Mercy Housing

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE FOX RIVER VALLEY AWARDS MERCY HOUSING LAKEFRONT $5,000 GRANT...

Mercy Housing Lakefront today announced the acceptance of a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase hearing accessibility equipment (pocket talkers) for senior residents at the organization’s Constitution House in Aurora, IL. Pocket talker devices are reliable and easy-to-use sound amplifiers designed for individuals who are unable to afford standard hearing aids.
FEMA

FEMA Approves More Than $294 Million in Loans for 75 Municipalities

FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan Program has approved more than $294 million for 75 municipalities throughout Puerto Rico. FEMA recently approved two municipalities for loans totaling $5.4 million

BLM APPROVES BENTLY LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the Bently Land Acquisition Project of 14,522 acres of environmentally sensitive lands owned by Bently Family Limited Partnership. The Secretary of the Interior approved funds for this project as part of Round 15 of the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. The parcels are located in Douglas, Carson City and Lyon Counties, Nevada

Significant Cultural Differences between the US and British Residents

Thanks to technology, the world has become a global village. But despite the connectivity provided by social media and online platforms, nothing compares to the joy and excitement that comes when you visit a country by yourself.

Santa For A Day launches, partners with CHA to make Christmas special for 1,700...

About 10 years ago, independent television producer Rich Gentile happened upon a local post office when he noticed thousands of children’s letters written to Santa Claus. The public was encouraged to pick a letter they liked, and fulfill a gift request.

Trial Concluded: Judge Rules Pipeline Company Trespassed But Allows Taking of Private Property

Today, a Louisiana judge found that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company (BBP) trespassed on privately owned land when it constructed its oil pipeline in the sensitive Atchafalaya Basin, but allowed the company to exercise eminent domain over the property for its use. Landowners with property interests that span 38 acres in the basin, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper
Enterprise Community Partners

City and State Leaders Celebrate Opening of Metro Heights at Mondawmin, a Modern Transit-Oriented...

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt and other community leaders joined representatives of Enterprise Homes today for the grand opening of Metro Heights at Mondawmin, a striking new transit-oriented development at the corner of Reisterstown Road and Liberty Heights Avenue, 2700 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
ABC National

Nonresidential Construction Employment Slows Down in November, Says ABC

Construction employment expanded by 5,000 net new jobs in November, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data conducted by Associated Builders and Contractors today. During the past 12 months, the industry has added 282,000 net new construction jobs, which translates into a 4 percent increase in total industry-wide employment.

SCHUMER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: ANY INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE CONSIDERED IN THE NEW CONGRESS MUST INCLUDE...

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter today to President Trump telling him that Senate Democrats expect a number of policies to address climate change to be included in any future infrastructure bill. Schumer’s letter to the president provides a list of policies designed to combat climate change that can and should be included in any infrastructure package in the next Congress, including
MBA

MBA’s Broeksmit Statement on Kraninger Confirmation

Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Kathleen Kraninger to be the next head of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP).

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.
Movember_Hanley Investment

Hanley Investment Group Raises $25,000 for Movember, Totaling $212,000

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 raised $25,000 during its annual Movember campaign.

$7K HAVEN Grant Provides New Home for Military Family

When Marine veterans USMC Corporal Michael Byrne and his wife, Michelle, along with their two children, join the community of Humble, Texas, they will be moving into a new, custom-built, mortgage-free home.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 2.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 30, 2018. The results for the week ending November 23, 2018, included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.
POAH

Georgia Murray elected chair of POAH Board

Boston resident Georgia Murray has been elected Chair of the Board of Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), a national nonprofit affordable housing owner and developer with properties in 11 states and the District of Columbia. She has served as a board member since 2007. She succeeds Herbert Morse who retired after 17 years of voluntary service on the POAH board.
Center for American Progress

Unprecedented Report Finds a Majority of Americans Live in Child Care Desert Neighborhoods

Today, the Center for American Progress released a new reportlooking at the state of America’s child care deserts in 2018. The report, unprecedented in its scope, finds that a majority, or 51 percent, of Americans live in neighborhoods classified as child care deserts. Other key findings from the report include
Shopko Hometown Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Shopko Hometown Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Shopko Hometown property located at 2105 Lazelle St in Sturgis, South Dakota for $2,052,058
NAHB

Virginia Remodeler Leo Lantz Named 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry
NAR

Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans1 who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors
NAHB

Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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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

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Mercy Housing

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE FOX RIVER VALLEY AWARDS MERCY HOUSING...

Mercy Housing Lakefront today announced the acceptance of a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase hearing accessibility equipment (pocket talkers) for senior residents at the organization’s Constitution House in Aurora, IL. Pocket talker devices are reliable and easy-to-use sound amplifiers designed for individuals who are unable to afford standard hearing aids.