Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should Deny Her Nomination...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid

Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013.

Call for Entries Now Open for NAHB’s Sales and Marketing Awards–‘The Nationals’

The Nationals--the National Association of Home Builders' national sales and marketing awards program--is open for entries. Honoring the best in new-home sales, marketing and design

New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health and Obtaining Wellness Certifications...

The growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it are explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

>Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 13, 2018. Last week's results included an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday.

Housing Starts Fall 12.3 Percent As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

Total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2016, Kavanaugh authored an opinion for a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit considering
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ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction sector will remain stable for the second half of 2018, yet warns of a potential economic downturn in 2020, according to a recent mid-year economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine.

National Association of Realtors® Applauds Introduction of 21st Century Internet Act

The National Association of Realtors® commends Rep. Mike Coffman for his introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act. Rep. Coffman’s bill comes in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations, with the legislation ensuring that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, cannot block or throttle online content or services.

SEIA Partners With WGL Energy to Secure SRECs, Carbon Offsets

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) today announced a new Clean Energy Partnership to green the electricity use and offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with SEIA’s office, travel and events.

Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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.

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.

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank...

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 has completed the sale of a new construction, freestanding, multi-tenant retail building at 13591 Huron Street in Westminster, Colorado.

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Did you know that in 2017, approximately 5.51 million existing houses were sold in the US? This is what data published by Statista revealed. While the reasons for selling a home might vary from homeowner to homeowner, one thing that is common is that you would want to sell your house quickly for cash.