As wildfire disasters increase across the country, a new study released today found negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features.
Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Financial Status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund
The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the various federal, state and local regulations and policies that affect affordable multifamily housing development. “Today’s hearing was essential in order to determine the costs of regulation, and barriers preventing affordable multifamily housing development.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Division of Real Estate (DRE) recently published the “Rights and Responsibilities of Association Board Members” to clearly explain the legal responsibilities of condominium and common interest community property boards. The publication includes general information regarding
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The House Financial Services Committee met today to complete deliberation of and pass several measures to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire on September, 30, 2017.