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EDR’s Environmental Records Search Tool for Corporations Now Includes Maps and Photos

MILFORD, Conn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Data Resources, Inc. today announced significant enhancements to its online environmental records search tool, EDR OnDemand, including interactive maps, links to aerial photographs, and electronic folders to support the ongoing monitoring of the environmental status of a property or company.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $633 MILLION TO HELP VERY LOW-INCOME ELDERLY AND PEOPLE...

WASHINGTON, DC - Thousands of additional senior citizens and people with disabilities will soon be able to find affordable housing, thanks to more than $633 million in housing assistance announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson today joined Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (CT-5) to make the announcement in New Britain, Connecticut

Taubman’s Stamford Town Center to Debut New Additions Starting November 1

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2007 shopping season is shaping up to be extra special at Stamford Connecticut's Stamford Town Center. The downtown center's new pedestrian-friendly outdoor plaza debuts November 1 along Tresser Boulevard and Greyrock Place.

Prudential Connecticut realtor Sharon Giglio named Top Selling Agent at Stamford’s The Classic Condominium

STAMFORD, CT – Prudential Realtor® Sharon Giglio, MBA was named July Broker of the Month for her work selling 5 homes in The Classic Condominium, the premier luxury condominium in the heart of downtown Stamford.

Governor Rell Receives Progress Update from Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has received an update from her Sub-Prime Mortgage Task Force, which was formed to help Connecticuthomeowners affected by the slump in the credit market.

CONNECTICUT LANDLORDS SETTLE LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE CASE

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that a Connecticut property management company and several affiliated New Haven owners have agreed to pay a $32,000 fine for failing to inform tenants their apartments may contain lead-based paint. In addition, the landlords agreed to render those units lead safe at a cost of more than $400,000.

EDR Poll Finds Subprime Shockwave Hit on Commercial Real Estate Market

MILFORD, Conn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR) poll of environmental professionals and commercial property mortgage lenders indicate that the subprime lending crisis that shook residential housing markets this year has sparked fear in the commercial real estate market, creating a market slowdown and higher credit costs.

$135 Million for Innovative Solar Technology

NEWINGTON, Connecticut, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Schuco International KG, German parent company of Schuco USA L.P., and German energy giant E.ON AG are jointly investing $135 million to develop new photovoltaic (PV) modules based on thin-film technology for metal and glass facades. Production begins in mid 2008. The modules will be produced in Germany using technology supplied by Applied Materials, Inc., global market leader in nanomanufacturing. "We want to go on improving the cost-benefit ratio of integrating PV modules in building facades, and to make photovoltaic modules a standard feature in building envelopes", declares Dirk U. Hindrichs, CEO of Schuco International.

Schuco USA L.P. Turns Building Envelopes Into Power Plants

NEWINGTON, Connecticut, September 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Schuco USA L.P., American supplier of solar power systems, markets building-integrated photovoltaic modules "Made in Germany ". Schuco's extremely efficient glass-glass modules are available in sizes up to 6.56' x 9.84' and come in all colors. These modules can be seen for the first time in the US at Solar Power 2007 in Long Beach (Stand 414).

First Private Company to Offer NABCEP Continuing Education Credits

NEWINGTON, Connecticut, September 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Schuco USA L.P., American supplier of solar systems, windows, doors and aluminium facade systems, not only provides the world's best-engineered solar energy products, but also superb marketing, sales and training services. The first private company to offer North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners continuing education credits, Schuco considers its distributors and installers to be partners in building sustainability.

Construction begins on Highgrove luxury condominium in Stamford

Ceebraid-Signal and Hunter Roberts Construction Group recently announced that construction is currently underway for Highgrove, downtown Stamford’s most exclusive new luxury condominium designed by the world-renowned architectural firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects.

Mortgage woes lead to more foreclosures

Connecticut's foreclosure filings declined between June and July, but the number is still up for the year so far and is approximately 100 percent higher than the July 2006 filings.Nationally, the number of foreclosure filings last month jumped 93 percent from July 2006 and rose 9 percent from June, the latest sign homeowners are having trouble making payments and finding buyers during the national housing downturn.

Training & Business Development: How to Convert a FSBO

Galand Haas’ FSBO “other” Web site has added a whole new dimension to his prospecting business, and the beauty of it is that clients don’t even know they’re being prospected. Galand employs a unique approach on the Web site, which is rapidly gaining popularity among agents and brokers looking to capitalize on the growing percentage of Internet-savvy consumers who research buying and selling on the Web—long before they ever contact an agent.

Staging a Successful FSBO Campaign

Here is a gloomy scenario from every real estate agent’s war chest. You just gave your best listing presentation and the homeowner responded like this: “I think I’ll try to sell it on my own first.”

One New Foreclosure Filing for Every 879 U.S. Households, Activity Remains High

Foreclosure listing activity across the nation remained at a high level in the month of July 2007. The total number of properties either entering or moving through some stage of the foreclosure process was 131,574 or one foreclosure for every 879 households in the U.S.According to data compiled by Bargain Network (bargain.com), an online provider of real estate foreclosures, the number of residential homes either entering or moving from one stage of foreclosure showed little movement.

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MURPHY CRITICIZES CONTINUED NEGLIGENCE AND ABUSE AT HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED;...

Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016

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Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.