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Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

National
he New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate and personal property tax bills, so property owners should receive their bill by the end of August.
USDA

USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit Almost 200,000 Rural Americans

National
USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $52 million in 45 community facilities projects that will benefit nearly 200,000 rural residents

Housing Authority Member Indicted for Bribery

National
A La Joya Housing Authority Board member has been arrested on charges of federal program bribery regarding a city public relations contract, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick

Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Who Stole from HUD Program is Sentenced

National
John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 54, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford
USDA

USDA Invests in Energy Efficiency Improvements to Help Farmers, Rural Businesses and Ag Producers...

National
Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs

Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

National
The New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate and personal property tax bills, so property owners should receive their bill by the end of August. Property taxes are due on September 1
USDOJ

Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale

National
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $40 million in FY 2019 funding for 29 projects to advance the H2@Scale concept.
EPA

EPA Provides Resilient, Renewable Energy Study Results to Culebra, Puerto Rico

National
In its continuing efforts to help the Caribbean recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

BLM OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR DECEMBER LEASE SALE

National
The BLM has opened a 30-day public comment period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in Montana and North Dakota. The comment period runs August 15-September 14, 2019, and is intended to solicit public input
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.08 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $47.188 billion in July, the highest since December 2016.
USDOJ

USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 10 States

National
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is investing $181 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 10 states
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces First National Housing Trust Fund Project Financed in Washington, DC

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced 1736 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, as the first affordable housing project in Washington, DC financed in part by the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces First Affordable Housing Projects Supported by Oramenta Newsome Predevelopment Loan Program

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has closed initial loans for two affordable housing projects in Ward 1 funded
VA

VA hosts initiative that assists in securing financial futures for Veterans, service members and...

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will host the Economic Investment (EI) Initiative: Puget Sound 2019, Aug. 6 – 8 at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae Announces Changes to Eligibility of High Loan-to-value VA Cash-out Refinance Loans in...

National
Ginnie Mae issued All Participants Memorandum 19-05 (APM 19-05), which announces the implementation of changes to pooling eligibility requirements for Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) -insured or -guaranteed mortgages.
SEC

SEC Charges Brixmor Property Group Inc. and Former Senior Executives with Accounting Fraud

National
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Brixmor Property Group Inc., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, and four former senior executives with fraud in connection with a scheme to manipulate a key non-GAAP metric relied on by analysts and investors
VA

VA announces upcoming awards of more than $400M in grants to help Veterans who...

National
Thousands of low-income Veterans and their eligible family members will continue to have access to crucial homelessness services as a result of $426 million in grants to be awarded under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

FEMA Awards Lake County More Than $2.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Florida
FEMA has approved $2,202,339 for the State of Florida to help Lake County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Lake County between Sept. 18
The White House

WHITEHOUSE HELPS PASS OUT OF COMMITTEE $287 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL THAT WOULD SEND $1.44...

National
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has helped pass out of the Environment and Public Works Committee a five-year $287 billion highway package that would make a $1.44 billion investment in Rhode Island’s infrastructure.  The legislation includes provisions to improve road safety, grow the economy
USDOJ

Justice Department Resolves Claims that California Loan Modification Service Providers Discriminated Against Hispanic Homeowners...

California
The Department of Justice today announced a series of settlements to resolve allegations that several California-based mortgage loan modification service providers engaged in national origin discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act

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

Appliances That May Cost a Lot and What You Can Do...

Home appliances basically keep the house together. Can you imagine what life would be like without your AC or refrigerator? You wouldn't be able to cool off in hot weather, and all the food would go bad. However, even though appliances are pretty helpful, they can also significantly increase your electricity bill. Pressing irons, washing machines, and air conditioners are the chief culprits in this regard