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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.
homejab-survey-chart2

HomeJab Study Says Video Tops 3D Interactive Tours

National
A new study released today by HomeJab found that while immersive 3D interactive tours are soaring in popularity, video tours remain more popular among real estate agents. More than a third – 36 percent – said they preferred video tours versus 21
Expo Walk_1

Expo Walk in Los Angeles Wins Best Design of a Multi-Family Community – For...

National
KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, today announced that KTGY's excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized

CONSUMER ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERTS NEW YORKERS ABOUT...

National
The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection today alerted consumers about real estate and rental scams, in which scammers work to steal prospective tenants’ money when they are looking to rent a home or an apartment. Rental scams are executed by criminals in a variety of ways, but the goal is the same: bilk potential tenants out of as much money as possible.
MBA

September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 16.2 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to August 2021

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases September 2021 Statistics on Housing Market

National
Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its September 2021 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties

Councilman Rodriguez and NYC Parks Hold A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For The Reconstruction of The...

National
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20th, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will be joining New York City Parks Department Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff as they hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park. Council Member Rodriguez was able to secure $4.2 million for the reconstruction of the playground which will help remodel the playground into a safer and more enjoyable place for all Northern Manhattan children.

The Effects of Mortgage Rates on Real Estate

National
Have you ever wondered what the relationship is between mortgage rates and real estate? It’s complicated, but understanding it can help you plan for how your home will perform in the future based on current market conditions
NAHB

Single-Family Starts Flat in September

National
Single-family housing production held steady in September as strong demand helped to offset ongoing building material supply chain disruptions. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily production helped to push overall housing starts in September down 1.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million
Appraisal Institute

National Park Concessions Impact Appraised Value: The Appraisal Journal

National
The National Park Service's concession program and its various attempts to compensate concessioners for the value of physical improvements put in place during the tenure of a concession contract can impact valuation, according to an article published
Planet Fitness_Fort Wayne_sm

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Single-Tenant Planet Fitness in Indiana for $2.4 Million

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the sale of retail properties, announced today that the firm

Best Apps for Real Estate Agents in 2021

National
While the profession of real estate agent is quite popular, and the demand for real estate is extremely high, regardless of the COVID-19, a realtor's workflow is rapidly changing.

STEM GLOBAL ACTION AFFILIATE EMBARKS ON CREATING HISTORIC STEM EDUCATION DISTRICT IN NEW ORLEANS

National
STEM NOLA, an affiliate of STEM Global Action (SGA), is creating an expansive STEM District in New Orleans East in the first phase of a $100 million development project reviving an abandoned 227-acre site that once housed Six Flags and Jazzland. It is an unprecedented effort to expand science, technology, education and math (STEM) education for children and adults from under-resourced communities.

Eight Areas To Consider When Putting A Home Up For Sale

National
People are always watching shows that show others flipping houses, but they do not always cover the priorities of what is needed to make the house sell. There are some key areas that may not be pretty, but will be checked and rechecked by everyone looking to buy. Here are some ideas on how to handle making sure that these areas are ready when the first person comes through the door.
Buying a new house

Buying a new house to live in, what are the pre-requisites?

National
Buying a new home is not an easy task and you have to prepare yourself with lots of things before you start the procedure. It is a highly capital-intensive task and any little mistake could make you get to fall into big trouble. It almost requires the entire hard-earned money of your life.
Erin ?estero

JBGoodwin offers new iBuyer and Power Buyer programs by zavvie

National
Unaware of all the possible paths available today to sell their home, sellers now more than ever need professional guidance around which direction to take, according to JBGoodwin REALTORS. With low inventory continuing to drive up home

Earn Your Real Estate License to Start a Flexible and Lucrative Career!

National
If you love working with people, having a flexible work schedule, and unlimited income potential, then you may find that a career as a real estate agent is perfect for you!
Capital Impact Partners

Development Initiative to Increase the Development Capacity of Developers of Color Across the San...

National
Innovative Program Provides Critical Training to Help Developers of Color Overcome Systemic Issues and Spearhead Affordable Real Estate Projects
NAR

Second Century Ventures Selects 10 Tech Companies for 2022 REACH Canada Program

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Thursday the 10 companies selected for its 2022 REACH Canada program. These firms operate within a diverse range of market segments
Sell Your House

How to Know It’s Time to Sell Your House

National
Purchasing a house is one of the most significant decisions you might ever make in life, but selling it can be equally as momentous. Sometimes, a unique set of circumstances requires you to part with it, even if you’re not quite ready to. If you’re having a hard time knowing that now is the right time

U.S. National


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HomeJab Study Says Video Tops 3D Interactive Tours

National
A new study released today by HomeJab found that while immersive 3D interactive tours are soaring in popularity, video tours remain more popular among real estate agents. More than a third – 36 percent – said they preferred video tours versus 21
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.
Expo Walk_1

Expo Walk in Los Angeles Wins Best Design of a Multi-Family Community – For...

National
KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, today announced that KTGY's excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized

CONSUMER ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERTS NEW YORKERS ABOUT...

National
The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection today alerted consumers about real estate and rental scams, in which scammers work to steal prospective tenants’ money when they are looking to rent a home or an apartment. Rental scams are executed by criminals in a variety of ways, but the goal is the same: bilk potential tenants out of as much money as possible.
MBA

September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 16.2 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to August 2021

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases September 2021 Statistics on Housing Market

National
Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its September 2021 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties

Councilman Rodriguez and NYC Parks Hold A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For The Reconstruction of The...

National
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20th, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will be joining New York City Parks Department Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff as they hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park. Council Member Rodriguez was able to secure $4.2 million for the reconstruction of the playground which will help remodel the playground into a safer and more enjoyable place for all Northern Manhattan children.

The Effects of Mortgage Rates on Real Estate

National
Have you ever wondered what the relationship is between mortgage rates and real estate? It’s complicated, but understanding it can help you plan for how your home will perform in the future based on current market conditions
NAHB

Single-Family Starts Flat in September

National
Single-family housing production held steady in September as strong demand helped to offset ongoing building material supply chain disruptions. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily production helped to push overall housing starts in September down 1.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million
Appraisal Institute

National Park Concessions Impact Appraised Value: The Appraisal Journal

National
The National Park Service's concession program and its various attempts to compensate concessioners for the value of physical improvements put in place during the tenure of a concession contract can impact valuation, according to an article published
Planet Fitness_Fort Wayne_sm

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Single-Tenant Planet Fitness in Indiana for $2.4 Million

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the sale of retail properties, announced today that the firm

Best Apps for Real Estate Agents in 2021

National
While the profession of real estate agent is quite popular, and the demand for real estate is extremely high, regardless of the COVID-19, a realtor's workflow is rapidly changing.

STEM GLOBAL ACTION AFFILIATE EMBARKS ON CREATING HISTORIC STEM EDUCATION DISTRICT IN NEW ORLEANS

National
STEM NOLA, an affiliate of STEM Global Action (SGA), is creating an expansive STEM District in New Orleans East in the first phase of a $100 million development project reviving an abandoned 227-acre site that once housed Six Flags and Jazzland. It is an unprecedented effort to expand science, technology, education and math (STEM) education for children and adults from under-resourced communities.

Eight Areas To Consider When Putting A Home Up For Sale

National
People are always watching shows that show others flipping houses, but they do not always cover the priorities of what is needed to make the house sell. There are some key areas that may not be pretty, but will be checked and rechecked by everyone looking to buy. Here are some ideas on how to handle making sure that these areas are ready when the first person comes through the door.
Buying a new house

Buying a new house to live in, what are the pre-requisites?

National
Buying a new home is not an easy task and you have to prepare yourself with lots of things before you start the procedure. It is a highly capital-intensive task and any little mistake could make you get to fall into big trouble. It almost requires the entire hard-earned money of your life.
Erin ?estero

JBGoodwin offers new iBuyer and Power Buyer programs by zavvie

National
Unaware of all the possible paths available today to sell their home, sellers now more than ever need professional guidance around which direction to take, according to JBGoodwin REALTORS. With low inventory continuing to drive up home

Earn Your Real Estate License to Start a Flexible and Lucrative Career!

National
If you love working with people, having a flexible work schedule, and unlimited income potential, then you may find that a career as a real estate agent is perfect for you!
Capital Impact Partners

Development Initiative to Increase the Development Capacity of Developers of Color Across the San...

National
Innovative Program Provides Critical Training to Help Developers of Color Overcome Systemic Issues and Spearhead Affordable Real Estate Projects
NAR

Second Century Ventures Selects 10 Tech Companies for 2022 REACH Canada Program

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced Thursday the 10 companies selected for its 2022 REACH Canada program. These firms operate within a diverse range of market segments
Sell Your House

How to Know It’s Time to Sell Your House

National
Purchasing a house is one of the most significant decisions you might ever make in life, but selling it can be equally as momentous. Sometimes, a unique set of circumstances requires you to part with it, even if you’re not quite ready to. If you’re having a hard time knowing that now is the right time

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

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

homejab-survey-chart2

HomeJab Study Says Video Tops 3D Interactive Tours

A new study released today by HomeJab found that while immersive 3D interactive tours are soaring in popularity, video tours remain more popular among real estate agents. More than a third – 36 percent – said they preferred video tours versus 21