Yearly Archives: 2010

Visclosky Announces Housing Awards to Prevent Home Foreclosures in Northwest Indiana

Washington, D.C. - December 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced several awards to help Northwest Indiana families find housing and prevent future home foreclosures. The awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will support the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to help individuals and families in Indiana’s First District to improve their financial literacy, expand their homeownership opportunities, improve their access to affordable housing, and avoid foreclosure.

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Risks When Heating Your Home

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - December 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State officials are warning that, as the cold weather continues, so do the increased dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. These dangers are most commonly associated with alternative heating sources, such as small gasoline engines, stoves, generators, lanterns, gas ranges or by burning charcoal and wood.

Fighting foreclosure and fraud, supporting criminal justice are Zoeller’s priorities

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - December 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the economic downturn has emboldened fraudsters, scam artists and identity thieves to try to defraud Hoosiers, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has ratcheted up his efforts to protect consumers, homeowners and taxpayers and hold accountable those who victimize the public. With Indiana's criminal justice system facing declining revenues, Zoeller in 2010 also focused on resource challenges posed by drug-trafficking organizations and urged policymakers to continue a dialogue on the escalating costs of the death penalty.

Suit filed against foreclosure consultant marks 34th case this year

EVANSVILLE, IN - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today filed a lawsuit in Vanderburgh County against Hope4Homes, Inc., a for-profit foreclosure consultant, claiming the company has been operating in Indiana illegally and has violated several state consumer protection laws. Hope4Homes is located in California and is owned and operated by Mahan Abbasi, who is listed as a defendant in the suit.

MANY HOME FIRES CAUSED BY ALTERNATIVE HEATING EQUIPMENT

November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2008, heating equipment was the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 66,000 reported fires caused 480 civilian deaths, 1,660 civilian injuries and more than $1 billion in property damage.

Two-day summit explores death penalty costs, foreclosure impact

SOUTH BEND, IN - November 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The costs of the death penalty and the impact of mortgage foreclosures will be subjects of a two-day summit on criminal and civil justice on November 15 and 16 at the University of Notre Dame

Seniors, Young Homeowners Likely Supporters of Popular Tax Cap Measure, Say Senate Authors

STATEHOUSE, IN - November 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senior citizens and young homeowners are likely among the growing number of Hoosier voters who support adding Indiana's property tax caps to the state constitution, say the ballot measure's co-authors

State files lawsuits against 10 foreclosure consultants

VINCENNES, IN - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Many homeowners facing foreclosure who are frustrated with their loan servicers turn to for-profit foreclosure consultants whose advertisements often promise any home can be saved from foreclosure and their services are 100% guaranteed. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today announced the filing of 10 lawsuits against companies making such claims calling them false and illegal, including one complaint which was filed today in Knox County against Integrated Financial Solutions, headquartered in New Jersey.

All 50 States launch investigation into foreclosure practices

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is joining a 50-state bipartisan mortgage foreclosure working group, as part of a coordinated national effort by states through the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to review the practice of so-called "robo-signing" within the mortgage servicing industry

Carson Statement on Super Bowl Housing Legacy Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman André Carson issued the following statement on today's event highlighting the 32 residences that will become homes for homeless families as part of the 2012 Super Bowl Housing Legacy Project on Indianapolis' near eastside.

Lee & Associates Opens Office in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN - September 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate providers in the country, has announced a merger with Harding Dahm & Company, one of Indiana’s top full-service commercial real estate brokerage firms

Sen. Buck: Home Foreclosures Still A Concern

STATEHOUSE, IN - August 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Foreclosures are still a major concern for many homeowners and neighborhoods across Indiana with lenders taking action against another 4,876 borrowers in July, state figures showed.

John Waterman: Foreclosures Still A Concern

STATEHOUSE, IN - August 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Foreclosures are still a major concern for many homeowners and neighborhoods across Indiana with lenders taking action against another 4,876 borrowers in July, state figures showed.

Greg Walker: Foreclosures Still A Concern

STATEHOUSE, IN - August 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Foreclosures are still a major concern for many homeowners and neighborhoods across Indiana with lenders taking action against another 4,876 borrowers in July, state figures showed

Lee & Associates Negotiates $7 Million Industrial Lease on Behalf of Hosley International Inc.

Portage, IN - August 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has completed a long term lease renewal and expansion for a 469,000-square-foot industrial space located at 6750 Daniel Burnham Dr. in Portage, Ind. The value of the lease is in excess of $7 million. Justin Fierz and Brian Vanosky, both principals of Lee Chicago, represented the tenant, a global home décor manufacturing and distribution company, Hosley International Inc

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ROKITA STATEMENT ON JOHN GREGG INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg released his infrastructure plan for Indiana, proposing a raid on the Next Generation Trust Fund to fund new projects. As the Hoosier majority Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to Mr. Gregg’s proposal

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VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES ON FY 2020 PRIORITIES

This week, Congressman Visclosky testified before four House Appropriations Subcommittees on priorities for Northwest Indiana in Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bills.