House Passes Water Resources Bill that Benefits National Park Waterways and Restoration Projects Across...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the water resources bill, to advance projects that maintain and restore the nation’s waterways and water infrastructure, including several projects critical to improving the health of waterways in and around America’s national parks.
ABC National

Construction Material Prices Fall in August, says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4 percent in August but are up 8.3 percent year-over-year.

McMorris Rodgers Supports America’s Water Infrastructure

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, sponsored by the Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster.
NIBS

Institute Looking to Hire Professionals with BIM, CAD, GIS Expertise

The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling several positions to support federal agency clients. The organization is looking to hire building professionals with expertise in building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).
ASE

DOE Funding Bill A Win For Energy Efficiency; President Should Sign It Promptly

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke in response to the House and Senate passing a spending bill that includes increased funding for energy efficiency initiatives at the Department of Energy
NARI

TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED BY CONTRACTORS AFTER HURRICANE DAMAGE

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a qualified
MBA

August New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 4.6 Percent Year over Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for August 2018 show mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 4.6 percent
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell Secures “Early Action” Infrastructure Provision in Water Package

The House of Representatives passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). As part of this Act, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell
NAR

Realtors® Demonstrate Commitment to Fair Housing at Congressional Black Caucus Event

The 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, declining African-American homeownership, gentrification, and creative solutions were top of mind for many of the 10,000 people attending

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.
Jewel-Osco Grocery

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a $12.3 Million Single Tenant Net Leased Jewel-Osco...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Jewel-Osco property located at 655 Main St NW, Bourbonnais, IL for $12,300,000.
Dollar General in Natchitoches

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

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Dollar General located at 141 Highway 6 in Natchitoches, Louisiana for $1,052,439.
IAAI Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant IAAI Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) property located at 4401 37th Street North in Fargo, North Dakota for $5,767,500.
Speaker Paul Ryan

House Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “Every community depends on water infrastructure. America’s water infrastructure not only facilitates commerce within our borders, but it connects U.S.
NIBS

The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
NLIHC

First Homes Being Built or Rehabilitated Using New National Housing Trust Fund

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published “Getting Started: First Homes Being Built with 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Awards”. This interim report profiles the 42 states
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Opens First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandfamilies
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Warner Pacific Properties Announces Grand Opening of Ulta Beauty at Monrovia Landing

Warner Pacific Properties, a real estate investment and development company, announced today the opening of Ulta Beauty at Monrovia Landing shopping center at 729 E. Huntington Drive (Historic Route 66) and S. Shamrock Avenue, in the City of Monrovia, California.
NIBS

Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 7, 2018. This week's results include an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman. Riley is Executive Vice President of Administration at Howard Hanna, ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the U.S. by REAL Trends

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Abode Communities

Affordable Housing Developers Welcome Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino

Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), will celebrate the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.