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Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Increases for Fourth Straight Quarter

WASHINGTON, DC - December 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $6.6 billion, or 0.3 percent, in the third quarter of 2012, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Apartment Insurance Costs Increase for the Second Consecutive Year According to National Multi Housing...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The cost to insure apartments increased by 9.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, marking the second consecutive year of rising insurance expenditures according to the National Multi Housing Council’s (NMHC) Apartment Cost of Risk Survey (ACORS). The survey covers data from more than one million apartment units, the largest number of units covered by the survey to date, operated by 55 apartment firms, tracking three principal components of insurance premiums: property, general liability and workers’ compensation. The 9.5 percent increase in 2012 came entirely from property risk costs, with general liability and workers’ compensation costs staying virtually unchanged from 2011.

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Increases for Fourth Straight Quarter

WASHINGTON, DC - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $6.6 billion, or 0.3 percent, in the third quarter of 2012, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

HUD REPORTS SLIGHT DECLINE IN NATION’S HOMELESSNESS IN 2012

PORTLAND - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On a single night in January, 2012, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, largely unchanged from the year before. In releasing HUD's latest national estimate of homelessness, U.S. Housing ...

VA Also Announces $300 Million to Expand Homeless Prevention Program

WASHINGTON, DC - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among Veterans has been reduced by approximately 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012. The decline keeps the Obama Administration on track to meet the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015.

HUD REPORTS SLIGHT DECLINE IN HOMELESSNESS IN 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - December 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- On a single night last January, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, largely unchanged from the year before. In releasing HUD’s latest national estimate of homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan cited as hopeful that even during a historic housing and economic downturn, local communities are reporting significant declines in the number of homeless veterans and those experiencing long-term chronic homelessness.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES BY 20,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AS MANY CONTRACTORS REPORT MAKING LAYOFFS,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Construction employment declined by 20,000 jobs in November while the industry's unemployment rate hit 12.2 percent, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction employment figures likely reflect the fact many contractors have already cut staff and delayed hiring new employees because of the threat of the "fiscal cliff," according to results of a survey of member firms the association also released today.

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications increased 4.5 percent from one week earlier , according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 30, 2012. Last week’s results included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.

U.S. House Prices Rose 1.1 Percent in Third Quarter 2012

Washington, DC - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. house prices rose 1.1 percent from the second quarter to the third quarter of 2012 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI). The HPI is calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages. Seasonally adjusted house prices rose 4.0 percent from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2012. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.2 percent from August.

Pending Home Sales Rise in October to Highest Level in Over Five Years

WASHINGTON, DC - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pending home sales rose strongly in October with mixed regional results, according to the National Association of Realtors

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) contracts, was 3.44 percent based on loans closed in October. There was a decrease of 0.12 from the previous month. In March of 2012, FHFA began calculating interest rates using un-weighted survey data.

California pending home sales post monthly and annual gains in October;share of equity sales...

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- California pending home sales rose both from the previous month and year in October for the first time in seven months, while the share of equity sales grew slightly, marking a four-year high, t...

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage applications decreased 2.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 16, 2012. This week’s results include an adjustment to account for the Veteran’s Day holiday.

Housing Starts Up 3.6 Percent in October

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nationwide housing production rose 3.6 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 894,000 units, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest pace of new-home construction since July of 2008.

National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Report Released

MADISON - November 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that Wisconsin residents have begun taking advantage of relief offered under the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a report released by the Settlement...

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Kamran Charmsaz

Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal

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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 9, 2018. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.