Yearly Archives: 2010


Washington, DC - April 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Rep. Mike Castle highlighted the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's announcement to award $190,000 for the construction of exhibits for Delaware's Children's Museum, at the Christina Riverfront in Wilmington. These funds were included in the annual appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009 (PL 111-8)

First Lady Plants Seeds of Volunteerism Vegetable Garden – Will Provide Food for Homeless...

April 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- To symbolically plant the seeds of volunteerism and real seeds that will produce vegetables, Delaware First Lady Carla Markell planted a new garden today at Woodburn, the official Governor’s residence in Dover. The garden will produce a variety of vegetables that will be donated to area homeless shelters.


March 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced that HUD is awarding $10 million in Recovery Act funding to the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) under the second round of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The NSP grants are part of $2 billion awarded nationwide to local communities and nonprofit housing developers to combat the effects of vacant and abandoned homes while creating jobs. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, this round of NSP grants is being awarded competitively to applicants who developed the most innovative ideas to address the impact the housing crisis has had on local communities, while demonstrating that they have the capacity to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars


March 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) today announced $250 million in bonds are available for affordable home loans, which includes a set aside of 10 % (up to $25 million) for new construction home purchases.

State Taking Applications for $250M in Bonds for Affordable Loans

March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) today announced $250 million in bonds are available for affordable home loans, which includes a set aside of 10 % (up to $25 million) for new construction home purchases.

New Foreclosure Grants Available

February 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi today announced that a new program, the “Homeownership Grant Assistance Program” (GAP), is available to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. The $1 million grant program, a partnership between DSHA and the Department of Health and Social Services, is funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Eligible homeowners can receive up to $5,000 in the form of a grant to save their home from foreclosure. The program will be offered while funding remains available up to September 30, 2010

Delaware State Housing Authority Offering Federal Tax Incentive to Developers of Affordable Rental Housing

February 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) is now offering approximately $2.5 million in federal housing tax credits to affordable rental housing developers. Developers have until 3:00 p.m. April 9, 2010 to apply to DSHA for federal housing tax credits on sites they plan to develop for low-income families.

Biden sues Ryan Homes for consumer fraud

Wilmington, DE - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that his office has filed a 39-count consumer fraud lawsuit against NVR, Inc., which does business under the name “Ryan Homes.” Ryan Homes built several sections of homes in the Odessa National development, in Townsend, Delaware, where the alleged fraud took place. The civil suit, filed today in New Castle County Superior Court, seeks civil penalties of $10,000 for each violation of Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Act, restitution for 39 home buyer victims, punitive damages, and investigative costs.


Washington, Dc - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke released plans to reduce its emergency lending programs used during the economic crisis. Bernanke detailed actions the Fed may take to reduce its $2.2 trillion balance sheet, including a commitment to purchase up to $1.25 trillion in mortgage-backed securities. The actions from the Fed have been questionable due to lack of transparency and use of emergency powers, outside of Congressional oversight

Biden secures 21-count indictment in mortgage rescue fraud scheme

Wilmington, DE - February 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that Jamaar Manlove, Larry Manlove, Rhonda Manlove, Master Builders for Christ and Vision Builders Christian Center have been charged in a 21-count indictment for crimes related to a mortgage rescue scam. Warrants have been issued for their arrest and racketeering liens have been placed on their assets. This represents what is believed to be one of the largest mortgage rescue fraud indictments in Delaware history. The indictment alleges that Jamaar Manlove ran a criminal enterprise involving theft, money laundering, and forgery in which he preyed on vulnerable homeowners who faced imminent foreclosure. In these scams, struggling homeowners sell their homes to third parties to avoid foreclosure based on the false promise that they can repurchase their homes through a complex sale/lease-back arrangement when their financial situations improve. In reality, this never happens.

Community Leaders Join Girl Scouts in Dedicating First LEED Platinum Building in Delaware

NEWARK, DE - February 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Inc. (GSCBC), was joined by civic and community leaders today in dedicating the Council’s Science and Technology Lodge in honor of former Council Board President and lifelong environmental advocate Lynn W. Williams.

Agencies Join Forces to Help Children Exiting Foster Care Get Housing

January 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi , along with Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (DSCYF) Vivian Rapposelli, today announced that DSHA has been awarded fifty (50) Family Unification Housing Vouchers through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s competitive application process. In addition to helping bring families together, these vouchers can now also be used to provide housing assistance to youth between 18 and 21 years of age who have left foster care and need affordable and decent housing in a safe environment.



WILMINGTON, DE - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc. (REMN), a national mortgage lender based in River Edge, N.J., is pleased to announce the opening of its latest branch in Wilmington, DE. As REMN’s first branch in the state of Delaware, this new location will help the company better service the needs of region’s home buyers and real estate professionals, including those that live or work in and around the southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and eastern shore of Maryland areas, including the regions surrounding Philadelphia and Camden


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