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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 17, 2019.
NAHB

Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter of 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) dropped seven points to 40 compared to the previous quarter
NAHB

New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
CHA

CHA Board approves development teams for LeClaire Courts, Wicker Park Apartments

The CHA Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the selection of development teams for the redevelopment of LeClaire Courts and CHA’s Wicker Park Apartments and Annex.
PaulineWeaver

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

Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely...
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 10, 2019.
NAHB

Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department
7_Eleven_Fontana

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Pre-Sale of New Single-Tenant 7-Eleven in Inland Empire

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 arranged the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station in Fontana, Calif. The sale price was $2,353,000, representing a 4.25 percent cap rate, a record-low cap rate for a 7-Eleven in San Bernardino County.
Easily DIY

5 Basement Ceiling Ideas You Can Easily DIY

Renovating your basement can be an exciting time; however, one thing that many homeowners struggle with is choosing their basement ceiling.  After all, most basements tend to be lower than traditional rooms, so it can be tempting to opt for a bare-bones look so that you don’t lose any clearance.  But is this always the best option?  Could you be losing out on a great style opportunity?  Let’s take a look at some great ceiling ideas to consider implementing during your remodel.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

GSA, HUD ISSUE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION FOR PHASE II CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE WORK

The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Technology Transformation Services' Centers of Excellence (CoE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued six Requests for Information (RFI) and their accompanying draft Request for Quotation (RFQ) to gather feedback related to the HUD Phase II work on Friday, May 17.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement after the White House announced the U.S. would remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico

Tips For Building Your First Home

After a lot of consideration, you’ve decided you want to build a home rather than buy an existing one. It’s a decision that a lot of people make, either because they like the idea of having a brand new house that’s customized just for them or because they couldn’t find an existing home that met their needs. It’s an exciting time, going over plans with your architect and contractor, and choosing light fixtures, tile, and paint colors. Before you finalize your plans, though, there are a few things you should consider.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD RECEIVES MICROSTRATEGY’S 2019 FEDERAL IT INNOVATION AWARD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) yesterday received MicroStrategy’s 2019 Federal Information Technology Innovation Award. HUD won the Award because HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s (CPD) modernized its Grants Dashboard.
NAHB

Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters for proposing draft legislation to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis and called on the administration and Congress to make this issue a national policy priority
VA

VA joins local officials in celebrating effective end of Veteran homelessness in Lexington, Kentucky

Officials from the departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) joined the mayor and representatives of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Continuum of Care (CoC) on April 25 to celebrate the effective end of Veteran homelessness in Lexington, Kentucky
VA

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

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.
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Originations Increase 12 Percent in the First Quarter

Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations rose 12 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

Heated Tiles: The Best Installation Suggestions

For any home that you're considering putting on the market soon or indeed have just purchased, putting in a heating tile system is something that often seals the deal. The heating system goes in beneath the flooring. The tiles help the radiant heat system push up the warmth to avoid trapping it at ground level as carpeted floors can do.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 17, 2019.