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New Study Shows Hurricane Storm Surge Threatens More Coastal Properties; Superior Construction and Elevation...

TAMPA, FL - September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Government minimum flood elevation requirements for properties vulnerable to storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast region are woefully inadequate, according to a new study of property damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which struck the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas one year ago yesterday, Sept. 13, 2008.

Florida Realtor Magazine Wins Top Awards Publication Honored for Writing, Design Excellence

ORLANDO, FL - September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won six awards in the 2009 Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) Charlie Awards competition.

CHFA Announces First TCAP Award in Colo. September 11, 2009 Jerilynn Martinez

September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colo. became one of the very first states in the nation to tap into the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) funds created for affordable housing development and preservation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Biondi On Jump In Foreclosure Filings: Corzine Out Of Touch With Middle Class

Trenton, NJ - September 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Assembly Republican Conference Leader Pete Biondi issued the following statement in response to a Star Ledger report today that residential foreclosure complaints in New Jersey increased 43 percent in July over the same month last year:

Housing Market Survey Grants Available

BISMARCK, ND - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Industrial Commission has approved $50,000 of additional funding for the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s (NDHFA) Housing Market Survey Grant program.

HUD announces $927,000 for affordable housing and community development in Loudoun County Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC - September 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that Fairfax County will receive more than $900 thousand to support community development and produce more affordable housing. HUD's annual funding will also help individuals and families who might otherwise be living on the streets.

United States Files Suit Against Long Island Housing Complex For Fair Housing Act Violations

BROOKLYN, NY - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Benton J. Campbell, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced the filing of a federal civil complaint against Sunrise Villas, LLC, its manager, and assistant manager for violations of the Fair Housing Act. Sunrise Villas, LLC is the owner and operator of the Sunrise Villas apartment complex located at Leonard Court in Lindenhurst, New York.

FORMER BRONX PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS CELEBRATE HOMEOWNERSHIP

Low-income residents purchase and move into affordable renovated co-op units and thank NYCHA and other supporters for enabling the conversion. Bronx, N.Y. - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hundreds of former public housing residents in the Bronx welcomed the unlikely dream of affordable homeownership in once publicly-owned buildings and residents in Mott Haven hosted a family day celebration in honor of those who helped them realize the dream Saturday, September 12, at 12:30 p.m

USAA Real Estate Company Announces Home Depot Development in Phoenix, Arizona

September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- USAA Real Estate Company, in development partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc., announced the acquisition of 46.12 acres of land in Tolleson, Arizona for the build-to-suit development of a 465,600-square-foot regional distribution center. Home improvement specialty retailer Home Depot, Inc. signed a 20-year lease to occupy the space upon completion. The transaction price has not been disclosed.

Granholm Hails Plans to Transform Former Wixom Assembly Plant into Renewale Energy Park, Creating...

LANSING, MI - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today hailed plans to transform the former Ford Wixom Assembly plant into a $725 million renewable energy park anchored by Xtreme Power and Clairvoyant Solar. The project, which still requires approval of federal and state incentives, will provide up to 4,000 jobs on site

Grand Opening of Miller’s Court, Providing Affordable Homes for Teachers, Office Space for Education...

September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- WHO: Enterprise, SunTrust Community Capital, U.S. Bank, Howard Bank, Seawall Development Company, U.S. Department of the Treasury, state of Maryland, city of Baltimore, Hamel Builders, Marks Thomas Architects, Baltimore Development Company and Reznick Group

Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library to Undergo Building Improvements

September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Fields Corner branch of the Boston Public Library will temporarily close for building improvements beginning Saturday, October 10. The building improvements include roof restoration, select insulated window installation, and the replacement of the storefront and doors. The construction and building improvement work is expected to last 4-6 weeks. In order to avoid health and safety issues during certain critical phases of the work, it is necessary to temporarily close the branch to the public and the staff. The Fields Corner Branch Library, located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, will reopen to the public in November 2009.

24 LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS WILL GO TO AUCTION IN SANTA FE, NM ON OCTOBER 4,...

Incredible Buying Opportunity and Savings for Homeowners looking to Buy a Home in the Oldest Capital in America. Beverly Hills, CA - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the international real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, will be conducting a close out auction of 24 new casita-style condominiums located at Zocalo, Santa Fe, NM on Sunday October 4, 2009. The auction will be held at The Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa, in Santa Fe, and will commence promptly at 1 PM.

Brown Arrests Three Mortgage Brokers for Stealing Nearly $1 Million from Borrowers

Los Angeles, CA - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing his fight against mortgage scams, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that agents from his office have arrested Michael McConville, and two of his associates for their roles in a "criminal conspiracy" to steal nearly $1 million from borrowers seeking to refinance their homes

Brown Arrests Three Mortgage Brokers for Stealing Nearly $1 Million from Borrowers

Los Angeles, CA - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing his fight against mortgage scams, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that agents from his office have arrested Michael McConville, and two of his associates for their roles in a "criminal conspiracy" to steal nearly $1 million from borrowers seeking to refinance their homes

Rep. Kratovil to Join Habitat for Humanity of Talbot & Dorchester Counties in Honor...

September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which President Obama signed in April, included a provision – supported by 9/11 families – that designates September 11th of every year as a National Day of Service and Remembrance

Senator Roberts Announces $1.5 Million in Housing Grants for Lawrence

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) announced more than $1.5 million in housing grants for Lawrence.

HUD accepts Illinois’ $17 million disaster recovery plan

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today accepted a $17.3 million plan from the State of Illinois to support its recovery following last year's devastating floods. The emergency funding is provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and will help Illinois to buyout homes and support local infrastructure projects located in flood-prone areas.

McCollum Obtains Civil Rights Settlement for Central Florida Couple

TALLAHASSEE, FL - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has obtained a settlement for a Central Florida couple resolving allegations of civil rights violations related to their condominium. Under the settlement, Brevard County developer Tricon Development Corporation paid $15,000 in civil damages to Josephine and Dominic DeRusso, which included the cost of retrofitting the couple’s home.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Indiana Residents Affected By Severe Storms and Tornadoes...

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and tornadoes in Porter County on August 19, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Indiana Residents Affected By Severe Storms and Tornadoes...

WASHINGTON, DC - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and tornadoes in Porter County on August 19, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

Visclosky Announces Support for Viable Urban Communities in Lake County

Washington, D.C. - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced support for Lake County to build viable urban communities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and HOME program. The HUD initiatives are designed to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing in order to strengthen the local economy

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases ...