Yearly Archives: 2013

Wyden Urges AG to Investigate Illegal Fees on Struggling Homeowners

Washington, D.C. - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today urged the U.S. Attorney General to investigate allegations that a mortgage servicing firm is overcharging struggling homeowners on default and foreclosure fees.

Gary Raze adopts IDX Broker software to sync his real estate website with the...

EUGENE, OR - March 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and their hardworking team is eager to announce the addition of Gary Raze with REMAX Integrity of Eugene, Oregon, in joining the rapidly expanding network of real estate professionals opting to give their website visitors the ability to utilize the features of the web based Regional MLS (RMLS) search application, IDX Broker. With this custom IDX tool addition, Raze will have the opportunity to directly connect prospective home buyers with a plethora of the latest and most up-to-date property listings and details, from the RMLS, by displaying the IDX/MLS data feed on his own personal website.

Smarter agents and brokers, like Ron Garcia, adopt IDX Broker software for their online...

EUGENE, OR - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ron Garcia and IDX, Inc. have joined forces to bring new levels of ease and accessibility to the Portland, Oregon home search, by enabling an IDX solution that has revolutionized the website of Garcia. As a real estate broker, Dhanji has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings through the Regional MLS (RMLS). Now, his clients can experience and view detailed RMLS listings that were once solely reserved for real estate agents and brokers. The IDX synced website of Garcia allows potential Oregon buyers to explore the RMLS on their terms. Garcia had made the right decision for his business and his clients by enabling an IDX solution for his website.

Judy McCombs and IDX, Inc. make finding homes in prestigious Bend, Oregon a joy

EUGENE, OR - February 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bend, Oregon real estate agent Judy McCombs has teamed up with IDX, Inc. to enable her website with the revolutionary IDX Broker software. As a member of the Central Oregon MLS (COMLS), McCombs has access to thousands of area listings, and now, her clients can experience the same levels of unprecedented access to detailed Bend listings on her IDX-enabled website. IDX Broker software extracts raw listing data directly from the COMLS database and seamlessly integrates it onto McCombs’ website, creating a comprehensive and concise online real estate search page for Bend buyers.

Local Mortgage Broker Found Guilty of Bank and Wire Fraud

PORTLAND, OR - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- David Ovist, 45, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, was convicted Friday, February 8, 2013, of the crimes of bank fraud and wire fraud following a 10-day jury trial. Ovist is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown on May 7, 2013, for sentencing on these charges

Treasury Approves Multnomah Pilot Program to Help Underwater Homeowners Refinance

WASHINGTON, DC - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) announced that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved a new pilot program to help underwater homeowners in Oregon’s Multnomah County. This pilot draws elements from Merkley’s Rebuilding American Homeownership proposal released in the summer of 2012

Recertification process underway for property tax deferral programs

SALEM - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Oregon Department of Revenue has started its annual review of participant eligibility for the state’s Senior and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program.

IDX, Inc. syncs Eugene, Oregon property listings with website of Realtor Brian Tuski

EUGENE, OR - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces Brian Tuski has enabled an IDX solution to his real estate website and now hosts a dynamic search function. Regional MLS (RMLS) listings are now easily integrated onto the website he hosts, making thousands of Oregon property listings accessible for agents, brokers and home seekers alike. The Eugene online real estate search will never be the same, thanks to Tuski and his IDX-enabled website.

Home Forward to Sell St. Johns Woods Apartments to Vitus Group

January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Home Forward and Vitus Group announced today that Home Forward will sell its St. Johns Woods apartment complex in North Portland to Vitus Group, a Seattle-based affordable housing provider with apartment communities in 14 states. Home Forward, the new name for the Housing Authority of Portland, is Oregon's largest affordable housing provider, with nearly 6,500 units of affordable housing in Multnomah County.

Real estate professional in Portland chooses IDX Broker to host dynamic online property search...

EUGENE, OR - January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Portland, Oregon home seekers can now experience an online real estate search comparable to none, with the dynamic IDX synced website hosted by Matt Williams and supported by IDX, Inc. As a member of the Regional MLS (RMLS), Williams has long had access to thousands of area listings. Now, the same ease and accessibility that was once reserved only for agents and brokers is available to clients of Williams, on the IDX enabled website he manages. IDX Broker software allows buyers to utilize the unique tools RMLS and Williams supply to them, forever changing the way home seekers find properties online.

Oregon real estate broker adopts IDX solution, simplifying the online property search for his...

EUGENE, OR - January 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. announces today that Randy Bowe of Atwater Real Estate has become the latest real estate professional to integrate the innovative IDX Broker software onto his website.


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.