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Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Gary Littlefield to the Louisiana Real Estate...

BATON ROUGE, LA - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Gary Littlefield to the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board serves to regulate the issuance of real estate appraiser and trainee licenses and related services.

Chandler Supports Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chandler voted in favor of extending and expanding the first-time homebuyer tax credit for an additional year, creating a new tax credit for current homeowners, and providing an additional extension for military families to purchase homes

Chandler Supports Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chandler voted in favor of extending and expanding the first-time homebuyer tax credit for an additional year, creating a new tax credit for current homeowners, and providing an additional extension for military families to purchase homes

Boswell Votes to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit, Business Tax Relief

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Leonard Boswell voted to pass the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act to extend unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses in a vote of 403 to 12.

Rep. Foster Votes to Extend and Expand Homebuyer Tax Credit, Extend Unemployment Benefits

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) voted in favor of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, to provide aid to those hurt by the economic recession and to continue his efforts to stimulate the economy. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 403-12, and now goes to the President for his signature

Davis Supports Extension of Unemployment Benefits, Home Buyer Credit and Small Business Net Operating...

November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL07) today spoke out for, and voted in favor of, extending Unemployment Benefits, the Home Buyer Credit and a Small Business Net Operating Loss Carryback. The vote today approved amendments added by the Senate to the legislation passed by the House of Representatives six weeks ago. The legislation is expected to be signed by President Obama tomorrow. The provisions of the bill include the following.

Rep. Halvorson Votes to Extend Homebuyer Tax Credit, Unemployment Insurance

November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Working to help those hardest hit by the struggling economy, and provide greater opportunities to realize the American dream, Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11) today voted to pass the bipartisan Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act."All across our district our friends and neighbors are in danger of losing their unemployment benefits, and our economy is struggling to recover, this bill is a big step in turning that around," said Halvorson. "By extending these benefits we are helping our communities today so they can be stronger and more prosperous tomorrow.

Business And Housing Stimulus Extended

Washington, D.C. - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to extend two economic stimulus provisions championed by Congresswoman Melissa Bean to aid struggling small businesses and support the recovering housing market.

Simpson Supports Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed legislation extending the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Provision through April 30, 2010. The bill also creates a new tax credit for move-up buyers who have lived in their current residence for at least five years. The expanded tax credit was included as part of H.R. 3548, legislation that provides an extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits.

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr., today sentenced Juan Carlos Gonzalez (age 51, of Jacksonville) to seven years in federal prison for conspiring to commit wire and bank fraud. The court also entered a money judgment against Gonzalez for $6,296,303.65, the amount that Gonzalez obtained from the fraud. Gonzalez had pleaded guilty on November 25, 2008

Meek Votes to Extend Critical Unemployment Benefits and First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Congressman Kendrick B. Meek today voted in favor of H.R. 3548, the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to extend critical unemployment benefits for unemployed workers, expand and improve the homebuyer tax credit, and provide tax relief for military families and businesses. The legislation passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 402-12.

Represenative Votes To Extend Unemployment Insurance, First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit and Provide Tax...

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Joe Courtney announced that he has voted in favor of H.R. 3548, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, which extends an additional 14 weeks of unemployment assistance to all states, including Connecticut, and extends the homebuyer tax credit for first-time buyers and military families. The legislation also provides relief to businesses by extending a five year net operating loss carryback to 2009. The bill passed 403-12.

Murphy Votes for Additional Unemployment Assistance and Help for the Housing Market in Connecticut

WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) voted for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act to provide Connecticut families hit hardest by the recession a 14 week extension of unemployment benefits. And to strengthen Connecticut's housing market, the bill includes an extension of the first-time homebuyer tax credit through next spring, expands eligibility for the homebuyer credit, and provides housing tax relief for Connecticut's military families. This legislation will not add to the deficit, and President Obama is expected to sign it quickly.

PERLMUTTER VOTES TO EXTEND HOMEBUYERS’ TAX CREDIT, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS, BUSINESS TAX RELIEF TO...

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending the homebuyer’s tax credit, unemployment benefits, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide.

STARK LAUDS EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) today praised House passage of Unemployment Insurance Benefits for an additional 20 weeks for workers in California. The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, H.R. 3548, passed by a bipartisan 403 to 12 vote.

Rep. Watson Votes to Extend Unemployment Insurance Insurance Benefits, Homebuyers’ Tax Credit, Business Tax...

Washington, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Watson voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to American families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to millions of workers, families, and businesses nationwide.

Congresswoman Richardson Votes to Help California’s Unemployed and Those Seeking to Purchase Their First...

WASHINGTON, Dc - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Laura Richardson acted to make the basic tenets of the American Dream possible for thousands of Californians by voting for the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 (HR 3548), which will help the unemployed by extending unemployment benefits and will continue to stimulate the housing market by extending and expanding the first time homebuyer credit. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 403 to 12 and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Home buyers win big with federal tax credit extension

LOS ANGELES, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today commended Congress and the Senate for its swift actions in extending and expanding the provisions of the Federal Tax Credit for First-time Home Buyers. The U.S. House of Representatives earlier today voted 403 to 12 for passage, as did the U.S. Senate late yesterday. The legislation now goes to President Obama for signature.

Mitchell Applauds Final Passage of Bill Extending and Expanding Homebuyer Tax Credit

Legislation to Extend, Expand Homebuyer Tax Credit Headed to President's Desk WASHINGTON, DC - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The House voted overwhelmingly today for a measure backed by U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell to extend the homebuyer tax credit beyond its current November 30 expiration date and broaden eligibility for the tax break. The measure passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 403-12 after passing the Senate 98-0. It now moves to the White House for the President's signature, which is expected this week.

COCHRAN SUPPORTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSIO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of legislation that will allow the state of Mississippi to offer an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits to jobless workers.

Schauer votes to extend unemployment insurance benefits, homebuyers’ tax credit

WASHINGTON, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to Michigan families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (HR 3548) will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to the 62,753 Michigan workers whose benefits would otherwise run out by the end of the year.

CARDIN LAUDS EXTENSION OF TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, NEW CREDIT FOR STEP-UP PURCHASES

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), co-chair of the Senate Real Estate Caucus and one of the authors of the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit, today praised the Senate for its timely action to keep the $8,000 credit from expiring at the end of this month. In September, Senator Cardin led a group of Senators, including Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Harry Reid (D-NV), John Ensign (R-NV), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), introducing a bill to extend the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit

CARDIN LAUDS EXTENSION OF TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, NEW CREDIT FOR STEP-UP PURCHASES

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), co-chair of the Senate Real Estate Caucus and one of the authors of the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit, today praised the Senate for its timely action to keep the $8,000 credit from expiring at the end of this month. In September, Senator Cardin led a group of Senators, including Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Harry Reid (D-NV), John Ensign (R-NV), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), introducing a bill to extend the first-time homebuyers’ tax credit

Hare Supports Extension of Unemployment, First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) today voted for legislation that will extend both unemployment benefits and the first-time homebuyer tax credit. The bill now heads to the President’s desk. Hare has been a strong supporter of extending unemployment benefits during this recession. In September, Hare voted to extend these benefits for 13 additional weeks. After being amended by the Senate, today’s bill would extend benefits in Illinois by 20 weeks, where the unemployment rate is currently over 10 percent.

Hare Supports Extension of Unemployment, First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) today voted for legislation that will extend both unemployment benefits and the first-time homebuyer tax credit. The bill now heads to the President’s desk. Hare has been a strong supporter of extending unemployment benefits during this recession. In September, Hare voted to extend these benefits for 13 additional weeks. After being amended by the Senate, today’s bill would extend benefits in Illinois by 20 weeks, where the unemployment rate is currently over 10 percent.

Up to $20,000 down payment assistance available to qualified first-time homebuyers for a limited...

BOISE, ID - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Are you a first-time homebuyer? If so, you may be eligible for down payment assistance funds of up to $20,000 in conjunction with a mortgage loan from IdaMortgage, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), to purchase your new home. These down payment assistance funds are only available until Jan. 1, 2010, so you must act quickly to take advantage of this funding.

Klein Votes to Extend Homebuyer Tax Credits

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) today joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues to support legislation that will strengthen South Florida’s economy. The bill, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 (H.R. 3548) has two critical provisions for our community. First, it extends tax credits for first-time homebuyers in order to continue to provide a crucial jolt to the real estate market and the South Florida economy. In addition, the bill supports local businesses by allowing a five-year carry-back on net operating losses.

Bennet, Udall: Extending Unemployment Benefits and Homeowner Tax Credit Will Help Strengthen Colorado’s Economy

November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following a push to ensure that the Senate's extension of unemployment benefits includes Coloradans, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, U.S. Senators for Colorado, today announced Senate passage of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. The legislation, which they cosponsored, would provide relief to jobless workers by extending unemployment insurance for the nearly 14,000 jobless Coloradans who will exhaust their benefits by year's end. It also extends the homebuyer tax credit and provides important tax relief for Colorado families and small businesses.

Bennet, Udall: Extending Unemployment Benefits and Homeowner Tax Credit Will Help Strengthen Colorado’s Economy

November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following a push to ensure that the Senate's extension of unemployment benefits includes Coloradans, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, U.S. Senators for Colorado, today announced Senate passage of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. The legislation, which they cosponsored, would provide relief to jobless workers by extending unemployment insurance for the nearly 14,000 jobless Coloradans who will exhaust their benefits by year's end. It also extends the homebuyer tax credit and provides important tax relief for Colorado families and small businesses.

Contact: HELEN MACHADO 202 225-1766 Congress Passes Extension of...

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses.

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