Last     Government     Public     Business    

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Moderate Expansion, Easing Prices Expected for Commercial Real Estate Markets

Sustained job growth throughout the country and improving credit conditions are forecast to help keep commercial real estate activity expanding into next year, but property prices are likely to slightly cool off after reaching their peak in some major markets, according to the National Association of Realtors®quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

HDC Community Fund $700,000 loan will help Human Solutions acquire property for year-round emergency family shelter

When Human Solutions needed funds—quickly—to acquire a blighted commercial property and convert it into an emergency shelter for homeless families, we were there to help. Early next year the Southeast Portland nonprofit will reopen the shuttered Black Cauldron strip club at Southeast 160th Avenue and Stark Street as Multnomah County’s first year-round, 24/7 family shelter. Providing 130 urgently needed beds for kids and adults, plus laundry facilities, showers, a computer lab and indoor and outdoor play areas, the facility will replace and improve upon Human Solutions’ inadequately sized winter warming center, located a few blocks away.


Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investor’s announced the launch of its annual metrowide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in the Kansas City Area. Now through Tuesday, December 8, member’s and guests can spread holiday joy to some of the 15.5 million U.S. children living in poverty by donating new, unwrapped toys at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 8787 Reeder Road in Overland Park Kansas or bring a toy to the monthly Meeting.

Governor Beshear Presents $1.5 Million for Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project

Governor Steve Beshear today ceremonially presented more than $1.5 million in state funding to support Paducah’s Riverfront Redevelopment Project, which aims to transform the community’s Ohio River shoreline.

October Marks More than Four Years of Price Appreciation in Miami

The Miami-Dade County real estate market continued to strengthen in October as properties sold fast and near asking price and sales prices again increased, according to a new report by the 41,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system

Illinois home prices climb in October; Sales lower amid tighter inventory

The Illinois statewide median price experienced a 6.3 percent annual gain in October. Sales declined slightly as available housing inventory tightened, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS

Coffman Co-sponsors Legislation to Help First-Time Homebuyers

U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) announced his Co-Sponsorship of H.R. 4114, legislation to assist first-time homebuyers. “Homeownership is a crucial component of the American Dream and that is why I’m committed to passing this legislation.”


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of new funding to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods. The funding announcement introduces an additional, innovative component to the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, called Planning and Action Grants.

October Residential Real Estate Outperforms Last Year in Pace and Price October 2015 Virginia residential real estate sales exceed 2.7 billion dollars

October residential real estate sales indicate sustained market improvement, with a rise of over five percent from the same time period last year. Higher volume coupled with a higher median sales price accounts for the bump in overall transactional value from $2.59 to $2.72 billion. According to the October 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), sales each month this year have exceeded the sales for the corresponding months in 2014.

New York State housing market thrives in October

The 2015 New York State housing market growth trend continued into October, reaching the highest level of closed sales for the month in more than 25 years, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. October 2015 closed sales increased nearly 2 percent to reach 11,216.

Lower Fuel Costs Help Maintain Buying Power of Fuel Assistance Benefits for Vermont Households

AHS Secretary Hal Cohen and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz announced today that Vermont has been awarded approximately $18.4 million in federal funds for this year's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also known as Seasonal Fuel Assistance. These funds will help about 24,700 low-income Vermont households to heat their homes this winter by paying a portion of their home heating bills

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dec. 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m

California home sales and price decrease in October as affordability crunch impacts housing market

California’s housing market softened in October as both statewide sales and median price contracted from the previous month and is still on target to meet forecast projections, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R. installs 2016 Leadership team

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today installed its 2016 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli, a second-generation REALTOR® and broker in Southern California. Serving with Zicarelli are President-elect Geoff McIntosh, Treasurer Jared Martin, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer.

NAR Presents Realtor® Cynthia Shelton with Distinguished Service Award

Cynthia Shelton, a Realtor® from Orlando has received the National Association of Realtors® 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The honor is presented yearly to no more than two of NAR’s more than one million members. Winners were recognized at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego.

Realtors® to Receive zipForm Plus® and zipTMS™ as Free Member Benefit

The more than one million members of the National Association of Realtors® will soon have free access to electronic forms and transaction management software from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner zipLogix

FHA Fund Achieves 2 Percent Capital Reserve Requirement

The Federal Housing Administration today released its 2015 Actuarial Review, a financial assessment of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, and the review shows that the fund has strongly rebounded, achieved greater overall health, and seen increased access to safe mortgage financing as cuts to FHA's annual mortgage insurance premium have taken hold.

NYSAR hires Liz Celeone, Esq. as associate counsel

The New York State Association of REALTORS (NYSAR) is pleased to announce that Liz Celeone, Esq. of Schaghticoke, NY has joined the association as associate counsel. Celeone will assist NYSAR’s general counsel in providing services to members, conduct legal research and author articles for association publications

Best Lawyers names Kelly May 2016 Birmingham Litigation – Real Estate ‘Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently named Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart (HFS) partner Kelly May the Best Lawyers' 2016 Birmingham Litigation – Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year".

Miami Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum in 3Q

Miami-Dade County real estate posted a robust third quarter as total residential sales, single-family home transactions, existing condo transactions and median prices grew compared to the same period in 2014, according to a new report by the 40,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service systems