Yearly Archives: 2010

Substantial Amendments Proposed for Affordable Housing Annual Action Plans

December 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- At the Jan. 5, 2011, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Regular meeting, the County will hold a public hearing to amend the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 Affordable Housing Annual Action Plans. The Action Plans guide the County on how it will spend grant funds received from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the following grants

Sinkhole Assistance Grant Available To Homeowners Impacted By Sinkhole Damage

December 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hillsborough County homeowners have until March, 31, 2011, to apply for a Sinkhole Assistance Grant. The Grant is to provide qualified homeowners with financial assistance to recover from the damages of sinkhole impacts from January 2010 through March 2010, and to assist them in the maintenance and support of their families

Greater Miami listings synced to easy-to-use online real estate search page

EUGENE, OR - December 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. welcomes real estate agent Bill Saedlo to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers dedicated to forever changing the online property search with an IDX enabled website. The immensely thorough tools extract raw listing data from the Greater Miami and the Beaches MLS (RAMBMLS) and seamlessly integrate it onto the website Saedlo hosts. IDX Broker software simplifies the search process while revolutionizing the website it is employed on.

Florida’s Existing Condo Sales Rise in November 2010

ORLANDO, FL - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of existing condominiums in Florida rose 10 percent in September, with a total of 5,675 condos sold statewide compared to 5,140 units sold in September 2009, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

Florida Man and Two U.K. Nationals Plead Guilty in Relation to Immigration Fraud Scheme...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Florida man and two U.K. nationals pleaded guilty Dec.10, 2010, to immigration fraud charges for their roles in a scheme to fraudulently procure visas from the U.S. Embassy in London through a Florida property development company called Royal Development. The guilty pleas were announced today by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill of the Middle District of Florida; Eric J. Boswell, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security; and Special Agent in Charge Linda J. Osuna of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division.

IDX solution transforms Tampa real estate website to display detailed and complete property listings

EUGENE, OR - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes agent Joanne Rudowski to the growing group of real estate agents and brokers adopting a customizable IDX solution for their websites. Rudowski, a member of the Pinellas MLS (PROMLS) has long had access to thousands of Tampa Bay, Florida property listings. But now the same listings that were once classified for only real estate professionals are accessible to home seekers on the website Rudowski hosts. Never before has such a dynamic and easy-to-use search been available to potential buyers.

Florida home search simplified with IDX solution enabled on Palm Beach real estate website

EUGENE, OR - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Palm Beach, Florida homes just got easier to search for online, thanks to the partnership between IDX, Inc. and real estate agent Bonnie Tomljanovic. Thousands of properties are now synced to the search page Tomljanovic hosts with the innovative the IDX Broker technology, which extracts raw Palm Beach Regional MLS (RMLSFL) listing data and displays it flawlessly onto the website of Tomljanovic. Never before has such a simple solution been utilized to bring ease and efficiency to the online property search

Planning for College? Florida Realtors® Offers a Total of $28,000 in Scholarship Awards

ORLANDO, FL - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida high school seniors: Are you filling out college applications and poring over potential scholarship programs? Then make plans to enter the Florida Realtors®' 2010-2011 Scholarship Essay Contest for High School Seniors for a chance to win up to $6,000 in scholarship funding.

Agents and brokers solve online real estate problems with simple IDX enabled search feature

EUGENE, OR - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Realtor Connie Addison to the growing network of real estate professionals adopting a customizable IDX solution for their real estate websites. Addison and the whole team at Re/Max Sundance in Naples, Florida, have made it easy to find a property online, with the membership Addison has to Sunshine MLS (SSMLS). IDX Broker software automatically extracts raw listing data from SSMLS and syncs it with the website Addison hosts, making thousands of Florida property listings available to home seekers online. The buying and search processes are immensely simplified for agents, brokers and home seekers alike, thanks to the IDX enabled website of Addison.

Attorney General Hosts Central Florida Community Forum on Housing Issues

TALLAHASSEE, FL - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill McCollum and the Florida Interagency Mortgage Task Force today hosted a community forum in Kissimmee to discuss the housing crisis. The event was designed to present a comprehensive approach for dealing with housing-related issues and provide information and assistance to consumers. Participating agencies included state agencies, law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

Former Employee of Florida Property Management Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC - December 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A former residential sales manager at a Florida property management company pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with housing repair contracts for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Justice announced today.

Active Hurricane Season Highlights the Need to Add Hurricane-Resistant Features to Homes and Businesses

Tampa, FL - December 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With one of the most active Atlantic Hurricane seasons on record now over, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is encouraging home and business owners to use the cooler months ahead to add hurricane-resistant features to their homes and commercial buildings.

IBHS Provides Property Protection Tips for Winter Weather

Tampa, FL - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the 2010 winter season settling upon the U.S., the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is offering guidance on how business and home owners can protect their property from winter weather-related perils.

Klein Addresses House Floor

December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Madame Speaker, I rise today to thank all of my colleagues here in the House, and especially my constituents at home in South Florida.

Realtor creates easy-to-use real estate search page with IDX Broker software

EUGENE, OR - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pinellas MLS (PROMLS) listings are a great resource when looking for a home in Tampa Bay, Florida, and now they are available on the website of agent David Parker, which hosts the IDX, Inc. dynamic IDX Broker software. Thousands of detailed property listings are now seamlessly integrated onto the search page supported by the IDX solution Parker has adopted. Potential buyers have the unique ability to engage in a customizable property search that will quickly and efficiently meet their real estate needs.

IDX solution marries Tampa listings with online real estate search, on the website of...

EUGENE, OR - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and agent Dyan Pithers have joined forces to enable a customizable IDX solution on the website Pithers hosts. Mid-Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) listings are now easier than ever to search through, with the amazing technology sponsored by IDX Broker software. Thousands of properties are seamlessly integrated onto the website of Pithers, making her search page an incredible resource when searching for a property in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Stellar Homes Group integrates IDX solution to simplify the online property search for agents...

EUGENE, OR - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Larry Baum has joined the growing network of real estate professionals utilizing IDX Broker software to integrate thousands of properties onto their websites. As a member of the Ft. Lauderdale MLS (FAR), Baum has long had access to detailed property listings. But with his addition of an IDX solution, his clients can also now search through FAR homes to find their perfect property. This unique and helpful feature is just one of the many benefits available to real estate agents and brokers who adopt IDX Broker

Economic Factors Impact Florida’s Housing Market in Oct. 2010

ORLANDO, FL - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statewide year-to-date existing home sales in Florida showed positive momentum in October: 143,398 single-family existing homes sold for a 7 percent increase over the same period a year ago, though uncertainty over job growth, restrictive credit and foreclosure issues had a dampening effect on housing activity last month, according to industry analysts. The latest housing data released by Florida Realtors® also reported a 33 percent rise in statewide year-to-date condominium sales compared to a year ago, with a total of 59,966 units sold

Nelson on homebuyers tax credit

November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, in a speech to the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers today, proposed Congress use money from so-called congressional earmarks to help reinstitute the homebuyers tax credit as a means of addressing the state and country’s sagging real estate markets. The program provided an $8,000 tax credit for qualified first-time homebuyers and a $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers. In the first quarter of this year, the tax credit led to a six percent increase in all home sales and a forty-two percent increase in the sale of new homes. But the program expired earlier this year. Following are excerpts of his prepared remarks

Luxury Florida property search made easy with newly updated, IDX enabled website of Realtor...

EUGENE, OR - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sarasota, Florida luxury homes are now available with the click of a mouse, thanks to the partnership of real estate agent Barbara Mei and IDX, Inc. Mei now hosts a custom IDX solution on her search page, giving her clients and other home seekers utilizing her website a concise and quick online property search. Mid-Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) listings are integrated into the properties Mei represents, allowing home seekers to search through thousands of amazing, detailed property listings without ever leaving the comfort of their homes or the convenience of the website of Mei.

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,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.