David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement urging the House to adopt the Neugebauer-Huizenga amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act
Mortgage applications decreased 0.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 30, 2015.
The “Internet of Things” is fast becoming a reality as more and more products and things contain sensors and/or microprocessors, and are connected to wireless networks. The near ubiquity of high speed internet access in homes, as well as smartphones, has set the stage for a new class of do-it-yourself smart home technology products, including smart thermostats, home security and monitoring systems, and smart lighting, to name just a few.
The Mid-South Coliseum and Fairgrounds site has the potential to become a major gathering place for the residents of Memphis and the surrounding region, serving as an amenity offering recreation and entertainment spaces flexible enough to accommodate a variety of year-round uses, according to a newly published report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Tom Woods, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s vote not to invoke cloture of S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress to pass two bills that would help ease regulatory burdens and uncertainties facing home building firms and other small businesses.
After a massive grassroots fundraising campaign, the Kingdom Trails Association purchased a 133-acre property in Lyndon and the Vermont Land Trust conserved it. The property is home to popular mountain biking and multi-use trails, including the well-known Sidewinder trail.
Texas home sales and prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2015, while monthly housing inventory held steady, according to the 2015-Q3 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS
The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today encouraged consumers to winterize their homes now for cold weather ahead to increase comfort, save money and possibly increase value
Within two weeks the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency has closed its second development transaction of Fiscal Year 2016, with the issuance of $26 million in short term tax exempt obligations to fund the construction of The Conway Center.
In anticipation of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 a series of events is planned at the University of Colorado Boulder and beyond to celebrate those who have served the United States as members of the armed forces
On November 2, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to clarify that public housing authorities may not use arrest records as a basis to deny admission to housing and to stress that criminal records screening criteria must comply with civil rights laws. The following can be attributed to Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Staff Attorney, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
The Association of Mortgage Professionals, has named Utah mortgage professional John G. Stevens the Mortgage Professional of the Year. The award, which was presented at the 2015 NAMB National meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, is considered the highest honor a mortgage loan officer can receive in the profession. The award is nominated by and selected from the membership of NAMB
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016
A comprehensive new analysis released today by the Center for American Progress reveals that more than seven years after the housing crash, nearly 1,000 U.S. counties continue to present increasing or stagnating percentages of underwater homes. There are also 600 additional counties that are beginning to see some improvement, though they still feature high percentages of underwater homes. This positive trend could be derailed if there is an uptick in the number of foreclosures in these counties.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has selected Marsh to join the association’s affinity program and to serve as the exclusive provider of health insurance services for its 140,000 members
Federal budget negotiators have reached a deal which passed yesterday in the House of Representatives with a vote to follow in the U.S. Senate. New Jersey housing advocates are calling on the Senate to vote in favor of the budget which would increase sequestration caps and urge full funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget to address the nation’s housing affordability crisi
Christie Administration Marks 3rd Anniversary of Sandy with Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Community...
Demonstrating the Christie Administration’s commitment to build back stronger after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Charles A. Richman and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined Senate President Stephen Sweeney, federal, state and local officials, and Project Freedom, Inc. to celebrate the grand opening of Freedom Village at Toms River, a 72-unit affordable rental community for special needs residents and working families in Toms River, Ocean County
The people of Vermont will now forever have access to one of the state’s most popular and well-loved recreation areas in Central Vermont—the Molly’s Falls Pond property, known by many as the “Marshfield Reservoir”. The Vermont Land Trust today announced the sale of 1,029 acres to the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 30, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies or by GSA regarding their inventories of excess or surplus property. The list includes buildings and properties in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas.