Yearly Archives: 2007

Report Critical of Texas Rebuilding After Rita

October 12, 2007 -- According to the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (TxLIHIS), NLIHC’s state partner in Texas, long-term housing recovery from the...

Joint Venture Expands Its National Portfolio With Five Self-Storage Properties In Houston

Acquisition Totals 1,911 Units and 290,000 Square-Feet of Space  PHOENIX, AZ – October 10, 2007: 180 Development Services, LLC in its joint venture with Harrison...

Glimcher Announces The Sale Of Northwest Mall In Houston

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 1, 2007 - Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT), one of the country's premier retail REITs, announced that it completed the sale...

HUD awards $18.7 million in ‘sweat equity grants’ to four self-help housing developers

Grants to help produce at least 1,115 homes for first-time homebuyers DALLAS, October 11, 2007 - More than a thousand low-income families will become homeowners for the first time thanks to their own labor and $18.7 million in funding announced today by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson.

Federal Grand Jury Charges Current And Former Public Officials And Their Associates In Bribery...

Dallas, OCTOBER 1, 2007 - A 31-count indictment charging 14 current and former public officials and their associates with various offenses related to a...

Successful Alternatives to Sell Homes Despite Housing Slump

Companies like Creekview Realty are Revolutionizing the Real Estate Industry PLANO, Texas, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the slumping housing market, Texans do not need...

State housing agency releases $160 million for First Time Homebuyer program

AUSTIN, October 3, 2007 — Keeping the dream of homeownership alive despite a slow-down in the mortgage market, the Texas Department of Housing and Community...

Significant Drop in Home Building Needed

COLLEGE STATION, TX  – Texas' new-home market could face a long period of decline unless home building drops significantly, says Dr. Mark Dotzour with...

Houston Real Estate Sales Reflect Disparity of Mortgage Woes

Broader Local Housing Market Continues to Outperform Rest of Nation HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2007 — While it may sound like a broken record saying the...

Washington Real Estate Specialists Join Texas Analysts at Sunbelt Builders Show

6,000-plus builders from four southwestern states hear some good news about industry's financial state DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas builders heaved a collective sigh...

2007 Coldwell Banker® Home Price Comparison Index reveals That $2.1 Million Separates Beverly Hills...

Beverly Hills, Calif., and Killeen, Texas, Rank As Most Expensive and Most Affordable U.S. Markets, Respectively, in Annual Coldwell Banker Study PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 26,...

Opus West Buys Land in Houston’s Energy Corridor for Office Development

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2007 – Opus West Corp. has purchased 16.9 acres of land at Interstate 10 and State Highway 6 in Houston’s Energy...

Scores of wronged homeowners to receive clear ownership titles after major scam

SAN ANTONIO, September 18, 2007 – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today concluded a lengthy enforcement action against central Texas manufactured home retailers who sold...

Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm with Operating Unlawful Scam

Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions HOUSTON – September 14, 2007- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a business with operating an unlawful...

Boston Capital Real Estate Partners, LLC Closes Investment in Class A, Market Rate Multifamily...

Boston, MA - September 18, 2007 -- Boston Capital Real Estate (BCRE) Partners, LLC closed its investment in Alexan Palm Valley, a to-be-built 340-unit,...

Behringer Harvard Acquires Three More Office Properties in Houston Market

DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that it has purchased a portfolio of three institutional-quality, multitenant office buildings located within key...

Attorney General Abbott Reaches $21 Million Settlement Benefitting Victims of Predatory Mortgage Lending

Consumers must complete and mail forms to the settlement administrator no later than Sept. 10, 2007. EL PASO – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced...

Builders from Texas and Four Southwestern States Convene to Hear the Latest Word on...

Real estate specialists from Washington join Texas analysts for Sunbelt Builders Show DALLAS, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, one of only five...

First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage and Down Payment Assistance Funds Available

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Travis County homebuyers can now get a 4% down payment assistance grant and 6.30% mortgage rate through a bond program issued...

NNN Apartment Reit Acquires Towne Crossing Apartments in Mansfield

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NNN Apartment REIT, Inc. has acquired Towne Crossing Apartments in Mansfield, Texas. The acquisition closed on August...

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How to Prevent Accidents and Injuries at the Workplace

According to a study published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry in the past year.