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SAVING TIME WITH MODULAR BATHROOM PODS

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) published "Saving Time with Modular Bathroom Pods," a whitepaper that provides an overview of bathroom pods answering the pertinent questions of when they should be used on a project, costs, installation, and showcases the advantages of using bathroom pods on a construction project. The whitepaper also includes case studies across various markets that successfully integrated bathroom pods

4 Critical Inspections to Schedule Before Closing on a Home

There are many steps in the home buying process, even after the contract has been signed. Many real estate agents would agree getting a signed contract is only half the battle. Then you have a month or two to get everything lined up and approved before the deed can be transferred

Texan Ben Caballero Named to Two Top Real Estate Influencers Lists

The real estate industry’s leading source of news and analysis named Ben Caballero, the top agent in the nation based on sales and transaction volume, as one of the real estate industry’s most influential leaders for 2017. Addison, Texas-based Caballero also was named a SP2017 Trendsetter, generated by Swanepoel T3 Group, which recognizes “innovators, dealmakers, and movers-and-shakers.”
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CONIFER WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT of HUMAN RESOURCES

It is with great honor that we announce the addition of Barbara Ross, Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Development to Conifer. “I have known Barb for many years and have worked alongside of her at another organization,” stated Mark Benotti, Vice President of Shared Services. “She is a true professional and owns a strong record in shaping human resource business strategy, providing Conifer the leadership needed to elevate us to another level.”
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Solaira at Pavilion Park Honored with National Design Award

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Solaira at Pavilion Park in Irvine has won the Silver Award for the “Best Senior Housing, Multifamily” in the Best In American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB).  In its 33rd year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential industry, including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international
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Imprev CEO Joins Seattle Leaders on Top Real Estate List

Renwick Congdon, CEO of Bellevue-based Imprev (www.imprev.com), was named to the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), a definitive ranking of residential real estate's 200 most powerful leaders. Renwick joins more than a dozen other Seattle-based leaders, who combined make up 15% of the SP200 list.
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Real Estate Leaders Identify Pivotal Business Challenges for 2017

As they grow less confident in the economy, top real estate executives at firms of all sizes find themselves united by a key concern for 2017: Agent recruitment and retention.

Coalition for the Homeless Responds to End of State Legislative Session

Despite his self-professed expertise on the topic and grandiose pronouncements as the homelessness crisis in New York reached record levels, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has racked up a series of staggering homeless policy failures in recent years.

We Must Shrink the Skills Gap By Investing in Energy Workforce Training Programs

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s new report on national energy employment and urged support of energy workforce training programs.

DOE Releases Second Annual National Energy Employment Analysis

The U.S. Department of Energy today released the agency’s second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. By administering a new supplemental survey to over 30,000 energy sector employers, the Department’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) tracked dramatic growth in several key sectors of the U.S. economy in 2016.

Efficiency Groups Sound Alarm On Potential Regulatory Rollbacks

Washington, DC, January 16, 2017 - (RealEstateRama) -- A coalition of businesses, trade associations, energy efficiency organizations, environmental organizations, and consumer groups sent a...
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KTGY Design Wins Platinum at Best In American Living Awards (BALA) for Best Senior...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Toll Brothers and KTGY received top honors at the Best In American Living™ Awards (BALA) gala held at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) on January 11, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The Wakefield plan at Regency at Summerlinin Las Vegas received the highly-coveted Platinum Award for “Best Senior Housing, Single Family.”

American Land Title Association Announces National Notary Association as an Elite Provider

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has announced that the National Notary Association (NNA) has been named an ALTA Elite Provider.

American Land Title Association Statement on HUD Nominee Dr. Ben Carson

The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance and real estate settlement industry, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mayor Bowser and Federal Partners Highlights District Progress In Ending Veteran’s Homelessness and the...

Mayor Bowser joined US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, US Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald, and a host of public and private sector partners highlighted the District's progress in ending veteran's homelessness and the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at North Capitol Commons. With support from local and federal partners, this housing program will help to advance the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in the District

The Kuehn Charitable Foundation Announces the Opening of the 2017-2019 Kuehn Fellowship Application Process

The Kuehn Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its application process for the 2017-2019 Kuehn Fellowship. The Fellowship offers a two-year placement with paid stipend ($65,000) at one of seven active Greater Boston area housing nonprofits. There is additional support for launching a career in affordable housing development from the Fellow cohort and alumni, an individual mentor and monthly Fellow gatherings. The goals of the program are to both interest young people in the field and add capacity to the Massachusetts housing community.

Climate-controlled storage facility under construction in Durham, North Carolina

A new climate controlled self-storage facility is under construction at 3302 Petty Rd in Durham, conveniently located to both Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill along Highway 15-501. JLL will oversee the construction of the project for the developer and owner, 3302 Petty Road, LLC. More...
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KTGY Designs Win Top Honors at 2017 NAHB Nationals Awards

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs were recognized at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as The Nationals?), one of the building industry’s most prestigious events. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council, the gala took place on January 10, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, during the 2017 International Builders' Show (IBS). The Nationals? gala celebration draws more than 1,000 attendees who gather for this black-tie event at IBS.

Buyers Willing to Trade Square Footage for Amenities, Survey Results Show

The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 - a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as Millennials begin to dip their toes into the market, according to research and survey results released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Best in American Living Awards Program Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) program made its fifth induction of individuals and companies into the BALA Hall of Fame during the...

NAHB International Builders’ Show: Three Days of ‘Positive Energy’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- The crowds were thick on the exhibit hall floor as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) returned to...

BALA Awards Shine a Spotlight on Top Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

A remarkable 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards™ (BALA) ceremony held during the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., including nine “best in region” and five “of the year” winners. These projects represent the nation’s best in home and community design, interior design and remodeling

Siblings’ S.C. Childhood Home Renovated for Retirement Receives Remodel of the Year Honors in...

A mid-1960s-era home in Clemson, S.C., renovated by two siblings to share in retirement, has been selected as the Remodel of the Year in the 2016 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

High-End London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

Winfield Gate, a London-style luxury townhouse community in Texas that’s minutes away from Houston’s downtown, has been honored as the Multifamily Community of the Year in the 2016 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Norton Blasts Lankford and Wenstrup for Introducing Bills to Block D.C.’s ‘Death with Dignity...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she plans to mount a vigorous defense of the District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the Death with Dignity Act, from congressional attacks after Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) today introduced resolutions of disapproval to block the District’s local legislation from taking effect.

SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE HOLDS NOMINATION HEARING FOR HUD SECRETARY-DESIGNATE BEN CARSON

Earlier today, HUD Secretary-Designate Dr. Ben Carson appeared before the Senate Banking Committee for his nomination hearing. He released this statement, commenting on the strong connection between housing and health, stressing the importance of deregulation, praising homeownership, and supporting continued efforts to tackle homelessness

HUD AND VA SECRETARIES JOIN DC MAYOR AND ADVOCATES TO OPEN NEW HOUSING FOR...

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert A. McDonald and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser joined advocates and housing professionals today to open the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, an architecturally striking apartment building with 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans exiting homelessness and 64 affordable and low-income units. The 124-unit mixed income building is among the first of its kind in the country to have full-time, onsite VA case managers.

NLIHC Applauds Rep. Ellison’s Call to Reinvest Savings from Housing Related Tax Reform into...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for calling on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee to reinvest any savings from housing related tax reforms into programs that reduce homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S.

Statement by Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

Dr. Carson has clearly taken the time to begin to understand and come to appreciate the importance of HUD’s programs. Contrary to what he had previously said, I was pleased to hear Dr. Carson state his belief that the federal government has an important role to play in supporting deeply poor households and families. He gave strong support to rental assistance programs, public housing, VASH vouchers, Community Development Block Grants, Choice Neighborhoods, and lead abatement programs, and he recognized the role housing plays as a social determinant of health.

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NLIHC Applauds Rep. Ellison’s Call to Reinvest Savings from Housing Related...

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for calling on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee to reinvest any savings from housing related tax reforms into programs that reduce homelessness and housing poverty in the U.S.

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SAVING TIME WITH MODULAR BATHROOM PODS

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) published "Saving Time with Modular Bathroom Pods," a whitepaper that provides an overview of bathroom pods answering the pertinent questions of when they should be used on a project, costs, installation, and showcases the advantages of using bathroom pods on a construction project. The whitepaper also includes case studies across various markets that successfully integrated bathroom pods

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ERC and NCLR Investigation Uncovers Housing Discrimination against Latinos in Three...

NEW ORLEANS, - July 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the (ERC) — a national non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to equal opportunity for all—and The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) —the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—unveiled the results of a testing-based investigation documenting adverse and differential treatment against prospective Latino renters and homebuyers in Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas. Sotheby's Homes  Fisher Investments on Crunchbase and ALLRMC.COM