Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings Release and...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) today announced that it will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results and operating performance.

PMI Releases Winter 2008 Risk Index

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., the U.S. subsidiary of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), today released its Winter 2008 U.S. Market Risk Index(SM), which ranks the nation's 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) according to the likelihood that home prices will be lower in two years.

$4.6 M Raised to Support Mortgage Counselors During Foreclosure Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mortgage counseling agencies will receive $4.6 million to build their capacity over the next two years, and help the hundreds of thousands of California homeowners facing interest rate resets and the threat of foreclosure.

Golden Eagle Insurance Company Renews Lease at 525 B Street in Downtown San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Golden Eagle Insurance Company has renewed its lease of 82,000 square feet on four full floors at 525 B Street, Golden Eagle Plaza, in San Diego.

Leading Retailers and Shopping Center Managers Find Green Savings Outside with WeatherTRAK Smart Water...

NRF - Retail’s BIG Show, New York, NY — January 14, 2008 — WeatherTRAK smart water management network customers saved one billion gallons of water, 1.5 billion watt-hours of power and two million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2007, announced the solution’s manufacturer HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.

Molasky Pacific Hosts The Ellington’s Sales Center Opening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on January 16,...

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellington's much-anticipated Sales Center Opening will begin with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm at 130 Webster Street in Oakland. Las Vegas-based developer, Molasky Pacific, is inviting Oakland dignitaries, the public and media to join them in celebrating the official opening as well as take part in unveiling the new sales center.

National Disclosure Authority Becomes Preferred Provider for Real Estate Giant, RE/MAX GOLD

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- National Disclosure Authority (NDA), an independent hazard disclosure company founded by the most experienced disclosure experts in the industry, announced today that RE/MAX GOLD, the largest RE/MAX company in California with 27 offices, has endorsed NDA as one of its preferred hazard disclosure company.

Z57, Inc.(R) Announces Partnership with Homescape(R) Increasing Exposure to Client Listings by an Additional...

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Z57, Inc.(R), a leading provider of real estate Internet marketing services, announced today that it has partnered with property listings powerhouse Homescape(R) to increase the exposure of Z57's agent and broker listings.

FSBOs do better than agent listings in Wisconsin town

WASHINGTON, January 4, 2008 - The Justice Department today announced that it has reached an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit against Gary Luke, Mary Ngo and Hoa Ngo concerning alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin. Under the consent decree filed today in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., the defendants will pay $270,844 in monetary relief to the complainants and the United States.

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Case with Orange County, California, Landlords

WASHINGTON, January 4, 2008 - The Justice Department today announced that it has reached an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit against Gary Luke, Mary Ngo and Hoa Ngo concerning alleged discrimination on the basis of national origin. Under the consent decree filed today in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., the defendants will pay $270,844 in monetary relief to the complainants and the United States.

Redfin Surpasses $10 Million in Commission Refunds

Online real estate broker Redfin today announced that by the end of last year the company had refunded more than $10 million in commissions to home buyers. Since the launch of the home-buying service in February 2006, Redfin has helped more than 1,000 people buy a home, with an average refund of $10,106.

Gadish Properties Finds Success in a Tumbling Real Estate Market

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Orit Gadish, in an interview with the Los Angeles Business Journal, discussed the success that Gadish Properties found in the foreclosure market.

California Coastal Communities, Inc. Delivers First Homes at Brightwater

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California Coastal Communities, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALC) announced that it recently delivered the first nine homes at its 356-home Brightwater community. These nine homes generated cash proceeds of $11 million, or $1.2 million per home.

Hines Acquires Hawthorne Plaza in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - December 26, 2007 - Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that in partnership with RREEF’s Real Estate Opportunity Fund (REOF), it has acquired Hawthorne Plaza in San Francisco’s South Financial District. The two-building office complex, located at 75 Hawthorne Street and 95 Hawthorne Street, was purchased from TMG Partners and Farallon Capital Management. The San Francisco office of Eastdil Secured represented TMG and Farallon Capital in the sale. Hines will assume property management and leasing responsibilities

Kennedy Wilson Auctions and Sells 31 New Homes In Oxnard in 90 Minutes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (December 3, 2007) – Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the national real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, conducted a special close out auction of 31 new homes in the gated community of Westwind in Oxnard, California on December 2, 2007.

Another Internet Expert Lands at Move, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, continues to attract world class talent with the appointment of Gilbert FitzGerald as vice president of analytics. FitzGerald, who brings a 20-year track record of success to Move in evidence-based data analysis management and optimization of business outcomes and ecommerce, will lead site-wide analysis projects to further enhance the consumer and advertiser experience on the Move network of sites

Olson Homes’ Depot Walk is First Attached New-Home Community in California to Earn LEED(R)...

ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Olson Homes, a pioneer in sustainable building practices and a leader in California's move towards in-town, urban living since 1988, is the first attached, new-home community in California to earn LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and attain a Silver rating. The model homes at Depot Walk feature green construction materials, eco-smart interiors and solar efficiencies.

California Foreclosure Report Notes Big Lender Discounts In November

ForeclosureRadar today issued today its California Foreclosure Report which showed a total of 12,282 properties with a loan value of $4.91 Billion dollars sold at auction in November. In addition to a review of foreclosure stats and county rankings, the California Foreclosure Report notes a significant rise in lender discounts at the foreclosure auctions. This is an important precedent not only for investors, but for Realtors working to get short sale and REO offers approved.

Comerica Bank Offers Two New Mortgage Programs to Rebuild Homes Damaged or Destroyed in...

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comerica Bank today announced two new mortgage programs especially designed for California homeowners whose primary homes suffered wildfire damage.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR EVENT RAISES BIG MONEY FOR SAN DIEGO’S STEP-UP PROGRAM

SAN DIEGO, CA, 12/12/2007 – Rex Downing & Associates, a leading real estate firm, and interior decorating firm, Fine Living, announce their donation to the Step-Up Program from the proceeds of the Kensington Holiday Home Tour, which they co-sponsored.

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EPA requires Granite Rock to control stormwater runoff, improve oil spill...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Granite Rock Company over Clean Water Act violations at three of its road materials manufacturing and recycling facilities in Northern California. The agreement requires the company to pay a $102,051 penalty to address stormwater discharge violations at two of its Redwood City facilities and oil pollution prevention violations at a facility in Aromas. Granite Rock will also complete a watershed cleanup project as part of the settlement.

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REP LIEU STATEMENT ON LACK OF RESPONSE FROM JARED KUSHNER ON...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner failed to respond to a letter from Rep. Lieu and 12 Members of Congress about whether he has leveraged his position to acquire financial support for 666 Fifth Avenue.