Yearly Archives: 2010


WASHINGTON, DC - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to the Coquille Valley Hospital District in Coquille, Oregon. The $22 million loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Local Mortgage Broker Found Guilty of Bank and Wire Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - December 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beniamin Lucian Lucescu, 41, of Portland, Oregon, was convicted yesterday of the crimes of bank fraud and wire fraud following a three-day jury trial. Lucescu is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman on February 11, 2011 for sentencing on these charges.


November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General John Kroger today announced the conviction of a Medford-area developer and mortgage broker in a complex real estate Ponzi scheme to defraud investors

Innovative IDX Broker software simplifies online property search for real estate professionals and potential...

EUGENE, OR - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce real estate agent Ian Reekie has adopted his own customizable IDX solution, to enable his realty website with a powerful property search. Reekie has made the online home search monumentally easier for himself and his clients by syncing his website with IDX Broker software, which in turn syncs with Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) to extract raw listing data and seamlessly display it on the search page Reekie supports. Finding a property in Portland, Oregon has never been easier, especially online, for home seekers

Massive Mortgage Servicing Problems Exposed

Washington, D.C. - November 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) --Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement Tuesday after the committee’s hearing on the major problems in the national mortgage servicing industry:

Online real estate solution enables IDX Broker software and revolutionizes Oregon property search

EUGENE, OR - November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mary Bennett, principal broker of Bennett & Dean Real Estate, has embraced a customized IDX solution for her real estate website. Now, the IDX, Inc. dynamic IDX Broker software is enabled on her search page, syncing her website to the database of Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) listings. Thousands of properties are now available instantaneously on the search page Bennett supports. Eugene, Oregon home seekers can now experience an online property search like never before, with the convenient online real estate solution Bennett has developed for her business

Merkley Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Building in Eugene

Eugene, OR - November 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley helped celebrate the grand opening of the Donald L. Lamb Building, a mixed used complex with commercial space and 35 affordable housing units. The Donald L. Lamb Building is a St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing project that includes four units dedicated to helping homeless veterans find a home

Wyden, Merkley Announce Nearly $2 Million to Build Addition to Vets Home

Washington, D.C. - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing efforts to improve the quality of life for Oregon veterans, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced that the State Veterans Home in The Dalles will receive a $1.9 million Federal grant to construct an addition to the facility. The veterans home currently operates without a common room that can accommodate all of the residents, and the federal grant will be put toward constructing a facility to accommodate large gatherings of residents and their family members.

Breaking News – MERS documentation fraud by WaMu/Chase Bank and Other Major Lenders

October 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Since I as an Oregonian started investigating my own personal foreclosure and wanting more research and information on the fraud in Oregon regarding false documents and MERS, I decided to expand my research now into investigative journalism for Oregonians. Not one major law firm has yet to be found in any of the major search engines for MERS Fraud perpetrated upon many unsuspecting homeowners in Oregon State.


October 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General John Kroger and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services today announced a multi-state investigation into whether affidavits and other documents have been improperly used as part of the foreclosure process.

Central Oregon Realtor enables IDX solution to sync thousands of listings to his real...

EUGENE, OR - October 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Jim Johnson is the latest real estate professional to adopt a customizable IDX solution for his online search feature. Through his membership and partnership with the Central Oregon MLS (COMLS) Johnson has long been able to scan thousands of up-to-the-minute property listings. Now, IDX Broker software integrates COMLS listing data conveniently on the website of Johnson, giving his clients the ability to begin a thorough property search from the comfort of their own home. Never before has a home seeker in Bend, Oregon been able to easily find the perfect property online.


Los Angeles, CA - October 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc (CBRE) today announced that Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a leading academic health center and research institution, has renewed its agreement with CBRE to provide comprehensive real estate services for OHSU‟s Center for Health & Healing. The multi-year contract renewal encompasses facilities and project management services, and lease administration for the distinguished 400,000 sq. ft. facility connected to OHSU‟s hospitals, university, and research facilities in Portland, Oregon

Merkley Calls for Independent Investigation of Foreclosure Practices

Washington, D.C. - October 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following the news that Ally Financial improperly handled foreclosure documents and decisions by several of the largest mortgage servicers to freeze foreclosures,

Portland and suburban listings now available online with easy-to-use IDX enabled website

EUGENE, OR - September 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Stacey Nelson of The Real Estate Firm has adopted the IDX, Inc. dynamic IDX Broker software, in an effort to supply Portland, Oregon home seekers with a unique and comprehensive online search process. Regional MLS (RMLS) listings are now synced directly with the website of Nelson, displaying thousands of up-to-the-minute property listings conveniently on his page. With the powerful search capabilities his IDX solution supplies to his clients, he has revolutionized the way Portland area home seekers find homes.


Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.



New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.