Yearly Archives: 2008

Bcl Of Texas Secures $130,860 Grant For Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Austin, TX - December 5, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) –  NeighborWorks America announced today that Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas has been awarded a...

Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act to strengthen penalties for scams

AUSTIN, TX - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Craig Estes (Wichita Falls) announced a legislative...

Aycock Files Legislation For Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Austin, TX - November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Monday, Representative Jimmie Don Aycock pre-filed House Bill 62, exempting persons who are 100 percent disabled or totally...

10 Homes for elderly, disabled completed in Luling, Lockhart

AUSTIN, TX - November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Ten Caldwell County families who once lived in substandard conditions are now enjoying sturdy new homes thanks to...

Villarreal Pushes Fairness For Homeowners & Students In Pre – Filed Bills

First Day of Pre-Filing State Legislation Highlights Policy Priorities Austin, TX - November 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – On the first day to pre-file legislation...

Mortgage Company Settles Data Security Charges

Washington, DC - November 10, 2008  - (RealEstateRama) – A Texas-based mortgage lender has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by...

Sens. Cornyn, Hutchison & Local Leaders Meet With FEMA Chief To Press For Immediate...

Galveston, TX - November 7, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today joined Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in hosting a meeting...

PSMI OPENS OFFICE IN FT. WORTH, TX

Roswell, NM - October 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — PrimeSource Mortgage, Inc. (PSMI) continues to expand its operations across the country. PSMI proudly announces the...

Governor, state housing agency remind Texans that energy conservation key to affordable housing

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs using “Weatherization Day” to promote connection between housing, energy costs AUSTIN, TX - October 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor...

Sulphur Springs insurance executive Wisenbaker appointed to Manufactured Housing Division’s Governing Board

AUSTIN, TX - October 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Rick Perry has appointed Donnie Wisenbaker of Sulphur Springs to the Governing Board of the...

Sen. Cornyn Calls Delays In Temporary Housing Assistance For Southeast Texas “Unacceptable”

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to hard-hit...

Attorney General Abbott Calls For Mortgage Deferment Legislation To Help Struggling Homeowners

New state law would give borrowers 45-day window to cure mortgage defaults AUSTIN, TX - October 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg...

Senator Cornyn, state housing agency finalize $13.7 million housing grant for Beaumont

AUSTIN, TX - October 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Seeking to expand options for Beaumont residents struggling to secure affordable rental housing in the...

Residents Repairing Storm Damage May Need to Have a Windstorm Inspection Done

AUSTIN, TX - October 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is reminding all homeowners along the Gulf Coast that...

Attorney General Abbott Reaches Agreement With Countrywide, Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Lending giant resolves investigations in Texas, six other states AUSTIN, TX - October 6, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and six...

Sen. Cornyn Meets With Southeast Texas Leaders, FEMA And Housing Officials

BEAUMONT, TX - October 7, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today participated in a roundtable meeting with Southeast Texas leaders...

State housing agency invests $5 million to fight, prevent homelessness in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - October 2, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — With the goal of transitioning greater numbers of Texans out of homelessness, enhancing the stability and productivity of both the individual and community, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a major funding award designed to help homeless people secure permanent housing and strive toward self-sufficiency.

Hines Contributes $100,000 to “Texans Helping Texans” Campaign

HOUSTON, TX - September 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Hines, the Houston-based international real estate firm, has contributed $100,000 to the “Texans Helping Texans” campaign started...

HUD awards $20 million to revitalize public housing in Texarkana

WASHINGTON - September 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston today awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana (HATT), Texas a $20 million grant to support the revitalization of three public housing developments in the historic Rosehill neighborhood.

State housing agency awards $1.4 million in funding for San Antonio affordable rental communities

AUSTIN, TX - September 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing that rapidly rising rent levels undermine the stability of families and communities alike, the...

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Castro, Meadows Reintroduce Election Security and Democracy Promotion Legislation

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs, House Intelligence, and House Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11)