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Landmark Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk to Address the Bay Area Housing Crisis

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The California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu-San Francisco), which will allow the San Francisco Bay Area to come together and address the region’s housing challenges through new funding, programs, and tools.
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.087 Trillion

National
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $52.478 billion in August, providing financing for more than 207,000...
Habitat

Splunk partners with Habitat for Humanity to build and repair homes in over 20...

National
Splunk Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Habitat for Humanity this summer to help build and repair homes alongside future Habitat homeowners in over 20 communities around the world.
MBA

International Housing Association Focuses on Access to Housing Finance

National
The International Housing Association (IHA) is focusing on ways potential home owners across the world can access housing finance to achieve homeownership, IHA leaders announced during
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Today’s Senate Banking Committee Hearing on the...

National
Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., today issued the following statement in response to today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing
NAHB

Vast Majority of Americans Cite Growing Housing Affordability Problem As a Crisis

National
Four out of five American households believe the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis and at least 75 percent report this is a problem at the state and local level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in August

National
Mortgage credit availability decreased in August 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

MBA Releases 2019 Mid-Year Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its mid-year rankings of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes as of June 30, 2019. At the top of the list of firms is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., with $681.8 billion in master
NHC

Statement on GSE hearing from David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National...

National
“Today’s hearing made significant progress on the path to housing finance reform. While there was plenty of disagreement, there was also important alignment around essential issues of a bipartisan deal that has eluded Congress in the past.
CHA

Chicago Housing Authority joins partners to break ground for Sarah’s On Sheridan Apts.

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Chicago Housing Authority officials this week joined Sarah’s Circle, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, and development partners to break ground for Sarah’s on Sheridan Apartments in the Uptown community
MBA

MBA Forecasts Record Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations and Multifamily Lending in 2019 and 2020

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) forecasts that commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers will close a record $652 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties this year
NAR

Realtors® Applaud White House Efforts to Advance Fannie, Freddie Reform Discussions

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National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement commending the Trump administration for its efforts to reform America’s housing finance system.
NIBS

Bringing Women Executives in Building Together: NIBS to Host Inaugural Event in October

National
The National Institute of Building Sciences is hosting its first annual Women Executives in Building Summit on Oct. 4. The event is being held at the headquarters of the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C.

New support includes $1.5 million to secure downtown home for Minnesota Museum of American...

National
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced $2.15 million in new investments focused on establishing downtown as a place for community, creativity and inclusive economic growth.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisers Can Help Clients Navigate Natural Disasters, Appraisal Institute Says

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In the aftermath of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, appraisers can help their clients by providing expert market analysis, according to the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers
NHC

National Housing Conference statement on Trump administration’s plan for the future of Fannie and...

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The Trump administration’s housing finance reform plan “has many roads, but there is a viable path forward if Congress is engaged in true bipartisan change. If taken, we can finally move forward with a housing finance system that serves

Don’t Disrupt Lending or Increase the Cost of Housing: Civil Rights Coalition Warns Against...

National
Yesterday, in response to a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform, the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development released
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity: Presidential debates must address housing affordability

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More than 100 Habitat for Humanity organizations throughout the country are calling on debate organizers and presidential candidates to address the nation’s urgent housing affordability needs
FHJC

FHJC Settles Race Discrimination Case

National
Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the settlement of a fair housing lawsuit against Charm Equities LTD; its principal officers Howard and Michael Kohn; building superintendent Michael D’Antonio
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES HIGHER IN JULY BUT DECREASES YEAR-TO-DATE AS DECLINE IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING...

National
Association Survey Finds Contractors Remain Eager to Hire but Report Continuing Difficulty in Filling Hourly Craft Positions; Officials Urge Increase in Career and Technical Education, Greater Immigration for Qualified Workers

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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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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.