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ABC National

Construction Input Price Declines Carry into 2019, Says ABC

Construction input prices fell 0.7 percent on a monthly basis in January yet are up 1.6 percent year-over-year according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau
MBA

MBA Forecast: Commercial and Multifamily Originations to Hold Firm in 2019

Steady commercial real estate markets, along with equity and debt availability, are expected to keep commercial and multifamily mortgage originations roughly on par with the volumes seen

CPSC Launches Landmark Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Survey Nationwide

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching a landmark survey of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm usage in consumers’ homes across the United States.  The survey will be conducted in 46 cities across 23 states
NeighborWorks America

Cleveland symposium on removing barriers to homeownership addresses challenges facing low- and moderate-income families

A Feb. 20 symposium in downtown Cleveland will explore how to create and sustain housing affordability so that housing remains accessible for current and future homeowners
NAHB

Housing Affordability Holds Steady at a 10-Year Low in the Fourth Quarter

A modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences to Host Session, Meeting, Booth at NFMT

Attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference (NFMT) 2019 and discover the latest facility trends on improving operations; construction, renovation and retrofit; and staffing
NLIHC

Advocacy groups sue St. Johns County Sheriff, Florida Highway Patrol Director for enforcing unconstitutional...

A group of advocacy organizations and pro bono attorneys are suing St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar and Florida Highway Patrol Director Gene Spaulding on behalf of Peter Vigue, a St. Augustine
NLIHC

700,000 U.S. Minors are Alone and Without A Home: New Report Addresses Their Rights...

A new report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and National Network for Youth discusses the state laws impacting an estimated 700,000 minors in the U.S. experiencing homelessness
MBA

2018 Ends on a High Note with a 14 Percent Rise in Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing

A strong final three months of the year helped commercial and multifamily mortgage originations increase by three percent in 2018, according to preliminary estimates from the Mortgage Bankers
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 3.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending
MBA

MISMO® Seeks Input on New Standardized Loan Application Dataset

MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participants to collaborate on developing a standardized loan dataset that will correspond with the new Uniform Residential Loan
MBA

MBA Presents PNC Bank with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced at its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo that PNC Bank has been awarded
NAR

Metro Home Prices Jump 4 Percent in 2018’s Fourth Quarter

Inventory increased and metro market prices rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors
MBA

MBA Releases 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes (as of December 31, 2018) here today at the 2019
MBA

Tallman Johnson Joins MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Tallman Johnson has joined MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for advocating
EPA

EPA Advances President Trump’s Infrastructure Agenda in the Midwest Through Accelerated Investments in America’s...

As highlighted in President Trump’s State of the Union address and in support of the President’s Infrastructure Initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure.
NAR

Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision

More Than 800 Organizations Call for Increased FEMA Oversight and for Disaster Housing Recovery...

NLIHC and the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of more than 800 local, state, and national organizations sent a letter to the congressional leaders of the Senate Homeland
ASE

Alliance Urges Congress To Tap Energy Efficiency In Infrastructure Policy To Reduce Costs, Carbon...

Congress has an opportunity to lower the price tag and carbon footprint of a nationwide infrastructure initiative by incorporating energy efficiency into its policy proposals
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in January

Mortgage credit availability increased in January according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

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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.

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