Yearly Archives: 2019

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.
US Housing Market in 2019

Experts Lay Out Their Predictions for the US Housing Market in 2019

Last year, many observers expressed their concerns about the new tax laws and what effect they could have on the housing market. However, the limitations placed on property tax and mortgage interest deductions did not have the dampening effect they expected. As a matter of fact, rising home prices and rising mortgage rates did more to slow down the market

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Single-Tenant Jack in the Box in Fontana for...

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 completed the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant Jack in the Box in Fontana, California. The sale price was $2,375,000.
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Issues Interim Report on the Value of Mitigation

Four years after the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC)conducted an initial survey to gain an understanding of how the U.S. construction sector is using off-site construction techniques and technologies
NAR

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2019 Volunteering Works Program

According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.
MBA

Bill Packer of American Financial Resources Named New MBA Chair of RESTECH

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Bill Packer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR), is the new chairman of its Residential Technology Forum (RESTECH).
MBA

2019 CREF Outlook Survey: Majority of Firms Expect Originations to Increase

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators expect 2019 to be another strong year in lending activity, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.
NAHB

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
USGBC

U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature Announce 2018 Winners of Higher Education Climate...

Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College are the recipients of the 2018 Climate Leadership Awards.
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Refreshes Brand

During the Opening Keynote Breakfast at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, in Washington, D.C., the Institute revealed its refreshed logo and brand identity.
NAHB

NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000...

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market. In other words, based on their incomes, these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward.
Maaco within the Milwaukee MSA

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale Leaseback of Single Tenant Net Leased Maaco within the...

(Wilmette, IL- January 11, 2019) - The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net...
I-15 at Baseline

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of 9,000 SF Retail Property in Inland Southern California...

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 completed the sale of a 9,000-square-foot multi-tenant pad building in Fontana, California. The property, which is located adjacent to the Interstate-15 freeway on/off-ramp at Baseline Avenue, sold for the list price of $3,856,072.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE (CAI) NOW ACCEPTING HOMEOWNER LEADER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, announced the opening period for scholarship applications to attend Community Now, CAI's 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 15–18, in Orlando, Fla.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Announces Senate Lands Package Includes Her Bill to Allow D.C. to Work with...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced that a federal lands package introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) contains Norton’s bill that clarifies that the District of Columbia and the National Park Service (NPS)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Thanks Chairman McGovern, Rules Committee Democrats for Rejecting Republican Anti-Home-Rule Amendments to D.C....

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said that the House Rules Committee last evening at a markup defeated three anti-home-rule amendments that Norton had to fight hard to defeat before Democrats took the House majority. Norton thanked Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Committee Democrats for rejecting the amendments
Mercy Housing

$3 MILLION DONATION TO U.S. AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES FROM ABROAD

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland has made a sizeable donation to the largest affordable housing nonprofit in the U.S., Mercy Housing, Inc., to build opportunity for low-income families.
ASE

Alliance Statement On Daniel Simmons’ Confirmation To Lead DOE’s Energy Efficiency Programs Office

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Thursday after the U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening confirmed Daniel Simmons to be DOE’s Assistant Secretary of Energy heading the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
NAHB

NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000...

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market. In other words, based on their incomes, these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in December

Mortgage credit availability decreased in December according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.

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

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.