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Norton to Speak at 40th Anniversary of D.C. Home Rule Event, Tonight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a 40th Anniversary of Home Rule for the District event, tonight, October 28, 5:30 p.m. at the John A. Wilson Building Atrium, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Norton will be joined by former and current District of Columbia mayors and councilmembers as they reminisce about the challenges to achieve Home Rule for the District of Columbia, and rally together for the work that remains to be done to achieve budget and legislative autonomy, full voting rights in Congress, and, ultimately, statehood

VA Guarantees its 21 Millionth Home Loan

WASHINGTON – October 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month that it has guaranteed 21 million home loans since the Home Loan Guaranty program was established in 1944 as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill.” This achievement comes during the year-long commemoration of 70 years of the “GI Bill,” which established a wide range of benefits for Veterans returning from World War II, including low-cost home loans, education and vocational training.

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2014) –- October 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the

Realtors® Say QRM Rule Will Provide Clarity in Housing Finance Market, Benefit Consumers

WASHINGTON – October 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown:

Delta Associates Awards for Excellence Recognize KTGY Multifamily Communities

TYSONS, VA – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning announces that two rental communities, Cornerstone at Monroe Street Market in Washington, DC, and Paragon at Columbia Overlook in Elkridge, MD, were honored by Delta Associates at the firm’s 18th Annual Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview & Awards for Excellence program. Cornerstone won the Best Washington Mid-Rise Apartment Community and Paragon won the Best Lease-Up Pace for a Baltimore Apartment Community. The event was held on October 3, 2014, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Nationwide Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time this Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units

AIA Selects Recipients of Intern Development Program Firm Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Internship Advisory Committee (IAC) has selected eight architecture firms as recipients of the 2014-2017 Intern Development Program (IDP) Outstanding Firm Award. The firms have not only satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to the program by going above and beyond the baseline criteria and demonstrating innovation in their commitment to the IDP

Connect with the Development ’14 Mobile App

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Being connected matters. Download the mobile app for Development ’14 and get the most out of your conference experience.

New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing. The new findings come from analysis of the 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction

2014 AIA Firm Survey Report Now Available

Washington, D.C. – October 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As the U.S. construction industry continues to rebound from the downturn in the past economic cycle, The Business of Architecture: 2014 AIA Firm Survey Report shows that design activity at architecture firms has recovered to pre-recession levels. Most firms have seen revenue levels at least stabilize, if not finally begin to grow with gross billings at architecture firms increasing by 20 percent from 2011.

Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Tight mortgage lending standards continue to affect sales for single-family builders across the nation, according to a survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Well over half of the single-family builders surveyed indicated that lending standards were “tight” or “very tight,” while only 11 percent indicated that standards were “somewhat easy” and no builders described them as “very easy.”

Peyton Manning to Headline RE/MAX R4

DENVER – October 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Thousands of RE/MAX agents will have the rare opportunity to hear from one of the NFL’s top players at the annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas March 2 – 5, 2015. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the league’s only five-time MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowler, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Manning’s story of hard work and success will inspire and motivate his audience.

Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

WASHINGTON – October 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month

2014 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Communities

WASHINGTON – October 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — For the past 15 years, the Good Neighbor Awards program has honored Realtors® who volunteer their time and energy to help strengthen their communities and better the lives of their neighbors. The five individuals recognized as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners exemplify Realtors®’ commitment to serving their communities and helping the underprivileged

New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

CBRE TAPPED TO MARKET WEST PALM APARTMENT COMMUNITY

West Palm Beach, FL – September 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — CBRE has been engaged to market a 202-unit apartment community with resort-style amenities in West Palm Beach, FL. Spanning 11.6 acres at 2111 Brandywine Road, Village Place offers an opportunity to acquire a top-performing, fully stabilized asset with value-add potential

ConsensusDocs Releases Two New Packages Tailored to Project Owners

WASHINGTON – September 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — ConsensusDocs announces two new subscription packages created specifically for owners. Owners have a unique role in the design and construction industry, and ConsensusDocs wants to ensure owners have access to standard contracts that address their contracting needs

Existing-Home Sales Slightly Lose Momentum in August as Investor Activity Declines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August as investors paying in cash retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West.

SVN ADVISORS ATTEND THE ICSC IDEA EXCHANGE CONFERENCE

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM, Henry Hanna, CCIM, SIOR, and Tonney Insley, all Advisors with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate recently attended the ICSC Idea Exchange Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. It is made up of over 60,000 members in over 90 countries