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Property Service Workers Call for Fair Wage Increases in the Face of Rising Healthcare Expenses

Pittsburgh – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — A vigil is normally held to mourn the life of a person who is deceased. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., a coalition of supporters hosted a vigil to say goodbye to unfair conditions for 400 University of Pittsburgh property service workers. More than 100 workers, students, staffers, and lawmakers from City Council called on the university to do what is right and fair. The vigil took place at the Pitt Student Union, Forbes Avenue under the Litchfield Towers. more »

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HARRISBURG, PA – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Backed by newly released data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on the unmet affordable housing needs among lower-income renters, a large group of Pennsylvania senators and representatives from both parties are preparing to launch a renewed effort to expand the state housing trust fund statewide, using new revenue from the growing Realty Transfer Tax to create badly needed homes affordable to thousands of lower-income families and individuals across the Commonwealth. more »

Department highlights presidential names in database, encourages all residents to search

Harrisburg – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — This Presidents’ Day, hundreds of Adams, Johnsons and Wilsons are owed unclaimed property, but with $2.3 billion in lost and forgotten money up for claim, the Pennsylvania Treasury encourages all residents to search to find out if they are owed any funds. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has received certificates of accreditation, certifying that the Department maintains the highest standards and practices in state banking supervision, as set forth by the CSBS Bank Accreditation Program, and mortgage supervision, as set forth by the AARMR/CSBS Mortgage Accreditation Program. more »

Philadelphia, PA – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will offer comprehensive summer youth enrichment activities in addition to breakfast and lunch for needy children this year. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A Pennsylvania-based home builder that offers home financing has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by advertising low-cost mortgages while hiding fees and not disclosing vital information about the true cost of the mortgages. “These defendants tricked consumers into believing they’d found an affordable mortgage with very favorable terms,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The FTC is committed to holding mortgage advertisers accountable.” more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities a $132,000 Keystone Communities Accessible Housing grant that will help county residents living with permanent physical disabilities make necessary modifications to remain in their homes. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representatives Tim Murphy (PA-18) and Mike Doyle (PA-14) announced today that the water resources legislation Congress is about to enact includes a new financing option for water and wastewater infrastructure in the final version of the bill. more »

Treasurer McCord encourages police departments and offices to search and claim at

Harrisburg – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania Treasury currently holds nearly $135,000 in unclaimed property belonging to law enforcement units, and during National Police Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord urged police departments and offices to visit to find out if any belongs to them. more »

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Harrisburg – May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This National Hospital Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord highlighted nearly $2 million in unclaimed property his department currently holds for hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities. These funds, like all of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury holds, are available for search and claim at more »

York, PA  - May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry will be joined by local job creators to highlight concerns regarding a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could dramatically expand the government’s authority to regulate ponds, ditches, and other wet areas. Congressman Perry took part in a hearing on this issue earlier this month. more »

Urges all organizations and businesses to search and claim their cash

Harrisburg – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This National Library Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded libraries, book stores and literacy organizations that there is more than $139,000 in unclaimed property up for claim in Treasury’s free, searchable online database at more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The online committee form is now available through We are also asking you to complete a Member Profile Form prior to completing your committee requests for 2015. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the Housing Authority of Northumberland County a $500,000 Keystone Communities grant in an effort to eliminate blighted property in the county. more »

LEMOYNE, Pa., – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania housing market got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.

Overall home sales declined six percent in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2013. The report shows 24,250 closed sales in the first quarter of 2014, based on multiple listing systems (MLSs) reporting to PAR. more »

PHFA announces $19.5 million in tax credits and $81 million in tax exempt financing for affordable multifamily developments in Pennsylvania

Agency funding will support construction of 26 developments statewide

HARRISBURG – July 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today approved $19.5 million in tax credits for the construction of affordable multifamily housing developments located in suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania. PHFA has also provided more than $81 million in tax exempt volume cap funding this year, to date, for the new construction and preservation of six developments in the Commonwealth. Fisher Investments Bill Shepherd more »

SeniorCare Network of Oakmont Selected for State’s Supportive Housing Award

Harrisburg – May 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — SeniorCare Network, Inc., of Oakmont, today was awarded the state’s annual Supportive Housing Award for its many programs and initiatives that provide Pennsylvania seniors with quality, affordable housing and services that help them live independently. Fulfords estate agency in Topsham more »

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