New Home Sales Rise 3.5 Percent in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Edwards_Santa Maria TC

CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees & Jimmy Slusher of the NRP-West Team Complete Sale of...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees and Vice President Jimmy Slusher announced today that the National Retail Partners-West (NRP-West) completed the sale of Santa Maria Town Center in Santa Maria
Dollar General Portfolio

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General Portfolio

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Dollar General located at 14612 Highway 165 in Kinder, Louisiana for $1,387,620 and a single tenant Dollar General located at 6683 U.S. Route 10 in Washington, Louisiana
Jewel-Osco Grocery Property

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a $10.9 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 465 N Illinois Route 47, Sugar Grove, IL for $10,950,000. The 61,301 square foot building sits on a 7.99 acre parcel in an affluent suburban
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Gets Her Provisions to Combat Airplane Noise and Other Priorities in FAA Reauthorization...

With aircraft noise rising here in the District of Columbia and around the country, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus and a senior Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee, today announced she has gotten several of her provisions to help address airplane noise and other priorities included in the final House-Senate negotiated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

Realtors® Recognize National Voter Registration Day

With just six weeks remaining until the 2018 midterm election, today marks National Voter Registration Day in America. This morning, National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, called on America’s 1.3 million Realtors® to ensure they are registered to vote this November

Homeowners Ready to Sell in the Third Quarter of 2018, says Realtor® Survey

New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a record high 77 percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to sell a house, while those that think now is a good time to buy continues to decline
Financial Services Committee

Committee Examines Serious Allegations of Misconduct at Illinois Housing Authority

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) oversight of the Alexander County Housing Authority located in Cairo, Illinois.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America at Home survey: Renting can be a barrier to homeownership

When it comes to renting versus buying a home, people across the country express their dissatisfaction: Only 44 percent say homes are affordable for first-time buyers and almost two-thirds agree high rent is making it impossible to save for a future house, according to the annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey.
Real Estate Property for Resale

Tips for Revamping Real Estate Property for Resale

Is it possible to revamp a house on your own and sell it at a profit? Most people who attempt to remodel a house for the first time do not know where to begin. With a bit of research and hard work, you can remodel an old house and sell it for a profit.
Off-Campus Housing

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Off-Campus Housing

Have you finally decided to move out of the dorms this semester? Depending on your personal situation and finances, you might consider luxury apartments in Bellevue if you plan to go to school in the greater Seattle area. Or, if you are going to school in Denver, a great option to consider is COLAB: student apts for rent in Denver in off campus student housing because of the modern conveniences, great amenities, and location in downtown Denver.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Opposes Bills Raising Thresholds for SBA Loans

Citing significant risks to taxpayers, the Appraisal Institute on Monday urged the U.S. House of Representatives to turn back legislation that would virtually eliminate appraisal requirements for the Small Business Administration’s two largest loan programs. Votes on two related bills are expected today in the full House
U. S. Rep. Gregory Meeks

Government-supported Race Discrimination Suppressing Black Homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. - yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

Department of Energy Announces Investment to Improve Resilience and Reliability of the Nation’s Energy...

The U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) released a $5.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research and development (R&D) of advanced tools and controls that will improve the resilience and reliability of the nation’s power grid. Under this FOA, DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) Transmission Reliability Program will seek applications that explore the use of big data

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New...

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Ariz., will receive $30.1 million dollars, and the Quileute Tribe will receive $44.1 million dollars for the Quileute Tribal School located on Quileute reservation in La Push, Wash., to award design-build contracts for new school buildings. In 2016, Indian Affairs selected both schools as two of 10 schools for replacement through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) replacement school construction process.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on Capitol Vista, Delivering 3rd Affordable Housing Project in...

On Tuesday, September 25, at 12 pm, Mayor Bowser will break ground on Capitol Vista, a 104-unit affordable housing community in the amenity-rich Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Ward 6. This groundbreaking follows recent affordable housing announcements by Mayor Bowser in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, which include the grand opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors

Senator Warren Introduces a Visionary Housing Bill

Tomorrow, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will introduce an ambitious proposal – the “American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2018” – to help end housing poverty and homelessness in America. The bill directly addresses the underlying cause of the affordable housing crisis – the severe shortage of affordable rental homes for people with the lowest incomes – through a robust investment in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Bowser Administration Kicks Off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week with Tiny Home Unveiling

The Bowser Administration kicked off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week by unveiling two tiny homes in the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7. The tiny homes, which are part of a demonstration project, were designed and built in partnership with the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and students in the Academy of Construction and Design at IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast DC.

Investing in Local Trends May Be the Best Move Right Now–and the Best for...

“No one is making any more real estate,” the saying goes, but we all know that properties can often cost too much and it’s too anxious to have to compete in the local real estate game, especially as a rookie. Experienced investors know and corner the market best, but they’re always looking for smart upstarts like you.
ABC National

Contractors Remain Upbeat in Q2, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

Construction contractors remained confident during the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. More than three in four construction firms expect that sales will continue to rise over the next six months

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.