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Affordable Housing Advocates Tell HUD and Congress – Keep Housing Affordable for Low Income...

The Trump administration is seeking to impose work requirements, rent increases, and other burdens on millions of low income families who receive federal housing assistance through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to legislation released today. The proposal would leave even more low income people—including

Proposed Cuts to Affordable Housing Would Increase Homelessness & Poverty in America

Everyone should have access to safe, affordable housing. It’s crucial for children to grow up healthy, for parents to pursue work and education, and for families and individuals to achieve economic security. Though greatly underfunded, federal housing assistance programs help millions of low-income people throughout the country keep roofs over their head each month.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Slightly Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 20, 2018.

CRL to Showcase New Mortgage Research at Symposium Honoring Fair Housing Act

On Wednesday, May 2, at approximately 8:45 a.m. ET, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), NAACP, National Fair Housing Alliance, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Urban League, and other national civil rights organizations will convene in Washington, D.C., to host a symposium honoring the 50th year of the Fair Housing Act
Appraisal Institute

Co-working Spaces Changing Office Real Estate: Valuation Magazine

Co-working spaces are significantly impacting the U.S. office real estate market, but it’s unclear if the explosive growth they’ve experienced since the Great Recession signals a market disruption or a passing trend, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2018 issue.
ULI

Urban Land Institute to Advise Miami Beach on Strategies for Stormwater Management, Climate Adaptation...

A group of nationally renowned land use planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will visit Miami Beach next week to advise municipal leaders on the effectiveness of the city’s stormwater management plan in mitigating the impacts of sea-level rise such as increased tidal flooding and adapting to climate change through investments in drainage systems and other infrastructure as well as regulatory changes to encourage more climate resilient building design and development.
NAR

Consumer Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors®

As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association of Realtors®' REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 report.
NARI

NARI 2018 NATIONAL COTY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named 40 National CotY winners and 20 National Team Member Winners at their annual Spring Business Meeting. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named 40 National CotY winners and 20 National Team Member Winners at their annual Spring Business Meeting.
Center for American Progress

Trump Plan Would Leave Communities Voiceless Again, CAP Issue Brief Says

As President Donald Trump promotes his flawed infrastructure plan, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress shows how it could turn the clock back to a time when the public had limited rights to challenge poorly designed highways, roads, or other projects that destroyed the fabric of local neighborhoods.
NAHB

New Home Sales Rise 4 Percent in March

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 4.0 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 units after an upwardly revised February report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This the second highest reading since the Great Recession.
EPA

EPA Announces First Water Infrastructure Loan Under WIFIA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to King County, Washington, to help finance its Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station.
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March

Existing-home sales grew for the second consecutive month in March, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017 TO MARCH 2018...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
MBA

MBA Education Announces First-of-its-Kind Compliance Certificate

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today it would begin to offer Level I of the new Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) designation, the only certification and designation program geared exclusively towards compliance professionals in the mortgage finance industry. Individuals achieving this designation will be recognized for their commitment to compliance with federal and state regulations
ULI

Outlook for Real Estate Industry for Rest of 2018 is Promising, Says Latest ULI...

The U.S. real estate industry is, in general, expected to be stronger than previously anticipated through 2018, according to the latest economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA of KTGY Architecture + Planning to Speak at...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the firm’s Los Angeles office, will serve as a speaker at Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Gonzalez was invited to be a panelist at the session, “Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be,” held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.