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WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments
EPA Settlement with Patton, Mo., Property Owner Resolves Clean Water Act Violations Affecting Baltimore Creek
Lenexa, Kan., – July 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — EPA Region 7 has reached an administrative consent agreement with a Patton, Mo., property owner to resolve Clean Water Act violations involving unpermitted discharges of pollutants into two tributaries of Baltimore Creek.
WASHINGTON – July 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Association of RealtorsÂ® offered support for the Federal Housing Administrationâ€™s efforts to reduce mortgage insurance premiums for first-time buyers through its Homeowners Armed with Knowledge, or HAWK, housing counseling pilot program but is concerned the program wonâ€™t significantly reduce premiums or reach enough qualified buyers
Boston – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On Thursday, June 26, 2014, city and state officials celebrated the second phase of redevelopment at the Old Colony public housing community in South Boston, marking the midway point for redevelopment of the site. The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) began overhauling the site in 2009
WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Over the years, RealtorsÂ® have spent countless time and millions of dollars advancing real estate technologies and keeping up with the latest high-tech tools. The 2013-2014 RealtorÂ® Technology Survey, conducted by NARâ€™s Center for REALTORÂ® Technology, found that RealtorsÂ® continued to invest in new technology for their businesses in 2013 and spent more than they did in previous years.
WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the largest gains.
WASHINGTON – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Insurance Committee Chair Kevin Cahill announced the passage of legislation this week to establish the Homeowners Bill of Rights to protect insurance policyholders from the problems experienced by individuals who suffered significant property losses and damages during Superstorm Sandy and Tropical
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Â The residential market continues to improve with architects reporting an increase in demand for larger homes. Additionally, architects are seeing a greater interest in accessibility features as well as outdoor living space.
Washington, DC – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) thanked DC Vote and a coalition of 41 national and local groups for urging Members of Congress in a letter today to respect the District of Columbiaâ€™s home rule during consideration of the fiscal year 2015 D.C. Appropriations bill, which will be marked up by the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in 2358-B Rayburn House Office Building.
CFO Jeff Atwater Applauds Governor Scott for Signing Legislation Creating Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights
TALLAHASSEE – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today applauded Governor Rick Scott for signing Senate Bill 708 into law, creating a Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights that provides important consumer protections and greater transparency in the insurance claim-filing process.
TOPEKA, Kansas – June 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has awarded $2,250,832 in HOME loans to help communities and developers throughout the state. TOPEKA, Kansas – June 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has awarded $2,250,832 in HOME loans to help communities and developers throughout the state.
EPA Provides $388,000 to Assess Contaminated Properties in the Cano Martin Pena Communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, P.R. – May 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing grants totaling $388,000 to Corporacion Del Proyecto ENLACE del Cano Martin Pena in San Juan, Puerto Rico to assess abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding was awarded through the EPAâ€™s Brownfields Program, which helps communities assess, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated properties. Brownfields are properties with moderate contamination which can threaten environmental quality and public health and can interfere with redevelopment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors is slightly improving despite disappointing economic growth during the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. The gain builds on an upward revision of sales numbers reported for the previous month
WASHINGTON – May 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Existing-home sales increased for the first time this year in April, while inventory meaningfully increased and home price growth moderated, according to the National Association of RealtorsÂ®. Monthly sales gains in the West and South offset a modest decline in the Midwest while the Northeast was unchanged
WASHINGTON – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Reflecting the 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year, income and sales volume jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of RealtorsÂ® Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and younger members to NAR in 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — RealtorsÂ® from across the country gathered today to discuss the effects of traffic and commuting on homebuying, and the general consensus is that traffic congestion is here to stay and there isnâ€™t anything to be done about it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to improve services for active and former military service members who are ready to buy a home, said officials from the VA Home Loan Guaranty program yesterday at an agency briefing for RealtorsÂ® during the RealtorÂ® Party Convention & Trade Expo
Chicago, IL – May 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Economic positives outweigh negatives according to real estate economists who addressed a standing-room only audience last week at The Counselors of Real Estateâ€™s Midyear conference in Austin, Texas. The three-day event is noted for bringing together thought leaders from around the world, offering balanced perspectives on the most critical issues affecting real estate.