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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of RealtorsÂ® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which [...]
WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of RealtorsÂ® President Steve Brown
WASHINGTON (February 26, 2014) â€“ The following is a statement by National Association of RealtorsÂ® President Steve Brown: NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate. Real estate powers almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, employs more than 17 million Americans, and contributes a quarter of all federal and state tax revenue and as much as 70 percent of local taxes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ®. Monthly gains in the South and Northeast were offset by declines in the West and Midwest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As Congress considers major policy decisions this year, they must take care not to lose sight of the one-third of the country that rents and the $1.1 trillion economic impact the apartment industry and its residents contribute to the economy annually. This is the key takeaway from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) 2014 legislative and regulatory priorities released today
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new Construction Management Agency standard agreement. The ConsensusDocs 831 Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager (CM Does Not Provide General Conditions) provides an alternative to the recently released ConsensusDocs 830 Agreement, in which the CM provides General Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The House of Representatives approved H.R. 1944, the Private Property Rights Protection Act, by a vote of 353-65. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) introduced the Private Property Rights Protection Act to protect Americans from eminent domain abuse and to disincentivize state and local governments from using eminent domain to seize the homes of hardworking Americans only to give the property to other private interests.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, made public his proposal to reform the federal tax code, in which he calls for changes to the mortgage interest deduction. He would lower the cap on the size of mortgage for which interest can be deducted from $1 million to $500,000. Mr. Campâ€™s willingness to change the mortgage interest deduction indicates that it is no longer the untouchable third rail of tax policy and is ripening for reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ®.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of RealtorsÂ® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the associationâ€™s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Industry groups and energy efficiency advocates applaud the inclusion of the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act in yesterdayâ€™s reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman), S.2074. As the provision will be the largest generator of energy savings among the new additions to Shaheen-Portman, the SAVE Act will help households reap the benefits of investing in energy-efficient homes. The billâ€™s co-sponsors, Senators Isakson (R-GA) and Bennet (D-CO) have championed the SAVE Act since its introduction in 2011. The coalition would also like to thank additional co-sponsors Boxer (D-CA), Toomey (R-PA), Udall (D-CO), and Begich (D-AK) for their support. The billâ€™s diverse coalition of supporters includes over 45 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of RealtorsÂ® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the associationâ€™s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.
WASHINGTON (February 21, 2014) â€“ Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ®
WASHINGTON – February 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Market fundamentals in commercial real estate continue to improve but at a slower pace, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ® quarterly
New York, NY – February 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Negotiations for a new, multi-year contract began today between the Realty Advisory Board (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City and 32BJ SEIU, the largest private sector union in New York. The contract covers 30,000 doormen and women, superintendents, resident managers, handypersons, concierges and porters working at apartment buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island
HARRISBURG, – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Washington County officials will receive a $75,000 state grant to help make needed modifications to the homes of disabled citizens, state Sen. Tim Solobay and Rep. Brandon Neuman announced today
Two Florida Men Sentenced for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million Nationwide Home Loan Modification Scam
BOSTON – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Two Florida men were sentenced today to serve 84 months in prison for defrauding thousands of homeowners in a $4 million nationwide home loan modification scheme. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Departmentâ€™s Criminal Division, and Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Christy Romero made the announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A new report released by the NAIOP Research Foundation suggests that commercial real estate investment and sales activity could begin to pick up in the coming year in many of Americaâ€™s medium-sized metropolitan areas (so-called â€śsecondary marketsâ€ť). Based on healing economic conditions, improving investor confidence and the availability of financing, the report forecasts a general rebound in an industry that contributes billions of dollars to local revenues and helps support thousands of local jobs. A complete list of the metro areas is below.
WASHINGTON – February 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — ConsensusDocs released the new ConsensusDocs 746 Constructor & Geotechnical Consultant Agreement and the 747 Constructor & Consultant Agreement today. These new contracts provide an industry standard contract for a constructor who wants to retain a consultant on a construction project. Similar to the ConsensusDocs 246 and 247 (Owner and Consultant agreements), these constructor and consultant agreements were crafted to provide a solid contractual base for a variety of consulting arrangements, including interior design, inspection, industrial hygiene, retrofits, procurement and many others.