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New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings. With best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Chinese Tariffs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports
NHC

National Housing Conference announces new policy director

The National Housing Conference (NHC) announced today that Tristan Bréaux officially joined NHC as its new policy director. Bréaux brings to NHC 10 years of policy and legislative experience. Most recently, he served as a deputy chief of staff and district director for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).

Honorees include CREW Network CEO Wendy Mann and President-Elect Holly Neber

Thirty-nine CREW Network members, including the organization’s CEO Wendy Mann and President-Elect Holly Neber, have been honored by Real Estate Forum in the magazine’s Women of Influence 25th anniversary issue. The women were selected from nearly 500 nominees based on their achievements in, contributions to, and reputation in the business.
NAR

Realtors® View Technology as Increasingly Valuable for Business, Competition

As technology continues to transform and modernize the real estate industry, Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, are focused on adapting to and remaining at the forefront of this change. Last month, NAR kicked-off the inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment Summit in San Francisco, where Realtors® joined real estate technology companies and the investment community to discuss evolutions in real estate technology and strategies for Realtors® to keep up with these trends.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 67 reading in September on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Despite rising affordability concerns, builders continue to report firm demand for housing, especially as millennials and other newcomers enter the market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel
NAHMA

Learn About the Top Issues Facing Affordable Housing at NAHMA’s October Meeting

Alexandria, Va., Sept. 17, 2018 ? Take part in educational sessions that focus on the topics that mean the most to you at the...
Center for American Progress

With FEMA Assistance Absent, CAP Calls on Congress to Provide Immediate Housing Assistance to...

Washington, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decided not to continue providing housing assistance to thousands of Puerto Rican families...

At NAREB CBC Forum, Housing Experts Say Legacy of Discriminatory Policies and Practices Fuel...

Decades of discriminatory lending practices and government policies have created barriers for African Americans seeking to become homeowners, according to leading housing experts participating in a forum today on fair housing, which was hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.
MBA

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage’s Laura Sherrod First Recipient of Markison Achievement Award

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded Laura Sherrod, Director of Servicing Compliance and Learning Development at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, with the first annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award at the association's Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington, D.C.

House Passes Water Resources Bill that Benefits National Park Waterways and Restoration Projects Across...

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the water resources bill, to advance projects that maintain and restore the nation’s waterways and water infrastructure, including several projects critical to improving the health of waterways in and around America’s national parks.
ABC National

Construction Material Prices Fall in August, says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.4 percent in August but are up 8.3 percent year-over-year.
NIBS

Institute Looking to Hire Professionals with BIM, CAD, GIS Expertise

The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling several positions to support federal agency clients. The organization is looking to hire building professionals with expertise in building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).
ASE

DOE Funding Bill A Win For Energy Efficiency; President Should Sign It Promptly

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke in response to the House and Senate passing a spending bill that includes increased funding for energy efficiency initiatives at the Department of Energy
NARI

TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED BY CONTRACTORS AFTER HURRICANE DAMAGE

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a qualified
MBA

August New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 4.6 Percent Year over Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for August 2018 show mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 4.6 percent
NAR

Realtors® Demonstrate Commitment to Fair Housing at Congressional Black Caucus Event

The 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, declining African-American homeownership, gentrification, and creative solutions were top of mind for many of the 10,000 people attending
NIBS

The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
NLIHC

First Homes Being Built or Rehabilitated Using New National Housing Trust Fund

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published “Getting Started: First Homes Being Built with 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Awards”. This interim report profiles the 42 states
NIBS

Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Second Largest MLS in Minnesota to Join NorthstarMLS

Southeast Minnesota REALTORS® (SEMR) has become a shareholder in the largest MLS in the state of Minnesota, NorthstarMLS. MLS operations will be merged this fall. As a result, NorthstarMLS will represent approximately 19,000 real estate professionals

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NIBS

New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now...

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings. With best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)