Yearly Archives: 2010

Metro Commercial Inks 5 New Leases in Allentown’s Airport Center

New stores opening include Game Stop, Five Below and Performance Bike. Allentown, PA - June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its exclusive representation of Airport Center in Allentown, PA, Metro Commercial announced that it has brokered 5 leases totaling over 22,000 square feet. Opening in the summer of 2010 are Game Stop, Five Below, Roma Ristorante, Namu Jewelery and Performance Bike.

Joan Wolfe utilizes a custom IDX solution to simplify the property search process for...

EUGENE, OR - May 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residents and potential buyers in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania suburb of Carlisle can now find the perfect property with the click of a mouse. IDX, Inc.'s revolutionary software pairs with the Central Penn Multi-List (CPMLS) to bring Realtor Joan Wolfe's clients the most extensive home search around. Through these tools, Wolfe can spend less time searching through thousands of CPMLS listings and more time creating personal and professional relationships with potential home buyers

5 Million Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Help from New Legislation

Washington, DC - May 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the Senate passed the Wall Street Reform Act last week, it included a provision that offers a remedy to the 5.5 million homeowners facing foreclosure.

Fattah’s $3 billion mortgage assistance provision included in financial overhaul bill

WASHINGTON, DC - May 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A major $3 billion mortgage relief provision authored by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa) is included in the Wall Street and Consumer Protections Act approved Thursday by the Senate.

Pennsylvania Realtor uses IDX Broker technology to eliminate the hassle of online home searches.

EUGENE, OR - May 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Shelia Salvitti, a member of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties in North Wales, Pennsylvania, has joined IDX, Inc.'s growing group of talented real estate agents and brokers who are changing the way people search for homes online. The IDX Broker technology extracts raw listing data from the Trend MLS (Trend) listing database and displays it directly on her website, bringing the most comprehensive search to her potential home buying clients

Easy-to-use customizable IDX technology allows Steve Bickford to better serve the needs of potential...

EUGENE, OR - May 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Coldwell Banker Select Professionals' Steve Bickford has teamed up with IDX, Inc. to employ a new and unique online home search experience for his buyers. The personalized IDX (Internet Data Exchange) technology that is now integrated on Bickford's website now partners with the Central Penn Multi-List (CPMLS) to deliver the multitude of diverse listings to the fingertips of home seekers in the Central Pennsylvania area who are searching for their property online. Finding the perfect home in the Harrisburg area is now easier than ever, thanks to the search tools on Bickford's professional website. IDX Broker software has eliminated the hassle and stress real estate websites used to cause potential home buyers by making the process simple for both real estate professionals and buyers.

Pennsylvania real estate agent Peter Weigher effectively utilizes IDX Broker’s software for MLS Listings...

Eugene, OR - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Peter Weigher is head of a team of six agents and had need of IDX display software that best fit the needs of his focused team within Re/Max Realty Advantage of Pennsylvania and rightly decided upon IDX Broker. Weigher’s IDX account will automatically display all the current listings from Central Penn Multi-List for his web users to view. The software provided by IDX Broker allows Weigher to customize his search options on the team website by providing a variety of search tools to choose from. Weigher chose an integrated layout that allows him and his agents to automatically send daily emails to clients, if they so choose, of any new listings that meet their criteria. Included in this new integrated IDX display is way for the client to search by city, price, size and number of bedrooms or a more Advanced Search option, which can be customized to include even further details, such as municipality and school district. There is also a way to search by a map, address or MLS Listing number. IDX Broker even provides a quick search option for maximum effectiveness of time.

Metro Commercial Inks Hobby Lobby Deal in Lebanon, PA

Conshohocken, PA - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial announced today that it has brokered a 51,320-square-foot lease for the Oklahoma based Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. at the Lebanon Valley Mall in Lebanon, PA

Metro Commercial Negotiates New Spot for Old Navy

Old Navy to open in Willow Grove, PA. Willow Grove, PA - May 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of its ongoing representation of Gap, Inc. in the Greater Philadelphia Region, Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. has negotiated a 17,757 square foot lease for Old Navy in Willow Grove, PA

Total Mortgage Continues To Grow Nationally By Entering Pennsylvania

MILFORD, CT - May 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Total Mortgage Services, LLC, a leading mortgage lender and broker announced that it received its state of Pennsylvania Mortgage Lender License from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and can now originate residential mortgage loans throughout Pennsylvania.

Rep. Patrick Murphy Promotes Upcoming Energy Rebate Program for Homeowners

Bristol, PA - May 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) was at Levittown’s Windowizards on Monday highlighting the potential new HOMESTAR Energy Rebate program to create jobs and save homeowners money.

IDX Broker Simplifies the Online Real Estate Search Experience for Realtor Peter Weighers Website...

EUGENE, OR - May 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. eagerly announces today that they have added yet another real estate professional to their expanding list of fulfilled customers; Peter Weigher with RE/MAX Realty Associates in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, has purchased the one-of-a-kind IDX Broker services, as a time-saving way to instantly link potential home buyers browsing his website, with thousands of property listings within his local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Central Penn Multi-List MLS (CPMLS). Home seekers are being granted access to valuable real estate information, that previously was solely available to real estate agents and brokers, providing them with a truly unique and user-friendly way to execute their online real estate search.

FHLBank Pittsburgh Makes $500,000 Grant to Help PHFA Fight Foreclosure

Pittsburgh, PA - April 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Pittsburgh is contributing $500,000 to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to assist the Agency in its effort to help at-risk homeowners refinance their first mortgages to more affordable terms to avoid foreclosure.

Former Venango County Housing Authority Director arrested for diverting nearly $180,000 of government funds...

HARRISBURG, PA - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The former director of the Venango County Housing Authority was arrested today by public corruption agents from the Attorney General's Office on charges that he illegally diverted nearly $180,000 of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for his personal use.

A Seamlessly Integrated Format Makes Scott Irvins Online MLS Real Estate Search User-friendly and...

EUGENE, OR - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With more and more new accounts being set up on a daily basis, IDX, Inc. happily welcomes their newest client addition, Scott Irvin with RE/ MAX 440 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. With this innovative and advanced Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology addition, Irvin will be able to completely personalize and simplify the total online real estate search experience for each individual consumer. With access to five comprehensive search features, home seekers are supplied with all the resources necessary to narrow their search results, and ultimately find their ideal property, in an efficient and hassle-free manner. IDX Broker works by extracting raw data from Irvin's local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Trend MLS (Trend), and then formats the information to be displayed as a seamlessly integrated portion of Irvin's website.

Metro Commercial Negotiates Five New Leases in Warminster Plaza Shopping Center

SMG SportsPlex of Warminster and Appliance Solutions Now Open – La Bella Vida Italian Restaurant, Monster Mini-Golf, and STS Auto Opening Soon. Warminster, PA - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial, one of the region’s largest full-service retail real estate firms, announced today that it has wrapped up five lease transactions for Warminster Plaza.

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova School of Business Hosts...

VILLANOVA, PA - April 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova School of Business will host the first annual Villanova Real Estate Challenge on April 8 – 9.

Patrick Murphy Secures $1.3 Million for VA Medical Centers to Meet the Needs of...

Bristol, PA - April 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District), joined by Veteran advocates, announced local and federal efforts to end homelessness among Veterans.


2009 Rebate Applications Now Available. March 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last month, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced a record number of older adults and residents with disabilities received property tax/rent rebates last year and encouraged eligible people to apply for the 2009 rebate program.

Fattah Lauds Positive Steps On Mortgages By Lenders

WASHINGTON D.C - March 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), author of major legislation to provide emergency mortgage assistance to unemployed homeowners who face foreclosure, praised steps by major banks in recent days to aid homeowners with “underwater” and distressed mortgages.

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.