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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

BLM TERMINATING LAND USE PLAN DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA

The Bureau of Land Management is terminating development of a new resource management plan for public lands managed by the Arcata and Redding field offices in northwest California.
NHC

New report examines supply-driven affordable housing crisis for nation’s workers

The National Housing Conference (NHC) will conduct a press conference at 8:00 a.m. on April 16, 2019 at the National Press Club to release its 2018 Paycheck to Paycheck annual report and database.

Senate Confirms Mark Calabria as Head of FHFA

The Senate confirmed Mark Calabria as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) –the federal regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – led by acting director Joseph Otting since early January.
NAR

Realtors® Applaud Senate Confirmation of Mark Calabria to Lead FHFA

NAR President John Smaby issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mark Calabria as the next FHFA Director this afternoon. "The National Association of Realtors® applauds the U.S. Senate for today confirming Dr. Mark Calabria as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
MBA

Statement of Bob Broeksmit on Confirmation of Mark Calabria to be Director of the...

Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the Senate confirmation of Mark Calabria to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in March

Mortgage credit availability increased in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool
Credit Score

Dissecting the Myth of Mortgage Acceptance Based on Credit Score

It is difficult enough getting on the property ladder with the rising cost of homes in the UK, but when you are just starting out, credit is going to be a huge concern! Whether you are a newly married couple looking to buy your first home or a person with some amount of history (employment and credit),

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

USDA

USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect