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Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Who Stole from HUD Program is Sentenced

National
John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 54, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford
USDA

USDA Invests in Energy Efficiency Improvements to Help Farmers, Rural Businesses and Ag Producers...

National
Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs

Trump Administration’s Proposal to Dismantle Core Civil Rights Protections Would Fuel Housing Discrimination

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a proposed rule that would upend the longstanding legal standard of disparate impact and effectively

Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

National
The 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. Property taxes are due on September 1

Trump Administration is Making Housing Discrimination Great Again

National
Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to amend

NFHA and Other Civil Rights Leaders Fight Trump’s Attempt to Gut Core Civil Rights...

National
Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development publishes proposed rule that would expose people of color, women, immigrants, families with children, people of faith, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities
USDOJ

Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale

National
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $40 million in FY 2019 funding for 29 projects to advance the H2@Scale concept.
EPA

EPA Provides Resilient, Renewable Energy Study Results to Culebra, Puerto Rico

National
In its continuing efforts to help the Caribbean recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
NAHB

Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement in July

National
Due to a decline in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units from a downwardly revised reading in June
MBA

MBA Applauds Finalized FHA Condo Rule

National
Pete Mills, Senior Vice President for Residential Policy and Member Engagement at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement applauding the finalization of new Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Property Management Services

Property Management Services: A Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

National
Hiring a property management service for your rental property can be a huge asset when it comes to maintaining your rental property. The decision to hire a property management company is something to carefully consider but there are many pros
MBA

July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 31.2 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 31.2 percent compared from a year ago.

BLM OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR DECEMBER LEASE SALE

National
The BLM has opened a 30-day public comment period for nominated oil and gas lease parcels located in Montana and North Dakota. The comment period runs August 15-September 14, 2019, and is intended to solicit public input
NAHB

Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

National
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
Mortgage applications increased 21.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in the Second Quarter of 2019

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.53 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
NAR

National Association of Realtors® Applauds Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule

National
The National Association of Realtors® today commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Authority condominium loan policies.
NAR

National Association of Realtors® Partners with Food Recovery Network to Fight Hunger Across the...

National
During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors® today announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified
NeighborWorks America

New Orleans symposium on reducing the life expectancy gap addresses strategies to improve health...

National
An Aug. 21 symposium in downtown New Orleans will explore how community development can play a critical role in advancing health, equity and opportunity for low- and moderate-income people. The event will highlight the most promising practices at the intersection of health, housing
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Final ESA Regulations

National
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement after the administration released

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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.

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