Yearly Archives: 2011

Search capabilities diversified with IDX Broker software on the Oregon realty website of Laurie...

EUGENE, OR - November 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest real estate professional to adopt the dynamic IDX Broker software: Portland, Oregon Realtor Laurie Ames. Ames’ customized IDX solution extracts raw listing data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) and integrates thousands of listings onto Ames’ search page displaying Portland, Oregon properties with ease. IDX Broker and the solutions it enables, has revolutionized the property search tools that Ames makes available to her clients online.


WASHINGTON, DC - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) today announced that it has shut down 85 alleged online mortgage modification scams that prey on vulnerable homeowners through Web banners and other Web advertisements. SIGTARP investigates mortgage modification schemes in which companies charge struggling homeowners a fee in exchange for false promises of lowering the homeowner’s mortgage through TARP’s housing program known as the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Google, in cooperation with an ongoing criminal SIGTARP investigation of these scams, has suspended advertising relationships with more than 500 Internet advertisers and agents associated with the 85 alleged online mortgage fraud schemes and related deceptive advertising.

Oregon online real estate search simple with IDX Broker software on website of Ben...

EUGENE, OR - November 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Eugene, Oregon home seekers can now experience the innovative online real estate search made possible by IDX, Inc. on the website of Broker Ben Fogelson. The IDX solution Fogelson now employs has made finding the perfect Oregon home so much easier for potential buyers, by automatically syncing thousands of Regional Multiple Listing Service MLS (RMLS) listings instantaneously on the search page he hosts. Never before has such a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool been so accessible for online property seekers.

Oregon area properties displayed seamlessly on IDX enabled website of Realtor Tim Dickey

EUGENE, OR - September 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has uploaded IDX Broker software onto the real estate website of Tim Dickey with The Broker Network of Central Oregon, bringing thousands of property listings to his clients instantly. Dickey has enabled an IDX solution, and in turn received the most thorough online real estate website, simplifying both the home search for potential buyers and his own job of managing his online realty solution. With his customizable IDX synced website, Dickey has forever changed the way Bend, Oregon home seekers participate in the online property search

Realtor upgrades Lake Oswego real estate website by adopting IDX Broker software

Eugene, OR - September 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real Estate consultant Steve Kaer of Coldwell Banker Properties located in Lake Oswego, OR. has now seamlessly integrated the dynamic IDX Broker software to his website. Perspective clients of Kaer are now able to search for homes in surrounding areas of Lake Oswego, including Portland, Sellwood, Forest Heights, and Dunthorpe all with the use of the integration of IDX Broker software and Regional MLS. With the use of this partnership home seekers of this area can rest assured that Kaer’s website is providing the best possible property for their search parameters.

Merkley Urges Obama to Include Mortgage Help, Energy Efficiency Programs in Jobs Agenda

Portland, OR - September 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Next week, President Barack Obama plans to lay out an agenda to jumpstart the American economy and create jobs. Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley is urging him to use that opportunity to take aggressive action to keep families in their homes and to finance energy efficiency renovations to reduce energy use and get Americans back to work.

KTGY-designed $29 Million Mixed-use Senior Housing Development Planned in Downtown Portland

IRVINE, CA - August 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that it is providing architectural design services for a new $29 million pedestrian-oriented 132-unit mixed-use senior housing community situated near downtown Portland, Oregon. Developed by the Foursquare Foundation, the city approved entitlements for the project in March 2011. The project is slated to commence construction in the spring of 2012 and be completed in approximately 18 months.

Bend Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Prison

EUGENE, OR - August 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Del Barber, Jr., 46, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan to 15 months in prison for mortgage fraud and health care fraud and was ordered to pay over $200,000 in restitution to the victims of his frauds.

Dan Dal Porto simplifies online property search for his clients with a custom IDX...

EUGENE, OR - July 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With new accounts being added daily, IDX, Inc. announces the latest addition to the growing network of agents and brokers utilizing the dynamic IDX Broker software: San Luis Obispo County real estate professional Dan Dal Porto. With his custom IDX solution, Dal Porto can sync thousands of area listings directly onto the IDX-enabled search page he hosts for Acquire Real Estate and Mortgage. Finding an San Luis Obispo area home online has never been easier, thanks to IDX Broker software and the thorough and comprehensive online real estate database Dal Porto has created on his company's website.

Anthony Castro integrates dynamic IDX, Inc. map search onto The Broker Network realty website

EUGENE, OR - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Broker Anthony Castro have joined forces to present Portland, Oregon home seekers with a unique and informative online real estate search page and website. Castro has adopted IDX Broker software and in the process upgraded the search capabilities of his online realty resource. As a member of both the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RLMS) and the Central Oregon MLS (COMLS) Castro has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, his clients and other Oregon buyers can experience the same heightened level of access reserved only for real estate agents and broker

Four Indicted in Drug Trafficking, Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, OR - July 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two members of an alleged drug trafficking organization were arraigned today on money laundering and marijuana trafficking charges involving the abuse of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), U.S. Attorney Dwight C. Holton announced. Tu Ngoc Tran, 37, and Minhthy Ngoc Nguyen, aka Minh Thy Nguyen, Minaty Nguyen, Minthy Nguyen, 32, were each indicted on charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants, manufacturing over 100 marijuana plants, and money laundering.

Hood River Realtor adopts IDX Broker to display thousands of Oregon property listings

EUGENE, OR - June 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Kristen Gann, the latest real estate professional to integrate a customizable IDX solution onto her realty website, to the growing network of agents and broker who have proved themselves as smarter agents through their use of IDX Broker software. Gann now hosts a dynamic online real estate search page where she can display thousands of Regional Multiple Listings Service (RMLS) properties effortlessly and seamlessly on her own custom real estate website. Clients of Gann can experience a new level of access and ease throughout their online property search thanks to the innovative IDX solution Gann has enabled for her website.

Merkley, Snowe, Reed, Whitehouse Offer Amendment to End Worst Mortgage Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) offered the Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act of 2011 as an amendment to the Public Works and Economic Development Reauthorization Bill. The mortgage servicing bill would help homeowners stay in their homes by ending some of the well-documented abuses by mortgage servicers leading to foreclosures, and would produce a positive ripple effect through the economy by reducing the overall number of foreclosures.

Sentencing of Real Estate Agent Concludes Prosecution of Mortgage Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, OR - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jennifer Venable, 29, of Beaverton, Oregon, was sentenced by the Honorable Robert E. Jones of the United States District Court on June 8, 2011, to 5 years’ probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution relative to her January 13, 2011 wire fraud conviction.

Portland, Oregon real estate market now easily accessible online, with IDX synced search page

EUGENE, OR - June 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. welcomes Portland, Oregon real estate professional Dave Van Nus to the growing network of agents and brokers who have proved their dedication to serving their clients, and their every real estate need, by adopting IDX Broker software. Van Nus now hosts an IDX enabled website, syncing his website with thousands of area properties, thanks to his membership in the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS).


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.