Yearly Archives: 2011

Philadelphia Housing Authority Continues to Hire Essential Staff

Philadelphia, PA - December 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority has filled two key positions to complete the restaffing of its Office of General Counsel with the hiring of Laurence Redican and Joffie Pittman.

$28 million in judgments entered following consumer protection lawsuit in wide-reaching Central PA mortgage...

HARRISBURG - December 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that a consumer protection lawsuit filed against several employees linked to OPFM ? a defunct financial services company operating in Reading and Lancaster counties involved in a wide-reaching Central Pennsylvania mortgage fraud case ? has resulted in judgments totaling more than $28 million in restitution for the benefit of hundreds of consumers victimized by this Ponzi scheme.

Job Opening: Housing Quality Standards-Certified Housing Inspector

December 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A multiple-year housing subsidy program, sponsored by the City of Philadelphia's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, and supported by PMHCC, Inc., is in need of Housing Quality Standards-certified housing inspectors to perform inspections consistent with HUD Housing Quality Standards (24 CFR 982.401).

PA Treasurer Rob McCord Returns $1,500 in Unclaimed Property, Presents $400 Donation from Treasury...

Duquesne, PA - December 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Proceeds from a nine-year-old, uncashed $1,500 check will soon be back in the rightful possession of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank after Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord today reunited the organization with its unclaimed property.


NEW KINGSTOWN, PA - December 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fry Communications Inc. has signed a new full-building lease for 146,500 square feet at 36 East Main Street, a one-story industrial facility owned by Seagis Property Group. The landlord was represented by Gerry Blinebury, Pat McBride, and Leah Balerno of the Philadelphia office of Cushman & Wakefield.

Hunger and Homelessness Go Hand in Hand: Call to Support Supplemental Nutrition Program

December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) makes it possible for hungry families to purchase food that is essential to their well-being. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is cost-effective and reaches the neediest households. Income-eligible program participants, having been screened by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer ACCESS Card that is used just as a credit card is used at point-of-purchase. An eligible household's income may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty guideline but, in fact, most food stamp households have incomes well below the maximum allowed

Third Defendant in Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Prison

December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a third defendant connected to a mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to spend 20 months in federal prison.

Regulations Posted for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

December 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- HUD officially published the regulations for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program in today’s Federal Register. The regulations will go into effect in 30 days, on January 4. Public comments will be due in 60 days, on February 3. The final regulation on defining “homeless” was also officially published in the Federal Register today, and those changes will also go into effect on January 4.

Blairsville Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, PA - November 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A resident of Blairsville, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 41 months in prison on his conviction of wire fraud conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Athleta Opens its first Philadelphia-area Store

Mt. Laurel, NJ - November 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Athleta has opened its first store in the Philadelphia area this month at 1722 Walnut Street in the heart of Center City. The 4,000 square foot store was identified and negotiated on behalf of Athleta by Steven Gartner, President of Metro Commercial Real Estate.

Treasurer McCord Lauds Federal Government’s Recognition of AFC First Financial; Says Future Keystone HELP...

Harrisburg, PA - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s designation of Allentown-based AFC First Financial Corporation as a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsor means Pennsylvania families that pursue money-saving home energy-efficiency improvements through the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program will benefit from higher standards, State Treasurer Rob McCord said today.

PA Treasurer McCord: Treasury Holds Over $315,000 in Unclaimed Property Belonging to Vets, Service...

Harrisburg, PA - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania Treasury holds more than $315,000 in unclaimed property that belongs to veterans, active duty personnel, and military support organizations, and State Treasurer Rob McCord wants to help return this property to its rightful owners.

Veterans Day is celebrated as HELP USA’s Brady Center opens to provide services for...

Philadelphia, PA - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Veteran’s Day was celebrated by Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) at the dedication of the brand new Robert G. Brady Veterans Center at the HELP Philadelphia Homes, in Southwest Philadelphia.

IDX Broker software makes finding Southampton, Pennsylvania property a Quick Search on website of...

EUGENE, OR - November 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Al Ferraguti of Tri-County Realty has adopted a customized IDX solution from IDX, Inc. for his professional real estate website. As a member of the Trend MLS, Ferraguti has long has access to the immense database of property listings Ferraguti hosts. Now, clients of Ferraguti and potential buyers utilizing the innovative IDX solution he employs can experience an unprecedented level of access to CLIN listings conveniently from the search page. The online property search in Southampton, Pennsylvania has been revolutionized by IDX Broker and Al Ferraguti.

Pennsylvania buyers experience remarkable online real estate search through IDX, Inc. and website of...

EUGENE, OR - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has enabled an IDX solution on the professional website of Elan Elkaim, syncing thousands of detailed Trend Multiple Listing Search (Trend) listings instantly with the search page Hare hosts. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania potential buyers can access a comprehensive database of up-to-the-minute property listings with the online solution IDX Broker supports on Elkaim’s website. Investors Realty of Pennsylvania and Elkaim now host one of the most helpful online real estate websites available online.

FEMA Experts Continue to Provide Free Rebuilding Advice

HARRISBURG, PA - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties will continue doing so for another week.

RED Provides $20Million First Mortgage Interim on Historic Philadelphia High Rise

Columbus, OH - November 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Multifamily experts from comprehensive capital provider RED CAPITAL GROUP, LLC’s proprietary lending group closed a $20,000,000 first mortgage interim loan on a recently redeveloped 15-story high rise residential building located in the heart of Center City.

Pennsylvania listings displayed with ease on the IDX-enabled website of Realtor Debbie Confer

EUGENE, OR - November 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome Bensalam, Pennsylvania agent Debbie Confer of HomeStarr Realty to the growing group of real estate professionals adopting a customizable IDX solution for their realty websites. The incredible IDX Broker software syncs to the Trend MLS (Trend) database to extract raw listing data and seamlessly integrate it onto Confer’s website, displaying thousands of Pennsylvania area properties directly on her website. With the dynamic search Confer now hosts, it is monumentally easier to find a home online in or around Bensalam, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Now Open, Says Barrar

HARRISBURG - November 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for cash grants and crisis grants.


Philadelphia, PA - October 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The 32BJ Bargaining Committee tonight announced a tentative agreement on a four-year contract, subject to ratification, covering more than 2,600 of Philadelphia’s building service workers that provide wage increases and maintains employer-paid health care coverage. Over the next four years, the workers will receive an average cumulative pay increase of nearly 7 percent and a $600 bonus the first year

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.