Yearly Archives: 2010

Vaneta Becker: Foreclosures Still A Concern

STATEHOUSE, IN - August 25, 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.

Indiana Among Fastest States Weatherizing Low Income Homes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - August 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana's innovative program to weatherize 20,000 homes using federal stimulus funds has reached its stride. Within the past three months, the state moved to ninth nationally in overall units completed and seventh in production per day

Kandu Capital, LLC Continues to Expand with the Acquisition of 2 New Assisted Living...

Birmingham, MI - August 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kandu Capital, LLC, along with its operating company, Bloomfield Senior Living, announced the acquisition of 2 new senior living communities in Indiana on August 1, 2010. This is Kandu’s third and fourth transaction in the past 7 months as it continues to expand its diversified, growing portfolio of Independent and Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care and Skilled Nursing facilities throughout the United States.

Hill Supports Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act

Washington, DC - June 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill supported a straightforward and paid-for bill today that will directly help those Hoosiers who entered into a contract to buy a home to access the first-time homebuyer tax credit by April 30. H.R. 5623, the Homebuyers Assistance and Improvement Act, extends until October 1 the deadline for closing in order to be eligible for the credit. Under current law, these homebuyers were required to close by June 30 to receive the credit.“As of mid-April, about 40,000 Hoosiers had taken advantage of this tax credit,” Hill said. “It’s a targeted and timely credit that has rendered real success. I’ve heard from many constituents who asked me to support this extension in order to ensure they can get the credit.”

Best Home Furnishings to expand environmental stewardship efforts

June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) senior environmental manager Dave Abel will visit Best Home Furnishings, 1 Best Drive, Ferdinand, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 to officially welcome the company into IDEM's Voluntary Idling Program (VIP) for cleaner air. Abel will present a certificate to Eric Vollmer, Best Home Furnishings Sales and Marketing Specialist, to commemorate the occasion.

Sen. Merritt to Assist with Habitat for Humanity Home Build Saturday on the Eastside...

STATEHOUSE , IN - June 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and members of the Senate staff will join local volunteers in a Habitat for Humanity home build on Saturday, June 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 44 N. Rural St. in Indianapolis

Home-grown food sessions at Salamonie Reservoir in July

June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Food preservation classes to teach gardeners how to use the foods they grow will be offered at the Salamonie interpretive center, July 22, 27, and 29.Class I teaches canning basics, class II features freezing tips. In class III, participants can try preserving jams, jellies and fruit. Each class runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $10 per person.

Out of state but not out of reach, Attorney General goes after Ohio-based foreclosure...

FORT WAYNE, IN - May 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Fort Wayne today to file a complaint against Foreclosure Assistance USA, Inc. (FA USA), an Ohio-based foreclosure consultant company. According to the lawsuit, nearly 600 Hoosier homeowners signed contracts with FA USA believing the company would help prevent foreclosure based on claims made on websites, radio and direct mail advertisements and telephone solicitations.

Help Available for Hoosiers Facing Foreclosures

STATEHOUSE, IN - May 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Sen. John Waterman (R-Shelburn) today urged Hoosiers facing foreclosures to attend a free one-hour workshop scheduled next week

Sen. Hershman: One Simple Form Guarantees Valuable Credits for Hoosier Property Owners

STATEHOUSE, IN - May 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Lafayette) says by completing and mailing back one simple form included in local property tax statements, eligible property owners will receive valuable tax credits while helping county governments better monitor homestead filings and prevent fraud.

Hoosiers Encouraged to Focus on Building Safety

IDHS Promotes Ways to Protect Home and Loved Ones INDIANAPOLIS, IN - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Building Safety Month in May is a nationally recognized, annual occurrence intended to raise public awareness of building safety, and promote the use, enforcement and importance of building safety and fire prevention codes. In support of these efforts, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels proclaimed May 2010 Building Safety Preparedness Month in Indiana. The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office, a division of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), reminds homeowners of building safety and energy conservation tips.

Area Senators: Help Available for Hoosiers Facing Foreclosures

Workshop planned for Fort Wayne WorkOne Center. STATEHOUSE, IN - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fort Wayne-area lawmakers today urged Hoosiers facing foreclosures to attend free one-hour workshops now being hosted across the state.

Hill Secures Job-Creating Amendment to Home Star Bill

Washington, DC - May 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Baron Hill successfully secured an amendment to the Home Star Jobs Bill, which was passed with bipartisan support by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday evening, that will provide assistance to those living in older and unable-to-be updated manufactured houses to purchase new, energy-efficient ones. This helps Hoosiers in two important ways by replacing outdated homes (pre-1976) that cannot be weatherized, and creating a significant numbers of jobs in a hard-hit industry. In fact, the Systems Building Research Alliance estimates that Hill’s amendment will create more than 3,000 jobs in Indiana alone, and 50,000 nationwide

Action taken to curb foreclosure scams

SOUTH BEND, IN - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Facing foreclosure isn't easy. Recovering money lost to a foreclosure consultant scammer isn't either. Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited South Bend today to warn Hoosiers that foreclosure scams affect all parts of the state, and reminded homeowners to be careful about where to turn for financial advice. Zoeller filed a lawsuit today against USA Mortgage Aid, Inc., a California-based foreclosure consultant company, which scammed a St. Joseph County homeowner out of $1,700.

June 4 is Deadline to Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans in...

ATLANTA, GA - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses in Indiana that June 4 is the filing deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans available in Jasper, LaPorte, Lake, Porter and Starke counties. The SBA declared a disaster because of severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on August 19, 2009



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



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