Yearly Archives: 2010

Historic Rental Development Old City Mercantile, Now 80% Leased

New York, NY - August 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- BRP Companies today announced that The Old City Mercantile, a luxury rental development building located in The Old City historic district on North Front Street is 80% leased and only seven apartments remain available to rent.

Rep. Murphy, Mayor DiGirolamo Announce Funding for Affordable Housing for Vets

Bensalem, PA - August 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Tuesday Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) was joined by Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo’s office and local officials to announce House passage of $500,000 in federal funding for affordable housing for veterans.

Casey, Fattah Highlight Benefits of New Emergency Mortgage Relief Law

PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners who have lost their jobs and face foreclosure will benefit from the new $1 billion emergency mortgage relief program scheduled to go into effect by Oct. 1, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) announced today.

Urban Caucus Chair Applauds Administration on $5.1 Billion to America’s Unemployed Homeowners

Washington, DC. - August 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- “For eight years, I have been actively pursuing legislation on behalf of America’s unemployed to help stave off foreclosure. Now, thanks to the Administration, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank and Committee members Representatives Maxine Waters and Paul Kanjorski more of the nation’s unemployed will be getting help.

Job Loss, Medical Bills Among Top Factors Contributing to Home Foreclosures in PA

LEMOYNE, PA - August 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Job loss and unexpected medical bills are among the top factors contributing to home foreclosures...

Loan Officer Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Pittsburgh, PA - July 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, July 27, 2010, that Mark Hipsley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh,

Casey, Specter Announce Committee Approval of Pennsylvania Transportation and Economic Development Projects

Washington, D.C. - July 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Arlen Specter today announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved federal funding for several Pennsylvania transportation projects.

Out-of-Work Homeowners Score a Major Victory With Rep. Fattah’s Plan in Financial Reform Bill

Washington, DC - July 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Emergency Homeowners’ Relief Fund is a significant provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Pennsylvania Capitol city home listings are now easier to search for online with IDX...

EUGENE, OR - July 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition joining the team of real estate professionals updating their websites, David Giovanniello and For Sale By Owner Plus Realtors. With the latest adoption of IDX Broker software, the clients of Giovanniello can now easily search through thousands of Central Penn Multi-List (CPMLS) property listings, in an effort to match each potential buyer precisely with their dream home. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania homes are now available from the convenience of the website of Giovanniello, further simplifying searching for a property online for both Realtors and home seekers.

Metro Commercial Signs Ulta to New Quakertown, PA Center

Quakertown, PA - June 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the region’s premier full-service retail real estate company, has announced that it has negotiated a new 10,100 square foot lease with Ulta, the nation’s leading beauty retailer, at Richland Marketplace in Quakertown, PA.

Fattah Secures Mortgage Relief For Unemployed In Financial Reform Legislation

Washington, DC - June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) is thanking his colleagues for their diligence in working to ensure the nation’s unemployed are able to remain in their homes.

Historic Pennsylvania city property listings now available online with IDX Broker software.

EUGENE, OR - June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ed Kelly, of Long & Foster Real Estate, has teamed with IDX, Inc. to bring Gettysburg, Pennsylvania homes to potential area buyers, with the addition of IDX Broker software to his real estate website. As a member of the York and Adams County MLS (RAYAC), Kelly has long had access to thousands of local listings. Now, his clients can also view and search through the RAYAC listings from the convenience of his website on their personal computers, iPhones and even the new Apple iPad. The addition of IDX Broker software to the website of Kelly has forever changed the way Gettysburg home seekers search for properties online.

Metro Commercial Leases Former Strauss Auto to Family Dollar in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial, the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firm, announced today that it has leased a former 9,343-square-foot freestanding building to Family Dollar at 1700 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The property, formerly a Strauss Auto store is in the heart of South Philadelphia and near the booming neighborhood of Bella Vista.

Bucks County Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme that Resulted in Foreclosures

PHILADELPHIA, PA - June 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Frank J. Dattilo, 64, of Holland, PA, pleaded guilty today to two counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud mortgage lenders and enrich himself. Dattilo was the owner and operator of the mortgage brokerage firm Provident Financial Group (“PFG”), which was located in Bensalem, PA.


Plainsboro, NJ - June 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --, Boyertown, PA, (Berks County), and Conshohocken, PA (Montgomery County) - June 15, 2010 - Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the region’s premier full-service retail real estate company announced today that it has negotiated three new leases for GameStop.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Regional Results of “Operation Stolen Dreams” Targeting Mortgage...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following an announcement today by Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, D.C., representatives of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force in Philadelphia, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Housing and Urban Development,

Max Spann to Auction Five Main Line Residences on July 14

Ardmore, Pa - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Main Line residences with private balconies and access to an array of fine restaurants and shops will be going on the auction block July 14 with minimum bids at a fraction of their original asking price

Pennsylvanians reminded of helpful services to help them achieve homeownership

HARRISBURG, PA - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- June is National Homeownership Month, making it the perfect time to remind Pennsylvanians about the terrific resources available from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency if they are considering a home purchase.

Dahlkemper Announces $100,000 Grant to Help Homeless Veterans in Erie

Washington, DC - June 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3) today announced that the Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) has been awarded a $107,346 grant through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program (HUD-VASH).

Metro Commercial Lands hhgregg for Berwyn, PA

Berwyn, PA - June 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial, the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firm, announced today that it has completed a 40,135-square foot lease on behalf of ownership for hhgregg Appliances & Electronics store in Berwyn, PA.

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.