The Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California Nominates Aaron...

Aliso Viejo, CA - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT Association Services, a consulting firm specializing in providing builders and developers with planning services, announce that Aaron Lockway, LEED AP, Assistant Vice President of MERIT Association Services, will serve as Vice Chair of the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Orange County Department of Real Estate Council.


August 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Villaraigosa today launched a massive canvassing operation to reach over 2,000 families of students enrolled in Markham Middle School and other Partnership Schools. The Mayor welcomed students and their parents to the Partnership community and spoke with them about supporting student achievement by becoming more involved in local neighborhood schools

Public Invited to ‘Help & Hope’ Foreclosure Prevention Assistance & Homebuyer Education Fair on...

August 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC), together with Councilmember Dee Andrews, 6th District, The Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS), and Los Angeles County NeighborWorks Center for Foreclosure Solutions invite the public to the "Help & Hope" Foreclosure Prevention Assistance and Homebuyer Education Fair at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. The free event has the dual purpose to “help” families prevent foreclosure and provide “hope” to families who dream of purchasing a home now that home prices are lower than in previous years. Congresswoman Laura Richardson is expected to attend.


ANAHEIM, CA - August 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Eleven of the top experts in community association management in California were presented with Vision Awards by the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) at last night’s awards ceremony. The awards were presented to professionals from around the state for their outstanding expertise in homeowner association management.

Jackson Design & Remodeling Sponsors LEAD Certification Seminar on EPA’s New Renovation, Repair &...

As April 22 Deadline Approaches, Only 6,000 of 300,000 Remodelers Have Received New Certification. San Diego, CA - April 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jackson Design & Remodeling (winner of the 2007 and 2009 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics) in response to the new LEAD certifications set forth by the EPA, sponsored a certification seminar for San Diego contractors, maintenance workers, painters, electricians and others affected by the new Renovation, Repair and Painting rules (RRP) on lead-safe practices. According to the EPA, to date, only 6,000 of 300,000 remodelers nationwide have received their LEAD certifications, the deadline for which is April 22.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $19 Million School Construction Bond for Sacramento City Unified

Recovery Act Funding Will Create Local Construction Jobs, Improve Learning Facilities for Sacramento Students. SACRAMENTO, CA - March 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D – Sacramento) announced the award of a $19,342,000 qualified school construction bond, administered by the Department of Treasury and authorized by the Recovery Act, which Rep. Matsui supported last year. Qualified school construction bonds can be used to finance the construction, rehabilitation or repair of a public school facility or for the acquisition of land where a school will be built.

Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair this weekend at L.A. Convention Center

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thousands of potential home buyers are expected to converge this weekend for the third annual Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 14, features more than 50 educational “how-to” seminars designed to help home buyers navigate today’s real estate market with confidence and peace of mind. The event is free to the public, and the first 200 attendees each day will receive a free AMC Entertainment movie ticket (one ticket per person).


Washington, DC - February 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Rep. Calvert, in conjunction with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire, the Federal Housing Administration, Housing and Urban Development, the City of Corona and Crossroads Christian Church, will host a homeownership preservation workshop

California Consultant Honored with Trina Ripley Excellence in Education Award

February 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) named Manny Schatz, MIRM, CMP, CAPS, CAASH, the 2009 recipient of the Trina Ripley Excellence in Education Award. The award was presented to Schatz, principal of a builder consulting firm Professional Builder Services, Inc. in Danville, Calif., at The National Sales and Marketing Awards Gala held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 19.

Residents Invited to Free “Home Ownership and Credit” Workshop on Jan. 13

January 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Long Beach residents are invited to a "Home Ownership and Credit" workshop on Wednesday, January 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Local Organizations Host Foreclosure Prevention Workshops

Events in Ukiah and Lakeport Help Consumers Facing Housing Issues. Ukiah, CA - November 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco), working with the Mendocino/Lake Housing Foreclosure Prevention Coalition, hosted community housing workshops last weekend in Mendocino and Lake Counties

‘Tastings & Trends’ Explores Changes in Homeowners Associations, Delinquencies, Foreclosures and Active Adult Lifestyles

Palm Desert, CA - October 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT Property Management, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, is hosting a complimentary evening of ‘Tastings & Trends’ on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 for Coachella Valley homeowners, association board members, vendors and media. The evening will feature wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 pm-7 pm followed by presentations covering trends in homeowners associations, delinquencies, foreclosures and active adult and community lifestyles. Speakers include MERIT CEO and Founder Melinda Masson, Vice President of Finance Andrew Schlegel and Vice President of Active Adult Communities Scott Hysler.

Thermal Imaging Workshop for Home & Building Inspectors Dec 3-4 2009

San Bruno, CA - October 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- This workshop is designed for inspection professionals including : home inspectors, building contractors, insurance adjustors, roofing contractors, energy auditors, and building maintenance professionals.

C.A.R. offers NAR designations via video conferencing

C.A.R. Education’s Face2Face interactive video conferencing program to offer NAR designations. LOS ANGELES, CA - June 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services® (REBS®) today announced the launch of Face2Face, C.A.R. Education’s new video conferencing program. Face2Face will deliver dynamic, interactive training to REALTORS® at up to four local associations in California simultaneously. The live presentation will be sent via a video feed to the local association in real-time, enabling every member to see and hear the same thing at the same time, for the ultimate learning experience. Students can instantly respond and interact with the instructor through this approach.

Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair this weekend

Thousands of potential home buyers are expected to converge this weekend for the second annual Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 19, features more than 50 educational “how-to” seminars designed to help home buyers navigate today’s real estate market with confidence and peace of mind.

Governor Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps

State To Utilize Federal Economic Stimulus Funds & Public-Private Partnerships For Green Jobs Training Immediately after meeting with President Obama’s Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Sacramento to discuss federal economic stimulus funding and job creation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched the California Green Corps.

Six Home Building Leaders Named to California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Six home building leaders, including two HBANC members, will be inducted this year into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.

Governmental Entitlement Process

A required course in the Certificate Program in Light Construction and Development Management Irvine, CA - January 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The governmental entitlement process and other rules and regulations have a major impact on your development project. Master the art of working with the government by exploring

NAR, Mayors Recognize Irvine, Calif., Efforts to Educate Public Officials on Affordability

Washington, - December 08, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Realtors® and the U.S. Conference of Mayors have named Irvine, Calif., an Ambassador City. The city was designated for its Public Officials 101 initiative, a homeownership education program for Orange County mayors, council members and city managers.

Real Estate Business Services, to offer continuing education classes

LOS ANGELES – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and its Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS) subsidiary today announced a new opportunity to assist REALTORS® with their continuing education requirements through

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