Yearly Archives: 2009

Show-Me Money: VA Loan Report Teaches Missouri Realtors How to Tap Into Military...

With Agent Pools Shrinking, VA Home Loans and Refinances Skyrocketed in FY 09. COLUMBIA, MO - November 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Veterans and their families are buying homes in record numbers, but only a handful of Missouri real estate agents are capitalizing on that windfall.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Kit Bond, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds our nation’s housing programs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will release more than $200,000 in federal funds to the City of Blue Springs.

Luetkemeyer Joins Call to Expose Government Corruption Within Countrywide VIP Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today made the following statement on Ranking Member Darrell Issa’s call to subpoena all records and documents related to the Countrywide VIP Program in which special mortgage rates were promised to lawmakers in return for political support for what was once the nation’s largest mortgage originator

Luetkemeyer Announces $367,000 Federal Loan for Affordable Housing in Crawford County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer today announced that Leasburg Senior Citizens Homes, Inc. has received a $367,292 Agriculture Department loan to preserve and revitalize exisiting rural rental housing properties.

Zweifel Launches Revamped Low-Interest Loan Program at Life Science Start Up

ST. LOUIS, MO - October 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel was in Midtown St. Louis today to launch a recently revamped low-interest loan program he administers called the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. He outlined the expansion of the loan program while visiting LipoSpectrum, a life science start up and program borrower that uses patented technology to quickly perform lipid tests in the fight against various diseases

Treasurer Clint Zweifel Launches Revamped Loan Program at St. Louis Life Science Company

October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel will be in St. Louis on Thursday, October 8 to launch the revamped Missouri Linked Deposit Program, a low-interest loan program he administers. Treasurer Zweifel will be at LipoSpectrum, a local life science company specializing in state-of-the-art lipid analysis using patented technology developed at Washington University. LipoSpectrum, located in the St. Louis Enterprise Center's Midtown location uses the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. Borrowers using the loan program usually save about 30 percent on their interest costs.

St. Louis County Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges for Falsifying Mortgage Loan Application and...

ST. LOUIS, MO - October 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Milton H. Ohlsen III was sentenced to 30 months in prison on bank fraud charges after overstating his income on his home mortgage application, and in a separate case, sentenced to 30 months in prison on a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap announced today. The sentences are to run concurrently. In addition to the prison sentence, Ohlsen was ordered to pay restitution of $99,871

Wichita, Carl Junction Men Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MO - October 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matt J. Whitworth, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Wichita, Kan., man and a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a $1.2 million mortgage fraud scheme

McCaskill Works to Extend Homebuyer Tax Credit For Troops Serving Overseas

Legislation moves back deadline on stimulus tax credit for men and women serving abroad. WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- While many American families have taken advantage of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit and other benefits available through the economic recovery effort, many American heroes have been deployed overseas and thus unable to take advantage of this valuable credit to help them buy a home of their own. Today, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill introduced a bill in the Senate to extend until November 30, 2010 the availability of this credit of up to $8,000 toward the purchase of a first home for service members deployed abroad for more than 90 days during 2009.

DED issues call for proposals for rental housing projects using CDBG disaster funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - September 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development is requesting proposals for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in areas of the state affected by weather related disasters during 2008. Only proposals for affordable rental housing projects may be submitted in this application process.

More than $17.8 million in stimulus funding awarded to Missouri for community development projects

September 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced today that state of Missouri and 17 communities have been awarded a total of $17,819,557 in federal grant money through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The money was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The CDBG program helps states and local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide affordable housing and create economic opportunities.

Bond Secures More Than $30 Million for Missouri Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Kit Bond today announced that he secured more than $30 million to invest in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure and housing needs.

Skelton Cosponsors Legislation to Ensure Service Members Can Take Full Advantage of First-Time Homebuyer...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-MO) joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC), and 26 other Members of the House of Representatives, in introducing H.R. 3590, the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009. This deficit-neutral legislation would amend the federal tax code to ensure military personnel can take full advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit that was created as part of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


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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