NAHB

Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing Production in 2017, More Gains Expected this Year

Nationwide housing starts fell 8.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units after an upwardly revised November reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Gregg Larson

Industry Award Recognizes CoreLogic Real Estate Leaders

CoreLogic®(NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that two of its key Real Estate Solutions leaders have been recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200 list. Chris Bennett, executive, and Gregg Larson, principal, Business Development, were both named to the list for 2018. The Swanepoel Power 200 is an annual ranking of residential real estate’s top leaders published by the Swanepoel T3 Group.
NAHB

Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60. For 19 consecutive quarters, the RMI has been at or above 50, which indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower.
DCHFA

DCHFA Finances New Affordable Senior Housing and Preserves Affordable Units in Wards 5 and...

The DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issued financing for both a new construction project and a preservation development all on the same day. On January 11,DCHFA issued $11.1 million in bond financing to construct 1164 Bladensburg Apartments (1164 Bladensburg Road, NE).
NeighborWorks America

Homebuyers received nearly $40 million in down payment assistance from NeighborWorks in 2017

NeighborWorks network organizations across the U.S. last year provided $39.2 million in down payment assistance to consumers, helping thousands of people become homeowners. Many of the purchasers were first-time homebuyers with low and moderate incomes, who without the support of NeighborWorks organizations would not have been able to buy a home.
CVS Madison TN

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a Single Tenant Net Leased CVS Pharmacy

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased CVS Pharmacy property located at 1200 Gallatin Pike South in Madison, Tennessee for $2,925,000.

More Are Accepting Apartment Living as the New Norm

Until very recently, most people weren’t really looking at apartment living as a solution. Many find apartments to be temporary rather than permanent; they dream of owning a house one day. Others develop apartment phobia and fear high-density living altogether
USDOJ

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General M. Kendall Day of the Criminal Division Delivers Testimony...

Chairman Crapo, ranking member Brown and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss our nation’s anti-money laundering laws, including the Bank Secrecy Act. The Department of Justice draws upon the resources and expertise of various components to combat money laundering, including the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery
Mercy Housing

MERCY HOUSING AND NAHT CLOSE ON $14.3M OF EQUITY TO BENEFIT REHABILITATION OF HOLLY...

With a focus on leveraging housing as a platform to ensure access to social services opportunities for low-income families, National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT) is proud to announce the closing of Holly Park. NAHT closed on the property in partnership with Goldman Sachs Bank and Mercy Housing
NREL

NREL, University of Texas Scientists Determine Critical Factor for Improving Performance and Durability of...

A microscopic analysis of perovskite solar cells reveals new insight into how the devices degrade—information necessary for moving the technology closer to commercialization. The research was conducted by scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the University of Texas at Austin and was published in 
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Bill Allowing D.C. to Work with NPS to Make Improvements to Franklin Park...

A $488,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, The First, A National Banking Association (The First), will rehabilitate 72 homes in Laurel, Mississippi. Local dignitaries yesterday joined bank and project representatives at a check presentation ceremony at the office of Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to award the funds.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after reaching an 18-year high in December 2017.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

CARSON DELIVERS OATH OF OFFICE TO FOUR NEW HUD LEADERS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has four new top leaders who are assuming key roles in the agency at the start of a new year and during a critical recovery period following last year's devastating hurricanes. HUD Secretary Ben Carson administered the oath of office to the following individuals recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate: J. Paul Compton, Jr. to become HUD's General Counsel;

Clinton Foundation, Rocky Mountain Institute to Coordinate Renewable Energy Push in Barbuda

The Clinton Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), responding to an invitation from the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, announced a new effort to redesign Barbuda’s power sector and to shift to a renewable energy model. Following the devastation in Barbuda from Hurricane Irma this year, the Clinton Foundation and RMI have been invited to work with the Government and the Utility to lend expertise and technical resources to the planning, design and construction of new resilient and sustainable clean energy projects.
ULI

The Urban Land Institute Receives Gift from Hines to Increase the Number and Visibility...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has received a $90,000 gift from Hines, the globally renowned real estate organization, to support the creation of the WLI Hines Innovation Grants, with the goal of helping raise the visibility and number of women in leadership roles in the real estate industry and within ULI’s membership. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary institute whose 40,000-plus members are dedicated to leadership in land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.

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Your First Home
Maybe you have plans to get married and need to secure your first home so you have a place to move into after your honeymoon. Other first time homebuyers have rental leases that are soon to expire. While finding the first piece of residential property that you are to own and live in

South Cove, First New For-Sale Residential Development in Dana Point to...

South Cove
International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the recent opening of the KTGY-designed residential models at South Cove in Dana Point, California. Built by San Diego-based real estate development company Zephyr, this is Dana Point’s first new for-sale residential development to open in decades. South Cove is a unique, barefoot community that exudes laid-back luxury in a highly-coveted coastal setting at the southern gateway of Dana Point.

Norton Reelected as Top Democrat on Highways and Transit Subcommittee

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) was elected by her fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to return as the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. software PayTourist tourist tax

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Gregg Larson

Industry Award Recognizes CoreLogic Real Estate Leaders

CoreLogic®(NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that two of its key Real Estate Solutions leaders have been recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200 list. Chris Bennett, executive, and Gregg Larson, principal, Business Development, were both named to the list for 2018. The Swanepoel Power 200 is an annual ranking of residential real estate’s top leaders published by the Swanepoel T3 Group.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAHB

Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing Production in 2017, More Gains Expected this...

Nationwide housing starts fell 8.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units after an upwardly revised November reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.