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The National Fair Housing Alliance and Patriot Bank Partner to Expand Mortgage Lending Opportunities...

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The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and Patriot Bank announced a partnership to increase access to residential mortgage loans in Memphis, Tennessee. Patriot Bank is headquartered in Millington, Tennessee, and is one of the ten largest mortgage lenders in the Memphis region.

Beyond the Borders: 5 Tips for Managing Real Estate Overseas

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People buy real estate abroad for a number of reasons. For some, it is a way to save on hotel costs when they go on holiday. For others, it is part of their investment portfolio and a strategy to save for retirement, while others rent their property out and use the money to supplement their income.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
NAR

NAR Commends White House Efforts to Spur Housing Construction

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NAR President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Trump administration on Thursday unveiled its replacement of the Obama-era regulation known as “Waters of the U.S.” At an event in Las Vegas, Environmental Protection Agency
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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December

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Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although the Midwest saw sales decline, the other three major U.S. regions reported meaningful growth last month

CRL Statement on CFPB’s Plan to Revise Qualified Mortgage Standards

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Eric Stein, Senior Vice President at Self-Help, a community development lender and parent of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced, in a letter to Members of Congress
SEC

Over $63 Million to Be Returned to Investors in Alleged Real Estate Investment Fraud

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order authorizing the distribution of over $63 million to investors in connection with a previously filed action.  This amount represents the full return of funds
NAHB

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2020

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Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas
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New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act.

8 Great Reasons to Remodel Your Home Now

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When you first purchased your home, you probably were satisfied with what it had to offer. But one day you wake up and you notice how outdated your home really is. According to Hestia Home Services, experts at home remodeling in Houston, “Many homeowners consider moving into a bigger
New Home Ready For Moving Day

How To Get Your New Home Ready For Moving Day

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Getting ready to move into your new home is an exciting time. It can also be very stressful. Packing up your whole life up to move, whether it’s to a big city like Dallas, TX or a charming small town like Leawood, KY, it takes a lot of work and an emotional toll.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 34 STATES AND D.C. FROM DECEMBER 2018 TO DECEMBER 2019,...

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Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states from November

Time to Sell? Consider the Options of Staying or Renting the Home Out

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Selling a home is not always the right move financially as a home can increase in value and provide rental income. A home that is in an area that has had a bad housing market recently is wise to wait out. Taking a huge loss on a home due to selling after a few years can put the homeowner behind financially for years. Staying in a current home could be the best move or a great option would be to rent the space out. The rent from your current home could cover or nearly cover a mortgage on a new home.
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

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Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading.
AGC

ADMINISTRATION’S NEW WATERS RULE WILL PROTECT VITAL WATERWAYS WHILE ELIMINATING CONFUSION THAT THREATENED TO...

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Trump Administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule Will Provide Permitting Clarity For Needed Infrastructure
NIBS

Speaker Lineup Announced for Building Innovation 2020 Conference

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The annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences includes 46 sessions on resilience, building technology and workforce
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.118 Trillion

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Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $54.74 billion in December, providing financing for more than 214,999 homeowners and renters.

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases December 2019 Statistics on Housing Market

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Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its December 2019 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta.
FEMA

More Than $2.9 Million Approved to Restore Bald Head Island Beach

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The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing an additional $2.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane- and tropical storm-related beach damage
Sutter Square

Meridian Sells 175,000 SF Office Building in Concord for $30.9M

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Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of general and medical office real estate, is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of Sutter Square, a 174,689-square-foot, nine-story office building located at 1800 Sutter Street

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

USDOJ

California Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 15 Months for Making Conduit...

Oakland-area real estate developer James Tong was sentenced to 15 months today for funneling tens of thousands of dollars of his own money through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives