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Appraisal Institute

In-Depth Scrutiny of Published Data Improves Property Market Understanding: The Appraisal Journal

A detailed analysis of population and employment data, along with the use of fair share comparisons, increases the accuracy of assumptions made by appraisers when completing commercial valuation assignme
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.058 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $27.331 billion in March. A breakdown of February issuance includes $26.452 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $879 million of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $782 million of loans for multifamily housing

Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Assange Arrest

The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement concerning the arrest in London of journalist and WikiLeaks media publisher Julian Assange for purposes of extradition to the United States
Energy

President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issued the following statement after the signing of President Trump’s Executive Orders promoting energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.

5 Atlanta Real Estate Market Trends To Watch In 2019

The Atlanta real estate market continues to flourish despite the downfall of other markets around the world. As a realtor in Atlanta, this is good news to take advantage of the new developing areas and neighborhoods. At the same time, increases in property sales initiate movement in other areas of real estate and city living. In order to buy or sell more houses in the Atlanta market

NRPA Reacts to Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act

Barbara Tulipane, CAE, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 5.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 5, 2019.
MBA

March New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 7 Percent

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7 percent compared to a year ago.
DOI

$20 Million in Grants Will Support Recreational Boating Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program continues its substantial contributions to recreational boaters and local communities and their economies through this year’s award of $20.6 million in grants to states and U.S. territories.
USDA

USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure and Smart Grid Improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy costs
AGC

CHICAGO’S UJAMAA CONSTRUCTION WINS DIVERSE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD BY NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION

Chicago’s Ujamaa Construction was named as the 2019 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials announced today.
USGBC

New USGBC Research Explores Green Building Industry’s Role in Highlighting the Importance of Buildings...

As part of its Living Standard initiative, today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community’s mission

Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Celebrate Redevelopment of Mattapan Station

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the redevelopment of the Mattapan Station area, and announced two additional MassWorks Infrastructure Program projects totaling more than $6.5 million for the city. Today’s announcement concludes the 2018 grant round, which awarded $80.3 million for 39 projects across the Commonwealth.

Statement of the National Fair Housing Alliance on the Retirement of Steve Rasmussen, CEO...

Last week, Steve Rasmussen, Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide, announced that he will retire from the company later this year after a 45-year career in insurance. The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and the entire fair housing community congratulate Steve on his many years of service to the insurance industry and the civil and human rights community
ABC National

Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. On a year-over-year basis
USDOJ

Former Stuart Housing Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

A former Stuart Housing Authority employee pled guilty today to stealing government funds from the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

AFTER ARREST OF CHINESE NATIONAL WITH MALWARE IN HAND AT MAR-A-LAGO, SENATORS SCHUMER, FEINSTEIN,...

Following reports of the arrest of Chinese national Yujin Zhang, who was apprehended by Secret Service after making false statements to enter Mar-a-Lago while carrying a thumb drive containing malware
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on the Confirmation of Mark Calabria as Director of the...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on Mark Calabria’s confirmation as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). “I applaud the Senate for voting to confirm Mark Calabria, an experienced economist.
EPA

Administrator Wheeler visits Miami and announces $99.7 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Miami-Dade County

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $99.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Miami-Dade County, Florida
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Senate Confirmation of Mark Calabria as FHFA...

Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Mark Calabria as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

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

Software to Boost Your Profits & Career in Property Management

The way that your day to day role as a property management employee should be changing at this moment as the industry has taken a completely new twist in the short-term lease area of the job. I would really like to share with you my experiences in on the big changes that have been happening in my company.