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STATEWIDE HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT TAKES PLACE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26TH

TOPEKA, KS - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Public agencies, non-profits and faith-based organizations are joining efforts to conduct a statewide Point-In-Time Count of Kansas' homeless population on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. The purpose of the count is to provide a one-day, statistically reliable snapshot of homeless persons in sheltered and unsheltered locations, understand trends in homelessness and comply with reporting requirements from the federal government

NLIHC Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In last night’s state of the union address, President Obama called for investment in innovation, education and infrastructure to spur job growth and sustain America’s leadership in the world. He offered a five year freeze on domestic discretionary spending to begin to bring down the federal deficit, but said that we must “make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.”

Housing and Community Development Coalition Criticizes House Resolution Cutting Budget to FY08 Levels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 38, allowing the chair of the House Budget Committee to set nondefense discretionary spending to FY08 levels or lower for FY11. This could result in a spending reduction of more than $60 billion in the current fiscal year, hurting all Americans and disproportionately impacting those in the greatest need.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 21, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 12.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index decreased 12.0 percent compared with the previous week. The results do not include an adjustment for the Martin Luther King holiday.

Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for December 2010

McLean, VA - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today issued the company's Monthly Volume Summary for December 2010. The summary, available on the company’s Web site at www.FreddieMac.com/investors/volsum, provides information on Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management and delinquencies. Beginning in January 2011, Freddie Mac began publishing pool-level delinquency disclosures on its single-family PC and Giant PC securities on the company’s Web site, www.FreddieMac.com/mbs. As a result, Tables 9 and 10 are no longer included in the Monthly Volume Summary.

Colorado Rmodeler Named 2011 NAHB Remodelers Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bob Peterson, president of Associates in Building & Design, Ltd. (ABD) in Ft. Collins, Colo., was appointed 2011 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers this month during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. As chair for the leading professional organization for residential remodeling, Peterson represents the more than 14,000 remodeling industry members of NAHB."I am honored to represent the interests of professional remodelers and look forward to helping our industry take on the challenges we will face this year as we look to a brighter future ahead," said Peterson. "I am proud of our members, who are the most educated and skilled in the industry, running successful businesses and providing quality remodeling services for home owners across the nation.

New-Home Sales Rise Sharply in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 329,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. The big gain, though largely tied to an unexpectedly strong showing in the West, was a welcome boost at the end of a year that had the lowest total number of new-home sales on record (321,000) since the government began keeping track in 1963."After six very tough months, the housing market ended the year on an upbeat, with signs of stabilization beginning to take hold in many markets," said Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Reno, Nev. "That said, the nationwide inventory of new homes for sale is now at its thinnest level in more than 40 years. This is a sign that many builders still cannot obtain the credit they need to meet anticipated improvements in buyer demand in 2011."

IDX Broker software allows home seekers to specify neighborhood in Portland property searches

EUGENE, OR - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Portland, Oregon real estate broker Dan Walters to the network of real estate professionals engaging their clients and expanding their business through an online IDX solution. Never before have Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) listings been so accessible or readily available to potential buyers. Thousands of detailed property listings are seamlessly linked to the website Walters hosts, with the IDX technology, which syncs properties directly. Now, home seekers can experience a detailed home search without leaving the convenience of the website of Walters. Portland real estate has changed forever, thanks to the IDX-enabled website of Walters

Lee & Associates Closes $3.4 Million Land Sale Transaction

Torrance, CA - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has negotiated the sale and acquisition of a 13,452 square-foot lot for $3.4 million. Situated along the California coastline at 1620 Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla, Calif., the REO lot is zoned for residential use and affords ocean views of the La Jolla cove

Lee & Associates Negotiates $2.3 Million Land Sale Transaction

Torrance, CA - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate providers with regional expertise, has closed a $2.3 million sale on a fully entitled, 1.08-acre parcel of land on N. Vulcan Ave., in Encinitas, Calif.

CB RICHARD ELLIS TO PARTNER WITH REBUILDING TOGETHER FOR NFL-SANCTIONED ‘KICKOFF TO REBUILD’ CHARITY...

Dallas, TX - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) has announced that it will join Rebuilding Together on Thursday, February 3, to help revitalize a dozen homes in need of repair and perform general community clean-up in the Arlington, Texas, neighborhood of Drummond Drive as a sponsor of the nonprofit‘s 16th annual Kickoff to Rebuild charity event.

How walkable is your apartment community?

NORFOLK, VA - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For Rent Media Solutions™, a leading resource for searching apartments nationwide and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has introduced Walk Score® on ForRent.com, the company’s anchor web site. Through this partnership with Walk Score, renters can measure the walkability of a neighborhood and use this feature when narrowing down their search for apartments.

New Survey Shows BOMA 360 Designees Demonstrate Operational Savings and Compete for Tenants

WASHINGTON, DC - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new survey conducted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International shows that BOMA 360 designees are able to document operational savings, develop new policies and procedures, and attract new tenants because of their designation. The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking program designed to recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management. Since the program’s inception in Spring 2009, 180 buildings have been designated. The survey was sent to BOMA 360 designees who have had the designation for a year or more.

Capitol Hill Veteran Cindy Chetti Named Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the...

WASHINGTON, DC – Capitol Hill veteran Cindy Chetti has been named Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategy for all legislative and regulatory issues of interest to NMHC and its joint legislative partner, the National Apartment Association.

Denver area home search done right, with online real estate solution and IDX synced...

EUGENE, OR - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Welcoming Jackie Nordstrom to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers, IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce they have added a customized IDX solution to the website of Nordstrom. She now hosts a comprehensive online property search conveniently on her page, thanks to IDX Broker and Metrolist Denver (MTOMLS). Thousands of properties are automatically linked to her website with the thorough MTOMLS and the incredible IDX solution she employs. Never before has it been easier for Denver, Colorado home seekers to search for a home online, than now, with the website of Nordstrom and Colorado Real Estate Associates

RE/MAX Senior Counsel Named to International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors

Denver, CO - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Adam Scoville, RE/MAX Senior Counsel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a worldwide association that supports and advances trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce.

U.S. Monthly House Price Index Unchanged from October to November

WASHINGTON, DC - January 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. house prices were unchanged on a seasonally adjusted basis from October to November, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.7 percent increase in October was revised downward to a 0.2 percent increase. For the 12 months ending in November, U.S. prices fell 4.3 percent. The U.S. index is 14.9 percent below its April 2007 peak and roughly the same as the August 2004 index level.

MAMCO Property Management Announces Employee Designations

Mt. Laurel, NJ - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MAMCO Property Management, an Associa company, is proud to announce that Samantha Wallace and Linda Schlindwein have earned their Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designations while Natalie Fries has completed her Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation

Benchmark Association Services Refunds Surplus of Funds to West Sahara Community Association (WSCA) Homeowners

Las Vegas, NV - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Benchmark Association Services, an Associa company, is pleased to announce that a surplus of funds is being returned to the WSCA members by a complete forgiveness of their first quarter dues and a reduction of the dues for the following quarters.

33 National Organizations Urge Administration to Act on Revenue for National Housing Trust Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- In a January 21 letter to White House policy chiefs, the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign called on the Obama Administration to recommend funding for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) in its upcoming report on the future of federal housing finance policy.

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DOE

DOE and NOAA Announce Prize Competition to Power Ocean Observing Platforms with Marine Renewable...

National
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with NOAA, announced a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine energy-powered ocean observing platforms.

White paper presents proven strategies and tactics for companies to advance women in three...

National
Businesses benefit by having more women in senior leadership roles, yet women remain underrepresented in all facets of commercial real estate leadership, according to CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network’s latest industry research
NLCHP

White House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions

National
On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. 
NAR

NAR Responds to CFPB’s Rulemaking Notice on the Qualified Mortgage Patch Issue

National
The National Association of Realtors® is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to improve the Qualified Mortgage definition and patch while supporting an extension before a long-term solution is secured.
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

National
Existing-home sales inched up in August, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major regions reported a rise in sales, while the West recorded a decline last month
VA

VA Takes Action to Restore Trust at Atlanta VAMC’s Eagles’ Nest Community Living Center

National
Veterans Health Administration Executive in Charge Dr. Richard Stone announced a number of actions VA is taking in response to recent events at the Atlanta VA Medical Center’s Eagles’ Nest Community Living Center
MBA

August New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 33 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 33 percent compared to a year ago.
MBA

MBA Statement on Enhancements to the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database

National
Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding enhancements to the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database announced today

How to Protect Your Real Estate Company from Digital Risks

National
The management of a real estate firm will typically involve the storage and utilization of a significant amount of sensitive data, including clients’ contact details, addresses, login credentials, and financial information. In today’s world, all of that info is typically stored in the digital realm, which means that a poor approach to digital security could actually put your business at risk.
First Time Investing in Real Estate

First Time Investing in Real Estate? Avoid These Common Mistakes

National
You may have purchased many expensive things in your life like cars, high-end laptops, etc. However, buying a house or a parcel of land is completely different. This is because when a huge amount of money is at stake, then there is no room for mistakes.

A Quick Guide to Move-In and Move-Out Checklists for Rental Property Owners

National
Before each new tenant moves into your rental property, you’ll need to make sure everything in the residence is in good condition and works correctly. The best way to do this is with a thorough property inspection. This walk-through must be completed with the previous occupant before the new tenant moves in.
MLSGrid

MLS Grid achieves Platinum RESO Certification

National
MLS Grid, which offers a streamlined real estate data delivery and licensing service, has been named a platinum-certified Web API provider by the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).

How Often Should You Wash The Curtains?

National
There are hardly any homes that do not have curtains or blinds. They are required for keeping the rooms clean and cool. They help in filtering ultraviolet rays and heat emanating from the harsh summers in Singapore. While the curtain in your home does the silent role of a good Samaritan

6 Smart Ways to Save On Aircon Servicing

National
In Singapore, an aircon in your home is essential thanks to the tropical climate. Whether it's your home, shop, office, the aircon must function optimally to bring comfort. As you keep on using the aircon, it's likely to develop issues - the air vents may be clogged up, the overall efficiency of the aircon may fall, and more. It is, therefore, important to service your aircon regularly.

6 Ways You Can Save Money with @bsolute Part Time Maid

National
We obviously want our home to look spick and span always and for the purpose regular cleaning is a must. When we clean our homes properly the result is, of course, great, but the procedure itself is very tedious. This is why people consider hiring part-time maids to make their job easy.
DOI

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $83.7 Million Construction Award to Continue Work on Navajo-Gallup Water Supply...

National
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced an $83.7 million construction contract for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project to bring clean and reliable water to tribal and rural communities in northwestern New Mexico
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.087 Trillion

National
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $52.478 billion in August, providing financing for more than 207,000...
Habitat

Splunk partners with Habitat for Humanity to build and repair homes in over 20...

National
Splunk Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Habitat for Humanity this summer to help build and repair homes alongside future Habitat homeowners in over 20 communities around the world.
MBA

International Housing Association Focuses on Access to Housing Finance

National
The International Housing Association (IHA) is focusing on ways potential home owners across the world can access housing finance to achieve homeownership, IHA leaders announced during
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Today’s Senate Banking Committee Hearing on the...

National
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., today issued the following statement in response to today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing

U.S. States


August Housing Stats for DC and Montgomery County

National
GCAAR is pleased to present its market information through a partnership with ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI). Look to GCAAR as your source for comprehensive market data on the Washington, DC metro area market.

5 Popular Spots To Visit in Riverside, California.

National
If you're in California, you need to visit Riverside. Here's why. The largest city in the area of California known as the 'Inland Empire,' Riverside is a popular destination for people looking to escape the big city life of Los Angeles. Some sixty miles east, Riverside features beautiful architecture, a vibrant downtown area, and stunning views from its many mountain hikes

FEMA Awards Lake County More Than $2.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Florida
FEMA has approved $2,202,339 for the State of Florida to help Lake County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Lake County between Sept. 18
USDOJ

Justice Department Resolves Claims that California Loan Modification Service Providers Discriminated Against Hispanic Homeowners...

California
The Department of Justice today announced a series of settlements to resolve allegations that several California-based mortgage loan modification service providers engaged in national origin discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act
Center for Biological Diversity

San Diego Lawsuits Challenge Sprawl Development in High-risk Fire Zone

Conservation organizations sued San Diego County today for approving Otay Ranch Village 14, a sprawl development that will pave over hundreds of acres of habitat for golden eagles and other imperiled wildlife and build new homes in one of California’s most dangerously fire-prone areas.
Enterprise Community Partners

Hurricane Harvey Relief Program to Assist Even More Families Thanks to Follow Up Grant...

Texas
The Rebuild Texas Fund has awarded the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) a $1.1 million follow-up grant to support the Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) Program. HEART
NYU Furman Center

NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates Announce Inaugural Cities Selected for Local Housing Solutions

New York
The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates announced today the cities of Atlanta, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and San Antonio as the first cohort selected to participate in the inaugural Local Housing Solutions Institute
NHC

Wells Fargo and a FHLBank of New York leader join NHC’s Board of Governors

New York
The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest, affordable housing coalition, announced that, Kimani Little of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Connie Wright of Wells Fargo has joined NHC’s Board of Governors
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Ascend 2.5% in May

National
Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Woman Arrested for Defrauding Homeless Individuals and a Nonprofit Serving the Homeless

California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (RealEstateRama) — Sherwana Lynn Marcus, also known as Sherwana Granderson and Sherwana Santana, 47, was arrested today on a 36-count federal...

CSD Awards $4.4 Million for California’s First Low-Income Community Solar Projects

California
The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) today announced final awards totaling $4.4 million to GRID Alternatives for two Community Solar Pilot projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties.
NLCHP

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Adopts New Guiding Principles and Practices for Unsheltered...

California
On February 28, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) adopted new policy that calls for decriminalizing life-sustaining survival actions of the more than 40,000 Los Angelenos who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness
EPA

Three Communities in Mississippi to Receive Brownfield Grants to Address Contaminated Properties

Mississippi
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 149 communities across the country including three in Mississippi to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
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My Florida Regional MLS Becomes Stellar MLS

My Florida Regional MLS, the nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, officially becomes Stellar MLS today and will also debut its new site, StellarMLS.com. Introducing a “curated customer journey” for each of its nearly 60,000

$50 MILLION FOR WHITEHOUSE’S COASTAL RESILIENCY FUND INCLUDED IN DISASTER RELIEF BILL

Rhode Island
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that the disaster relief bill passed by the Senate yesterday evening includes $50 million for the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities while safeguarding wildlife habitats.

San Francisco 49ers Partners with Operation HOPE to Empower Bay Area Communities with Financial...

California
Operation HOPE and the San Francisco 49ers announced today a partnership to bring credit and money management coaching and education to underserved Bay Area communities at no cost to participants. The 49ers is the first team to offer the HOPE Inside program as part of the National Football
getting security deposit back

How to Get Your Apartment Security Deposit Back

Texas
If your a renter, then you surely are aware that almost all apartments will require a security deposit when you move in your new rental. This is not to be used as an administration fee,  or to pay your rent. In fact, if you follow the terms of your apartment
SEIA

Solar Industry Urges Gov. Abbott to Extend Tax Abatement Program

Texas
The solar industry voiced support for the Texas House of Representatives for passing a 10-year extension of Chapter 312, a section of tax code that enables property tax abatements for companies bringing new investment and jobs to Texas. The legislature sent this tax abatement extension that includes renewable energy provisions to Governor Abbott for signature
DOI

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $106.8 Million for Recreation, Wildfire, Other Public Lands Projects in Nevada...

California
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the commitment of more than $106.8 million to support 47 public lands projects throughout Nevada and the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. These projects, which encompass a broad range of recreation improvements, wildlife habitat conservation

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NAHB

New Home Sales Decline in May

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

National
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Property on Airbnb

Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

National
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...

National
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
PaulineWeaver

Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...

National
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
VA

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
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A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019

Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”

Energy Costs to Cook Thanksgiving Meal Up to 25% Lower in 2015

“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound

Department Enters into Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC and its owners Eduardo Gutierrez...

Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

DOE

DOE and NOAA Announce Prize Competition to Power Ocean Observing Platforms...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with NOAA, announced a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine energy-powered ocean observing platforms.