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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

South Carolina real estate market closes out 2020 with record-breaking year in sales

National
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its December 2020 statewide real estate market data and its 2020 annual market report and video. The data show a record-breaking year despite the pandemic
Drywall Repairs

Doing your own Drywall Repairs

National
Alright, time to put the boots on the ground. Whether one of your children went through the drywall, you bumped into it with a piece of furniture or the movers were careless, the result is the same. You now have a hole in your drywall. No worries however, drywall / Gypsum board is cheap, right? Right! But the work is very skilled.

What to Expect from A Home Warranty?

National
Owning a home is one of the most significant investments of a lifetime, and it is crucial to protect this asset. When something breaks down or goes wrong, a home warranty provides essential peace of mind. Discover what to expect from a home warranty and how it helps homeowners stay ahead of the curve regardless of what happens along the way.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Three Multi-Tenant Retail Properties in Indianapolis Metro for...

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of three multi-tenant
Selling Your Property in Portugal

Everything You Should Know About Selling Your Property in Portugal

National
Selling your property in Portugal can be easy when you get the right real estate agents. The main benefit of using professionals is helping you to locate the right buyers. They are aware of what buyers are looking for when purchasing a property.

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Record $7.82 Trillion

National
Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 1.6 percent or $121 billion in the third quarter to a record $7.82 trillion from Q2 2020, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index.
NLCHP

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report

National
10 national organizations, representing advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness, released the following statement
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IN DECEMBER TRAILS PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS IN 34 STATES AS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO...

National
Texas and Vermont Have Worst February-December Losses While Virginia and Alabama Add the Most; Arizona, Delaware Have Worst One-Month Job Losses As California, New Hampshire Top
USDOJ

Biden Administration Announces Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Deadline Extension That Will Bring Relief...

National
USDA Extends Evictions and Foreclosure Moratorium to March 31, 2021 and Provides Additional Guidance for Servicing Loans Impacted by COVID-19
HUD InspectorGeneral

Case Manager and Property Agent Plead Guilty to Stealing Federal Funds Designated to Help...

National
Camelia Revels, a former case manager at HOPE Atlanta, and Katrise Jones, a property agent, have pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging them with conspiring to steal approximately $124,000 in federal funds intended to help homeless veterans.
FTC

At FTC’s Request, Court Finalizes Orders and Monetary Judgments against Ringleaders of the Sanctuary...

National
 A federal district court entered final orders against the three primary individual defendants—Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and Luke Chadwick, and related corporations—in the Federal Trade Commission’s case involving the allegedly deceptive sale of real estate properties in Belize
SEIA

Solar Power Can Help Meet Global Climate Change Efforts and Fuel the U.S. Economy

National
President Biden announced plans to re-enter the United States into the Paris Agreement. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) backed the agreement when it was signed in 2016 and continues to support this agreement and other global efforts
NHC

Statement of NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin on President-elect Biden’s relief plan

National
On behalf of the National Housing Conference (NHC), I would like to commend President-elect Joseph Biden for moving quickly to put forth a comprehensive plan to introduce additional emergency rental assistance. As industry leaders have expressed, the first $25 billion was a significant down payment towards the rental crisis

CAI PUBLISHES NEW RESOURCE TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS LIVING IN CONDOMINIUMS AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

National
Community Associations Institute (CAI), along with our sponsors ClickPay and Pinnacle Financial Partners, are proud to introduce Community Association Living: An Essential Guide for Homeowner Leaders—a new publication designed for anyone who lives in, works for, or supports homeowners associations, condominiums, or housing cooperatives.

POAH Ensures Affordability for Long-Time Residents in Changing North and South Side Neighborhoods

National
Continuing to expand its housing preservation work in the Chicago market, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) Inc. today announced two new senior-focused housing transactions in changing neighborhoods.

National Fair Housing Alliance Statement Honoring Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National
Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights and fair housing legacy. “In the wake of white supremacist terrorists storming America’s seat of government, our nation finds itself at a crossroads as we celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
VA

VA expands access to telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic for older, rural and homeless...

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Digital Divide Consult  has helped more than 12,000 Veterans obtain internet access or a video-capable device for their health

A safety manual in relation to your infrastructural needs in the face of a...

National
Residence i[do_widget id=custom_html-3]n a place where hurricane season is going to be inevitable a smart thing to do is to plan ahead in reference to safety measures necessary for your infrastructure and yourself while you’re in it. In order to do so the preparation and planning of the infrastructure itself plays a primary role.

Ways to Make Your Home More Saleable

National
Spring is always the best time to sell your house, so if you are one of these people who are planning to sell, you might as well get your house ready for some interested buyers.  You must get your house ready in time for the busiest home-buying season
Relocation Tips

Relocation Tips by Real Estate Agents

National
Moving is a complex task and it can be a hard change for people relocating to another city or place. Movers keep looking for easy moving tips to have a smooth moving experience. While it is easy to make a relocation process smooth with the help of expert movers

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South Carolina real estate market closes out 2020 with record-breaking year in sales

National
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its December 2020 statewide real estate market data and its 2020 annual market report and video. The data show a record-breaking year despite the pandemic
Drywall Repairs

Doing your own Drywall Repairs

National
Alright, time to put the boots on the ground. Whether one of your children went through the drywall, you bumped into it with a piece of furniture or the movers were careless, the result is the same. You now have a hole in your drywall. No worries however, drywall / Gypsum board is cheap, right? Right! But the work is very skilled.

What to Expect from A Home Warranty?

National
Owning a home is one of the most significant investments of a lifetime, and it is crucial to protect this asset. When something breaks down or goes wrong, a home warranty provides essential peace of mind. Discover what to expect from a home warranty and how it helps homeowners stay ahead of the curve regardless of what happens along the way.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Three Multi-Tenant Retail Properties in Indianapolis Metro for...

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of three multi-tenant
Selling Your Property in Portugal

Everything You Should Know About Selling Your Property in Portugal

National
Selling your property in Portugal can be easy when you get the right real estate agents. The main benefit of using professionals is helping you to locate the right buyers. They are aware of what buyers are looking for when purchasing a property.

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Record $7.82 Trillion

National
Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 1.6 percent or $121 billion in the third quarter to a record $7.82 trillion from Q2 2020, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index.
NLCHP

National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report

National
10 national organizations, representing advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness, released the following statement
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IN DECEMBER TRAILS PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS IN 34 STATES AS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO...

National
Texas and Vermont Have Worst February-December Losses While Virginia and Alabama Add the Most; Arizona, Delaware Have Worst One-Month Job Losses As California, New Hampshire Top
USDOJ

Biden Administration Announces Foreclosure Moratorium and Mortgage Forbearance Deadline Extension That Will Bring Relief...

National
USDA Extends Evictions and Foreclosure Moratorium to March 31, 2021 and Provides Additional Guidance for Servicing Loans Impacted by COVID-19
HUD InspectorGeneral

Case Manager and Property Agent Plead Guilty to Stealing Federal Funds Designated to Help...

National
Camelia Revels, a former case manager at HOPE Atlanta, and Katrise Jones, a property agent, have pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging them with conspiring to steal approximately $124,000 in federal funds intended to help homeless veterans.
FTC

At FTC’s Request, Court Finalizes Orders and Monetary Judgments against Ringleaders of the Sanctuary...

National
 A federal district court entered final orders against the three primary individual defendants—Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and Luke Chadwick, and related corporations—in the Federal Trade Commission’s case involving the allegedly deceptive sale of real estate properties in Belize
SEIA

Solar Power Can Help Meet Global Climate Change Efforts and Fuel the U.S. Economy

National
President Biden announced plans to re-enter the United States into the Paris Agreement. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) backed the agreement when it was signed in 2016 and continues to support this agreement and other global efforts
NHC

Statement of NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin on President-elect Biden’s relief plan

National
On behalf of the National Housing Conference (NHC), I would like to commend President-elect Joseph Biden for moving quickly to put forth a comprehensive plan to introduce additional emergency rental assistance. As industry leaders have expressed, the first $25 billion was a significant down payment towards the rental crisis

CAI PUBLISHES NEW RESOURCE TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS LIVING IN CONDOMINIUMS AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

National
Community Associations Institute (CAI), along with our sponsors ClickPay and Pinnacle Financial Partners, are proud to introduce Community Association Living: An Essential Guide for Homeowner Leaders—a new publication designed for anyone who lives in, works for, or supports homeowners associations, condominiums, or housing cooperatives.

POAH Ensures Affordability for Long-Time Residents in Changing North and South Side Neighborhoods

National
Continuing to expand its housing preservation work in the Chicago market, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) Inc. today announced two new senior-focused housing transactions in changing neighborhoods.

National Fair Housing Alliance Statement Honoring Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National
Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights and fair housing legacy. “In the wake of white supremacist terrorists storming America’s seat of government, our nation finds itself at a crossroads as we celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
VA

VA expands access to telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic for older, rural and homeless...

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its Digital Divide Consult  has helped more than 12,000 Veterans obtain internet access or a video-capable device for their health

A safety manual in relation to your infrastructural needs in the face of a...

National
Residence i[do_widget id=custom_html-3]n a place where hurricane season is going to be inevitable a smart thing to do is to plan ahead in reference to safety measures necessary for your infrastructure and yourself while you’re in it. In order to do so the preparation and planning of the infrastructure itself plays a primary role.

Ways to Make Your Home More Saleable

National
Spring is always the best time to sell your house, so if you are one of these people who are planning to sell, you might as well get your house ready for some interested buyers.  You must get your house ready in time for the busiest home-buying season
Relocation Tips

Relocation Tips by Real Estate Agents

National
Moving is a complex task and it can be a hard change for people relocating to another city or place. Movers keep looking for easy moving tips to have a smooth moving experience. While it is easy to make a relocation process smooth with the help of expert movers

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.
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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
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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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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.
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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

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Three Multi-Tenant Retail Properties in...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of three multi-tenant

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

South Carolina real estate market closes out 2020 with record-breaking year...

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its December 2020 statewide real estate market data and its 2020 annual market report and video. The data show a record-breaking year despite the pandemic