Foreclosures

Foreclosures

Consumer Alert: Foreclosure Rescue Scams Growing Threat To Consumers

Fraudulent companies cheat Texans out of the American Dream of homeownership Austin, TX - March 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Tough economic times bring out criminals seeking to take advantage of the desperate or unwary.

Gohmert Votes Against Mortgage “Cram-Down” That will Diminish Home Loans for Young Couples

WASHINGTON, D.C.- March 05, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Louie Gohmert released the following statement following the House’s passage of H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, a bill that allows bankruptcy judges to “cram-down” the principal balance of mortgage loans for borrowers facing home foreclosure and unfairly leaving responsible borrowers to pay for the homes of their neighbors:

State housing agency secures $387,000 grant to help step up foreclosure prevention efforts

AUSTIN, TX - January 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Determined to stem the tide of home foreclosures across the state and help bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced that it has secured $387,000 in federal grant funds through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program.

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...

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...

Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC - September 15, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to dozens of counties and parishes in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Ike.

The Regus Group Opens its Newest Houston Area Business Center in the CITYCENTRE Development

HOUSTON, TEXAS – July 07, 2008 – The Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the world’s largest provider of fully furnished and equipped offices with 950...

Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act opens up affordable housing program to all...

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax...

State housing agency makes $442,000 investment in homeownership in Matagorda County

Recognizing that homeownership is the key to creating stable families and communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced two...

State housing agency encouraging homeownership in Hughes Springs with $156,000 award

Recognizing that homeownership is the key to creating stable families and communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a...

State housing agency makes $208,000 investment in El Paso County homeowners

(AUSTIN) — Recognizing that homeownership is the key to creating stable families and communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has...

State housing agency invests $2 million into Cameron County housing market

(AUSTIN) — Recognizing that young families and senior citizens often face the greatest obstacles in securing affordable housing, the Texas Department of Housing and...

State housing agency invests $250,000 in Dallas Habitat chapter to make homeownership dreams come...

(AUSTIN) — Recognizing that homeownership is the key to creating stable families and communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and...

State housing agency awards $1.9 million for new senior apartment complex in Floresville

Recognizing that senior citizens often face great obstacles in securing affordable housing in rural Texas, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)...

Foreclosure Prevention Fair Planned for Saturday, June7th

June 3, 2008 -- Over 3000 homes face foreclosure each month in the greater Houston area. That is one in every 168 households. While...

Texas Reaches Agreement with Allstate Regarding Homeowners Insurance Reductions and Refunds

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and the Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) announced an agreement with Allstate Texas Lloyd's ("Allstate")...

Senate Passes Housing Relief Package, Includes Several Cornyn-Backed Amendments To Boost Housing Benefits For...

WASHINGTON - April 10, 2008 - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today voted in favor of a broad housing relief package, the Foreclosure Prevention...

Foreclosure Assistance Solutions and owners must return $475,000 to harmed homeowners

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has shut down a fraudulent “foreclosure rescue” firm that preyed on hundreds of struggling Texas homeowners. An...

HUD Secretary, Dallas State Senator join state housing agency, stakeholders to launch statewide foreclosure...

Task Force leads information campaign to assist Texans facing or experiencing foreclosure AUSTIN, TX - March 17, 2008 - Texas homeowners who may be facing or...

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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Team from University of Texas at Austin Wins 2017 ULI Hines...

A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area. Members of the team were awarded a first-place prize of $50,000 after the conclusion of the competition on April 6.