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MBA Releases Disaster Recovery Guide

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new consumer-facing information brochure, Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners, available for use by all MBA members, counseling groups, government agencies, and any other group that offers assistance and advice to homeowners in the aftermath of a natural disaster
NAR

Metro Home-Price Growth Quickens to 5.7 Percent in the First Quarter

Inventory levels hovering at all-time lows weighed down home sales and fueled faster price appreciation during the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
NAR

Bob Goldberg Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award

RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week
NAR

Elizabeth Mendenhall Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award

RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.
BOMA

BOMA 360 PROGRAM WELCOMES FIRST QUARTER DESIGNEES

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International conferred the BOMA 360 Performance Program®designation upon properties in commercial real estate markets around the world from Tampa, Florida, to Tokyo in the first quarter of 2018.

April Housing Stats for DC and Montgomery County

GCAAR is pleased to update its market information through a partnership with ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI). Monthly analysis of the Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD housing markets gets more detailed attention here, while GCAAR continues to be your source for ear-to-the-ground reporting from our REALTOR® members. Get monthly housing stats
MBA

MBA Launches “mPower Moments” a New Video Series Providing Workplace Lessons, Highlighting Real Estate...

The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) mPower, or MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach, today launched mPower Moments, a new monthly MBA video series where Marcia M. Davies, MBA's Chief Operating Officer and the founder of mPower, discusses issues important to the mPower community with her guest
NAHB

Rising Incomes Boost Housing Affordability in First Quarter of 2018

Strong wage growth more than offset an increase in mortgage interest rates to boost nationwide housing affordability in the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today
Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: On Its 15th Anniversary, Center for American Progress to Convene the 2018 Ideas...

For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, CAP has defended the Affordable Care Act; helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans; and discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION COSTS SURGE IN APRIL AS NEW TARIFFS AND OTHER TRADE MEASURES LEAD TO...

The cost of goods used in construction jumped in April at the fastest year-over-year rate since 2011, with ongoing increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said that the new data indicates many firms are already being squeezed by higher materials prices that they are unable to pass along to their customers

National Civil Rights Groups and Fair Housing Advocates File Brief Holding Bank of America...

On May 4, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the ACLU Foundation, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), AARP and eight fair housing organizations filed a motion seeking leave to file a “friend of the court,” amicus curiae brief in City of Miami v. Bank of America and Wells Fargo & Co., a case pending in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

White House rescissions package puts critical housing, community development programs at risk

The Office of Management and Budget has requested $15.4 billion in cuts from resources already allocated to federal agencies in a rescissions package sent to Congress today. Included in the request is a cut of over $257 million in housing and community development funds, including HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions and Capital Magnet Funds, and USDA’s Rental Assistance and Community Facilities programs

Three Communities Nationwide Awarded Funding for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Outreach and Education

For the second year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association(NRPA) and Southwest Airlines® are proud to partner on a Community Outreach and Education Grant program to help fund green stormwater infrastructure projects in underserved, low-income communities across the United States.
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s and more than 18,000 women build with families nationwide during...

For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s will host the annual National Women Build Week from May 5-13 where thousands of women volunteers and Habitat homeowners will unite nationwide to build up their communities and gain skills in home construction.

More than 1,850 community-development professionals to attend NeighborWorks Training Institute, boosting local economy by...

Kansas City, MO — An estimated $4.2 million boost is coming to the Kansas City economy when community-development professionals from around the country convene...

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Start of Construction on $1 Billion Alameda Mixed-Use...

The City of Alameda and its private partner, Alameda Point Partners, LLC, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of the $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development at the gateway to Alameda Point, called Site A. The 68-acre Site A development is located on the site of the former Naval Air Station Alameda, which closed over 20 years ago. Alameda Point Partners (APP) is a joint venture led by Managing Partner Trammell Crow Residential (TCR)