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BCArchitects Principals Cohan and Fons Receive LEED Accreditation

Lawrence S. Cohan and Adan Fons, principals of BCArchitects, a full-service architectural firm with offices in Coral Gables and Celebration, Florida, recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED

HUD Mortgage-Assistance Program Wanted

After nearly a decade of trying, Democrats will again push for legislation this year estab- lishing an assistance program to help families on the verge of foreclosure make their mort- gage payments for up to three years. The program,

Wells Fargo Revamps Marketing to Hispanic Borrowers

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has created a new joint venture to market home loans to Hispanic borrowers, which will employ bilingual loan consultants and provide “a culturally sensitive home financing experience tailored to their needs,” the company says. The

Manhattan Real Estate Marches On

Never say ‘die’ when it comes to New York real estate. He is definitely putting his money where his mouth is…lots of it. Silverstein is paying $8 billion to rebuild office space at the World Trade Center site, and

DOJ Details Plans in Lawsuit Against Realtors

If the antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proceeds to trial, the United States plans to call the Realtor association’s general counsel, ZipRealty’s CFO, the former president and CEO for

Social Networking Reaches Real Estate

Online communities give voice to their members The infamous “80-20” rule of real estate – the notion that 20 percent of Realtors do 80 percent of the business – works similarly in the case of online com- munities, said

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