Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Marc Jarsulic, senior vice president of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be in positive territory in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) which was released today. The index increased one point to 67.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal
Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, of Prior Lake, Minnesota; and Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Clinton, Tennessee, were honored Tuesday with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Timothy P. Runde, MAI, of San Francisco, was named the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award during the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee
More than 550 real estate professionals from around the world today attended the opening session of the valuation profession’s most important annual event, hosted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.
Hundreds of homeless people in San Diego, many with disabilities, hope to lawfully stay in their RVs and other vehicles after today’s preliminary injunction hearing. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, along with Disability Rights California, Fish & Richardson PC
Pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors
Cities and towns in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska are facing an immediate and growing challenge – the aging drinking water infrastructure. Water mains are sometimes a century old. As the infrastructure breaks down, it takes a toll on local economies, public health, and the environment.
A record amount of wind energy capacity is now under construction at wind farms across America, according to second quarter results released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong demand for low-cost wind power from utilities and other buyers, including major corporations like AT&T and Walmart this quarter, continues to drive the industry’s growth.
A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be making recommendations next week on revitalization efforts for Erie’s downtown.
International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Market Declines, According to Realtor® Survey
Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors
Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 20, 2018.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 5.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 units after a downwardly revised May report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The availability of affordable rental units is critical for the development, retention, and expansion of a local workforce, as well as for economic competitiveness. Yet, 44 percent of the nearly 30 million renters in the United States—excluding high-income households—have unaffordable rents.
Associated Builders and Contractors joined a coalition of construction and business associations urging President Trump to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements and allow all qualified contractors to compete for federal and federally assisted taxpayer-funded construction projects.
Five transformative public spaces in the United States, Spain and China have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Urban Open Space Award, a global competition that recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have spurred economic and social regeneration in surrounding communities
With rental prices on the rise, local organizations partnered to renovate and improve St. Mary Tower, an amenity-rich affordable housing community for seniors. Mercy Housing California (MHC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of large-scale renovations and upgrades to St. Mary Tower
Affordable housing providers serving diverse Oregon communities form the first cohort of BAMS, HDC’s...
Seven affordable housing providers from across Oregon will participate in Building Asset Management Solutions (BAMS), a new holistic training program that builds organizational capacity to manage affordable housing portfolios for long-term financial and physical health. The 15-month program is offered by Housing Development Center and funded by Meyer Memorial Trust.
The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Jason Hartke on Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-Fla.) carbon tax proposal: “Rep. Curbelo deserves a lot of credit for having the courage to put forward a bill that recognizes the threat and looming costs associated with climate change
A new publication is now available to offer buildings professionals a practical look at the future of the energy sector and the role of buildings. The resource, Building Our New Energy Future, is a primer tailored to prepare buildings professionals for the challenges and opportunities