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Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees

National
GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.
Congressman Jimmy Panetta

SAN JOSE’S U.S. REPS ANNOUNCE NEARLY $102 MILLION IN FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING FOR THE...

National
U.S. Representatives immy Panetta (CA-19), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-16), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) announced
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Manchin, Committee Examine the Department of Energy’s Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...

National
the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)
NAHB

NAHB Announces Best of IBS Winners at 2023 International Builders’ Show

National
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winners in its 10th annual Best of IBS™ Awards during the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. The awards

Is Buying Stigmatized Properties a Worthwhile Investment?

National
Stigmatized properties are those that have a negative connotation attached to them, such as being the site of a murder or suicide, or having a notorious previous owner. These properties can be difficult to sell and often come with a discounted price tag. But is it worth it to invest in stigmatized property?

5 Important Considerations to Make When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

National
Choosing the right mortgage broker is an important decision that can significantly impact your financial well-being. The right broker can make all the difference in finding the best loan for you in the shortest time possible. So, it is crucial to take the time to research and evaluate your options. Selecting the right mortgage broker is essential for a successful loan experience.

Things to Consider When Contemplating a Home Equity Loan

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Getting a secured loan with your home equity can be nerve-wracking even for the most composed person. There are a lot of things to consider and the steps to get one may not be clear which leaves plenty of room for mistakes. Mistakes are the last thing you want to have when using your home as collateral for a loan so be sure to read on the following tips from our friends at Homebase Mortgages when getting a homeowner loan.

Home Maintenance Checklist: Areas to Consider for Home Improvement

National
Given an option, most homeowners will avoid home maintenance for various reasons. Cost is one of the most challenging factors in home maintenance as it increases year-on-year. But, with the huge monies invested in purchasing your home, keeping it in good shape is a must. Home maintenance has numerous benefits; avoiding it will be a crazy and dangerous financial decision. You may be asking; how do you fund this expensive expenditure?

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $1M to Combat Homelessness in Concord, Merrimack & Belknap Communities

National
The New Hampshire delegation welcomed $944,406 to New Hampshire to combat housing insecurity. Specifically, the funding supports projects that reduce unsheltered homelessness, especially in high-risk areas and rural communities. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 25,000 EMPLOYEES IN JANUARY AS FIRMS RAISE PAY FASTER THAN OVERALL...

National
Industry Employment Hits New Record Amid Strong Demand, But Firms Would Have Hired Even More Workers as Construction
Modern Marketplace Report 2022 Year in Review

New zavvie report reveals a surge in consumer demand for new ways to buy...

National
Even while the overall US housing market faced uphill challenges in 2022, more Americans are seeking alternative ways to buy and sell real estate as innovative solutions increase nationwide

PILOT HOME PURCHASED ON NATION’S FIRST OWNER-OCCUPIED FRACTIONAL EQUITY HOUSING FINANCE PLATFORM SAVES BUYER...

National
Quarter, Inc., the nation's owner-occupied first fractional equity home funding program and technology platform, announced the first home purchased using the innovative financing service. The pilot home was purchased by the company CEO, Shannon Diesch, for $740,000 in Longmont, Colorado with monthly housing payments 50% cheaper vs. a 30-year mortgage
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

HOUSE PASSES NORTON BILL REVOKING SEC’S INDEPENDENT LEASING AUTHORITY

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House today passed her Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act, which would revoke

Congressman Flood Named to Digital Assets, Housing & Insurance Subcommittees

National
U.S. Congressman Mike Flood was named by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry to two subcommittees. They are the Housing & Insurance Subcommittee and the Digital Assets, Financial Technology, & Inclusion Subcommittee.

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program closed

National
A year and a half after Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) launched, the program has closed. More than $290 million provided relief for more than 82,000 Kansans and more than 11,000 housing and service providers, preventing evictions and providing vital services to more than 32,000 households
MLS Business Rules Audit

Ocusell announces “MLS Business Rules Audit” special

National
Real estate technology, which enables the nation’s nearly 600 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) that facilitate more than $2 trillion in annual residential real estate transactions

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund closing soon

National
The Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), a federally funded, temporary emergency program to support homeowners experiencing hardship during the COVID pandemic, has disbursed nearly all program funds and will close soon.

Words From Community Leaders: Rep. Sherrill’s 2023 Community Projects Federally Funded and Moving Forward

National
Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) secured funding for fourteen Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2023 bill, which was signed into law in December.
AGC

Construction Firms Look To Public Sector Demand As Outlook For Private-Sector Projects Dims In...

National
New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help
NeighborWorks America

Expert available to discuss how credit issues and financial concerns halt Black homeownership

National
As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February and the progress of Black communities, NeighborWorks America is proud

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta

SAN JOSE’S U.S. REPS ANNOUNCE NEARLY $102 MILLION IN FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING FOR THE...

National
U.S. Representatives immy Panetta (CA-19), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-16), and Ro Khanna (CA-17) announced
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Manchin, Committee Examine the Department of Energy’s Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...

National
the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)
Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees

National
GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.
NAHB

NAHB Announces Best of IBS Winners at 2023 International Builders’ Show

National
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winners in its 10th annual Best of IBS™ Awards during the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. The awards

Is Buying Stigmatized Properties a Worthwhile Investment?

National
Stigmatized properties are those that have a negative connotation attached to them, such as being the site of a murder or suicide, or having a notorious previous owner. These properties can be difficult to sell and often come with a discounted price tag. But is it worth it to invest in stigmatized property?

5 Important Considerations to Make When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

National
Choosing the right mortgage broker is an important decision that can significantly impact your financial well-being. The right broker can make all the difference in finding the best loan for you in the shortest time possible. So, it is crucial to take the time to research and evaluate your options. Selecting the right mortgage broker is essential for a successful loan experience.

Home Maintenance Checklist: Areas to Consider for Home Improvement

National
Given an option, most homeowners will avoid home maintenance for various reasons. Cost is one of the most challenging factors in home maintenance as it increases year-on-year. But, with the huge monies invested in purchasing your home, keeping it in good shape is a must. Home maintenance has numerous benefits; avoiding it will be a crazy and dangerous financial decision. You may be asking; how do you fund this expensive expenditure?

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $1M to Combat Homelessness in Concord, Merrimack & Belknap Communities

National
The New Hampshire delegation welcomed $944,406 to New Hampshire to combat housing insecurity. Specifically, the funding supports projects that reduce unsheltered homelessness, especially in high-risk areas and rural communities. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 25,000 EMPLOYEES IN JANUARY AS FIRMS RAISE PAY FASTER THAN OVERALL...

National
Industry Employment Hits New Record Amid Strong Demand, But Firms Would Have Hired Even More Workers as Construction
Modern Marketplace Report 2022 Year in Review

New zavvie report reveals a surge in consumer demand for new ways to buy...

National
Even while the overall US housing market faced uphill challenges in 2022, more Americans are seeking alternative ways to buy and sell real estate as innovative solutions increase nationwide

PILOT HOME PURCHASED ON NATION’S FIRST OWNER-OCCUPIED FRACTIONAL EQUITY HOUSING FINANCE PLATFORM SAVES BUYER...

National
Quarter, Inc., the nation's owner-occupied first fractional equity home funding program and technology platform, announced the first home purchased using the innovative financing service. The pilot home was purchased by the company CEO, Shannon Diesch, for $740,000 in Longmont, Colorado with monthly housing payments 50% cheaper vs. a 30-year mortgage
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

HOUSE PASSES NORTON BILL REVOKING SEC’S INDEPENDENT LEASING AUTHORITY

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House today passed her Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act, which would revoke

Congressman Flood Named to Digital Assets, Housing & Insurance Subcommittees

National
U.S. Congressman Mike Flood was named by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry to two subcommittees. They are the Housing & Insurance Subcommittee and the Digital Assets, Financial Technology, & Inclusion Subcommittee.

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program closed

National
A year and a half after Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) launched, the program has closed. More than $290 million provided relief for more than 82,000 Kansans and more than 11,000 housing and service providers, preventing evictions and providing vital services to more than 32,000 households
MLS Business Rules Audit

Ocusell announces “MLS Business Rules Audit” special

National
Real estate technology, which enables the nation’s nearly 600 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) that facilitate more than $2 trillion in annual residential real estate transactions

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund closing soon

National
The Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), a federally funded, temporary emergency program to support homeowners experiencing hardship during the COVID pandemic, has disbursed nearly all program funds and will close soon.

Words From Community Leaders: Rep. Sherrill’s 2023 Community Projects Federally Funded and Moving Forward

National
Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) secured funding for fourteen Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2023 bill, which was signed into law in December.
AGC

Construction Firms Look To Public Sector Demand As Outlook For Private-Sector Projects Dims In...

National
New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help
NeighborWorks America

Expert available to discuss how credit issues and financial concerns halt Black homeownership

National
As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February and the progress of Black communities, NeighborWorks America is proud
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION LOAN GUARANTEE FOR CLEVELAND, OH AFFORDABLE HOUSING REHABILITATION PROJECT

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a $15 million loan guarantee to the City of Cleveland

U.S. States


FEMA

President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas

Texas
FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Hanna from July 25, 2020, and continuing
FEMA

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Numbers Fire

California
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combating the Numbers Fire burning in Douglas County.
Start An LLC In Texas

How Much Does It Cost To Start An LLC In Texas?

National
In the process of setting up your Texas LLC, you'll be faced with quite a few expenses. Some of these are required by legislation, and others are just recommended. We'll cover the costs of setting up an LLC in Texas and also provide you with the informatio
Registered Agent In Texas

5 Benefits Of Using A Registered Agent In Texas

Texas
The services of a registration agent began as part of due process in the US Constitution. A lawsuit includes the legal right to be notified of claims or other legal matters. Here are some brief things that will help explain what a Registered Agent Service In Texas 

Avoid TV Tip-Over Incidents During Super Bowl LIV with Safety Tips

New York
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the dangers of television (TV) tip-over hazards. Millions of New Yorkers will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday either on TVs at home or at parties with friends. DCP is taking this TV-focused occasion to remind consumers of critical TV safety tips.
Starbucks_Fresno

Brand-New Single-Tenant Starbucks Drive-Thru Trades in Fresno, Calif. for $1,345 PSF

California
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant Starbucks
FEMA

Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes

Texas
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.

5 Cities in Florida: Which One Makes for the Best Real Estate Investment Opportunity...

Florida
Fast-growing Florida has been a favorite of real estate investors for many years. With so much interest having been focused on the state, though, investors need to take care to seek the best available opportunities.

WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING TO BE SOLD

New York
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be sold at auction in 2020. A work group formed earlier this year made up of City, County, and State officials working with professional real estate consultants CBRE, determined that in the current competitive and robust Buffalo real estate market
SCR

Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages through 2025

National
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are
Peter Evering

WHAT IS THE EVICTION PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA?

California
Eviction is a dirty word for both tenants and the landlords that believe the time has come to remove one or more parties from an apartment. The process anywhere can lead to a strained relationship at best and a bitter acrimonious fight that ends up in the judicial system.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Texas
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Katy, Houston and Spring from Monday, Dec. 9, to Saturday
ABC National

Florida Tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard State Ranking for Second Year in a...

Florida
Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard today, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education
Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home

Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home in the US

National
There are about 7.4 million homes owned as a second home in the United States. For many people, their second home is a vacation home. This gives them a chance to get away and break routine while also having all of the comforts of being in their own home.
Carol Corden cuts the ribbon

Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Affordable Apartments in the Bronx for Low-Income Families and Domestic...

New York
New Destiny was joined by supporters and colleagues to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed service-enriched affordable housing project - The Jennings - located in the Crotona Park East
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...

National
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out

BLM NAMES VETERAN LAND MANAGER TO LEAD CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE

California
The Bureau of Land Management today announced that Karen Mouritsen has been named the new California State Director—a key leadership position based in Sacramento. As State Director, Mouritsen will direct a team that manages lands encompassing 15% of the Golden State’s total land mass
USDOJ

California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns

California
Today, a federal jury found an Oakland-area real estate developer guilty for funneling tens of thousands of dollars through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns

NYS OASAS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW RECOVERY CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY

New York
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the opening of the new JLC Recovery and Wellness Center in New York City. JLC is operated by Exponents Inc. and provides free help and support services for people affected by addiction and for their families.

Robust U.S economy not a boost for black homeownership

National
In spite of a robust U.S. economy, a strong employment rate, and steadily increasing 401(k) plan earnings, Black homeownership rates continue to drop. Drawing from the 2019 release of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers

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AGC

SIXTY PERCENT OF FIRMS WORKING ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES EXPERIENCED CARS CRASHING INTO THEIR WORK...

National
Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes As Officials Urge Drivers
NAHB

New Home Sales Decline in May

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

National
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Property on Airbnb

Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

National
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...

National
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
PaulineWeaver

Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...

National
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
VA

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
Merri Jo Cowen - headshot

A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019

Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”

Energy Costs to Cook Thanksgiving Meal Up to 25% Lower in 2015

“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound

Department Enters into Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC and its owners Eduardo Gutierrez...

Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to...

GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.