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NAHB

Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Ed Brady, Bloomington, Ill.-based builder and developer and 2016 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of the Home Builders Institute (HBI).

Ten U.S. Communities Awarded Grant Funding to Support Green Infrastructure Projects

Today, as part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awarded grant funding totaling $2 million to support green infrastructure projects in 10 U.S. communities. These communities join cities, such as Atlanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ABC National

Construction Material Prices Rebound in September, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction rose 0.3 percent in September and are 7.4 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Overall prices for nonresidential construction inputs rose 0.4 percent, reversing last month’s downward trend.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 5, 2018

Completion of High Meadow Townhomes Adds 44 Units of Mixed-Income Housing in Bourne

Congressman William R. Keating (D-MA 9th) joined local and state officials and affordable housing supporters for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the third and final phase of a mixed-income housing project that has brought a total of 117 new units to the town of Bourne in less than a decade.

Residents of Florida Panhandle Urged to Document and Protect Property; Plan for High Wind,...

Shutting all interior doors of your home, in addition to protecting all exterior openings, is a simple additional precaution that homeowners can take to reduce storm forces on the roof and protect homes from avoidable hurricane damage, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).
ABC National

Construction Industry Adds 23,000 Jobs in September, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 23,000 net new positions in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NIBS

Deadline Approaches to Submit an Entry for a Beyond Green™ Award

There are only four weeks left to enter those cutting-edge projects and activities for a chance to win a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Award.
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in September

Mortgage credit availability decreased in September according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.
MBA

MBA, ACUMA Announce Education and Training Partnership

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) today announced a new education and training partnership that will offer members of ACUMA discounted access to MBA Education products.
ULI

Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Launches Resilient Design Website

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced that its Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance has launched Developing Urban Resilience, a free, easy-to-use portal for members and the public to access resources about real estate development projects showcasing best practices in resilient design.
Enterprise Community Partners

Freddie Mac Reenters Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Market Via Fund with Enterprise

Freddie Mac announced today it has closed its first Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Fund with Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. and its first equity investment within that fund. The closing marks Freddie’s re-entry to the LIHTC (or Housing Credit) market, which finances the overwhelming majority of the country’s affordable rental housing.

Jennifer Brown, Founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, to Depart After More...

Jennifer Brown, the first and only Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), will leave this fall after more than a dozen years of service to the neighborhood. Ms. Brown will begin work next month as Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID, working in the area where she and her family live.
Mercy Housing

GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROPOSALS

From three major cities (Brooklyn/Queens, Chicago and Los Angeles) Catholic and Buddhist leaders have come together to develop proposals to address homelessness by providing green affordable housing and services to the housing residents as well as persons coping with poverty in the neighborhood.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell Secures Major Win for Outdoor Recreation & Conservation, Land and Water Conservation Fund...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-WA) secured a major win for outdoor recreation and conservation efforts across the country by passing her Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) legislation out of committee. S.569, which would fully fund and reauthorize this landmark conservation program, passed 16-7 and now heads to the Senate floor
MBA

MBA, ACUMA Announce Education and Training Partnership

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) today announced a new education and training partnership that will offer members of ACUMA discounted access to MBA Education products.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Flat in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications remained unchanged from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 28, 2018.
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes 2018 Virginia Energy Plan and Commitments to Expand Solar Energy

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state. Specifically, the plan calls for developing new solar purchase options for corporate customers and small businesses, expanding community solar, and adding 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind to the grid by 2022
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

U.S. Green Building Council and SUMe Announce the Return of Greenbuild to Mexico City...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference experience, is returning to México City June 18-19, 2019 and taking place at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma
NAR

2018 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Reach Out to Communities Around the Globe

Over the last 19 years, the Good Neighbor Awards has recognized Realtors® who make an incredible impact on their community – or the world – through selfless, dedicated volunteer work. The five individuals named this year’s National Association of Realtors® Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how Realtors® strengthen communities by following their hearts and helping those in need.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

NAR

Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.