Yearly Archives: 2009

Rep. Dent hosts housing foreclosure seminar in Allentown, April 15

Washington, DC - April 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dent will host “Weathering the Foreclosure Storm,” a housing foreclosure seminar, on Wednesday, April 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 W. Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

NEW Homeownership Incentive from PHFA

Glenside, PA - April 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has introduced a new homeownership incentive program, the The Tax Credit Advance Loan (TCA). First-time homebuyers can get an interest-free loan of up to $6,000 to use towards their down payment and/or closing costs.

Watson Proposal to Promote Energy Conservation in New Homes Endorsed by House Committee

Washington, DC - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Legislation that would seek to encourage consumers to purchase new energy-efficient homes has been endorsed by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), author of the proposal.

Congressman Sestak Meets with Leaders of the Urban League

WASHINGTON, DC - March 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) met with Patricia Coulter, President & CEO, and Michael Walker, Senior Advisor, of the Urban League of Philadelphia; Sonya Springer, President of the Urban League’s Young Professionals; and Mamie Fains, of the Urban League Guild. During the meeting the Congressman discussed their mutual concerns regarding financial literacy, housing assistance, and support for small businesses especially in these troubling economic times.

Congressman Kanjorski Announces Berwick Housing Grant, Lauds Community Banks for their Support of Bloomsburg...

Bloomsburg, PA - March 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11) today announced a $590,000 grant for a new owner-occupied housing rehabilitation project in the LaSalle neighborhood of Berwick Borough.

Senators Specter and Casey Announce Final Approval of Pennsylvania Transportation and Housing Projects

Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced today that the U.S. Congress has approved federal funding for several Pennsylvania transportation and housing projects as contained in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill

MLS Symposium

Harrisburg, PA - March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce its third MLS Symposium. This event is designed to facilitate Multi-Listing Services' response to the vast array of issues and challenges relating to our industry and MLSs.

You’re Invited to Help Plan Homes within Reach

Harrisburg, PA - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — It’s planning time for Homes within Reach 2009, and you’re invited to join our planning efforts! This year’s conference is scheduled for December 9-11, once again at the Hilton in Harrisburg.

Congressman Sestak Votes for Bipartisan Compromise to Stem Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — To avoid an estimated 8.1 million additional homeowners from defaulting on their mortgages over the next four years—with potentially 5 million homes lost through foreclosure or short sales—Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) today voted for H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, which passed by a vote of 234 to 191.

Argall Property Tax Ballot Referendum Bill Introduced in House

Washington, D.C. - March 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Rep. David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) has introduced legislation in the state House that would give Pennsylvania voters a stronger voice in the ongoing debate about the best way to reform or replace the state’s outdated school property tax system

Rebates & Low-Interest Loans Now Available for Home Energy Saving Improvements

Harrisburg, PA - March 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Rebates and low interest loans are now available to help Pennsylvania families save energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient, Senate Democratic Whip Michael A. O’Pake (D-Berks) said today

PA Gets $89 Million for Homelessness Prevention from Stimulus

Glenside, PA - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congress included, as part of the $787 billion economic recovery package in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, $1.5 billion for prevention and re-housing activities for a Homelessness Prevention Fund, to be administered through the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program.


New Investment in Affordable Rental Housing Aimed at Reducing Anticipated 40 to 60 Percent Increases in Utility Expenses for Pennsylvania's Neediest Families

Pennsylvania Can Benefit From Economic Stimulus Plan

This plan will help stem foreclosures in PA,” says Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® President Greg Herb HARRISBURG, PA - February 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) today said that the Obama Administration’s Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan would be beneficial to residents and the real estate industry in Pennsylvania.

Homestead/Farmstead Tax Relief Application Deadline Nears

Harrisburg, PA - February 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Homeowners whose residences have not yet been approved for a homestead or farmstead exemption under the state’s property tax relief law have until March 1, 2009, to file their applications with the Berks County Assessment/ Homestead Office, Senator Michael A. O’Pake (D-Berks) reminded constituents.

Brooks Offers Legislation to Create Moratorium on Property Tax/Rent Rebate Eligibility

February 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Rep. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Mercer/Lawrence) has again sponsored legislation that would allow senior citizens who have received a small Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) this year to remain eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.


HARRISBURG, PA - February 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Governor Edward G. Rendell today encouraged eligible senior citizens and residents with disabilities to apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebates of up to $975.

Argall Legislation Would Give Voters a Stronger Voice in Ongoing Property Tax Debate

February 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The legislative stalemate that has surrounded efforts to reform or remove Pennsylvania’s unfair and outdated school property tax system is unacceptable and voters should be given a stronger voice in the ongoing debate.

Congressman Sestak Votes for Historic Legislation to Rebuild Economic Security

Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – To avoid a deeper and more protracted economic recession that would devastate the economic security of his constituents, while ensuring a more rapid recovery from the recession, Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) voted for H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, today, which passed the House by a vote of 244 - 188.

PA Median Home Sale Prices Remain Steady But Sales Are Down

HARRISBURG, PA - January 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The median home sale price is holding steady but sales are down in Pennsylvania, according to the latest statistics from the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR)

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site,

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Governor Wolf Outlines How Restore Pennsylvania Will Benefit Municipalities

Building on his commitment to support Pennsylvania’s communities, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s Capitol Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit municipalities and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.