LOS ANGELES, CA – September 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today directed Ally Financial, Inc., formerly known as GMAC, to prove immediately that it is complying with state law or, if it cannot, to cease and desist from foreclosing on California homes. CommunityBank- home lender in California and ALLRMC.COM more »
Morgan Hill, CA – December 23, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — After much speculation by the general populace (and the real estate industry) and much consternation by Congress, the much-anticipated extension of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has been passed.
‘Off-Market’ sale transaction is one of the largest industrial sales for OC this year
COSTA MESA, Calif. – December 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms in the country, has completed a $37 million sale of an industrial property in Costa Mesa, Calif., which is one of the largest industrial sales in Orange County so far this year. Ryan Swanson and Kurt Bruggeman, both senior vice presidents in Lee’s Irvine office, represented the buyer, a private investor. The seller, a partnership of Voit Development and Penwood Real Estate Investments, was represented by Mike Hartel, Mitch Zehner and Seth Davenport of Voit Real Estate Services. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In response to today’s Senate vote to confirm Representative Mel Watt as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Kevin Stein, Associate Director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, released this statement: more »
Participants received clothing, food, flu shots, dental exams and other services
SAN DIEGO, CA – December 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Karrie, who is staying with her 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter at the San Diego Rescue Mission, received free dental exams for herself and her children and other services at The 8th Project Homeless Connect-Downtown (Project Homeless Connect). more »
LOS ANGELES – December 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) announced today it received a letter from the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), obtained by Board of Equalization (BOE) member George Runner, clarifying that California families who have lost their home in a short sale are not subject to state income tax liability on debt forgiveness “phantom income” they never received in a short sale. more »
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms in the country, has negotiated a 10-year, $3.4 million retail lease at Irish Hills Plaza in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Clarice Clarke and Steve Leider of Lee & Associates Santa Barbara represented the Landlord, Irish Hills Plaza West, LLC. The new tenant, HomeGoods, a retail chain with stores all over the country, will replace existing tenant, OfficeMax, in the 20,059 square foot premises. more »
Woodland, CA – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — December 9 through February 10, the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office will collect used clothing, shoes, purses and belts, table, bath and bed linens, and stuffed animals in an effort to raise funds which will benefit Fourth & Hope’s homeless shelter and programs. Everything collected will be sold by the pound to California Clothing Recyclers, which in turn will ship wearable items around the world and recycle unwearable items by turning them into industrial rags or fibers used to make new products. All proceeds will go directly to Fourth & Hope. more »
SANTA ANA, CA – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Lee & Associates, one of the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms in the country, has negotiated a 10-year lease for an approximately 60,000-square-foot industrial building, located at 1900 E. Carnegie Ave. in Santa Ana, Calif., for approximately $6 million. more »
SACRAMENTO – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) – Many of California’s committed and hardworking educators are eligible for thousands of dollars in down payment assistance for their first home under a California Housing Finance Agency program.
CalHFA’s Extra Credit Teacher Program rewards teachers and staff who work in the state’s high priority schools with a deferred down payment assistance loan and a 30-year, fixed rate FHA mortgage, making homeownership a possibility. more »
Fidelity National Home Warranty and Disclosure Source Integrate with zipForm® in California
LOS ANGELES, CA – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, today announced Fidelity National Home Warranty (FNHW) and Disclosure Source are the latest service providers to integrate with zipForm®, making it easier and faster for REALTORS® to order their home warranty plan and NHD Report and complete the California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions (RPA-CA). more »
IRVINE, CA – December 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, one of the most dominant retail investment groups in the western United States and a market leader in the sale of retail properties, announced today that Jonathan T. Selznick represented the buyer and seller in the sale of a 2-story multi-tenant retail center in Van Nuys, Calif. The purchase price was $4,900,000. more »
Woodland, CA – November 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the first installment of 2013-14 Secured Property Tax is now due and payable.
Property taxes become delinquent if not paid by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, after which, a 10 percent penalty must be added. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2013 if taxes are paid by mail. It is suggested that payments be mailed a few days before the December 10 deadline to ensure that the envelope will have the proper postmark. more »
New Energy-Efficiency & Renewable Energy Financing Program Saves Homeowners Money, Creates Green Jobs & Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell today announced that the City will restart a program to help property owners finance energy efficiency projects in their homes. Called GreenFinanceSF, the program for residential buildings is a voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program that provides affordable financing options to San Francisco homeowners to pay for the installation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements. GreenFinanceSF creates green jobs for the local economy while also reducing energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions. more »
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — California pending home sales reversed a two-month decline to post higher in October, but were down from a year earlier, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today. more »
Economic and Policy Insights, featuring analysis from top economists and finance experts
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently convened a high-level roundtable featuring experts at the top of their field in economics and finance to discuss real estate market conditions, mortgage finance, housing policy, and the financial recovery. The substantive conversation with these academics stems from C.A.R.’s new Thought Leadership program, and analysis of the event is featured in the executive report titled, “The Future of Housing Finance: Economic and Policy Insights.” more »
PALM DESERT CA – November 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Wendy Formica, President of the California Desert Association of REALTORS® , joined nearly 22,000 Realtors® from across the country to meet with industry experts, lawmakers and federal officials at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo held in San Francisco, November 8-11. more »