COLUMBUS, Ohio - December 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned independent sales consultants and at-home sellers to beware of scam artists posing as hearing-impaired customers in a twist to the counterfeit check scam.
Evaluation of Renter EquitySM Property Management System Finds Lasting Benefits for Cincinnati Residents and...
COLUMBUS - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A study funded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) examined Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity's unique property management system that incentivizes renters to fulfill their rental commitments while building financial assets, engaging in community improvement, and maintaining their place of residence in Cincinnati, Ohio
COLUMBUS - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board approved $2.4 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing developments across the state. Funding for HDAP comes from the federal HOME program and the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio is part of the $2.1 billion multi-state settlement with the nation’s fourth largest mortgage servicer, Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing. The settlement was agreed to by 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined Attorneys General from 41 States and Territories in urging Congress to once again pass legislation extending tax relief for distressed homeowners who receive relief from the National Mortgage Settlement. The request was made in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and other leaders of the House and Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the state of Ohio and the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) on the LEED® certification of the 100th public school building in the state. Ohio leads the country with more LEED-certified public schools than any other state, with hundreds more in the LEED pipeline
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- An Ironton brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of Ironton, the current owner.
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. Ranked #1 Provided of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments...
Torrance, CA - December 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), a national engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm with offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, has been rated the number one service provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Ohio and nationally for the third-quarter of 2013 by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) ScoreKeeper – the nationwide market monitor for the environmental due diligence industry.
CLEVELAND, OH - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With winter months closing in, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, outlined a plan today that would further support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015. While significant progress is being made, many hurdles still exist for chronically homeless veterans wanting to find housing
COLUMBUS - November 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors today approved $5,000,000 through the Housing Development Loan program to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing development across the state. The HDL program provides financial assistance for the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing and is funded through unclaimed funds from the Ohio Department of Commerce
ELYRIA, OH - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced lawsuits against two Northeast Ohio home improvement contractors. The lawsuits accuse Mark Walker of Avon, and his business, All American Restoration, and Wayne Given of Silver Lake, doing business as Basement Waterproofing Solutions, of failure to deliver and performing shoddy work.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of Cleveland property owners, two more urban brownfields have been investigated and remediated under Ohio EPA’s
COLUMBUS - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last on most peoples’ lists of how they want to spend time during the bitter cold of winter are dealing with clogged gutters, a leaky roof or the potential hazards of driving on icy roads with worn tires.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Through the voluntary efforts of a Cleveland property owner, another local brownfield has been investigated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and is ready for redevelopment.
Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Provide Housing and Transportation Assistance for Homeless Veterans...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced new federal resources to provide renovated housing and transportation for homeless veterans in Cincinnati as a part of the Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD). The funds will allow the Talbert House in Cincinnati to renovate its facility in an effort to increase the useful life of the facility and address the safety, security, and privacy needs of the homeless veterans served. Talbert House will also receive funds to acquire a new van which will provide outreach and transportation support to homeless veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kaptur welcomed the VA’s announcement that three additional federal awards have been made to organizations in Cleveland to help eliminate homeless among veterans
Sen. Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Improve Infrastructure at Guernsey County Business Park
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Guernsey County received new federal resources to improve infrastructure at the Byesville Business Park. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a grant to the Guernsey County Port Authority to improve existing road infrastructure and reconstruct a multi-rail crossing at the front of the facility. ARC estimates that 116 jobs will be retained as a result of the work, with a potential for 60 new jobs to be created.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Circleville brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of Circleville and CircleGreen LLC, the current owner.
OHFA Launches a New Market Rate Initiative, Changes Bond Financing Structure for First-Time Homebuyer...
COLUMBUS - November 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced a shift from traditional bond financing for its First-Time Homebuyer (FTHB) program to a new Market Rate approach. Under the new Market Rate Initiative, OHFA's FTHB loans are subject to the market's current interest rate and may change daily or intra-day to adjust with market fluctuations
COLUMBUS - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The economic crisis of recent years has left many struggling to maintain safe and affordable housing. Subsequently, housing industry professionals across the country continue to struggle with providing effective and economical programing for the number of individuals burdened with housing costs. The challenges faced amid continued economic distress and market instability will serve as the cornerstone during the 2013 Ohio Housing Conference held Nov. 5-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.