Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Testify Opposing All Anti-Home-Rule Riders to D.C. Appropriations Bill at Rules Committee...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will testify in support of her amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, as well as in opposition to three newly filed anti-home-rule amendments, at a House Rules Committee markup scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., in H-313 (U.S. Capitol).
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.971 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $37 billion in June. A breakdown of May issuance includes $35.330 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.669 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS
ASE

Alliance Announces 2018 Stars Of Energy Efficiency Award Winners

The Alliance to Save Energy on Friday named its 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards winners, recognizing companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated profound leadership in energy efficiency.

Coliving Space is Catching On in Cities Around the World

In virtually every major city around the world, one trend stays constant: the cost of living increases every year. At the heart of this is the cost of housing - which in some cities like New York or Los Angeles will almost invariably consume the overwhelming portion of a person’s income.
GSA

GSA Publishes First Map of Executive Branch-owned and Controlled Real Property from FY 2017

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today published a geographic information system (GIS)-enabled map of the federal government’s centralized inventory of real property from fiscal year (FY) 2017. The data, from the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP) Management System, lists property under the custody and control of executive branch agencies.

Community Leaders Call for Legislative Action to Redevelop Clarendon Hill Public Housing Development in...

Dozens of community leaders and statewide supporters of affordable housing pushed for the redevelopment of Somerville’s Clarendon Hill public housing at a State House hearing today before the Joint Committee on Housing.

Bridging Technology and Nature Connects Children to Parks

According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that merging technology and nature will increase children’s desire to go to parks. This includes having free Wi-Fi, interactive digital displays and games, or map-based apps for parks.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Blasts Meadows, Palmer for Filing Anti-Home-Rule Riders to Block D.C.’s Individual Health Insurance...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today blasted Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Gary Palmer (R-AL) for each filing two anti-democratic riders to the fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill to block two local D.C. bills. Meadows and Palmer filed redundant amendments to prohibit D.C.
EPA

EPA Prepares for 2018 Hurricane Season, Building on Lessons Learned from Sustained Emergency Responses...

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined partners across federal, tribal, state, and local governments in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season....
Natural Resources

House Passes Bill to Support Critical Water Infrastructure for Tribes, Local Communities

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act. Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), this bipartisan bill establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for local utilities, states or tribes to pursue title transfers.
Plaza At Powe rMarketplac

CBRE Completes $16.6 Million Sale of Plaza at Power Marketplace in Queen Creek, Arizona

CBRE has completed the $16.6 million sale of Plaza at Power Marketplace, a ±70,961-square-foot shopping center located at 7225 S. Power Road and 18490-18550 E. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek, Arizona. The property is located near the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
USDOJ

Texas Construction Company’s Owner and CEO Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the State Department

The owner, chief executive officer, and former president of a Texas construction company, HERC Solutions, was sentenced to 18 months in prison today for defrauding the U.S. Department of State out of $1.37 million. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Files Amendments to Strike All Anti-Home-Rule Riders from D.C. Appropriations Bill

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today filed amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the floor next week.
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in June

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

Real Estate Industry Leaders Named to the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Executive Committee

Five real estate industry leaders have joined the Americas Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global real estate organization with more than 40,000 members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions who are dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving communities.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisers Play Distinct Roles in Arbitration: The Appraisal Journal

Alternative dispute resolution – including negotiation, mediation and arbitration – is a growing area in need of skilled real estate valuation professionals, according to a study published this week in The Appraisal Journal.
Krispy Kreme Restaurant Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Krispy Kreme Restaurant Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Krispy Kreme located at 2700 E Beltline Ave SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan for $1,600,000. The Krispy Kreme property is well located in a dominant retail corridor featuring two premium malls and many national retailers.
National Real Estate Investor

The Net Lease Retail Market Is Showing a Shift, with Higher Cap Rates and...

The average retail cap rate for net lease properties during the second quarter of 2018 reached 6.2 percent, an increase of 10 basis points from first quarter, according to Second Quarter National Net Lease Report from the Boulder Group, a national net lease commercial real estate.
MBA

EscrowTab Receives MISMO® Software Certification for Paperless Signing Technology

MISMO is pleased to announce that EscrowTab, Inc., a provider of paperless closing technology, has received MISMO certification for their EscrowTab software product. EscrowTab achieved Premiere Level Certification, which is the highest level certification available by MISMO.
ULI

Urban Land Institute Leader Douglas D. Abbey Named Chairman of the ULI Foundation

Longtime Urban Land Institute (ULI) leader and acclaimed real estate expert Douglas D. Abbey, Chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners in San Francisco, has been named chairman of the ULI Foundation. Abbey, whose membership with ULI spans 37 years, began his term as Foundation Chairman on July 1, 2018.

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

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.