Yearly Archives: 2013

Attorney General Koster announces new mortgage settlement with Ocwen

Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing that will mean principal reductions for Missourians as well as payments for up to 3,400 Missourians who lost their homes to foreclosure.

KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP to Speak at PCBC on New Ideas...

Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has been invited to be a speaker at the PCBC 2013 show, Homebuilding’s Premier Tradeshow and Conference, held June 5-6, 2013, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Gonzalez is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at various industry events and webinars and currently serves as PCBC's Co-Chair of the Multifamily Trends Forum

Housing Permits Ten Month Total Surpasses Past Years’ Twelve Month Totals

Housing production continues to climb in cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In fact, the year to date single family total of 3,463 is higher than the entire yearly totals for 2008-2012. Trends show the fourth quarter is off to a strong start as builders make plans for the winter months. Multi-family housing production continues to climb as October added another 395 units bringing the yearly total to 2,493, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Combined permits take the total to 5,956

HUD APPROVES JOPLIN, MISSOURI’S $8.6 MILLION DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

WASHINGTON - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved a $8.6 million disaster plan by the City of Joplin, Missouri to support its efforts to recover from a devastating tornado in May of 2011.

Congressman Cleaver Accompanies President to Kansas City Area

Kansas City - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Missouri’s Fifth District Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, will be flying on Air Force One with the President tomorrow morning from Washington DC to Kansas City. The President and Congressman Cleaver will travel to the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, where the President will continue to highlight economic progress throughout the country.

Summer Ends With a Dip, But Still Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- August is frequently a slower month for permits and this year was no different with 354 single family permits compared to 410 in July, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This month was still the third highest month of 2013 and the numbers are on target to surpass all the years since 2007. In fact, the year to date tally of 2,710 surpasses the total years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Leading the way are Jackson and Johnson counties which are both up roughly 40 percent over last year. Jackson County has 507 permits year to date reflecting an increase of 142 over last year. Johnson County has 1,120 which is an increase of 318 over last year to date

Department of Economic Development announces new information technology company to locate to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY - September 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that LightEdge Solutions, a colocation and information technology company owned by Anschutz Investment Company, will open a new regional office in Kansas City in the SubTropolis Technology Center, which is owned and operated by Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development. The company plans to make a $58,357,912 capital investment and create 21 new jobs.

Special Education Event at the Home Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) will host a special education event at the Fall Home Show, Friday, September 6. Come learn top strategies for negotiating contracts and marketing your business. The cost for each class includes a ticket to the Fall Home Show. Pay $75 to attend both classes and receive a year-long membership to the HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council. Here’s your schedule:

Missouri Residents Urged to Use Caution When Returning to Flood Damanged Homes and Businesses

Kansas City, MO - August 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers safety tips to residents returning to check on flood damaged property and encourages them to file flood insurance claims

McCaskill: Joplin Housing Loan Guarantees Extended Through Fall 201

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) population waiver for rural development loan guarantees on single family housing for Joplin and Jasper Counties has been extended through September 2014.

Long, Smith: West Plains Blueways, Property Rights Field Hearing Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Monday, July 29, 2013, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power will hold an oversight field hearing in West Plains, Missouri, titled

Long and Smith Secure Field Hearing to Examine Blueways, Private Property Rights

WASHINGTON D.C. - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Billy Long (MO-7) and U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-8) today announced the House Natural Resources Committee will conduct a field hearing in West Plains, Missouri, on Monday, July 29th, to learn how the National Blueways System designation was initially imposed on the White River watershed in Missouri and Arkansas and how future designations can be prevented.

Gov. Nixon appoints Harrisonville funeral home owner to State Board of Embalmers and Funeral...

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Jerald A. Dickey, of Harrisonville, to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Dickey, a Republican, is the president and owner of Dickey Funeral Homes, which has locations in Harrisonville, Garden City and Pleasant Hill. He is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and is a licensed embalmer, funeral director, preneed agent funeral director, and a licensed insurance agent in the State of Missouri. The Governor has appointed Dickey for a term ending April 1, 2018; the appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate

Attorney General Koster announces National Mortgage Settlement payments to Missouri borrowers

Jefferson City, MO - June 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that Missouri borrowers who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the National Mortgage Settlement will receive a payment this month for approximately $1,480.

Missouri real estate website enables thorough dynamic online searches with IDX Broker

EUGENE, OR - June 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has revolutionized the real estate website of real estate broker Mike Cribbin. Ofallon, Missouri brokers, Cribbin have chosen to integrate thousands of Mid America Regional Info Systems (MARIS) listings directly onto their real estate search page, creating a thorough database of listings which their clients can conveniently search through. Additionally, Cribbin have simplified their own jobs, by letting IDX Broker software manage their listings and all of the behind-the-scenes aspects of their professional website

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Blunt-Klobuchar Bill Will Help More Children Find Homes Through International Adoption...

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, yesterday introduced the Vulnerable Children and Families Act. The measure would help more children living without families or in institutional care find permanent homes by enhancing U.S. diplomatic efforts around international child welfare and ensuring that intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a more viable and fully-developed option

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 4314 State Route N in Pomona, Missouri for $1,141,000.