MBA

Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 4, 2019. This week's results include an adjustment for the New Year's Day holiday.
MBA

MBA Releases Third Quarter 2018 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook

The Mortgage Bankers Association has released its third quarter of 2018 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook. Members of the media may download the DataBook directly here. The general public may download the report for free here.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute to Enhance Focus on Residential Appraisers in 2019: Valuation Magazine

As residential appraisers face new concerns, the Appraisal Institute continues spending significant time and resources on the issues and challenges impacting valuation professionals, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s fourth quarter 2018 issue
Bil Ramsey

KTGY Principal Bill Ramsey to Spearhead Mountain States Expansion of the Firm’s For-Sale Residential...

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Principal Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, is leading an expansion of KTGY’s for-sale residential practice. Based in the firm’s Denver office, Ramsey will manage an architecture and planning team dedicated to expanding design services for new for-sale residential developments in Colorado and the surrounding states.

Opening of Crossings on Aston in Santa Rosa

Urban Housing Communities (UHC) is pleased to announce the completion and opening of our latest affordable housing development: Crossings on Aston. Located at 706 Aston Ave in Santa Rosa, California, this new 27-unit building furthers UHC’s commitment to bring affordable workforce housing to families in California earning between 30% and 60% of the area’s median income
Dollar General in Marksville

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General in Marksville, LA

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Dollar General located at 4374 Highway 1 in Marksville, Louisiana for $1,185,000.
Art Cater, Board Chair

RESO Elects 2019 Officers and Directors

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced today the results of its Board of Directors election, appointments of directors, and its 2019 Officers.

The Most Effective Ways to Make Your Hotel or Resort More Eco-Friendly

One of the most cost-effective methods of updating a hotel or resort is to invest in measures that will either decrease energy usage or lower their demand for power from an external grid. So, what are the most effective ways in which a hotel can renovate and remodel their complex to be more eco-friendly and energy efficient?
Q4 2018 Net Lease Research Report

Q4 2018 Net Lease Research Report

The Boulder Group releases its 4th Quarter 2018 Net Lease Research Report. The report provides comprehensive numbers and analysis of the net lease property market. Cap rates for the net leased retail properties remained at prior quarter's level (6.25%)
Kirkwood Square

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Multi-Tenant Retail Property in St. Louis Suburb...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a 15,944-square-foot, new construction, five-tenant retail pad building shadow-anchored by a new Fresh Thyme Market located in a St. Louis suburb. The sale price was $8,225,000.
VA

Little Rock, Arkansas, becomes latest community to declare effective end to Veteran homelessness

Today, the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent effective end of Veteran homelessness in the municipality of Little Rock, Arkansas, bringing the U.S. another step closer to ending Veteran homelessness nationwide.
MBA

Broeksmit Comments on Announcement that Joseph Otting will be Named Acting Director of FHFA

Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the announcement that President Donald J. Trump will name Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency beginning Jan. 6 after the end of Director Mel Watt's term
NACWA

Congress Passes Bipartisan Integrated Planning Bill, Provides Communities Greater Long-Term Certainty for Clean Water...

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, HR 7279. This bill will codify the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide
Appraisal Institute

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on First Step Act Being Signed into Law

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law

Top 3 Myths About Moving Companies Debunked

People say that moving is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. In fact, many say it’s about as stressful as a divorce. While you prepare for your move, it makes sense to want to eliminate as much stress as possible. Even if you can remove a little bit of the pressure, it can make the move that much easier. One way that people help alleviate stress during a move is to hire a moving company

Life for Veterans Improved by VA Loans

Life can be difficult for veterans once they leave the services. They have to deal with adjusting to civilian life. They are also faced with having to find new employment and with having to find a place to live. All of these pressures can put a lot of stress on someone who has just become a veteran. This is stress that can continue as civilian life goes on.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $18 Million for Transformative Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced its latest funding opportunity designed to support early stage, transformative energy technologies. The “Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas” funding opportunity enables ARPA-E to investigate potential new program areas while highlighting energy challenges of critical interest to American competitiveness and security
FEMA

FEMA and Home Improvement Stores in Bay and Leon Counties Offering Free Rebuilding and...

As Floridians continue to repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are once again teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces First Investment from Preservation Fund to Keep Housing Affordable for Over...

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first major investment in preserving affordable housing for District residents from her newly-created, public-private Preservation Fund. LISC-DC, one of two District-approved managers of disbursements, will draw $11 million from the $40 million fund to assist with acquisition and predevelopment financing, preserving over 80 units of affordable housing in amenity-rich neighborhoods in Wards 1 and 4

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

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.