclaimed property, which began on July 1, 2013, ends on June 30, 2014. The depart…

Snyder signs bill lightening rental property tax burden

LANSING, Mich. – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today signed bipartisan legislation lessening property tax obligations for owners of rental properties.

California home sales and price gains temper in May as buyers confront housing affordability constraints and low inventory

LOS ANGELES – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — California home sales eased slightly in May as a shortage of homes and housing affordability concerns held back would-be home buyers, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.  Mean…

South Carolina REALTORS® Release May Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – June 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its May Statewide Market Reports, which indicate that while the American Dream of Homeownership is alive and well, it must continue to contend with mark…

Estimate your property taxes at tax.idaho.gov

BOISE, IDAHO – June 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Residents in 17 Idaho counties can estimate their 2014 property taxes by visiting the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov. The “Quick Picks” section on the home page links to a …