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Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

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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.

Operation HOPE Awarded $1.2M Grant from U.S. Department of Commerce to Extend Financial Recovery...

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Operation HOPE announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the organization a $1.2 million grant to extend its financial recovery work in Puerto Rico through HOPE Coalition America (HCA), the central programming arm of its national disaster and preparedness division, HOPE Inside Disaster.
Top Estate Planning FAQs

Top Estate Planning FAQs

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An estate plan can decrease the expenses and taxes of an estate, simplify the transfer of assets to your loved ones and ensure that they are financially protected, says SCL Wills and Probate, a law firm renowned for its probate and will solicitors in Hertfordshire.

New Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Protest Trespass Law

Landowners, community members, environmental justice advocates, and a journalist filed a lawsuit challenging a Louisiana law that makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to be anywhere on the 125,000 miles of pipelines that run throughout the state without permission.

Palestinians Intervene to Sue Settlers in Airbnb Lawsuit

Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents filed to intervene in a lawsuit against Airbnb over the booking platform’s decision to remove listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers whose listings are to be removed and potential renters filed the original lawsuit against Airbnb, claiming discrimination.
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SECRETARY CARSON TO LEAD WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and named U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.
Center for American Progress

75 Homes in West Baltimore Community to be Renovated While Remaining Affordable

Enterprise Homes and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) have closed on financing to renovate 75 apartment homes comprising the rental component of the Heritage Crossing community in West Baltimore. All its rental homes will be renovated while remaining affordable.

Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer

Real estate transactions need to be done a certain way. These transactions involve thousands to millions of dollars. In order to safeguard yourself, it is important to have an attorney working with you during any real estate transactions you do. Reputable easement lawyers like the ones found at www.kassounilaw.com can play a crucial role in your dealings. Below are some of the top reasons to hire a real estate lawyer.
MBA

MBA’s Broeksmit Comments On FHA’s Annual Report to Congress

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 National Fair Housing Alliance Condemns Hate Crimes and Calls on President Trump to...

The National Fair Housing Alliance shares our deepest condolences with the people and families affected by the recent shootings in Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also at a time of national tragedy, the Fair Housing Act was passed seven days after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.  The Act was not just a law.

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Water Infrastructure

President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law. This water infrastructure legislation will benefit the nation’s dams, ports, and waterways. It includes several provisions championed by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, including her sixth bipartisan bill to be signed into law this Congress.
Financial Services Committee

Hensarling: Taxpayers Deserve Far Better

Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on the potential management and performance challenges of 2019
NLIHC

New Report on Preservation & Neighborhood Opportunity in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), both leaders in affordable housing research, released a new report today, Balancing Priorities: Preservation and Neighborhood Opportunity in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Beyond Year 30.
Enterprise Community Partners

Freddie Mac Reenters Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Market Via Fund with Enterprise

Freddie Mac announced today it has closed its first Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Fund with Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. and its first equity investment within that fund. The closing marks Freddie’s re-entry to the LIHTC (or Housing Credit) market, which finances the overwhelming majority of the country’s affordable rental housing.
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ABC Highlights Economic Benefits of Tax Reform on Small Businesses in Congressional Testimony

Larry Lopez, president and chief executive officer of Green JobWorks, Baltimore, and chairman of Associated Builders and Contractor’s Diversity Committee, testifiedtoday before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Growth
NLIHC

Middle Income Housing Tax Credit Proposal a Misguided and Wasteful Use of Federal Resources

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) welcomes an elevated discussion and proposed solutions to the nation’s affordable rental housing crisis. While NLIHC is pleased to have Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) prioritizing solutions to the affordable housing crisis
Ilinois.gov

New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals, businesses; takes additional bill...

Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure structure that provides no benefit to the public and discourages business creation and growth.

Property Tax Bills Mailed This Week

The New Hanover County Tax Department will begin mailing real estate tax bills to property owners later this week. Personal property tax bills will be mailed by the end of August. Property taxes are due on September 1, 2018 but can be paid without interest until January 7, 2019.
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.

New Report: Chicago Aldermen Wield Unchecked Power to Systemically Block Affordable Housing

In a decades-long practice that has systemically preserved racial segregation across Chicago communities, aldermen calculatingly use their aldermanic prerogative to block affordable housing developments, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

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

How Often Should You Wash The Curtains?

There are hardly any homes that do not have curtains or blinds. They are required for keeping the rooms clean and cool. They help in filtering ultraviolet rays and heat emanating from the harsh summers in Singapore. While the curtain in your home does the silent role of a good Samaritan