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40 Year Sentence Handed Down for Harris County Mortgage Fraud

AUSTIN, TX - November 9, 2007 – A district court in Houston has sentenced Stevie L. Johnson, a former licensed Escrow Officer, to 40 years...

Buyers Add ‘Commercial Retail Shopping Center’ to Their Christmas Shopping List

DALLAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How many times have you left a store you frequented and said, "I shop there so much, I should...

U.S. Labor Department recovers nearly $2 million in back pay for Houston home mortgage...

HOUSTON — Allied Home Mortgage Corp. in Houston has paid $1,855,518 in back wages after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage...

Winstead PC is First in Best Lawyers in America 2008

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2007 – The Best Lawyers in America 2008® (Copyright 2005 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) will be published this December...

Construction Scheduled for Affordable Senior Housing Complex

Houston, October 29, 2007 -- Mayor Bill White joined City of Houston Housing's Director Richard Celli, Community Development Department, Assistant Director Donald Sampley, City...

City and GTRI Agree to Develop Recommendations for Improving Energy Efficiency in Houston Buildings

Houston, October 19, 2007 -- Increasing its efforts to make Houston green, the City of Houston has entered into a multi-year contract with the...

$40 Million Housing Grant Announced For City Of Houston

October 17, 2007 -- Mayor Bill White joined Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Executive Director Michael Gerber, City Housing Director Richard Celli...

State housing agency calls on Texans to check home energy efficiency, conservation

Governor, TDHCA encourage state’s citizens to apply weatherization measures to keep homes affordable AUSTIN, October 30, 2007 — The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs...

Mortgage Assistance Center Corporation Obtains $50 Million Investment Facility

DALLAS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mortgage Assistance Center Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MTGC) (the "Company"), headquartered in Dallas, announced today the signing of a...

Senator Shapleigh Requests Special Session On Subprime Lending And Texas Foreclosures

"We believe certain counties in Texas are headed for record foreclosures and decreased property values unless strong actions is taken." EL PASO, Oct. 16, Senator...

Attorney General Abbott Takes Legal Action Against Foreclosure Rescue Firm’s Unlawful Texas Operations

Clients of Southern Residential urged to call their lenders immediately HOUSTON, October 24, 2007 – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today obtained a temporary restraining order...

Dallas Real Estate Investor Sentenced To More Than 11 Years In Federal Prison, Without...

DALLAS, October 19, 2007 — Vernon Cooks, Jr., a/k/a Jibreel Rashad, was sentenced today to 135 months in federal prison for operating a mortgage fraud...

Biggest Mortgage Lenders

DALLAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A preliminary analysis of third quarter earnings data indicates residential mortgage originations fell 19.19 percent from the second quarter,...

Clients of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions urged to call their lenders immediately

SAN ANTONIO, October 19, 2007 – The 408th District Court has issued a temporary injunction against a Florida-based “foreclosure rescue” scheme. Under the court order...

USAA Real Estate Co. Affiliate Begins Construction on 428,400 SF Dual-Rail Served Distribution Warehouse...

San Antonio, TX, October 16, 2007 - Texas-based USAA Real Estate Co. through its affiliate, Zephyr Rail Industrial, L.P., has announced that they are...

HUD announces $8.1 million in new funding to protect children in Houston and Harris...

HOUSTON, October 18, 2007 - At least 550 homes in Houston and Harris County will become healthier places to raise children due to $8.1 million...

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.

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Rep. Smith Votes to Fund Hurricane Relief

Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The funding bill also extends the National Flood Insurance Program.