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Governor Rell: State Directs $10.8 Million in Stimulus To Combat Homelessness

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state has directed $10.8 million in federal stimulus funds to prevent homeless through a community-based program that provides assistance for rent and utility bills, intervenes during evictions and offers emergency lodging and other services aimed at keeping Connecticut families and individuals from losing their homes.

Governor Rell: State Directs $10.8 Million in Stimulus To Combat Homelessness

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that the state has directed $10.8 million in federal stimulus funds to prevent homeless through a community-based program that provides assistance for rent and utility bills, intervenes during evictions and offers emergency lodging and other services aimed at keeping Connecticut families and individuals from losing their homes.

Perlmutter Praises Grant for Homeless Veterans

Aurora, CO - October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), is pleased to announce the Aurora Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center is the recipient of a $46,706.00 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help reduce homelessness among the veterans population in the Aurora community.

CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2009 opens today in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA - October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2009, the state’s largest real estate trade show, opens today at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Running Oct. 6-8, CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2009 features more than 50 cutting-edge seminars, hot new products, and networking opportunities for California REALTORS®. CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2009 also offers more than 150 exhibit booths and is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees. Educational seminars range from hands-on computer training and social networking for business to short sales and home staging.“CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2009 provides an invaluable networking and educational opportunity to California REALTORS®,” said C.A.R. President James Liptak. “The event has something for everyone, whether a new REALTOR® curious about how to thrive in California’s ever-changing market, or a seasoned veteran looking for new ways to boost their bottom line.”

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® releases annual “Use of Technology Survey”

SAN JOSE - October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Forty-six percent of California REALTORS® surveyed report they use some type of social networking Web site to stay on top of trends in their business, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) annual “Use of Technology Survey,” released today at Tech Tuesday. The most popular social networking site among REALTORS® surveyed was LinkedIn (34 percent), followed by YouTube (13 percent) and MySpace (12 percent).

Governor Schwarzenegger Announces $68 Million for Low-Income Home Weatherization

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the awarding of more than $68 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) weatherization funding to non-profit, local government and community action agencies throughout the state. This funding is federally designated to help low-income families weatherize their homes, which decreases utility bills and saves energy while stimulating local economies. Administered by the State Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), California’s low-income Recovery Act weatherization program was one of the first 15 state plans federally approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Treasurer Clint Zweifel Launches Revamped Loan Program at St. Louis Life Science Company

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel will be in St. Louis on Thursday, October 8 to launch the revamped Missouri Linked Deposit Program, a low-interest loan program he administers. Treasurer Zweifel will be at LipoSpectrum, a local life science company specializing in state-of-the-art lipid analysis using patented technology developed at Washington University. LipoSpectrum, located in the St. Louis Enterprise Center's Midtown location uses the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. Borrowers using the loan program usually save about 30 percent on their interest costs.

CB RICHARD ELLIS HOTELS SELLS FULL SERVICE COLORADO HOTEL RADISSON DENVER NORTH – THORNTON,...

Houston, TX - October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Radisson Denver North, Colorado, Texas has been sold. Lisa Hankamer of CB Richard Ellis' Hotels Group, announced that the sale of the 133-unit, interior corridor property occurred at the end of September 2009. The Hotel, which is a local landmark, has great visibility along I-25, just 10 minutes north of Downtown Denver and was sold free-and-clear of management and franchise affiliation. The new owners, Stone Castle Corporation, has over 20 year's experience operating hotels in the state of Colorado and have a proven track record for repositioning hotels within their respective market arenas. Approximately $6 million will be spent on upgrading the facility and rebranding. The group has a history operating under most of the major brands and has been quite successful in capturing a broader market base through their repositioning.

Montgomery County’s Commission on Common Ownership Communities to Hold Annual Forum

October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) will hold its annual forum on Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. Homeowners and residents of common ownership communities in the County are invited to attend, as well as professionals who work with those communities

Office of Human Rights Hosts Fair Housing Forum

October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights will host an educational forum on Thursday, October 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m., in Building 2 of the University of Maryland, Shady Grove Campus.

Property Protection Group Provides Loss Reduction Strategies During Fire Prevention Week

TAMPA, FL - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10) is a perfect time for home and business owners to assess their properties to determine how vulnerable they may be to fire coming from both outside and inside - and then take actions to prevent losses, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said today.

Rep. Sutton Announces $4 million to the City of Akron to Eliminate Lead from...

Washington, DC - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) announced that the City of Akron will receive $4 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eliminate lead from homes in urban neighborhoods.

Welch calls for extension of First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Burlington, VT - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- At the Essex home of Lindsey and Matt Wignall, Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday called for a year-long extension of a tax credit that allowed the Wignalls and hundreds of thousands of other middle class families to buy their first home.

Phillips Edison Acquires Bridgewater Falls

CINCINNATI, OH - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Phillips Edison & Company's Strategic Investment Fund announced today its acquisition of Bridgewater Falls, a 600,000 square foot regional shopping center located in Fairfield Township, Ohio.

State and Local Governments Award Funds for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing

Providence, RI - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State of Rhode Island, along with the cities of Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket today announced the distribution of $6.9 million for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

SENATOR CARDIN CUTS RIBBON FOR NEW MD ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS HEADQUARTERS

ANNAPOLIS, MD - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Maryland Association of REALTORS headquarters. The Senator is a strong supporter of the housing industry and recently introduced legislation to extend the $8,000 first-time homebuyers tax credit for another six months, until June 1, 2010.

Cao Calls for Changes in New Orleans Housing Situation

October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-2) released a statement regarding the housing crisis in New Orleans. During his first 10 months in office, Congressman Cao has been consistently vocal on this issue

Bayh Proposes Tax Relief for Home-Based Small Businesses

New standard home office tax deduction would help 180,000 Hoosier entrepreneurs claim up to $1,500 in simplified relief. Washington, DC - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seeking to make it easier for Indiana’s 180,000 home-based small businesses to take advantage of an important tax deduction, Senator Evan Bayh today proposed legislation to simplify the federal home office tax deduction and provide small businesses additional help to succeed.

Georgia Department of Banking and Finance’s License Revocation of Mortgage Consultant Services, Inc. and...

Atlanta, GA - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Notice of Intent to Revoke Annual License issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance ("Department") became final against Mortgage Consultant Services, Inc., mortgage broker license number 16862, formerly located at 180 Victoria Drive, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214.

31 Arkansas Counties Now Offer Online Property Tax Payments

Several Arkansas Counties extend October 10 deadline. LITTLE ROCK, AR - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- For residents of 31 Arkansas counties, personal property and real estate taxes can be paid online at http://www.arkansas.gov/ or over the phone, with most counties extending the weekend October 10 deadline to midnight on Tuesday, October 13. Residents should be sure to check the full listing of counties and deadlines available at www.Arkansas.gov.

31 Arkansas Counties Now Offer Online Property Tax Payments

Several Arkansas Counties extend October 10 deadline. LITTLE ROCK, AR - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- For residents of 31 Arkansas counties, personal property and real estate taxes can be paid online at http://www.arkansas.gov/ or over the phone, with most counties extending the weekend October 10 deadline to midnight on Tuesday, October 13. Residents should be sure to check the full listing of counties and deadlines available at www.Arkansas.gov.

$600,000 Settlement Ends Discriminatory Policies at Housing Complex for Persons with Disabilities

October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Four years after filing a federal lawsuit, the CT Fair Housing Center and the State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities have settled a landmark housing discrimination case with New Horizons Village, an apartment complex which markets itself as providing independent housing for people with severe physical disabilities. Under the consent decree, New Horizons will cease requiring tenants to open their private medical records for review and to show that they can “live independently”.

Congressman Cuellar Announces Funding For Affordable Homes Of South Texas

Washington, DC - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that 30 low-income families in Hidalgo County are closer to reaching the American dream thanks to $1 million awarded to Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc., by the U.S. Treasury Department.

Governor Corzine Announces Ten-Fold Increase in Solar Energy Installations Since 2006

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jon S. Corzine today announced that solar energy installations in New Jersey increased ten-fold since 2006.

Senator Klein and Senator Morahan unveil new data showing 354 homes went into foreclosure...

NEW YORK, NY - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senator Jeff Klein (D-34th Senate District) and Senator Thomas Morahan (R-38th Senate District) presented new data today showing the impact of neglected foreclosed properties in Rockland County.

Former Johnston Woman Pleads Guilty to $1.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Boston, MA - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lisa Torres, 40, formerly of Johnston, pleaded guilty today to a $1.7 million mortgage fraud scheme in which she purchased properties that had recently been foreclosed upon, and then used the names of straw purchasers in sham sales to finagle mortgage financing.

Governor Douglas Names New Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development

Montpelier, Vt. - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Tayt Brooks as Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Economic and Community Development.

St. Louis County Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges for Falsifying Mortgage Loan Application and...

ST. LOUIS, MO - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Milton H. Ohlsen III was sentenced to 30 months in prison on bank fraud charges after overstating his income on his home mortgage application, and in a separate case, sentenced to 30 months in prison on a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap announced today. The sentences are to run concurrently. In addition to the prison sentence, Ohlsen was ordered to pay restitution of $99,871

Leggett Joins Freddie Mac Foundation to Announce Grants to House Homeless Families

October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- County Executive Isiah Leggett today joined Freddie Mac Executive Vice President for Community Relations and Freddie Mac Foundation President and CEO, Ralph F. Boyd, Jr., to announce nearly $1 million in grant funding to two Montgomery County organizations serving homeless families. The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) will receive $450,000 from the Freddie Mac Foundation to continue the Partnership for Permanent Housing program, which relocates families directly from homelessness to permanent housing. The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), operators of the Greentree Family Shelter, will receive $425,000 from the Freddie Mac Foundation to provide intensive services to some of the County’s most vulnerable homeless families --- to move them quickly to permanent housing.

Valerie Levin Promoted to Recruiting Director at Prudential Georgia Realty

Atlanta, GA - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real estate professional Valerie Levin has just been promoted to senior recruiting director at Prudential Georgia Realty. With the firm since the start of 2007, she previously served as assistant broker and part-time recruiter at the firm’s Midtown office. Levin will continue to be based out [...]

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New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

FEMA Registration Deadline Today– Disaster Recovery Center to Stay Open Through January In order to be potentially eligible for individual assistance, residents must register with FEMA and the Small Business Administration by midnight tonight. Residents can register at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center at Independence Mall located at 3500 Oleander Dr., Wilmington until 6 p.m.