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CB Richard Ellis Selected To Exclusively Lease One Of The Largest Vacancies In Hampton...

Norfolk, VA - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis is pleased to announce that it has been selected by USAA Real Estate Company to lease the former USAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Operations Building, a four-story, 368,668 square foot, Class A building, located at 5800 Northampton Boulevard.

Kilroy Supports Measure to Extend Tax Credit for Military Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, DC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy voted to amend the home-buying provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to benefit active-duty service members and other federal employees.

Luetkemeyer Joins Call to Expose Government Corruption Within Countrywide VIP Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today made the following statement on Ranking Member Darrell Issa’s call to subpoena all records and documents related to the Countrywide VIP Program in which special mortgage rates were promised to lawmakers in return for political support for what was once the nation’s largest mortgage originator

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces Hud Grants To District 30

Washington, DC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced a total of $34,155,666 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants for the 30th Congressional District of Texas.

Luetkemeyer Announces $367,000 Federal Loan for Affordable Housing in Crawford County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer today announced that Leasburg Senior Citizens Homes, Inc. has received a $367,292 Agriculture Department loan to preserve and revitalize exisiting rural rental housing properties.

Lance Introduces Homebuyer Tax Credit Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, DC - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that he has introduced legislation to extend and expand the federal homebuyer tax deduction.

Visclosky Announces Federal Support for Housing Counseling in Northwest Indiana

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Grants to Help Families and Individuals Improve Housing Conditions. Washington, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued three grants to Northwest Indiana for housing counseling. The grants, which will go to the Housing Authority of the City of Hammond, Housing Opportunities, Inc., in Porter County, and the Lake County Community Economic Development Department, are intended to help families and individuals improve their housing conditions

Department of Finance Orders Meridian Mortgage Loan Modification Company to Cease Further Business Activities

Boise, ID - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Idaho Department of Finance announced today the issuance of a Cease and Desist Order against Meridian-based International Co-op LLC for engaging in unlicensed mortgage loan modification activities and for illegally charging distressed Idaho homeowners exorbitant upfront fees.

Georgetown receives funding for solar power plant

WASHINGTON, DC - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Georgetown will be able to continue improving energy alternatives as part of a $100,000 project to develop a solar panel facility, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) announced today.

Brown Announces Support For New Bill Extending Tax Credit For First-Time Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A tax credit that has helped more than 48,000 Ohio families purchase their first homes will expire on Dec. 1 unless Congress passes an extension.

Boston Receives $3M to Aid Lead Paint Abatement in Low-Income Homes

Latest HUD Grant Emphasizes Boston’s Continued Success of “Lead Safe Boston” Program. October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Menino today announced that the City will be awarded over $3M in federal Lead Based Paint Hazard Control funds to reduce the hazards of lead-based paint in homes located in the City’s low and moderate income neighborhoods. The award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) is the tenth competitive federal funding award that the City’s Lead Safe Boston program has received since 1993. The funding, totaling more than $30 million, has enabled Boston to provide lead abatement services to more than 2000 homes citywide.

Boston Receives $3M to Aid Lead Paint Abatement in Low-Income Homes

Latest HUD Grant Emphasizes Boston’s Continued Success of “Lead Safe Boston” Program. October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Menino today announced that the City will be awarded over $3M in federal Lead Based Paint Hazard Control funds to reduce the hazards of lead-based paint in homes located in the City’s low and moderate income neighborhoods. The award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) is the tenth competitive federal funding award that the City’s Lead Safe Boston program has received since 1993. The funding, totaling more than $30 million, has enabled Boston to provide lead abatement services to more than 2000 homes citywide.

Congressman Quigley Votes to Extend First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit for Military

WASHINGTON, DC - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last week, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) voted to extend the First-Time Homebuyer tax credit for members of the Armed Services who served abroad this past year. H.R. 3590, which extends the credit for qualifying military personnel through November 30, 2010, passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly by a 416-16 vote. The current tax credit is set to expire on November 30, 2009.

Critical local, state and national housing issues to be discussed at the 2009 Idaho...

October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The state of housing – both across the nation and in Idaho – will be discussed by experts, local leaders and housing industry professionals at the 2009 Idaho Conference on Housing. This conference, to be held Oct. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel Boise-Riverside, features national speakers who will bring the topic of housing full circle - from the national perspective to a look at the challenges faced by Idaho's housing market. Local speakers will also contribute expertise from their communities. More than 350 people are already registered, and there is still time to take part in the conference. Attendees can register online at www.2009housingconf.com. Registration is $125 per person for nonprofit attendees and $175 for all others.

Progress for Central Florida

Orlando, FOL - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Alan Grayson, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Mayor Buddy Dyer toured a neighborhood and highlighted two successful programs helping resolve the problems of foreclosure and slumping property values today in Orlando.

DeLauro Highlights Community Development Block Grant Funding

$530,473 Grant Will Work to Improve Urban Housing in Milford. Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) today applauded the announcement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that a $530,473 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be made available to help improve low and moderate-income housing in the City of Milford, Connecticut.

EPA Honors Green Building Challenge Winners

San Francisco, CA - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored innovative green building design ideas that reduce the environmental and energy impacts of buildings. These concepts aim to help architects and builders reduce more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S. landfills each year and the climate impacts of buildings and building materials

2009 Idaho Conference on Housing Idaho Department of Finance Offers Information about Mortgage Industry

October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance, announced his department’s participation as a co-sponsor in the “2009 Idaho Conference on Housing,” scheduled for October 19th and 20th at the Doubletree Hotel in Boise, Idaho. This event is organized by Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The Idaho Conference on Housing entitled “Mapping the Future” is the state’s largest and most comprehensive housing conference that will encompass important issues facing Idaho’s housing industry and the challenges set forth in the current economic environment.

2009 Idaho Conference on Housing Idaho Department of Finance Offers Information about Mortgage Industry

October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance, announced his department’s participation as a co-sponsor in the “2009 Idaho Conference on Housing,” scheduled for October 19th and 20th at the Doubletree Hotel in Boise, Idaho. This event is organized by Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The Idaho Conference on Housing entitled “Mapping the Future” is the state’s largest and most comprehensive housing conference that will encompass important issues facing Idaho’s housing industry and the challenges set forth in the current economic environment.

2009 Idaho Conference on Housing Idaho Department of Finance Offers Information about Mortgage Industry

October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance, announced his department’s participation as a co-sponsor in the “2009 Idaho Conference on Housing,” scheduled for October 19th and 20th at the Doubletree Hotel in Boise, Idaho. This event is organized by Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The Idaho Conference on Housing entitled “Mapping the Future” is the state’s largest and most comprehensive housing conference that will encompass important issues facing Idaho’s housing industry and the challenges set forth in the current economic environment.

Board Meeting October 20 in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL- October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Housing's upcoming Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Friday, October 23 in Tallahassee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. For Board Package information,

McCoy’s Building Supply named Pro Dealer of the Year

PHOENIX, AR - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- McCoy’s Building Supply was recognized by Home Channel News (HCN) magazine as the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year during their annual Pro Dealer Industry Summit, held October 7 to 9 in Phoenix, Arizona.From HCN’s listing of the top 500 building supply pro dealers in the nation, McCoy’s was the largest retailer to show an increase in sales during 2008, despite the current economic recession and upset in the U.S. housing market

Sweetbriar Now Home to Fourteen Working Families

Barrington, RI - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- This afternoon, Rhode Island Housing, East Bay Community Development Corporation (East Bay CDC), the state Housing Resources Commission (HRC), and other partners celebrated the completion of 14 new homes that working families in Barrington can afford to rent.

State revokes mortgage broker license

Salem, OR - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In its ongoing effort to protect consumers from mortgage lending fraud, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has revoked the license of Tigard-based Pacific Rim Mortgage, Inc. and issued a cease-and-desist order against its owner, Victoria Bigham.

Medford event to help homeowners prevent foreclosure

Medford, OR - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregonians concerned about losing their home to foreclosure can receive help Saturday, Oct. 17, at an event in Medford organized by several government agencies, nonprofits, and real estate organizations.

Snow Belt Housing Receives Nearly $149,000 in Grant Funding for Housing and Economic Development...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency has awarded two grants totaling $148,998 to Snow Belt Housing Company, Inc. of Lowville.

Higgins Announces Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Grant for CHRIC

Jamestown, NY - October 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the backdrop of a foreclosed house acquired by CHRIC in Jamestown’s PRIDE neighborhood, Congressman Brian Higgins announced today that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation is receiving $26,640 to support the agency’s foreclosure prevention counseling efforts.

HUD announces over $400,000 to stimulate housing in Jamestown

NEW YORK, NY - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Jamestown will receive $421,657 in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to stimulate its economy and produce affordable housing.

Houston Groups Win Funding To Aid Homeless Veterans

Houston, TX - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs today hailed the awarding of $2.1 million in grants from the Veteran’s Administration to two local agencies to help house homeless veterans in Houston.

Clark County receives national recognition for homeless program success

Vancouver, WA - October 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Clark County's Homeless Engagement Collaboration (CHEC) project has been awarded the 2009 National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) Award of Excellence in the category of Homeless Coordination/Assistance.

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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Brand New Two-Tenant Retail Property...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a two-tenant retail building occupied by T.J. Maxx and ULTA Beauty at 78-825 Highway 111 in La Quinta, Calif. The 33,708-square-foot pad building is part of Washington Park Shopping Center, which includes major tenants Target, Lowe’s, Trader Joe’s, ALDI, Stein Mart and Century Theatres. The sale price was $8,862,500