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McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.
NIBS

Institute Looking to Hire Professionals with BIM, CAD, GIS Expertise

The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling several positions to support federal agency clients. The organization is looking to hire building professionals with expertise in building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).
ASE

DOE Funding Bill A Win For Energy Efficiency; President Should Sign It Promptly

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke in response to the House and Senate passing a spending bill that includes increased funding for energy efficiency initiatives at the Department of Energy
NARI

TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED BY CONTRACTORS AFTER HURRICANE DAMAGE

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a qualified
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell Secures “Early Action” Infrastructure Provision in Water Package

The House of Representatives passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). As part of this Act, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell
Speaker Paul Ryan

House Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “Every community depends on water infrastructure. America’s water infrastructure not only facilitates commerce within our borders, but it connects U.S.
NIBS

The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
NLIHC

First Homes Being Built or Rehabilitated Using New National Housing Trust Fund

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published “Getting Started: First Homes Being Built with 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Awards”. This interim report profiles the 42 states
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Opens First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandfamilies
NIBS

Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects
EPA

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy proposal in Chicago, Ill. The proposal would replace the prior administration’s Power Plan (CPP)
Mayor Muriel Bowser

HPTF Financing Will Help Preserve Affordable Housing for Over 80 Residents in Wards 7...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on two loans totaling more than $3.5 million that will preserve 36 units of affordable housing in Wards 7 and 8 for two tenant associations.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Unveils Property Use Classification System

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today unveiled an information system that classifies and describes property uses and assists real estate analysts and others with their property use data storage and analysis.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Trump Tariff Threat

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on
ABC National

Strategic Partner United Rentals to Sponsor Diversity Program

Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced that United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, has signed on as the sponsor of ABC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Diversity & Inclusion Summit and National Diversity
USDOJ

New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Related to Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement From Deceased...

A New York licensed attorney and former partner at a New York law firm pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion arising from a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars
SEC

SEC Charges Real Estate Broker With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled FCPA charges against a New Jersey real estate broker arising out of his attempt to bribe a foreign official while acting as a broker for Colliers International Group, Inc.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces Service Providers for Three Short-Term Family Housing Programs

Mayor Bowser today announced three service providers that the Administration has selected to run the Short-Term Family Housing (STFH) programs in Wards 4, 7, and 8, which are scheduled to open this fall
ULI

Miami Beach Can Improve Resilience with Strategy that Expands Beyond Stormwater Management and Includes...

The City of Miami Beach can build on its efforts to improve resilience with a broader strategy that factors in livability, green infrastructure and economic issues in addition to stormwater management
NAHB

A 10-Year Anniversary Highlights Need for Housing Finance Reform

With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now marking their tenth year of conservatorship, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on Congress to make it a priority to enact comprehensive reform to the nation’s housing finance system.

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.