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Brownback Applauds Infrastructure Development in Hutchinson, Kansas

WASHINGTON, DC - September 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today announced that the city of Hutchinson is to be awarded $1.78 million in stimulus funding. The money, from the Economic Development Administration, will be used to build a rail spur into the Salt City Business Park.

HousingIowa Awards Showcase the Best in Iowa Affordable Housing Initiatives

Des Moines, IA - September 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Four outstanding Iowa housing initiatives and one individual from throughout the state were recently recognized with HousingIowa Awards at the 2009 HousingIowa Conference, presented by the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) in Des Moines.

HUD announces $79.9 million for affordable housing and community development in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA - September 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced Philadelphia will receive more than $79.9 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing.

HUD Awards $553,609 for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Rural Nebraska

WASHINGTON, DC - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $553,609 to two rural housing programs in Nebraska to stimulate economic development, create jobs and produce more affordable housing.

Congressman Paul Hodes’ Statement on President Obama’s Speech on Financial Regulatory Reform

Washington, DC - September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Paul Hodes, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement after President Obama’s speech on the need for financial regulatory reform. The President’s speech marks exactly one year from the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Durham Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Workshop for Unemployed Residents and Small Business Owners Sept. 17

DURHAM, N.C. - September 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Durham residents and small business owners facing foreclosure or bankruptcy due to job loss and the current economic crisis can now seek specialized assistance to save their homes and their businesses thanks to a City of Durham-sponsored workshop next week.

It’s Now or Never for First-Time Home Buyers Hoping to Capitalize on $8,000 Tax...

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.- September 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The $8,000 tax credit enacted earlier this year by Congress, along with the today’s affordable home prices and low interest rates, has helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for countless Americans.

Three Communities Selected to Develop New Power Park Speculative Sites in Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that the cities of Aurora, Kearney and South Sioux City have been selected to participate in a new initiative designed to develop new industrial power park sites ready for development in Nebraska.

Kahn works to make appealing property taxes more ‘user friendly

LANSING, MI - September 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- With property values across the state and country falling while taxes for some homeowners are increasing, Sen. Roger Kahn introduced four measures in the Michigan Senate to make the appeals process more fair and smooth for property owners

Former Madison County Real Estate Investor Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

JACKSON, MS - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- United States Attorney Stan Harris, Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Stephen F. Gomez, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Thomas C. McDade, and Madison/Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a six count indictment against Earline Y. Rawls in connection with a fraudulent mortgage loan scheme. The indictment charges Rawls with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and six counts of bank fraud.


September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA/01) announced today that the City of Hinesville is the recipient of a community development block grant (CDBG) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding will be used to fund several projects within the city including the Azalea Streetscape Project.

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.


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.


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.



Jessica Musick Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Musick as a shareholder. Musick, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, California office, Musick joins other KTGY Oakland shareholders: Jill D. Williams, AIA, principal and chairman of the board; and Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, principal