Yearly Archives: 2010

HUD Announces Newly Available $124 Million In HOPE VI Awards And $65 Million In...

Washington, D.C. - August 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is making $189 million in grants available through a pair of programs that aim to revitalize community quality of life. The Choice Neighborhoods FY 2010 program, which is offering $65 million, includes local governments, non-profits, and for-profit developers in residential planning to improve housing quality, improve local schools and increase neighborhood work access.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Appoints Lynn Murtagh Manager of Scottsdale Carefree Office

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - August 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has tapped Lynn Murtagh as the new manager of its Scottsdale Carefree office. Currently the manager of the Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Peak office, in her new role, she will oversee operations of the two offices in the region, which encompasses over 100 sales professionals.


Scottsdale, AZ - August 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Arizona luxury home builder Cullum Homes ( and developer Paradiso Development Corporation today announced that Cullum Homes has been selected as the exclusive builder for the luxurious Village at Paradise Reserve community located at 40th Street and Lincoln Drive, in Paradise Valley. Nestled within the exclusive high-end custom home community of Paradise Reserve, the Village will include 32 uniquely spectacular new homes in a guard-gated, private setting that are selling between $1.5 and $2.5 million. Single and two-story floor plans are available ranging in size from 3,352 to 5,100 square feet.

Desert home search simplified with IDX Broker software customized for Arizona Realty One Group

EUGENE, OR - August 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) listings just got easier to search through, on the real estate website of Heather Tawes Nelson. Now, Arizona Realty One Group properties are seamlessly integrated with ARMLS homes to deliver clients of Nelson with the most comprehensive and dynamic real estate search available online. Scottsdale, Arizona property listings are now delivered to home seekers with the click of a mouse on the website of Nelson, giving potential buyers around Phoenix the ability to find the perfect home without ever leaving her convenient real estate search page.

Grijalva Congratulates Chicanos Por La Causa on Federal Awards for Home Construction and Head...

Washington, DC - August 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), a community development non-profit corporation with offices throughout the state, on its new $400,919 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to provide technical assistance in the construction of 30 homes in Santa Cruz County. Rural Development also awarded CPLC a $17,500 grant to supply much-needed kitchen and playground equipment for a Head Start program in Somerton.

Grijalva Congratulates Pascua Yaqui on $4.9 Million Tribal Grant for Housing Assistance, Community Development...

Washington, DC - August 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva today congratulated the Pascua Yaqui Tribe on its new $4,875,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant comes from the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996, which awards funds to tribes through a formula based on need and prior funding levels.

City Seeks Proposals for Residential Property Rehabilitation

August 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Phoenix is seeking proposals for the rehabilitation of a city-owned residential property at 50 W. Mariposa St. The city will hold a pre-submittal meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., first floor, assembly room D.The pre-submittal meeting will provide an opportunity for proposers to ask questions about the Request for Proposals (RFP).


Phoenix, AZ - August 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Gibson Laughton Group, led by Scott Gibson, a real estate industry veteran and top-producing agent with RE/MAX Prosperity, was recently ranked in the top-five of the 2010 Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Top 400 Rankings. The team joins an elite group of real estate professionals across the country recognized for their production in challenging market conditions.

Tohono O’odham Receive $5.7 Million Grant From Department of Housing and Urban Development To...

Washington, D.C. - August 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Tohono O’odham KiKi Association (TOKA) received a $5.7 million Indian Housing Block Grant Aug. 4 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be eligible for a number of uses, including housing development, family and individual housing services, crime prevention and safety, and model activities that provide creative approaches to solving affordable housing problems.

Homeless Continue to Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer

July 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Phoenix will accept donated items through Sept. 30 for the many homeless people who have no shelter and are in need of a few basic items that will keep them safe during the hot summer days

Successful Arizona Real Estate Firm Launches Property Management Franchise Opportunity Across The Nation

Glendale, AZ - July 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Arizona may continue to struggle with real estate woes, but one local residential real estate company is enjoying explosive growth and taking it nationwide. HomeLovers home rental and property management is launching a HomeLovers franchise opportunity to entrepreneurs based on proprietary systems proven successful in Arizona. HomeLovers has been cash positive since its first year, growing a remarkable 850+ percent in its second year. The firm is leveraging industry consultant heavyweight iFranchise to assist in the franchise endeavor.

Tucson homes now available for virtual tours with the premier software real estate software...

EUGENE, OR - July 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Chad Brockschmidt Real Estate have teamed up to revolutionize his professional website. The IDX Broker software now enabled on the real estate website of Brockschmidt allows home seekers in Tucson, Arizona to quickly search through thousands of Tucson MLS (TAARMLS) listings, in an effort to match them with the best solution for each buyer. Now, potential buyers have the most detailed home search available online, from the convenience and ease of the website.

“For It Is Mary, “Master of the House”, “Head of Her Domain”

New York, NY - July 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- She reigns amid statuesque saguaro stands dominating the North Phoenix rolling hills landscape, a petite fireball advocating smart downsizing for prospective clients who appreciate Arizona lifestyle options emerging with momentary economic incentives. Mary knows. Multi-million dollar producer of Arizona residential real estate, Mary enthusiastically welcomes those seizing the moment to recreate their lives by investing, and occasionally expanding or downsizing, in Arizona’s magnificent Sonoran desert vistas of homes and land in North Phoenix. Mary enjoys it so much she lives there. She’s rooted her family in the community of Vistancia where daily hikes typically end work days. Privacy, tranquility and state-of-the-art residences complement exquisite environs in a neighborhood boasting conveniences “to which she’s accustomed”.

Grijalva Congratulates Tucson Group For Receiving $446,000 Grant to Assist Homeless Youth With Housing,...

Washington, D.C. - July 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) for receiving a $446,000 competitively awarded grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental and other assistance to chronically homeless youth in Tucson. The grant, awarded under HUD’s Continuum of Care group of programs, is part of approximately $190 million awarded this week by the department to support 550 local projects that will offer housing and other support to nearly 20,000 homeless individuals and families

Grijalva Congratulates City, County and Non-Profit Recipients of New Housing Assistance Grant for Those...

Washington, D.C. - June 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the Pima County Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department for receiving a new $1.3 million federal grant to provide housing assistance for families and individuals living with HIV or AIDS. The grant will be shared with partners at the City of Tucson and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) to provide housing assistance to approximately 50 eligible recipients


WASHINGTON, DC - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today announced that two Tucson organizations will receive a total of $445,000 to provide job training for homeless veterans

Grijalva Applauds $125 Million Federal Aid to Arizona to Assist Communities Struggling With High...

Washington, D.C. - June 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today applauded the White House decision to approve $1.5 billion to help five states, including Arizona, create and promote home foreclosure prevention plans. Arizona will receive $125.1 million through the initiative.

Mitchell Attends Dedication Ceremony of Homeless Veteran Transitional Housing

PHOENIX, AZ - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell today attended the dedication ceremony of Madison Street Veterans Association's (MSVA) new transitional housing community, which will help homeless veterans transition from the streets back into family and community living. The center will be run by homeless and formerly homeless veterans. MSVA is an independent organization of homeless veterans and formerly homeless veterans within the Lodestar Day Resource Center, which assists homeless individuals find transitional and permanent housing, as well as job training and placement

Truth in Taxation Notice: Total Rate Unchanged, Property Tax Levy Will Decrease

Phoenix, AZ - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The city of Phoenix is publishing a Truth in Taxation notice which is required by Arizona Revised Statutes. As the state law requires, the notice only addresses the primary portion of the city’s property tax levy. However, the city’s total property tax rate remains unchanged

Grijalva Congratulates City of Tucson on $400,000 Grant to Provide Housing Vouchers to Homeless...

Washington, D.C. - June 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the City of Tucson’s Department of Housing and Community Development for receiving a $408,780 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to extend housing assistance to homeless veterans. The grant will allow the city to provide 75 new vouchers to homeless veterans in Tucson and Pima County who can use them to reduce the out-of-pocket cost of housing rentals


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