Yearly Archives: 2009

Thursday, 12/31, is Deadline to Apply for “2008 Tax Year” Property Tax & Rent...

Harrisburg, PA - December 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Michael A. O’Pake (D-Berks) today reminded eligible older adults and people with disabilities that they only have until Thursday, December 31, to apply for “2008 tax year” rebates under the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program.

Governor Rendell Announces Green Energy Works! Projects Will Use Waste Material to Generate Power...

Harrisburg, PA - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the commonwealth is investing $5 million in federal recovery money in eight innovative alternative energy projects that use biological materials such as sewage, animal and food processing waste to generate enough energy to power more than 80,000 homes.

New Solar Energy Investments to Strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Green” Economy

Harrisburg, PA - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pennsylvania is bolstering its position as a leader in solar energy with new investments of more than $10 million in 12 new projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell said following the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s approval of the projects.

Governor Rendell Reminds Residents of Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline

Harrisburg, PA - December 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today reminded eligible older adults and people with disabilities that Dec. 31 is the deadline to apply for rebates up to $975 from Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.

Turner Selected to Manage Construction of $49.7 Million Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building for...

New York, N.Y. - December 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company, the nation’s largest general builder of education facilities, has been selected by Drexel University to manage construction of the Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building on the University’s main campus in Philadelphia, Pa. Upon completion in June 2011, the138,000 sq. ft. facility will house thirty-nine research and teaching laboratories for bio-medical engineering, biology and chemistry and a fossil preparation lab.

Fattah Wins House Approval for Emergency Mortgage Relief Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA)’s $3 billion Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance – already a proven success at blocking foreclosures for unemployed Pennsylvanians – was approved today by the House of Representatives.

Fattah’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Plan Close To House Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A $3 billion emergency mortgage assistance program for unemployed homeowners – authored by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and based on a successful Pennsylvania program that Fattah helped create as a young state legislator – is on the verge of passage in the House of Representatives.

Five Indicted in Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA, PA - December 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- 15-count indictment was filed today against five defendants charged in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in at least 35 fraudulent mortgage loans, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Janice K. Fedarcyk, and Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking Steven Kaplan.

Congressman Brady joins HUD Secretary at celebration of opening a new green public housing...

Philadelphia, PA - November 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- “The Philadelphia Housing Authority has shaped a model for green construction while also creating green jobs and breathing new life and opportunities for distressed communities,” said Congressman Brady (D., PA)

Attorney General Corbett announces lawsuits against four loan modification businesses accused of deceiving consumers...

HARRISBURG, PA - November 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Consumer protection lawsuits were filed today against four loan modification or "mortgage rescue" businesses, along with their officers, who are accused of deceiving Pennsylvania consumers seeking help modifying their mortgage loans.

Fattah Announces $844,176 in Affordable Housing Grants for Four Nonprofits in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA - November 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) today invoked rock ‘n roll legend Junior Walker and the All-Stars as he announced the award of $844,176 in grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) to four new affordable housing projects in Germantown, North and West Philadelphia.

Congressman Fattah Awards $844,000 in Affordable Housing Grants: Gaudenzia, NewCourtland, New Directions for Women...

Philadelphia, PA - November 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) today announced the awarding of $844,176 in grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) to four new affordable housing projects in the city

Pennsylvania Department of Banking Accredited by CSBS and AARMR

Washington, D.C. - November 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Banking has achieved accreditation under the joint CSBS-AARMR Mortgage Supervision Accreditation Program.

Suburban Square Opens Two New Retailers

Priscilla of Boston and Denim Habit join America’s first shopping center. Ardmore, PA - November 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial, one of the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firms, announces the addition of two new retailers to the world-class lineup at Suburban Square, America’s first shopping center, in Philadelphia’s Main Line suburb of Ardmore, PA.

Rep. Patrick Murphy Announces Expansion of First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Morrisville, PA - November 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) joined local realtors and homebuyers to announce the expansion of the first-time homebuyer tax credit to help more hardworking families in Bucks County and across the country achieve the American dream by owning their own home.

Metro Commercial Inks 6,200 SF Lease in Center City Philadelphia

Govberg Jewelers joins exclusive Walnut Street retail row. Philadelphia, PA - November 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial, one of the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firms, announced today that it has negotiated a lease for Govberg Jewelers to locate its flagship store at 1521 Walnut Street in the heart of Philadelphia’s “Rittenhouse Row”

Dahlkemper Delivers on Unemployment Extension, Homebuyer Tax Credit

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3) voted to extend relief to unemployed workers, local real estate markets, and provide much-needed help to businesses and families.

Balfour Beatty Communities Presents Three-Year, $75,000 Grant to Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia

Newtown Square, PA - October 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In conjunction with parent company Balfour Beatty plc, Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC has established a three-year grant totaling $75,000 to be donated to Project H.O.M.E.

HUD announces $2.8 million for affordable housing and community development in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced Harrisburg will receive more than $2.8 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing. HUD's annual funding will also help individuals and families who might otherwise be living on the streets; and offer real housing solutions for individuals with HIV/AIDS.

Pennsylvania Banking Department Modernizes Mortgage Examination Processes

Washington, DC - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announce another milestone in the modernization of state mortgage supervision as the Pennsylvania Department of Banking notified all licensed mortgage lenders on October 15 that the agency will be using sophisticated computer software to analyze loan level data as part of Pennsylvania's examination program.

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.