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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.
Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

How to Deliver a Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

National
Running an open house is not as easy as it used to be. The real estate world has been shook-up by the Covid-19 pandemic as much as any other industry. It’s necessary to plan for precautions when you’re expecting many people to come through the front door.
Robert Lindley - Canyon Title

Robert Lindley of Canyon Title Selected for 2021 Titan 100 CEO Recognition

National
Canyon Title Inc, a Boston National Company, announced today that Robert Lindley, President and CEO of Canyon Title, has been selected for the 2021 Titan 100 by Wipfli, LLP. Collectively, the Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,00
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Hanley Investment Group Sells Single-Tenant Wendy’s Drive-Thru in Louisiana

National
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 arranged the sale of a single-tenant net-leased investment
Smart Investment

Reasons Why Brighton Towers Are Smart Investment

National
As an investor, the importance of making sure your hard-earned money goes into the right place can not be over-emphasized. The real estate business is a good option to earn a lot of money, and condo units are usually cheaper than buying single-family homes.
Buying a House

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House

National
Buying a house for the first time can be overwhelming. Also, the joy of becoming a house owner could make you overlook some very important things that you shouldn't. Buying a house involves a lot of money, so you have to make the most rational decision.
Realty Services

Top Reasons Why You Need Realty Services

National
Are you looking to buy a house in Iowa but wondering if you should hire a real estate agent or not? If yes, this post is for you. In this post, you will learn why you need Northern Iowa realty services.
House Condo Living

Why You Should Live In Condos

National
The thought of maintaining a house and a yard all alone is one of the factors that discourage most house hunters. Fortunately, there are other kinds of properties that do not require a lot of upkeep to maintain.

Beauty is in the Details: Bathroom Renovations to Convert Your Home

National
Bathroom renovations have become a popular choice for people to update their homes. From the moment you enter your bathroom, you know that there is something different about it as soon as you see wall tiles and fixtures in colors or styles that are not typically seen in other rooms of the house.
Bill Telford Photo

iPro Realty Network partners with zavvie to give homeowners more selling solutions

National
Housing inventory is at record lows, pushing home prices to new highs. Many homeowners are considering selling their homes to take advantage of today's hot real estate market but don’t realize there are several options available to them.
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RealSource Announces New Investment Sales Division and Names Austin Blodgett as Vice President

National
RealSource Group, a commercial real estate brokerage company focused on healthcare, retail and educational properties nationwide and trailblazer of the national master brokerage
GSA

GSA Commits to Renewable Energy, Pledging 100 Percent Renewable Electric Resources by 2025

National
As part of tackling the climate crisis, GSA stands up task groups on decarbonization and partners with NAACP on environmental justice WASHINGTON, DC - RealEstateRama -...
USDOJ

Justice Department Issues Statement Announcing Decision to Appeal Alabama Association of Realtors v. HHS

National
Brian M. Boynton, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division, released the following statement: “The CDC’s eviction moratorium — which Congress

Why Virtual Property Tours Are Good For Buyers, Sellers, and Agents

National
There are many reasons to enjoy a virtual tour. Also, a lot of evidence exists that shows those looking for a home to buy will actually take a look around online initially. Many will also end up purchasing the same home they saw while searching websites. But why exactly do they enjoy viewing homes virtually?

Moving Up The Property Ladder: How To Decide If You’re Ready For A Bigger...

National
You may be feeling you’ve outgrown your starter house, whether in terms of lifestyle, family size or the amount of work you need to put into your current property. Whatever the reason, many people dream and aspire to a larger home. Here are some of the factors to consider to decide if you’re ready for a bigger home.
NAHB

Regulatory Costs Add a Whopping $93,870 to New Home Prices

National
Regulations imposed by all levels of government account for $93,870, or 23.8 percent of the current average sales price ($397,300) of a new single-family home
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the First Quarter of 2021

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.38 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2021
NAR

Pending Home Sales Grow 1.9% in March

National
Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month gains in March

10 Things You’re Probably Going to Forget During Your Move

National
There’s a lot that goes into a moving day. At this point, you’ve already found your landing spot, packed up the house, and coordinated the movers. You’ve been busy getting here, so it’s not uncommon to forget a few things here and there.
Tips to Avoid Allergies

Tips to Avoid Allergies: Try Junk Removal

National
Allergies can be a pain in the… Ok, let’s not go there and say that word, but you surely know how the sentence would end. Food allergies already are bad enough. On the other hand, you could also view food allergies as a good omen or self-protection system by your body

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Robert Lindley - Canyon Title

Robert Lindley of Canyon Title Selected for 2021 Titan 100 CEO Recognition

National
Canyon Title Inc, a Boston National Company, announced today that Robert Lindley, President and CEO of Canyon Title, has been selected for the 2021 Titan 100 by Wipfli, LLP. Collectively, the Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,00
Smart Investment

Reasons Why Brighton Towers Are Smart Investment

National
As an investor, the importance of making sure your hard-earned money goes into the right place can not be over-emphasized. The real estate business is a good option to earn a lot of money, and condo units are usually cheaper than buying single-family homes.
Realty Services

Top Reasons Why You Need Realty Services

National
Are you looking to buy a house in Iowa but wondering if you should hire a real estate agent or not? If yes, this post is for you. In this post, you will learn why you need Northern Iowa realty services.
House Condo Living

Why You Should Live In Condos

National
The thought of maintaining a house and a yard all alone is one of the factors that discourage most house hunters. Fortunately, there are other kinds of properties that do not require a lot of upkeep to maintain.

Beauty is in the Details: Bathroom Renovations to Convert Your Home

National
Bathroom renovations have become a popular choice for people to update their homes. From the moment you enter your bathroom, you know that there is something different about it as soon as you see wall tiles and fixtures in colors or styles that are not typically seen in other rooms of the house.
Bill Telford Photo

iPro Realty Network partners with zavvie to give homeowners more selling solutions

National
Housing inventory is at record lows, pushing home prices to new highs. Many homeowners are considering selling their homes to take advantage of today's hot real estate market but don’t realize there are several options available to them.
Austin Blodgett_headshot

RealSource Announces New Investment Sales Division and Names Austin Blodgett as Vice President

National
RealSource Group, a commercial real estate brokerage company focused on healthcare, retail and educational properties nationwide and trailblazer of the national master brokerage
GSA

GSA Commits to Renewable Energy, Pledging 100 Percent Renewable Electric Resources by 2025

National
As part of tackling the climate crisis, GSA stands up task groups on decarbonization and partners with NAACP on environmental justice WASHINGTON, DC - RealEstateRama -...
USDOJ

Justice Department Issues Statement Announcing Decision to Appeal Alabama Association of Realtors v. HHS

National
Brian M. Boynton, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division, released the following statement: “The CDC’s eviction moratorium — which Congress

Why Virtual Property Tours Are Good For Buyers, Sellers, and Agents

National
There are many reasons to enjoy a virtual tour. Also, a lot of evidence exists that shows those looking for a home to buy will actually take a look around online initially. Many will also end up purchasing the same home they saw while searching websites. But why exactly do they enjoy viewing homes virtually?

Moving Up The Property Ladder: How To Decide If You’re Ready For A Bigger...

National
You may be feeling you’ve outgrown your starter house, whether in terms of lifestyle, family size or the amount of work you need to put into your current property. Whatever the reason, many people dream and aspire to a larger home. Here are some of the factors to consider to decide if you’re ready for a bigger home.
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.
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the First Quarter of 2021

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.38 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2021
NAR

Pending Home Sales Grow 1.9% in March

National
Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month gains in March

10 Things You’re Probably Going to Forget During Your Move

National
There’s a lot that goes into a moving day. At this point, you’ve already found your landing spot, packed up the house, and coordinated the movers. You’ve been busy getting here, so it’s not uncommon to forget a few things here and there.
Tips to Avoid Allergies

Tips to Avoid Allergies: Try Junk Removal

National
Allergies can be a pain in the… Ok, let’s not go there and say that word, but you surely know how the sentence would end. Food allergies already are bad enough. On the other hand, you could also view food allergies as a good omen or self-protection system by your body
Burger King_Houston_sm

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Single-Tenant Burger King Prototype with Double-Drive Thru...

National
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 arranged
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Construction Underway on New, Sustainable Apartment Community in Boulder’s Transit-Oriented S’PARK Neighborhood

National
KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, hospitality, mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization, announced today
AGC

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTLAYS DROP IN MARCH FOR FOURTH-STRAIGHT MONTH AS WEAK DEMAND, SUPPLY-CHAIN WOES...

National
Nonresidential construction spending fell to a two-year low in March as contractors struggled with slumping demand for most project types and growing shortages of materials, transport

Treasured NYC Academic and Cultural Center Must Be Saved

National
The National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA), the largest coalition representing the Puerto Rican diaspora across the United States, announces the launch of an urgent national campaign to protect, preserve and strengthen the mission and resources of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies

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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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

Robert Lindley - Canyon Title

Robert Lindley of Canyon Title Selected for 2021 Titan 100 CEO...

Canyon Title Inc, a Boston National Company, announced today that Robert Lindley, President and CEO of Canyon Title, has been selected for the 2021 Titan 100 by Wipfli, LLP. Collectively, the Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,00

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

How to Deliver a Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

Running an open house is not as easy as it used to be. The real estate world has been shook-up by the Covid-19 pandemic as much as any other industry. It’s necessary to plan for precautions when you’re expecting many people to come through the front door.