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NAHB

Virginia Remodeler Leo Lantz Named 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry
NAR

Realtors® More Likely to Donate Annually than Most Americans, According to Survey

Eighty-two percent of Realtors® donate money to charitable causes every year, compared to the national average of 56.6 percent of Americans1 who do so, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors
NAHB

Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

81 PERCENT OF NEVADA RESIDENTS RATE THEIR OVERALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LIVING EXPERIENCE AS “POSITIVE”...

Community associations, commonly referred to as homeowners associations (HOAs), condominiums, housing cooperatives, and mixed-use communities, remain preferred places to call home for more than 600,000 Nevada residents
ABC National

ABC Predicts Construction Sector Will Remain Strong in 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts another strong year for construction sector performance, yet warns about inflationary pressures, according to a 2019 economic outlook published today in Construction Executive magazine.
NAHB

Home Builders Mourn the Passing of President Bush

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. “On behalf of all the members of NAHB, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined 17 other organizations Monday in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.
MBA

IMB Profits Lag in the Third Quarter

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $480 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2018, down from a reported gain of $580 per loan in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) newly released Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.
ABC National

Nonresidential Spending Rises Modestly in October

National nonresidential spending increased 0.1 percent in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Total nonresidential spending for the month stood at $763.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, which represents a 7.3 percent increase over the same time last year

National housing leaders meet to develop solutions to growing affordability crisis

Housing leaders from around the country meet to develop solutions for the growing affordability crisis, which has left one in five adults, age 25-35 living with their parents, according to research conducted by the National Association of Home Builders.

Analysis: Expense Should Not Be a Barrier to Constructing Safer Homes

As wildfire disasters increase across the country, a new study released today found negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Slip 2.6 Percent in October

Pending home sales declined slightly in October in all regions but the Northeast, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.6 percent to 102.1 in October
NIBS

Building Innovation 2019 Plenary Keynote to Highlight AGU Net-Zero Energy Renovation

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) will complete the first-ever net-zero energy renovation of an existing commercial building in the District of Columbia in 2019, AGU’s Centennial.
NAHB

New Home Sales Drop 8.9 Percent in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 2.8 percent from this time in 2017.
NAHB

NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced the finalists for its 2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry. A total of 116 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award from NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council
USGBC

Greenbuild 2018 Comes to a Close, USGBC Announces New Initiatives and Updates to LEED

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions, concluded last week in Chicago, where thousands of members of the global green building community gathered.
NAR

Realtors® Pleased to See FHFA Raise its 2019 National Loan Limits

This morning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it will raise the national conforming loan limit for 2019 by 6.9 percent from $453,100 to $484,350. In addition, the high-cost limit will rise from $679,650 to $726,525. As a result, loan limits will be higher in all but 47 counties or county equivalents across the country beginning on January 1, 2019.
NIBS

Building Innovation 2019 Opening Keynote to Talk about Resilience in NYC

Eric Wilson, Deputy Director at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, will serve as the Opening Keynote Speaker at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Addressing the Conference theme of Optimizing for Tomorrow
MBA

Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 5.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 23, 2018. This week's results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday.
MBA

MBA Celebrates Spike in Path to Diversity Scholarship Winners in 2018

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that a record number of individual employees from MBA member companies were awarded a Path to Diversity (P2D) scholarship during the 2018 fiscal year, ending September 30. The scholarships are granted to existing industry professionals from diverse backgrounds who are seeking to advance their careers through training in MBA Education programs and courses.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Winner-1stPlace-BHGRE-RelinacePartners

Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.