Insurance

Insurance

The Risks of Not Having Homeowners’ Insurance

Insurance is one of those things that you can't really appreciate until you need it. In fact, it's probably crossed your mind a few different times—especially as you were writing that monthly check to your insurance agency—to just do away with coverage entirely. While doing so could save you money upfront, it could come back to haunt you in the long run
Private Mortgage Insurance

5 Things You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance

The average mortgage loan is for around $300,000. Regardless of how much money you need to buy your dream home, finding an affordable loan is a must. If you get a loan that offers 100 percent financing, you may be required to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI).

IBHS Offers Resources to Help Prepare Homes and Businesses for Severe Summer Storms and...

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began on June 1 and we have already experienced one named cyclone in what is expected to be a very active season which runs through Nov. 30
Financial Services Committee

Improving the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to review the Housing Choice Voucher Program and three legislative proposals that would improve mobility among families, foster kids and individuals recovering from opioid addiction within the program.
MBA

Mortgage Bankers Close Record $530 Billion in Commercial/Multifamily Originations in 2017

Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2017 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation.
NAR

Passage of FY 2018 Spending Bill Critical Step for Affordable Housing Funding and Flood...

With six months remaining in the 2018 fiscal year (FY), the National Association of REALTORS® urges the passage of the “omnibus appropriations bill” agreed upon by U.S. House and Senate negotiators last night, which is designed to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Rose over $200 Billion in 2017

The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding at the end of 2017 was $3.18 trillion, $200.3 billion higher than at the end of 2016, or an increase of 6.7 percent, according to MBA's latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding report released today. The fourth quarter of 2017 saw an increase of $73.6 billion, or 2.4 percent, over the third quarter, as all four of the major investor groups increased their holdings.
Financial Services Committee

Reviewing State-Based Insurance Regulation

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to review H.R. 5059, the State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act. Introduced on February 15, 2018 by Representatives Keith Rothfus and Joyce Beatty, the bill would amend the Home Owners’ Loan Act with respect to the registration and supervision of insurance savings and loan holding companies (SLHC).

VA Awards More Than $496,000 to Improve IT Infrastructure as Part of ‘Buy vs....

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of a $496,405.35 task order to Favor TechConsulting (FTC) LLC to provide Identity and Access Management (IAM) services to improve and maximize cost savings to VA’s current information technology (IT) infrastructure.
DOI

Secretary Zinke announces Creation of the “Made in America” Recreation Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the establishment of the “Made in America” Recreation Advisory Committee. The Committee will advise the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways
Financial Services Committee

Examining the Availability vs. Reliability of Insurance for Non-Profit Organizations

The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing to examine insurance for non-profit organizations. The purpose of this hearing was to evaluate the availability of property insurance coverage for non-profit organizations and address whether Risk Retention Groups (RRGs) should be granted the authority to offer property and auto coverage.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLORIDA STORM VICTIMS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Florida and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on HUD Suspending FHA Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Applications...

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to halt new FHA multifamily mortgage insurance applications in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey and designated as Presidentially Declared Disaster areas
NAR

With National Flood Insurance Program Expiring Soon, Realtors® Sound the Alarm

The National Flood Insurance Program is now less than one month away from expiration, raising concerns that homeowners, consumers, and commercial property owners could soon find themselves either unprotected or unable to get a mortgage.

The different types of real estate insurance

Insurance is something that has evolved over the years, to encompass a much larger area. That being said, it has also gotten very specific about what exactly it is that you’re insuring. As for what it means, the definition is in the name. Insurance is something that guarantees you will be reimbursed if something bad happens to whatever it is that you’ve insured.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

365 Connect Partners with Electric Girls to Provide Scholarships to Next...

365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company will provide scholarship grants for Electric Girls educational programs.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Opposes Effort to Reduce Risk Management for SBA Loans

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced its opposition to proposed federal legislation that would reduce the requirements for appraisals in major Small Business Administration loan programs.