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
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
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.
Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law
Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) testified today before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing titled, "A Legislative Proposal to Provide for a Sustainable Housing Finance System: The Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act of 2018."
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for working with lawmakers across the political aisle to develop a legislative framework to move housing finance reform forward.
The Seahawks are raising funds for families experiencing homelessness and asking fans to join them in supporting the Mount Baker Family Housing & Resource Center. Starting today through the end of December, fans are encouraged to give by texting HOME12 to 44321 or clicking here. All donations made will be matched up to $20,000 by the Seahawks.
Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be United States Attorney General
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy.
This three-million-dollar gift marks the two organizations’ first partnership, and a major step toward improving low-income people’s access to essential job, health, and education resources for the residents of Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing Inc. (MHI) received the donation from the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland this September
Contractors Lose Confidence in Q3 but Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence...
While construction industry leaders remained confident in the third quarter of 2018, optimism slipped relative to the second quarter, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
Mortgage applications decreased 5.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 14, 2018.
Existing-home sales increased in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®, marking two consecutive months of increases. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month
Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm has acquired certain assets of the Elmspring accelerator, a venture accelerator founded in 2014 by Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry.
Rising housing affordability issues continue to hinder single-family production even as total housing starts increased in November. According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, overall housing starts rose 3.2 percent in November to a seasonally
“Pam Patenaude has been a dynamic and effective deputy secretary, which is one of the most important housing positions in any administration,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “She has been a passionate advocate for relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and a key voice on behalf of housing within the Trump administration.”
Building Resilient Communities: Federal, State, and Local Officials Convene to Discuss Resilient Housing
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), will host a roundtable event in Washington, D.C. focused on best practices to improve housing resilience before and after a natural disaster.
A new fact brief by the NYU Furman Center outlines the critical role the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) plays in providing stable housing for the city’s poorest households. In 2017 over 60 percent of the roughly 174,000 households in NYCHA’s public housing developments earned 30 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) or less. That translates to just $28,600 annually for a family of four.
The National Association of Realtors® unveiled a Blockchain Guidance paper on Wednesday afternoon during a webinar designed to keep real estate at the forefront of conversations surrounding the emerging technology. Although blockchain usage is not yet widely prevalent in the industry, NAR has worked to proactively educate state and local Realtor® associations
New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at the close of 2018 – though a majority still think it is a good time to buy. Consumer sentiment about home buying weakened in the fourth quarter with only 34 percent strongly indicating it is now a good time to buy, down from 39 percent in the third quarter and 43 percent one year ago.