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Chairman Enzi: More Action Needed from VA on GI Benefits Problems

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today said more action is needed from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on problems that have prevented thousands of veterans from receiving their full GI Bill

Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs Available in New Hanover County

New Hanover County received notice this week that funds are available in FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. These programs can help property owners relocate, elevate homes or rebuild homes because of damages from Hurricane Florence.

Chairman Enzi Concerned with Excessive Markups on FEMA Hurricane Relief Funds

Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long expressing his concerns about significantly marked-up prices FEMA contractors charged for repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Texas And Its Incredible Real Estate

Texas has been a hotspot for real estate purchases in recent years. The state has the most rural land available, the best value for the price of land, and unlimited potential for its land to be developed further. There are tens of thousands of real estate options available in the state and enthusiasm for purchasing those properties has done nothing but rise. There are a lot of opportunities in land for sale in Texas

CEDIA Announces 2019 Elected Directors

CEDIA has announced the results from the recent election for the four open positions on the CEDIA Board of Directors. The membership has three new elected directors: Peter Aylett, Michael Cogbill, and Albert Mizrahi; and one re-elected director: Joe Whitaker.

Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer

Real estate transactions need to be done a certain way. These transactions involve thousands to millions of dollars. In order to safeguard yourself, it is important to have an attorney working with you during any real estate transactions you do. Reputable easement lawyers like the ones found at can play a crucial role in your dealings. Below are some of the top reasons to hire a real estate lawyer.

FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders and Expands Coverage to 12 Metropolitan Areas

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the issuance of revised Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real estate

Community Wealth Building Day Brought All of the Pieces to the Homeownership Puzzle Together...

On October 31, 2018, a beautiful, sunny, Fall day, Ms. Mikerra Weaver excitedly closed on and walked away with the keys to her very first home! She trusted the process, followed instructions, and came out as a homeowner at the end.

Woodlawn Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Woodlawn Station, a mixed-use, transit-oriented building at South Cottage Grove Ave and 63rd Street developed by Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. The building contains 70 mixed-income apartments and ground-floor commercial space that will host Daley’s Restaurant, an iconic historic Chicago diner

CRL Statement on Newly-Elected Congress

This evening, several news outlets are reporting that Congressional Democrats have gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Media wires are also showing that Republicans have kept their majority in the U.S. Senate.

New Hanover County Elections Room Change at Northeast Regional Library

Due to a water main leak at the Northeast Regional Library today, the polling location within the building will be moved from the Paynter Room to the Oleander Room. The library is located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road. Parking is available at the library and voters are asked to enter the side entrance to the building.

Paving Paradise: Massive Development Proposal Advances at the Doorstep to Joshua Tree

This week, Riverside County’s?Planning Commission?released?its final Environmental Impact Report for the highly controversial?Paradise Valley?project, a long-proposed large housing tract on the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.

New Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity Available

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is partnering with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to adapt and deliver the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum to professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance and operations of municipal parks throughout the country.

Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory Agencies Announce Availability of 2017 Small Business, Small Farm, and...

The three federal banking agency members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) responsibilities today announced the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by certain commercial banks and savings associations, pursuant to the CRA

At NAREB CBC Forum, Housing Experts Say Legacy of Discriminatory Policies and Practices Fuel...

Decades of discriminatory lending practices and government policies have created barriers for African Americans seeking to become homeowners, according to leading housing experts participating in a forum today on fair housing, which was hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.

DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Construction Project in Hidalgo County, Texas

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads near the international border in the state of Texas, in the county of Hidalgo.  The waiver was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 11, 2018.
U. S. Rep. Gregory Meeks

Government-supported Race Discrimination Suppressing Black Homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. - yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

How Investors are Making Big Money on Commercial Real Estate

The search for alpha (i.e. returns) is what drives investors and when it comes to commercial real estate the race to reap profits is in full swing. For those who bought into the market during 2010 and 2011, making big money is relatively easy as valuations are working in their favor.

Governor Brown Restores California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 818, a bill to restore key provisions in California’s landmark “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights” (HBOR) legislation which passed in 2012 in response to the foreclosure crisis. HBOR has prevented thousands of avoidable foreclosures by requiring mortgage loan servicers to engage in timely
POAH partners

POAH partners with the Model Group to preserve 1,100 affordable apartments in Ohio and...

On June 1, POAH acquired 20 properties with 1,136 affordable apartments in Ohio and Kentucky from The Model Group (TMG), a for-profit development company with deep roots in Cincinnati.  This represents POAH’s largest portfolio acquisition to date and comes at a time when some Cincinnati neighborhoods are seeing significant investments in infrastructure, new public transportation options, and an expansion of the district's art and dining scene

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

ABC National

Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices declined 1.7 percent in December on a month-over-month basis yet are 3.5 percent higher than the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. In December, nonresidential construction prices fell 1.6 percent but are up 4.1 percent compared to one year ago.