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South Carolina REALTORS® Release November Market Data

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its November 2015 real estate market reports, showing that residential real estate experienced the best year for that month since the recession. The year is wrapping up to have the best national showing since 2006

Lee Calls For HUD Zoning Rule To Be Defunded

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Thursday, reminding Republican leaders that the upcoming government funding bill is the last opportunity conservatives have to stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule.”

ASHFORD SUPPORTS EXPANSIVE BIPARTISAN ENERGY BILL

Ashford voted in support of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. The bill streamlines the federal approval process for hydroelectric generation facilities and natural gas transmission lines. The legislation also improves the Department of Energy’s ability to coordinate with other agencies to strengthen our electrical power grid system and requires the Energy Department to expedite decisions on pending applications to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

TESTER FIGHTS TO KEEP HEAT ON FOR THOUSANDS OF MONTANANS

As lawmakers draft budget bills ahead of the December 11th deadline, Senator Jon Tester is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide critical support for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the final appropriations bil...

Governor Hassan Reiterates Need for Concerns of Local Communities to be Addressed on Northeast...

Continuing her efforts to ensure that the voices of affected communities are heard and that their questions and concerns are addressed, Governor Maggie Hassan today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), reiterating the need ...

Federal Tax Credits to Create, Preserve Affordable Housing across the State

Six developers across the state were recently awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), a key federal funding source for creating and preserving affordable housing. The tax credits will provide almost $31 million in upfront cash equity to be used...

Tester’s rural water bill passes Congress

After unanimously passing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Jon Tester's rural water bill is on its way to the President's desk and is set to become law

Justice Department Asks Federal Court to Shut Down Utah Promoters of Solar Energy Tax...

wo Utah companies are running a nationwide abusive scheme that purports to use false tax deductions and claims of the solar energy credit to reduce their customers’ federal income tax liability, according to a complaint filed today by the Justice Department.  The United States’ complaint seeks to stop Utah companies RaPower-3 LLC and International Automated Systems Inc

TESTER PUSHES SENATE TO BETTER SUPPORT RURAL WATER PROJECTS

U.S. Senate After Congress last month finally agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that prevents devastating across-the-board spending cuts, Senator Jon Tester is pushing the Senate to support water projects that could mean life or death for communities ...

Senators Coons, Carper urge highway bill conferees to shorten multi-year transportation bill, maximize investments...

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper (both D-DE) today sent a letter to House-Senate conferees negotiating a final Highway and Transportation Bill compromise, urging them to focus on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by shortening the authorization period for the bill and using the savings to maximize annual investment levels for all surface transportation programs

Attorney General’s Office Acts To Protect Manufactured Housing Tenants From Improper Conduct By Community...

Attorney General Matt Denn’s office has filed suit against the owner of three Delaware manufactured housing communities for attempting to financially pressure tenants to give up their legal right to arbitrate proposed rent increases

South Carolina REALTORS® Release October Housing Market Data

Inventory shrank six percent to 37,453 units, however Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up almost eight percent to $174,460. Inventory was down throughout October by 17 percent to 6 months.

Report Released Analyzing the HOME Investment Partnerships Program’s Economic Impact in All 50 States

Recently the HOME Coalition released the Building HOME: The HOME Investment Partnerships Program's Impact on America's Families and Communties. The report is available here. This first-of-its-kind report analyzes the program’s economic impact in all 50 states and features over 100 HOME Success Stories from communities across the nation

Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Clean Water Council, the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors, and the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

SC REALTORS® joint conference draws 800 Realtors® across two states

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2015 joint annual conference and expo with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, September 12-15, 2015 drew more than 800 Realtors® across two states. The event, which marked the third time the states have partnered for annual conference, offered attendees an opportunity to network with colleagues across state lines.

Hatch Works to Repeal Costly “Waters of the United States” Rule, Urges EPA to...

Senator Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, has joined 46 other Senators in introducing a joint resolution disapproving of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...

Senators seek to nullify expanded EPA water rule definition

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Joni Ernst R-Iowa, along with 44 Senate co-sponsors, in introducing a joint resolution that would disapprove of a rule that the senators say is an EPA power grab through control of the country’s waterways.

Barrasso Questions EPA Administrator on Gold King Mine Disaster, WOTUS and Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy about the Gold King mine disaster, the EPA’s waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and the Obama administration’s final clean power plan. Administrator McCarthy was testifying before today’s Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee oversight hearing.

NSP Funding Available for Housing Development

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting interested parties to submit applications for funding from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

CIH Scotland comments on updated housing statistics

Quarterly housing statistics for Scotland have been published today providing an update on new home starts and completions for the second quarter of 2015 for the social sector and for the first quarter of 2015 for the private sector.

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

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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.