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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.
Hapi Homes Donates 10 Fully Furnished Homes

Hapi Homes Donates 10 Fully Furnished Homes to the City of Odesa and The...

National
Hapi Homes LLC, a provider of prefabricated tiny homes, is pleased to announce it has donated 10 two-bedroom homes to the Ukrainian Red Cross and the City of Odesa, Ukraine.  The fully
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA with over 40 Slotkin Provisions

National
RealEstateRama - Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved over 40 provisions championed by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-07) as part of the Fiscal Year 2025 National

Two POAH properties among 12 affordable housing developments to receive HUD funding to support...

National
Two POAH properties – one in Liberty, MO and one in Cincinnati, OH are recipients of Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) grants of over $2 million each to support energy efficiency and climate resilience renovations that were announced May 21 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
NAHB

New Home Sales in April Down on Higher Mortgage Rates

National
Mortgage rates that averaged above 7% since mid-April per Freddie Mac data acted as a drag on new home sales last month. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in April fell 4.7% to a
7 Tips to Turn Your Home Office into a Nursery

7 Tips to Turn Your Home Office into a Nursery

National
If you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you might be thinking about how to create a cozy space for your little one. One practical solution is to convert your home office into a nursery in your Billings, MT, home.
AGC

NEW STATE AND NATIONAL DATA TO SHOW DANGERS OF HIGHWAY WORK ZONES TO MOTORISTS...

National
officials with the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS will unveil new state* and national survey results
Moving out of State? Here's 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Moving out of State? Here’s 5 Things to Keep in Mind

National
Relocating out of state may be a thrilling and intimidating process, full of enthusiasm for new experiences and prospects but also complicated moving procedures. Whether you're relocating
Congresswoman Norma J. Torres

Congresswoman Torres Introduces Thriving Communities Act

National
Congresswoman Norma J Torres (CA-35) – a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies announced the Thriving
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains at 0.22% in April

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged at 0.22% as of April 30, 2024

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES AND NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY HOST ANNUAL...

National
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) are hosting the annual New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet EVent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Congressman John Larson

President Biden and Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $9 million in Brownfield Grants to...

National
members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation joined President Joe Biden and the U.S. Environmental Protection
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

In Case You Missed It: HUD Acting Secretary Joins Vice President Kamala Harris in...

National
On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Adrianne Todman, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined Vice President Kamala Harris’ nationwide

New York State Office of General Services and New York Power Authority Host 2024...

National
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) are hosting the annual New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet EVent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
U.S. Congressman Sean Casten

CASTEN, BENNET INTRODUCE BILL TO IMPROVE HOME APPRAISAL PROCESS AND ENCOURAGE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AND CLEAN...

National
U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Getting Renewable and Energy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS Release Additional Guidance to Boost American Clean Energy...

National
Guidance Provides Additional Clarification Around Eligibility Determination for Domestic Content Bonus in the Inflation Reduction
NAR

Second Century Ventures Announces Eight Companies for REACH LATAM 2024 Cohort

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has announced the selection of eight companies for the second annual REACH Latin America

Essential Things to Know About the Hardwood Flooring

National
In essence, hardwood, usually referred to as solid wood, is hard. It is the dense wood that slow-growing trees produce. Because of its high density and exceptional durability, it's an option for Eko Flooring

Advantages of Electric Fireplace Inserts Over Traditional Fireplaces

National
An electric fireplace insert is a modern alternative to traditional wood-burning or gas fireplaces. It is essentially an electric heater designed to fit into an existing fireplace cavity or to be recessed into a wall. These inserts typically consist of a metal housing containing a heating element, a flame effect mechanism (which often uses LED lights and mirrors to simulate flames), and a fan to distribute heat into the room.
NAHB

Higher Interest Rates Keep Single-Family Housing Starts Flat in April

National
Single-family starts remained flat in April as interest rates moved above 7% last month and builders were dealing with tighter lending conditions. Overall housing starts increased 5.7%

MHP Receives $1 Million Grant from Citi Foundation

National
MHP recently received a $1 million unrestricted grant from The Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Initiative, a program that supports visionary organizations that are working to connect low-income communities to greater social and economic opportunity.

U.S. National


Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA with over 40 Slotkin Provisions

National
RealEstateRama - Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved over 40 provisions championed by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-07) as part of the Fiscal Year 2025 National

Two POAH properties among 12 affordable housing developments to receive HUD funding to support...

National
Two POAH properties – one in Liberty, MO and one in Cincinnati, OH are recipients of Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) grants of over $2 million each to support energy efficiency and climate resilience renovations that were announced May 21 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
NAHB

New Home Sales in April Down on Higher Mortgage Rates

National
Mortgage rates that averaged above 7% since mid-April per Freddie Mac data acted as a drag on new home sales last month. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in April fell 4.7% to a
7 Tips to Turn Your Home Office into a Nursery

7 Tips to Turn Your Home Office into a Nursery

National
If you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you might be thinking about how to create a cozy space for your little one. One practical solution is to convert your home office into a nursery in your Billings, MT, home.
AGC

NEW STATE AND NATIONAL DATA TO SHOW DANGERS OF HIGHWAY WORK ZONES TO MOTORISTS...

National
officials with the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS will unveil new state* and national survey results
Moving out of State? Here's 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Moving out of State? Here’s 5 Things to Keep in Mind

National
Relocating out of state may be a thrilling and intimidating process, full of enthusiasm for new experiences and prospects but also complicated moving procedures. Whether you're relocating
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.
Congresswoman Norma J. Torres

Congresswoman Torres Introduces Thriving Communities Act

National
Congresswoman Norma J Torres (CA-35) – a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies announced the Thriving
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains at 0.22% in April

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged at 0.22% as of April 30, 2024

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES AND NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY HOST ANNUAL...

National
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) are hosting the annual New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet EVent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Congressman John Larson

President Biden and Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $9 million in Brownfield Grants to...

National
members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation joined President Joe Biden and the U.S. Environmental Protection
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

In Case You Missed It: HUD Acting Secretary Joins Vice President Kamala Harris in...

National
On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Adrianne Todman, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined Vice President Kamala Harris’ nationwide

New York State Office of General Services and New York Power Authority Host 2024...

National
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) are hosting the annual New York State Electric Vehicle Fleet EVent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
U.S. Congressman Sean Casten

CASTEN, BENNET INTRODUCE BILL TO IMPROVE HOME APPRAISAL PROCESS AND ENCOURAGE ENERGY-EFFICIENCY AND CLEAN...

National
U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Getting Renewable and Energy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS Release Additional Guidance to Boost American Clean Energy...

National
Guidance Provides Additional Clarification Around Eligibility Determination for Domestic Content Bonus in the Inflation Reduction
NAR

Second Century Ventures Announces Eight Companies for REACH LATAM 2024 Cohort

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has announced the selection of eight companies for the second annual REACH Latin America

Essential Things to Know About the Hardwood Flooring

National
In essence, hardwood, usually referred to as solid wood, is hard. It is the dense wood that slow-growing trees produce. Because of its high density and exceptional durability, it's an option for Eko Flooring

Advantages of Electric Fireplace Inserts Over Traditional Fireplaces

National
An electric fireplace insert is a modern alternative to traditional wood-burning or gas fireplaces. It is essentially an electric heater designed to fit into an existing fireplace cavity or to be recessed into a wall. These inserts typically consist of a metal housing containing a heating element, a flame effect mechanism (which often uses LED lights and mirrors to simulate flames), and a fan to distribute heat into the room.
NAHB

Higher Interest Rates Keep Single-Family Housing Starts Flat in April

National
Single-family starts remained flat in April as interest rates moved above 7% last month and builders were dealing with tighter lending conditions. Overall housing starts increased 5.7%

MHP Receives $1 Million Grant from Citi Foundation

National
MHP recently received a $1 million unrestricted grant from The Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Initiative, a program that supports visionary organizations that are working to connect low-income communities to greater social and economic opportunity.

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin

House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA with over 40 Slotkin Provisions

RealEstateRama - Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved over 40 provisions championed by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-07) as part of the Fiscal Year 2025 National