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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Ascend 5.2% in January

National
Pending home sales rebounded in January, ticking up following a decline in December, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West region reported a minor drop in month-over-month contract activity
HUD InspectorGeneral

Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Sentenced for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders

National
The principal and co-founder of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company was sentenced yesterday in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Speak at Brookfield Properties Groundbreaking at The Yards

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a Brookfield Properties groundbreaking for a 300,000 square-foot headquarters for Chemonics International at The Yards in Southeast D.C. tomorrow, February 27th, at 11:00 a.m.

Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Support Local Government Investments in Infrastructure Improvements to Promote...

National
More than nine in 10 adults from every major demographic group want their local government to invest in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. More than three in four adults say such investments are extremely or very important.
EPA

EPA Reaches Settlements with Three Construction Companies for Clean Water Violations in Massachusetts

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with three Massachusetts construction companies, which ensures they will come into compliance with stormwater
NAHB

Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Remains Unchanged in Fourth Quarter

National
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
NAHB

New Home Sales Strong at Start of 2020

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000 units in January, coming off an upward revision in December, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Property Buyers, Brisbane

Why Get Property Buyers, Brisbane

National
Looking for a house in Brisbane but don’t know where to start? It might be best to hire a pro to make things easier! Many people think that it’s expensive to hire experts, but they don’t have to see the results after hiring an amateur to do the job.
Starbucks_Verizon

Hanley Investment Group Sells Two, Two-Tenant Properties with Starbucks Drive-Thru for $5.7M

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of two
Mark Stark headshot

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Homeowners

National
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, the leading real estate company in Arizona with offices in nearly every corner of the state, announces a new iBuyer service
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Cuts Ribbon on The Aya, Ward 6’s Short-Term Family Housing Program

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon to The Aya, the Short-Term Family Housing site in Ward 6 and the latest of the eight sites opening in the District. This ribbon cutting is part of Mayor Bower’s strategic plan to end homelessness
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Drop 1.3% in January

National
Existing-home sales declined in January, continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Significant declines in the West region dragged down nationwide numbers
NAR

NAR Echoes White House Calls for Local Solutions to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

National
National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a report warning America’s GDP growth is threatened by housing affordability constraints
NAR

Second Century Ventures Continues Global Expansion of REACH Accelerator

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Monday plans to expand the REACH Accelerator program to Canada.
NAR

Minority Homeownership Rates Continue to Lag Behind the National Average, NAR Finds

National
The United States homeownership rate has recently seen a rebound to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a low of 62.9% in the second quarter of 2016. While the increase in the overall homeownership rate is encouraging
MBA

Michael P. Flood Named Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Michael P. Flood has been named Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement.
Mercy Housing

MERCY HOUSING NAMES ISMAEL GUERRERO AS NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

National
Mercy Housing, Inc., the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, has named Ismael Guerrero as its new President and CEO. He will officially assume his role on July 1, 2020, and will lead the organization in its mission

Transcript of Speaker Pelosi, Congresswoman Garcia Press Conference in Houston on House Democrats’ Moving...

National
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held a press conference in Houston following a roundtable discussion with local business and labor leaders on House Democrats’ Moving Forward infrastructure proposal
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.130 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $57.85 billion in January, providing financing for more than 223,938 homeowners and renters.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Ascend 5.2% in January

National
Pending home sales rebounded in January, ticking up following a decline in December, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West region reported a minor drop in month-over-month contract activity
HUD InspectorGeneral

Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Sentenced for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders

National
The principal and co-founder of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company was sentenced yesterday in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Speak at Brookfield Properties Groundbreaking at The Yards

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a Brookfield Properties groundbreaking for a 300,000 square-foot headquarters for Chemonics International at The Yards in Southeast D.C. tomorrow, February 27th, at 11:00 a.m.

Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Support Local Government Investments in Infrastructure Improvements to Promote...

National
More than nine in 10 adults from every major demographic group want their local government to invest in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. More than three in four adults say such investments are extremely or very important.
EPA

EPA Reaches Settlements with Three Construction Companies for Clean Water Violations in Massachusetts

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with three Massachusetts construction companies, which ensures they will come into compliance with stormwater
NAHB

Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Remains Unchanged in Fourth Quarter

National
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing remained unchanged in the fourth quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
NAHB

New Home Sales Strong at Start of 2020

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000 units in January, coming off an upward revision in December, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Property Buyers, Brisbane

Why Get Property Buyers, Brisbane

National
Looking for a house in Brisbane but don’t know where to start? It might be best to hire a pro to make things easier! Many people think that it’s expensive to hire experts, but they don’t have to see the results after hiring an amateur to do the job.
Starbucks_Verizon

Hanley Investment Group Sells Two, Two-Tenant Properties with Starbucks Drive-Thru for $5.7M

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of two
Mark Stark headshot

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Launches New iBuyer Service to Help Homeowners

National
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, the leading real estate company in Arizona with offices in nearly every corner of the state, announces a new iBuyer service
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Cuts Ribbon on The Aya, Ward 6’s Short-Term Family Housing Program

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon to The Aya, the Short-Term Family Housing site in Ward 6 and the latest of the eight sites opening in the District. This ribbon cutting is part of Mayor Bower’s strategic plan to end homelessness
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Drop 1.3% in January

National
Existing-home sales declined in January, continuing a fluctuating pattern of monthly increases and declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Significant declines in the West region dragged down nationwide numbers
NAR

NAR Echoes White House Calls for Local Solutions to Address Housing Affordability Crisis

National
National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a report warning America’s GDP growth is threatened by housing affordability constraints
NAR

Second Century Ventures Continues Global Expansion of REACH Accelerator

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Monday plans to expand the REACH Accelerator program to Canada.
NAR

Minority Homeownership Rates Continue to Lag Behind the National Average, NAR Finds

National
The United States homeownership rate has recently seen a rebound to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a low of 62.9% in the second quarter of 2016. While the increase in the overall homeownership rate is encouraging
MBA

Michael P. Flood Named Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Michael P. Flood has been named Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement.

Transcript of Speaker Pelosi, Congresswoman Garcia Press Conference in Houston on House Democrats’ Moving...

National
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held a press conference in Houston following a roundtable discussion with local business and labor leaders on House Democrats’ Moving Forward infrastructure proposal
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.130 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $57.85 billion in January, providing financing for more than 223,938 homeowners and renters.

Essential General Real Estate Terms You Should Know

National
The world of real estate is full of industry specific jargon that can make you feel out of your depths at every step of the way. It can add layers of confusion to an already complicated and stressful process. This can keep you from being as confident as you should be and can keep you from ultimately achieving your goals.

U.S. States


Avoid TV Tip-Over Incidents During Super Bowl LIV with Safety Tips

New York
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the dangers of television (TV) tip-over hazards. Millions of New Yorkers will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday either on TVs at home or at parties with friends. DCP is taking this TV-focused occasion to remind consumers of critical TV safety tips.
Starbucks_Fresno

Brand-New Single-Tenant Starbucks Drive-Thru Trades in Fresno, Calif. for $1,345 PSF

California
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant Starbucks
FEMA

Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes

Texas
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.

5 Cities in Florida: Which One Makes for the Best Real Estate Investment Opportunity...

Florida
Fast-growing Florida has been a favorite of real estate investors for many years. With so much interest having been focused on the state, though, investors need to take care to seek the best available opportunities.

WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING TO BE SOLD

New York
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be sold at auction in 2020. A work group formed earlier this year made up of City, County, and State officials working with professional real estate consultants CBRE, determined that in the current competitive and robust Buffalo real estate market
SCR

Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages through 2025

National
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are
Peter Evering

WHAT IS THE EVICTION PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA?

California
Eviction is a dirty word for both tenants and the landlords that believe the time has come to remove one or more parties from an apartment. The process anywhere can lead to a strained relationship at best and a bitter acrimonious fight that ends up in the judicial system.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Texas
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Katy, Houston and Spring from Monday, Dec. 9, to Saturday
ABC National

Florida Tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard State Ranking for Second Year in a...

Florida
Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard today, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education
Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home

Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home in the US

National
There are about 7.4 million homes owned as a second home in the United States. For many people, their second home is a vacation home. This gives them a chance to get away and break routine while also having all of the comforts of being in their own home.
Carol Corden cuts the ribbon

Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Affordable Apartments in the Bronx for Low-Income Families and Domestic...

New York
New Destiny was joined by supporters and colleagues to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed service-enriched affordable housing project - The Jennings - located in the Crotona Park East
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...

National
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out

BLM NAMES VETERAN LAND MANAGER TO LEAD CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE

California
The Bureau of Land Management today announced that Karen Mouritsen has been named the new California State Director—a key leadership position based in Sacramento. As State Director, Mouritsen will direct a team that manages lands encompassing 15% of the Golden State’s total land mass
USDOJ

California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns

California
Today, a federal jury found an Oakland-area real estate developer guilty for funneling tens of thousands of dollars through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns

NYS OASAS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW RECOVERY CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY

New York
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the opening of the new JLC Recovery and Wellness Center in New York City. JLC is operated by Exponents Inc. and provides free help and support services for people affected by addiction and for their families.

Robust U.S economy not a boost for black homeownership

National
In spite of a robust U.S. economy, a strong employment rate, and steadily increasing 401(k) plan earnings, Black homeownership rates continue to drop. Drawing from the 2019 release of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers
DOI

Share Secretary Bernhardt Inspects Key Water and Power Facility in Western Colorado

National
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt inspected a key piece of national water infrastructure at Morrow Point Dam, located on the Gunnison...

Laura Derrick named 2019 South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year

National
South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member, past president and Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, was named the association’s 2019 REALTOR® of the Year at its annual conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston on September 11, 2019.
FEMA

Impacted by Recent Flooding, Tornadoes and Severe Storms? Here’s How to Apply for FEMA...

Mississippi
Mississippi households in eight counties impacted by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on February 22 and continuing to March 29, 2019 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to help
Miami’s Real Estate Industry

The Wizards of OZ: A Discussion about Opportunity Zone Investment

Florida
Last week CREW Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) held its September lunch program, The Wizards of OZ hosting a panel of experts who discussed and answered questions about recent Opportunity Zone transactions

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NAHB

New Home Sales Decline in May

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

National
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Property on Airbnb

Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

National
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...

National
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
PaulineWeaver

Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...

National
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
VA

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
Merri Jo Cowen - headshot

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019

Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”

Energy Costs to Cook Thanksgiving Meal Up to 25% Lower in 2015

“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound

Department Enters into Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC and its owners Eduardo Gutierrez...

Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.