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Rehberg Fights For Critical Extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today sent a letter to House leaders urging them to extend the home buyer tax credit. He has also cosponsored the Homebuyer Tax Credit Act of 2009.

OFIR Announces Participation in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

LANSING, MI - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation today announced that, starting January 4, 2010, Michigan mortgage broker, lender, and servicer licensees and registrants will begin participation in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). The new electronic system was developed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR).

OFIR Announces Participation in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

LANSING, MI - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation today announced that, starting January 4, 2010, Michigan mortgage broker, lender, and servicer licensees and registrants will begin participation in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). The new electronic system was developed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR).

OFIR Announces Participation in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

LANSING, MI - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation today announced that, starting January 4, 2010, Michigan mortgage broker, lender, and servicer licensees and registrants will begin participation in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). The new electronic system was developed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR).

Pennsylvania Banking Department Modernizes Mortgage Examination Processes

Washington, DC - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announce another milestone in the modernization of state mortgage supervision as the Pennsylvania Department of Banking notified all licensed mortgage lenders on October 15 that the agency will be using sophisticated computer software to analyze loan level data as part of Pennsylvania's examination program.

Delahunt Announces Foreclosure Assistance To South Shore

Funds to Help Homeowners at Risk of Losing Homes. WASHINGTON, DC - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $115,823 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority.

Delahunt Announces Foreclosure Assistance To South Shore

Funds to Help Homeowners at Risk of Losing Homes. WASHINGTON, DC - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $115,823 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority.

Delahunt Announces Foreclosure Assistance To South Shore

Funds to Help Homeowners at Risk of Losing Homes. WASHINGTON, DC - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $115,823 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority.

Lewis Announces Hearing on Administration of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D‑GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on administration of the first‑time homebuyer tax credit. The hearing will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Lewis Announces Hearing on Administration of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D‑GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on administration of the first‑time homebuyer tax credit. The hearing will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Lewis Announces Hearing on Administration of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D‑GA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on administration of the first‑time homebuyer tax credit. The hearing will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building.

Dodd Brings Hartford Housing Expert to Washington to Testify on Housing Challenges Facing Connecticut...

October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Senator Chris Dodd invited Diane Randall, Executive Director of the Hartford-based Partnership for Strong Communities, to testify on housing challenges facing Connecticut residents at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the State of the Nation’s Housing Market.

MetroPointe at Wheaton Metro Named Mixed-Income Project of the Year

Multifamily Executive Magazine Recognizes Mixed-Use Community for Providing Affordable Housing above a Metro Station, in an Urbanizing Suburb. Wheaton, MD - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MetroPointe at Wheaton Metro, a mid-rise mixed-use apartment community located in Wheaton, Maryland, was named "Mixed Income Project of the Year" by Multifamily Executive Magazine at the 2009 MFE and Developer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

Hotel Indigo Doubles in Texas with Two New Hotels in San Antonio

ATLANTA, TX - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hotel Indigo today announced the addition of two new properties in San Antonio to double the brand's presence in Texas.

Hotel Indigo Doubles in Texas with Two New Hotels in San Antonio

ATLANTA, TX - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hotel Indigo today announced the addition of two new properties in San Antonio to double the brand's presence in Texas.

Hotel Indigo Doubles in Texas with Two New Hotels in San Antonio

ATLANTA, TX - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hotel Indigo today announced the addition of two new properties in San Antonio to double the brand's presence in Texas.

Hotel Indigo Doubles in Texas with Two New Hotels in San Antonio

ATLANTA, TX - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hotel Indigo today announced the addition of two new properties in San Antonio to double the brand's presence in Texas.

Rehberg Announces HUD Housing Assistance in Montana

HELENA, MT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, announced the Montana Board of Housing has been awarded $170,297 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing assistance in Montana.

Rehberg Announces HUD Housing Assistance in Montana

HELENA, MT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, announced the Montana Board of Housing has been awarded $170,297 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing assistance in Montana.

Rehberg Announces HUD Housing Assistance in Montana

HELENA, MT - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, announced the Montana Board of Housing has been awarded $170,297 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing assistance in Montana.

The United States Files Civil Suit To Enjoin Fraud In Government Insured Mortgage Loans

Brooklyn, NY - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A civil complaint was filed today in federal court in Central Islip against Ideal Mortgage Bankers, Ltd. d/b/a/ Lend America, a mortgage lender located in Melville, Long Island, seeking a court-ordered injunction to prevent the company from making loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”). The complaint also seeks relief against Lend America’s Executive Vice President and Chief Business Strategist, Michael Ashley. The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco.

State housing agency secures $450,000 grant to intensify foreclosure prevention efforts

AUSTIN, TX - October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced that it has secured $449,960 in federal grant funds through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program to help stem the tide of home foreclosures and bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Obama Administration Plan to Assist Housing Finance Agencies, Help...

October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s announced move to provide support to housing finance agencies across the nation. This action will help restart the housing market for low to moderate income first-time homebuyers, including in California, which has been among the hardest hit by the real estate crisis.

MaineHousing announces new down payment assistance promotion to start December 1

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MaineHousing current popular Gift of Green promotion ends November 30, but the agency will have a new promotion in place to help first-time homebuyers with their down payment and closing costs, MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick said.

Governor Addresses Affordable Housing Conference

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today delivered opening remarks at the 2009 Maine Affordable Housing Conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference, hosted by MaineHousing, highlighted many innovations undertaken at the State level to address housing issues during these challenging economic times.

IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon during Radon Action Week Oct.

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of the deadly disease for non-smokers. Yet many people in Illinois have no idea if their homes have high levels of this health hazard. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people throughout Illinois to test their homes for radon during Radon Action Week October 18-24.

Hare Joins Local Citizens, Realtors to Call for Extension of First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) today was joined by local citizens and realtors in Moline, Canton, and Macomb to call for an extension of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. The credit is set to end on December 1, 2009.

CFO SINK TALKS ABOUT SOLUTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS AT HOUSING HELP ROUNDTABLE

TALLAHASSEE, LF - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida CFO Alex Sink today highlighted two initiatives she started to bring real, tangible help to Florida homeowners facing foreclosure, and heard from community groups and homeowners who are on the frontlines of tackling the state’s housing crisis.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls for More Class Action Lawsuits to Prevent Foreclosures

Washington, DC - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35), Chairwoman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, recognizing the impact foreclosures are having on the country, called on the attorneys general from the nation’s 50 states to bring suit against lenders in order to force more loan modifications.“We need aggressive action to force lenders to modify the predatory loans that they made. State attorneys general and civil rights groups are taking the lead in preventing foreclosures by filing lawsuits against the originators of these predatory loans, and I commend them for their action,” Chairwoman Waters said

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