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National Institute of Building Sciences Issues Interim Report on the Value of Mitigation

Four years after the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC)conducted an initial survey to gain an understanding of how the U.S. construction sector is using off-site construction techniques and technologies
NAR

REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2019 Volunteering Works Program

According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.
MBA

Bill Packer of American Financial Resources Named New MBA Chair of RESTECH

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Bill Packer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR), is the new chairman of its Residential Technology Forum (RESTECH).
MBA

2019 CREF Outlook Survey: Majority of Firms Expect Originations to Increase

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators expect 2019 to be another strong year in lending activity, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Outlook Survey.
NAHB

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
USGBC

U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature Announce 2018 Winners of Higher Education Climate...

Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Delta College are the recipients of the 2018 Climate Leadership Awards.
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Refreshes Brand

During the Opening Keynote Breakfast at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, in Washington, D.C., the Institute revealed its refreshed logo and brand identity.
NAHB

NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000...

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market. In other words, based on their incomes, these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE (CAI) NOW ACCEPTING HOMEOWNER LEADER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, announced the opening period for scholarship applications to attend Community Now, CAI's 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 15–18, in Orlando, Fla.
Mercy Housing

$3 MILLION DONATION TO U.S. AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES FROM ABROAD

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland has made a sizeable donation to the largest affordable housing nonprofit in the U.S., Mercy Housing, Inc., to build opportunity for low-income families.
ASE

Alliance Statement On Daniel Simmons’ Confirmation To Lead DOE’s Energy Efficiency Programs Office

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Thursday after the U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening confirmed Daniel Simmons to be DOE’s Assistant Secretary of Energy heading the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
NAHB

NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of Housing Market with Each $1,000...

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes 127,560 prospective buyers out of the market. In other words, based on their incomes, these households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the price increase, but not afterward
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in December

Mortgage credit availability decreased in December 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.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 4, 2019. This week's results include an adjustment for the New Year's Day holiday.
MBA

MBA Releases Third Quarter 2018 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook

The Mortgage Bankers Association has released its third quarter of 2018 Commercial/Multifamily DataBook. Members of the media may download the DataBook directly here. The general public may download the report for free here.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute to Enhance Focus on Residential Appraisers in 2019: Valuation Magazine

As residential appraisers face new concerns, the Appraisal Institute continues spending significant time and resources on the issues and challenges impacting valuation professionals, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s fourth quarter 2018 issue

Opening of Crossings on Aston in Santa Rosa

Urban Housing Communities (UHC) is pleased to announce the completion and opening of our latest affordable housing development: Crossings on Aston. Located at 706 Aston Ave in Santa Rosa, California, this new 27-unit building furthers UHC’s commitment to bring affordable workforce housing to families in California earning between 30% and 60% of the area’s median income
MBA

Broeksmit Comments on Announcement that Joseph Otting will be Named Acting Director of FHFA

Statement of Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the announcement that President Donald J. Trump will name Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting as Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency beginning Jan. 6 after the end of Director Mel Watt's term
NACWA

Congress Passes Bipartisan Integrated Planning Bill, Provides Communities Greater Long-Term Certainty for Clean Water...

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds Congress for its strong bipartisan action in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, HR 7279. This bill will codify the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Integrated Planning (IP) approach into law, and provide
Appraisal Institute

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries.

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.