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NYHC/NHC Host 37th Annual Awards Luncheon; Honors William Frey With Clara Fox Award for...

New York, NY - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York Housing Conference (NYHC) and the National Housing Conference (NHC) hosted the 37th Annual Awards Luncheon, one of the largest gatherings of housing professionals in the nation, today, Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

Denver home search made easy with IDX enabled real estate website and search function

EUGENE, OR - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A custom IDX solution is now available on the Denver, Colorado real estate website of Carl Borrmann. Thanks in part to the revolutionary IDX, Inc. technology, thousands of Metrolist Denver MLS (MTOMLS) listings are seamlessly integrated onto the search page Borrmann represents. With IDX Broker software, Borrmann can utilize a dynamic set of search functions online, in an effort to supply his clients with a comprehensive and complete property search conveniently on his website.

Go for it! at THE PRO EXPO Presented by Pella(SM) event

PELLA, IA - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As builders, remodelers, contractors, architects and students prepare for a new year – predicted to be challenging for the housing industry – Pella Corporation wants to help them "Go for it!"

Luxury Real Estate Announces Partnership with Luxury Financial Solutions

SEATTLE, WA - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Luxury Real Estate announced today its expansion with Richard Provost of Luxury Financial Solutions. Having begun his career in the mortgage industry, Provost continued onward to provide financing for Resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton and Trump Tower.

Ken L. Ross, Jr., FAIA, FACHA, Named Vice President of Design and Practice

Washington, D.C. - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ken L. Ross, FAIA, FACHA, joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the newly created position of Vice President, Design and Practice. Mr. Ross, who recently retired as Senior Principal and former President of WHR Architects, Inc., a 170-person Houston-based full service architecture, interior design and technology planning firm, will serve in this position on an interim basis

DOJ Lending Case Highlights Abuses on FHA Mortgages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Justice $2 million settlement with PrimeLending spotlights serious problems on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The case found inconsistent and abusive pricing on loans to African-American borrowers, revealing that it’s far too easy for lenders making government-backed loans to overcharge home buyers.

Bond Yields Rise and So Do Mortgage Rates

McLean, VA - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that once again, both fixed- and short-term mortgage rates rose this week. This was the fourth week in a row where fixed-rate mortgage rates were up.

NAHB’S Multifamily Production and Vacancy Indices Show Increased Confidence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Serving as leading indicators for the sector, two composite multifamily indices produced from NAHB's survey of multifamily builders and property managers showed improvement in the third quarter of 2010. The NAHB Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased to a value of 35.6, up from the 26.6 level reported for the second quarter. This is the highest the MPI has been since 2007

U.S. INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE AVAILABILITY RATE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 13.1% IN 2011

Boston, MA - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. industrial real estate sector’s national availability1 rate is expected to fall to 13.1% in 2011, down from 14.0% in the third quarter of 2010, according to new analysis from CBRE Econometric Advisors (CBRE-EA). CBRE-EA forecasts that the industrial availability rate is expected to continue declining during 2012, ending the year at 11.8%. The national industrial availability rate peaked at 14.1% in 2Q 2010.

Lori Ebeling and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Selected to Represent The Estates at Point...

La Quinta, CA - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in La Quinta and Lori Ebeling have been selected to represent the Estates at the historic Point Happy Ranch. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Lori Ebeling consistently ranks among the top NRT agents nationwide, and was chosen by the new owners of Point Happy Estates as the listing agent for the sales and marketing of the15 estate homes.

Homeownership Aspiration Remains Strong Among Americans

WASHINGTON, DC - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new study released today by Fannie Mae finds that most Americans — both those who currently own their homes and those who rent — strongly aspire to own a home and to maintain homeownership, despite ongoing turmoil in the housing market. However, demographic trends such as fewer married couples and less families with children resulting in shrinking households — combined with financial caution among consumers — are contributing to an increased willingness to rent.

MBA Launches Council on Residential Mortgage Servicing for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael D. Berman, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and John A. Courson, MBA's President and CEO, announced today the MBA has assembled a task force of key MBA members to examine and issue recommendations for the future of residential mortgage servicing. The Council on Residential Mortgage Servicing for the 21st Century will be led by Debra W. Still, CMB, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Mortgage LLC of Englewood, CO and MBA's Vice Chairman.

HUD TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS THAT 22 BANKS AND MORTGAGE LENDERS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is launching multiple investigations into the practices of certain mortgage lenders to determine if their home loan policies illegally deny qualified African American and Latino borrowers access to credit.

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with National Mortgage Lender to Resolve Allegations of Lending Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- PrimeLending, a national mortgage lender with 168 offices in 32 states at the end of 2009, has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African-American borrowers between 2006 and 2009.

Finalists Announced for National Sales and Marketing Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced the finalists for The National Sales and Marketing Awards – “The NationalsSM.” Finalists are known as Silver Award Winners, with The Nationals Gold Award winner emerging from the field of Silver Finalists.Gold Awards in each category will be presented at The Nationals Gala, held in Orlando, Fla., next month as part of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). The awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12th at The Peabody Orlando, and is expected to draw more than 500 attendees.

NAHB Honors the Year’s Best Apartments and Condos

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the year's best in multifamily housing today. Among the winners of the 2010 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry were a luxury high-rise in Dallas surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment; an urban mixed-use condo loft community in L.A. combining living and working spaces for the telecommuting professional; and an adaptive reuse project that transformed a 13-story 1960's concrete superstructure into a sustainable luxury apartment tower overlooking the Washington, D.C., skyline.

Morris Property Management, Inc. Raises Money for Associa Cares

Nashville, TN - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Morris Property Management, an Associa company, recently completed a year-long event, the NASCAR Chase for Charity, to help raise nearly $600 for Associa Cares.

Leader of Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced to 6 ½ Years in Prison and Ordered...

BIRMINGHAM, AL - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal judge today sentenced the leader of a mortgage fraud ring in Jefferson County to 6 ½ years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley and Department of Housing and Urban Development Acting Inspector General Michael Stephens.

HOPE NOW: Mortgage Industry has Completed More Than 1.5 Million Loan Modifications for Homeowners...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- HOPE NOW, the private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors, released its October 2010 survey data today which estimates the industry completed more than 1.54 million permanent loan modifications for at-risk homeowners from January through October 2010.

Affordable Housing Grant to Assist Seven Calcasieu and Beauregard Parish Families with Down Payments

LAKE CHARLES, LA - December 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and First Federal Bank of Louisiana are pleased to announce they have awarded Habitat for Humanity of Calcasieu Area (HFH of Calcasieu) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP). The grant will assist seven very low-income homeowners in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes with down payment and closing cost assistance.

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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
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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.