NAHB

NAHB Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Competition

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Industry Council is now accepting applications for the 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards. All builders, developers, architects, marketers and designers of 55+ housing are invited to enter this prestigious awards competition.
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Down in 1st Quarter of 2018

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.63 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2018. The delinquency rate was down 54 basis points from the previous quarter, and was eight basis points lower than one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 11, 2018. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.
NAR

Jerry Giovaniello, National Association of Realtors® Chief Lobbyist, to Retire at Year’s End

Jerry Giovaniello, long-time senior vice president and chief lobbyist at the National Association of Realtors® will retire at the end of this year. Giovaniello is among Washington's most well-respected lobbyists, and for 37 years he has successfully advocated vital legislative and regulatory issues before Congress
NAR

REALTORS® Focus on the Future of Fair Housing

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined thousands of members of the National Association of Realtors® at a general session today during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
NAR

Acting Director Mulvaney, Panelists Discuss Future of the CFPB and Real Estate Regulatory Policy

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection plans to eliminate regulation by enforcement and increase regulatory clarity, according to speakers at the Regulatory Issues Forum at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The high-profile session, keynoted by CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney
NAR

Realtors® Descend on Washington to Advance Policy Issues Shaping Real Estate Industry

Realtors® from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital this week for the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expocommitted to continuing their work with Congress and the administration to advance policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to buy, invest, own and sell real estate.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth time the HMI has reached 70 or higher this year.
NAHB

NAHB Now Accepting Applications for Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Competition

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its general call for entries for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards competition. Multifamily owners and developers, builders, property managers, architects, interior designers and multifamily industry professionals are invited to enter the competition
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $72 Million to Advance High-Temperature Concentrating Solar Power Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of operational conditions
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton, an Infrastructure Leader in Congress, Will Speak at Two Press Events to Kick...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will kick off National Infrastructure Week by participating in two press events tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Norton is one of the “Big Four” House Transportation leaders who wrote the current five-year surface transportation authorization, the FAST Act, which was signed into law in 2015.

Statement from Civil Rights Organizations on New York State’s Motion to Intervene in Fair...

We are pleased that the State of New York recognizes the importance of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule and that it is standing up for their many cities, towns, counties, and public housing authorities that would have, had the Rule been in effect, developed plans to ensure that everyone in the state has fair housing opportunities.
Casual Dining Market Research Report

The Boulder Group Publishes Net Lease Casual Dining Market Research Report

The Boulder Group’s Research Department has released a new research report providing comprehensive numbers and analysis of the 1st quarter activity in the National Net Lease Casual Dining Market.
Walgreens in the Chicago MSA

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Walgreens in the Chicago...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 7878 Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois for $5,750,000. The 15,120 square foot Walgreens is strategically positioned on the northwest corner of Harlem Avenue and 79th Street, two primary thoroughfares in Bridgeview,

NRPA, NLC and Value of Water Campaign Unite to Promote Green Infrastructure in Parks...

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Value of Water Campaign, is proud to bring attention to the benefits of green infrastructure in parks during National Infrastructure Week, May 14–18, 2018. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, NRPA, NLC and the Value of Water Campaign will hold a special briefing on Capitol Hill where representatives from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management and the City of Lacey

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Multi-Tenant Retail Property

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Newly Constructed Multi-Tenant Retail Property...

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 completed the sale of a 6,777-square-foot new construction multi-tenant retail pad building occupied by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (with drive-thru), Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs and WaBa Grill at 13916 Garvey Avenue in Baldwin Park, Calif.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Financial Services Committee

An Overview of Homelessness in America

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the current state of homelessness in America, and to discuss issues regarding veteran, youth, and any other populations affected by homelessness