Trulia Breaks Into Hitwise Top 20 for Most Visited Real Estate Websites

Internet's fastest-growing real estate search engine provides listings, data and community features to help consumers make better real estate decisions

Avery Dennison Turns Business Cards Into a Marketing Tool for Realtors

BREA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether a Top Producer or a Rookie, realtors across the country use thousands of business cards every year, which can be very costly. One office product company is offering a new business card alternative that not only saves time and money, but lets agents turn their cards into a marketing tool.

Keller Williams Realty Westside Chooses National Disclosure Authority as Preferred Provider

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- National Disclosure Authority (NDA), an independent hazard disclosure company, founded by the most experienced disclosure experts in the industry, announced today that Keller Williams Realty Westside, a leading Los Angeles real estate brokerage firm, has chosen to name NDA as one of their preferred providers.

Charles R. Wilson & Associates Inc. Joins Integra Realty Resources

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles R. Wilson & Associates Inc., a leading valuation and consulting firm based in Pasadena, has become part of Integra Realty Resources, the largest national commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm in the U.S. The name of the new office is Integra Realty Resources-Metro.

Eastside Non-Profit Helps Families Hang on to Their Homes During one of the Worst...

Foreclosure Crisis Hits Hardest in Minority Communities - Research Shows 40 Percent of All Loans to Latinos are High Cost Loans

U.S. Department of the Treasury Seized & Forfeited Property Auction Riverside, CA

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. will conduct an auction of seized and forfeited property on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Other participating agencies may include U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, United States Secret Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Seized & Forfeited Property Auction Riverside, CA

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. will conduct an auction of seized and forfeited property on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Other participating agencies may include U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, United States Secret Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms.

Tim Lewis Communities’ Amberleigh Offers Energy-Efficient Homes With SunPower Solar-Power Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This weekend, Sacramento-based homebuilder Tim Lewis Communities is opening Amberleigh at Madeira, a new community of energy-efficient, solar-powered homes in Elk Grove, Calif. The planned 61 homes will feature building-integrated solar-electric power systems from SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency, commercially available solar cells, solar panels and solar systems.

Foreclosure Activity Decreases 8 Percent in September According to RealtyTrac(R) U.S. Foreclosure Market Report

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RealtyTrac(R)), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its September 2007 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 223,538 foreclosure filings -- default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions -- were reported during the month, down 8 percent from the 32-month high in the previous month, but still up 99 percent from the number reported in September 2006.

Survey Results Show Lenders Not Helping Borrowers Keep Their Homes

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's largest lenders are not helping borrowers, who struggle to make their mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure. The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) surveyed 33 of the state's more than 80 mortgage counseling agencies that offer assistance to financially strained borrowers, and found that most borrowers are pushed to foreclosure or short sale, leaving them without the homes they worked so hard to own.

Mortgage Meltdown

Ever since the real estate market boiled over, melting down the mortgage industry and its cheap-money feeding frenzy, I've been waiting for one happy outcome: an end to the roar of mortgage brokers at my various doors.

Countrywide Home Loans Partners with RealEC Technologies to Deliver Online Closing Platform

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealEC Technologies Inc., the leading provider of collaborative network solutions to the mortgage industry, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., a division of Countrywide Financial Corporation, allowing Countrywide to use RealEC's Web-based closing platform for mortgage refinance and home equity lending transactions.

PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. Heralds House Vote to Extend Tax Deductibility for Mortgage Insurance...

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI) applauds Thursday's overwhelming vote in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 3648, which, among other things, extends the tax provision enabling low- to moderate-income homebuyers to deduct the cost of mortgage insurance premiums from their federal income tax returns until 2014. Similar legislation, S. 1416, was introduced in the Senate in July.

Triyar Hospitality and Warburg Pincus Launch Joint Venture Targeting Select Service Hotel Development

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Triyar Hospitality announced today that it has launched its first $160 million joint venture with Warburg Pincus Real Estate I, L.P. to acquire and develop select-service hotels in the Western and Southwestern United States.

California Landslide Destroys 2 Homes, Damages Several Others

Dozens of city workers remained at site of a landslide Thursday morning, monitoring the area for signs of fresh slippage and keeping evacuated residents from returning home.

Dalton Investments Launches Distressed Mortgage Strategy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dalton Investments, LLC, a SEC- registered investment management firm serving institutional and private clients, today announced that it is offering a new distressed-mortgage strategy that will buy defaulted loans from mortgage servicing companies at significant discounts and restructure them, providing affordable monthly payments for homeowners and a residential mortgage- and real estate-backed investment vehicle for Dalton's investors.

Media Advisory: World’s Largest Festival Mural to be completed at Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand...

100 foot long LA River Mural banner to be finished with painted hand-print border. Public invited to participate.

Residents Begin to Move Into The Potrero 65% of the 165 homes have sold

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- It's move-in time for residents of The Potrero, San Francisco's new condominium development located on sunny Potrero Hill. The Potrero offers residents an intimate retreat in the heart of one of San Francisco's most dynamic, creative and established neighborhoods.

First American LoanPerformance Announces Availability Of TrueStandings(R) Home Price Index

New Analytics Provide the Most Comprehensive Home Price Indices Available to Monitor and Simultaneously Evaluate Real Estate Risk and Opportunity

Hood Estate: The Manual for Success & Wealth Through Real Estate

American entrepreneurs have made millions in the real estate market. Unfortunately it is an industry that is too often closed to underprivileged people, though they have their own enterprising dreams. Despite the current real estate slump, real estate mogul

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Rep. Huffman Votes Against Partisan Government Funding Package

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against a destructive, partisan funding bill for fiscal year 2018 that would cut much-needed funding and investments from national priorities like education, infrastructure, and health care, while undermining the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect clean air and clean water.

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AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Knowledge and Education for Your Success, Inc. (KEYS), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the San Bernardino Housing Authority, received $625,325 in renewal funding for the fifth consecutive year from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program aims to provide services to low-income veterans and their families who are living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.