Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

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.

C.A.R. Chief Economist to kickoff event

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.

Six NorCal AORs offer new member benefit

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.

Two AORs offer Clarus MarketMetrics® as a member benefit

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®.

MERIT Hires Stephen Brahs as Vice President for Expanded Rental Property Management Services

Will oversee MERIT’s rental property management operations. Aliso Viejo, CA - June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association management services, recently hired Stephen Brahs as the Vice President of MERIT Rental Property Management, Inc

Permit Issued to Create Six-Inch Cap Over Former Landfill Property

April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The owner of the property located at 6400 Loynes Drive has received an emergency permit issued by the California Coastal Commission (CCC), which authorizes the import of 1,000 cubic yards of dirt to cap any exposed landfill property, per orders to comply from the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Kennedy Wilson Awarded 1.2 Million Square Feet of New Management Assignments

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Kennedy Wilson Properties, LTD. (KWP), a division of the international real estate services and investment company Kennedy Wilson, has been retained for 1.2 million square feet of new management assignments, of which 850,000 square feet are located on the West Coast, according to Jim Rosten, president of KWP.

Pelosi: With This Housing Bill, We Can Protect the American Dream and Preserve It...

Washington, D.C. - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the House’s passage of HR 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, by a vote of 234 to 191

State’s existing home sales increased 100.8 percent

LOS ANGELES, CA - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Home sales increased 100.8 percent in January in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 40.5 percent, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today

December sales and price report

C.A.R. reports sales increased 84.9 percent; median home price fell 41.5 percent in December

Grubb & Ellis Company Awarded Property Management of Red Mountain Retail Group’s 4.8 Million...

SANTA ANA, CA - January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Red Mountain Retail Group Inc., one of the most active developers and redevelopers of retail real estate throughout the Southwest, has selected the company to provide comprehensive property management and accounting services for its 4.8-million-square-foot portfolio

Volunteers Needed to Count the City’s Homeless Population in January 2009

Long Beach, CA - December 19, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is recruiting volunteers to help conduct the City's fourth biannual homeless count, set for January 29, 2009.


Fairfield, CA - November 15, 2008 (RealEstateRama) - Fairfield, California’s downtown area is in a growth mode with the news that several restaurants are planning to open their doors for business.


San Francisco, CA - November 12, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The iRISQ (pronounced \"EYE-risk\") rental information service gives landlords greater insight into rental applicant history by telling the stories that credit reports cannot using an innovative approach that is reliable, fair, objective, and affordable.

Landlord pays for failing to disclose lead-based paint at Sacramento rental properties Property owner...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 08, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a San Francisco-based property owner $25,410 for alleged violations of federal lead-based paint disclosure requirements at eight rental properties in Sacramento, California.

Community Celebrates Restoration of Historical Home for Homeless

IRVINE, Calif. - August 4, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Catholic Worker Isaiah House, a turn of the century Victorian house that nightly provides refuge for the homeless most at risk on the street – families, senior adults and the disabled - was the site of a dedication ceremony hosted by HomeAid Orange County.

C.A.R. reports sales increased 17.5 percent; median home price fell 37.7 percent in June

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2008 (RealEstateRama) – Home sales increased 17.5 percent in June in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 37.7 percent, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today.


"Theme of the workshop is “Providing Resources, Producing Results" WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host a workshop at the JW Marriott in San Francisco July 9–11 to help expand computer access to lower income residents living in government-insured and assisted housing developments.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Hanley Investment Group

Hanley Investment Group Raises Over $30,000 Mo’ Money to Help Mo’...

The men of Hanley Investment Group started clean shaven on November 1st and for the rest of the month, these men, known as "Mo’ Bros," groomed and trimmed their mustaches to effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Mo’ Bros, along with “Mo’ Sistas” at Hanley Investment Group, raised funds by seeking out sponsorships for the Mo’ Bros’ mustache-growing efforts.

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Cotton Medical Center

Meridian Receives Two National Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Real Estate

Cotton Medical Center, Meridian’s 115,000-square-foot, two-building medical office complex located at 50 Alessandro Place and 50 Bellefontaine Street in Pasadena, California, won the award for “Best Renovated or Repurposed Healthcare Facility.” Located in Los Angeles County, this renovation was Meridian’s first ambulatory out-patient value-add medical office acquisition in Southern California.