Interior Announces $18 Million of Anvil Points Funding Finally going to Colorado Communities

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Rifle, Colorado, native Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt announced the Department will distribute approximately $18 million to the State of Colorado after nearly a decade of the funds being withheld by the Federal government

Millennials Lead All Homebuyers, Even as Some Can’t Escape Their Parent

Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented some from leaving the more affordable confines of their Gen X and baby boomer parents’ homes.

Statement from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall Regarding S.2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and...

The U.S. Senate is considering S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and the National Association of Realtors® showed its support with a letter(link is external) to Senate leadership.

VA Awards More Than $496,000 to Improve IT Infrastructure as Part of ‘Buy vs....

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of a $496,405.35 task order to Favor TechConsulting (FTC) LLC to provide Identity and Access Management (IAM) services to improve and maximize cost savings to VA’s current information technology (IT) infrastructure.

New Publication Addresses Stormwater Management, Key National Infrastructure Issue

Recent infrastructure packages proposed by the White House and Senate Democrats note the need for more investment in Stormwater Management practices, raising awareness nationwide for greater investment in stormwater infrastructure.
Ginnie Mae

The MPF® Program and Ginnie Mae Announce $1 Billion in MBS Issued

The MPF Program recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued. The MPF Government MBS product was the result of a partnership forged by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to issue securities guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and backed by mortgages originated by FHLB member financial institutions.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy updates signature property tax resource

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released a comprehensive update of State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance, the most thorough online resource for U.S. property tax information for policy makers, researchers, journalists, the real estate industry, and home owners.

EPA awards Cottage Grove, Oregon, company $300K for innovative clean-burning cookstove

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 contract award to ASAT Inc., based in Cottage Grove, Oregon to complete development of an innovative clean-burning cooking stove. ASAT Inc. is among five other companies receiving a total of $1.8 million in EPA funding for small businesses to develop technologies that provide solutions for environmental issues.

Purchase Apps Up, Refis Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 9, 2018.

MBA, NAMMBA Announce Partnership to Promote Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) announced today that the two associations will form a formal strategic partnership to advance each other's diversity and inclusion efforts

USDA Invests $276 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $276 million in rural electric infrastructure (PDF, 60 KB) to improve system efficiency and reliability. This announcement comes the day before Secretary Perdue is set to testify alongside Secretaries Wilbur Ross, Alexander Acosta, Elaine Chao and Rick Perry at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing focused on rebuilding American infrastructure.

Bank Appraisal Institute Leads 34 Groups in Advancing Changes to Bank Regulation Bill

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today led nearly three dozen valuation organizations in applauding revisions to a bipartisan Senate bill that would roll back many post-financial-crisis banking rules found in the Dodd-Frank Act

Share ??Interior and National Park Service Announces $12.6 Million in Grants to Preserve African...

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service today announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance Partners with Architecture 2030 and Measurabl to Advance...

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2018) – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Architecture 2030 to help cities within the...

The U.S. Has National Shortage of More Than 7.2 Million Affordable & Available Rental...

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Boot Barn Jackson TN

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Boot Barn

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Boot Barn property located at 1775 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee for $2,000,000.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Minneapolis Mill City Museum

Why Minneapolis is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Whether you are looking for a place to buy your first home or you think it’s a good time to invest in real estate for monetary gain, choosing the right location is critical. Not all towns and cities are equal. In some, the crime rates are horrific. In others, employment opportunities are lacking.