Minneapolis Mill City Museum

Why Minneapolis is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Whether you are looking for a place to buy your first home or you think it’s a good time to invest in real estate for monetary gain, choosing the right location is critical. Not all towns and cities are equal. In some, the crime rates are horrific. In others, employment opportunities are lacking.

Chairman Enzi Presses Federal IG Offices on Housing Duplication and Overlap

Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, has asked the inspectors general of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, and Treasury to identify duplication in federal housing assistance programs.

Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down as Single-Family Makes Gains

A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7.0 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department
NYU Furman Center

Ken Zimmerman to Join the NYU Furman Center as Distinguished Fellow

The NYU Furman Center, one of the nation’s preeminent research centers on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy, announced today that Ken Zimmerman is joining the Center as a Distinguished Fellow.


Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Merced, Calif. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Biggest Annual Declines in Construction Employment. Construction employment increased in 248 out of 358 metro areas between January 2017 and January 2018, declined in 68 and stagnated in 42

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Takes Building Sciences to the Next Generation

Building science can take you from landscapes to skyscrapers, from virtual design to hands-on construction, from sustainability to resilience, from vision to reality, and, in the case of the National Institute of Building Sciences, it can take you on a walk through a virtual base on Mars.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International testified before Congress today on the importance of making permanent and modernizing the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction, commonly referred to as 179D after its U.S. Internal Revenue Code section number. 

Realtors® Urge Permanent Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Exclusion

The exclusion for forgiven home mortgage debt following a foreclosure, short sale or loan modification should be made permanent to provide relief to troubled borrowers and minimize the damage to families, neighborhoods and communities

Builder Confidence Remains on Solid Footing in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) but remains in strong territory

Indianapolis’ Sandorf Park Chosen for 2018 Parks Build Community Project

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Indy Parks and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation are proud to announce that Sandorf Park has been chosen for NRPA’s 2018 Parks Build Community project.
Financial Services Committee

Reviewing State-Based Insurance Regulation

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to review H.R. 5059, the State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act. Introduced on February 15, 2018 by Representatives Keith Rothfus and Joyce Beatty, the bill would amend the Home Owners’ Loan Act with respect to the registration and supervision of insurance savings and loan holding companies (SLHC).

MBA Applauds Passage of S. 2155

David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement applauding Senate Banking Chairman Crapo (R-ID) and the bi-partisan coalition of senators that worked to ensure passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.
Capital Impact Partners

Washington D.C. Mayor Names Capital Impact Partners To Help Manage New Affordable Housing Preservation...

Institutions (CDFIs), will manage the District’s newly created $10 million Affordable Housing Preservation Fund. The Mayor’s Housing Preservation Strike Force recommended the creation of this Fund, located within the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), to increase the preservation of affordable housing in the District.


Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials including steel and aluminum, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials warned that newly imposed tariffs on those metals will create steeper increases that will squeeze budgets for infrastructure, school districts and commercial projects

New Research Confirms Apartments Outperform Across Time, Geography and Market Conditions

Apartments outperform other commercial real estate property types, on both a risk-adjusted and unadjusted basis, regardless of holding period, geographic region, metro size, and growth rate according to new research from the National Multifamily Housing Council Research Foundation.

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Making Shopping for Your First Home a Fun Experience

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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Boot Barn Jackson TN

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Boot Barn

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Boot Barn property located at 1775 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee for $2,000,000.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Minneapolis Mill City Museum

Why Minneapolis is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Whether you are looking for a place to buy your first home or you think it’s a good time to invest in real estate for monetary gain, choosing the right location is critical. Not all towns and cities are equal. In some, the crime rates are horrific. In others, employment opportunities are lacking.