Home Property, Rentals, Transactions
First American Valuation and Property Solutions Offers New Appraiser Validated Price Opinion Product
DALLAS, TX - February 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- First American Valuation and Property Solutions, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies and a leader in residential property valuations, inspections and preservation services, today announced its new valuation service, the Appraiser-Validated Price Opinion.
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real Estate Mobile Technologies LLC (REMT), the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR), and the North-Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) today announced the launch of NJAR and NSBAR Stats, the localized versions of My AOR. My AOR is the first native iPhone application developed for REALTOR® associations nationwide. The mobile application is available at no charge for members of NJAR and NSBAR. Designed for the iPhone/iTouch, My AOR features: Current loan information; association resources; the ability to search for education courses; hot item news alerts; and links to information that may be of interest to association directors.
Congresswoman Richardson Votes to Help California’s Unemployed and Those Seeking to Purchase Their First...
WASHINGTON, Dc - November 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Laura Richardson acted to make the basic tenets of the American Dream possible for thousands of Californians by voting for the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 (HR 3548), which will help the unemployed by extending unemployment benefits and will continue to stimulate the housing market by extending and expanding the first time homebuyer credit. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 403 to 12 and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
‘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.
Elk Grove’s Premier Master-planned Community, Stonelake, Selects MERIT for Property Management Services and Financial...
MERIT will provide additional services and maintenance programs to enhance the community. Sacramento, CA - October 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Stonelake Homeowners Association has selected MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, to manage their 1,467 single family unit community located in Elk Grove, CA. MERIT will assist the board of directors with daily operations as well as financial budget analysis and planning.
San Francisco, CA - October 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A California homeowner filed a class-action lawsuit against Pulte Homes Corporation (NYSE: PHM) claiming the company engaged in a sophisticated and integrated fraudulent scheme to artificially prop up sales and home sale prices through convoluted control of the home sale process.
Sacramento, CA - October 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, promoted Joe Price to Northern California Vice President of Community Management. Price will be responsible for leading the Northern California division while positioning for growth in the East Bay, Central Valley, Stockton and San Francisco markets.
Aliso Viejo, CA - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association management services, recently hired Sherrie LeVan as residential property manager for the firms expanded rental property services. MERIT Rental Property Management, Inc. expands MERIT’s current portfolio of services to include leasing and property management for single-family, condominium and urban residences
MERIT Property Management’s San Diego Office Positions for Growth and Relocates to Expanded Office...
New office was designed with sustainable green design principles. San Diego, CA - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announces the relocation of their San Diego office due to rapid growth in the region. The relocation also created the opportunity for MERIT to design the new office space with sustainable green design principles
Sacramento’s Premier Active Adult Community, Heritage Park, Selects MERIT for Property Management Services
Heritage Park will take advantage of MERIT’s Active Adult Adventure Program Sacramento, CA - September 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Heritage Park Homeowners Association has selected MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, to manage their 965 single family active adult community located in North Natomas area of Sacramento, CA. MERIT will assist the board of directors with daily operations to provide quality service as well as add a new adventure program for active adults.
New-build property features new sign and brand standards as part of the worldwide brand relaunch. ATLANTA, GA - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today that the Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum will open within a month.
San Francisco, CA - September 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco today announced that it has awarded more than $1 million in Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) Program grants to boost economic development and affordable housing projects in Arizona, California, and Nevada
Eleven Homebuyers in North Hollywood, CA Outbid Hundreds To Purchase a New Home. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - September 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the international real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, conducted an auction of 11 new single family homes in North Hollywood, California on August 30, 2009 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City
SAN DIEGO, CA - August 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The San Diego Office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Elsevier Inc. has renewed its lease for 31,200 square feet at 525 B Street, Golden Eagle Plaza, in downtown San Diego.
Three Vision Awards Presented to MERIT Employees by the California Association of Community Managers
MERIT achieves high honors for outstanding service. Aliso Viejo, CA, August 5, 2009 — MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announced that Susana McKellar, Jamie Mayo and Marybeth Green were presented with Vision Awards by the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). They were recognized for outstanding service and dedication to their communities at the Vision Award ceremony held on July 30th at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.
Beverly Hills, CA - July 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the international real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, will be conducting a grand opening auction for 35 luxurious, loft-style condominiums at The Dalton in Pasadena. The lure of exceptionally low starting bids is building excitement among frustrated first-time homebuyers shut out of Pasadena's desirable downtown until now.
First American National Default Title Services Introduces National Residential Rental Services Division
New Servicing Division Provides Rental Strategies for Financial Institutions. SANTA ANA, CA - July 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- First American National Default Title Services, a division of First American Title Insurance Company, announced today the launch of its new National Residential Rental Services (NRRS) Division, which provides financial institutions with an efficient option for evaluating and executing rental-based loss mitigation strategies for non-rural, non-seasonal, multistate single-family Real Estate Owned (REO) properties.
Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young to kickoff “Gain the Edutizing Edge” in San Francisco on Aug. 4. LOS ANGELES, CA - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services® (REBS®) in conjunction with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR® (C.A.R.) is pleased to announce that C.A.R. Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young and a dynamic group of real estate experts will share their knowledge with REALTORS® at a special program “Gain the EDUTIZING Edge: How to build your business by giving today's buyers and sellers what they really value--local market insight!” The program will be held Aug. 4, the day before Inman’s Real Estate Connect in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel.
Clarus MarketMetrics® is available for free to members of six Northern California AORs. LOS ANGELES, CA - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS®) today announced that more than 15,000 members of six local associations of REALTORS® in Northern California now have access to Clarus MarketMetrics® as a free member benefit. Members of the Coastal Mendocino, Marin, North Bay, Northern Solano County, San Francisco, and Solano associations of REALTORS® join the more than 100,000 California real estate professionals who have member benefit access. Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) and the San Francisco MLS (SFARMLS) are the multiple listing providers to members of the aforementioned local associations.
Monterey County and Santa Cruz AORs offer Clarus MarketMetrics® as a member benefit. LOS ANGELES, CA - July 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS®) today announced that the Monterey County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) and Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS® (SCAR) signed agreements to provide Clarus MarketMetrics® as a member benefit to their more than 2,600 REALTOR® members. MCAR and SCAR join three other local associations in the area: Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley and San Mateo County associations of REALTORS®, all of which utilize MLSListings Inc. as their multiple listing service (MLS) provider, in providing Clarus MarketMetrics® as a member benefit. SCAR also is providing Clarus Investor®.