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SHOW ME THE MONEY! CFO SINK’S BUREAU OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY DOLES OUT RECORD...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - July 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced that her Bureau of Unclaimed Property returned over $173 million in unclaimed property for the 2008-2009 Fiscal Year -- the largest amount in state history.

Lake County Property Appraiser’s Web site releases exemption abuse reporting tool

TAVARES, FL - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office released a new online tool (www.lakecopropappr.com/report-exemption-abuse.aspx) this week that allows residents to report property-tax exemption abuse.

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in April 2009

ORLANDO, FL - May 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida’s existing home sales rose in April – the eighth consecutive month that sales activity increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). April’s statewide sales showed gains over the previous month’s sales level in both the existing home and existing condominium markets.

Florida Association of Realtors® Announces District Scholarship Winners

ORLANDO, FL - May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Thirteen talented seniors from public and private high schools across the state each have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship as district winners of the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR) 2008-2009 Scholarship/Essay Contest for High School Seniors

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in 1Q 2009

ORLANDO, Fla - May 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sales of existing single-family homes in Florida rose 25 percent in first quarter 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). A total of 31,412 existing homes sold statewide in 1Q 2009; during the same period the year before, a total of 25,071 existing homes sold. It marks the third consecutive quarter that Florida has reported higher existing home sales; sales levels in the third and fourth quarters of 2008 were higher than the corresponding three-month period of the previous year, according to FAR.

Florida Housing Launches New Communications WebBoard

Tallahassee, FL - May 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing is pleased to now offer a Communications Florida Housing's WebBoard is an online forum where interested parties are kept up to date on the various goings on at Florida Housing. WebBoard users can also sign up to receive email notices once posts are published to the various sections.

Be the ENVY of All: Win Florida Association of Realtors’ Environmental (ENVY) Award

ORLANDO, FL - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Don’t wait to enter the Florida Association of Realtors®’ (FAR) annual Environmental Award program, or you may be green with ENVY when the winner is chosen. Popularly known as the “ENVY” award, the honor goes to a development that best preserves Florida’s natural quality of life. The award may be given in two categories: one for residential development and one for commercial development.

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in March 2009

ORLANDO, FL - April 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida’s existing home sales increased in March, making it the seventh month in a row that sales activity demonstrated gains in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). March’s statewide sales also increased over the previous month’s sales level in both the existing home and existing condo markets

Florida Realtors and Gov. Crist Agree: ‘Now’s the Time to Buy’ a Home in...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Ten Realtors® from across Florida met with Gov. Charlie Crist this morning to discuss increased home sales and other positive trends in their markets, as well as offer insight into some current issues facing the real estate industry. It’s part of this year’s Great American Realtor Days, April 14-15, when about 1,000 Realtors from throughout the state join forces at the state capital to meet with their legislators and discuss concerns affecting all Florida residents.

CFO SINK’S UNCLAIMED PROPERTY BUREAU DELIVERS $19.7 MILLION IN MARCH, SETTING STATE RECORD

TALLAHASSEE, FL - April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property announced that last month marked the largest amount of unclaimed property returned to owners recorded in state history, totaling over $19.7 million. So far this fiscal year (July 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009) unclaimed property payments have totaled $132.3 million, with the Bureau of Unclaimed Property on pace to return over $174 million by fiscal year end.

Florida Realtors® Support Push to Advance Homebuyer Tax Credit Aid

ORLANDO, FL - April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Finding a way to turn a new $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers into money that they can use right away for a downpayment would spark the recovery of Florida’s housing market and boost the state’s economy, says Cynthia Shelton, 2009 president of the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).

Protect Your Home While You Travel, Says Florida Association of Realtors

ORLANDO, FL - April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Is spring fever prompting you to head for the beaches or some other vacation getaway? If you’re planning to travel during the spring holidays this year, you can help protect your home while you’re away by following these tips from the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR)

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in February 2009

ORLANDO, FL - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida’s existing home sales rose in February, making it the sixth consecutive month that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). February’s statewide sales also increased over January’s figures in both the existing home and existing condo markets

Simple Home Maintenance Can Prevent Spring Leaks

TAMPA, FL - March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Spring showers can bring more than May flowers. Seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels could lead to costly leaks. According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), five areas of the home need a closer look this time of year, and if necessary, simple maintenance.

Florida Housing Expands Online Affordable Rental Housing Locator

Tallahassee,FL - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) recently announced its newly expanded free, web-based rental housing locator service—www.FloridaHousingSearch.org. This Web site links people with affordable and available rental housing throughout Florida.

IBHS Supports Call by Florida CFO Sink to Harden Homes

TAMPA, FL - March 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today voiced its support for a push to harden Florida homes, a recommendation made to the state legislature by Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

IBHS Provides Property Protection Tips for Severe Winter Weather

TAMPA - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering guidance to help home and business owners protect their property from severe winter weather, including roof collapse from the weight of heavy snow and water damage due to ice dams.

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in January 2009

ORLANDO, FL - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida’s existing home sales rose in January, making it the fifth month in a row that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).

Ventas to Present at the Citi 2009 Global Property CEO Conference

CHICAGO, IL - February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) ("Ventas" or the "Company") announced today that management will make a presentation regarding the Company at the Citi 2009 Global Property CEO Conference in Naples, Florida on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 8:25 a.m. Eastern Time

Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in December 2008

ORLANDO, FL - January 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Florida’s existing home sales rose in December, making it the fourth consecutive month that sales activity demonstrated gains in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR).

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Rooney Supports HUD Grants for Hurricane Disaster Recovery

Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement it will send over $791 million to Florida to repair homes and buildings damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Matthew