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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.

5 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing to Renters

National
If you are a property owner, you know that it is not uncommon for your rental property to go vacant. This is because many renters are looking for homes with specific features and amenities. If you want to get more renters to your rental property, here are 5 ways that will help.
Walgreens_Lake Elsinore_sm

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Single-Tenant Walgreens in Riverside County for $10.5 Million

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
NAR

Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5% in October

National
Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding after a decline the month prior, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Contract activity rose month-over-month in each of the four major U.S. regions. On a year-over-year basis, however, transactions were split
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America and Wells Fargo Are Keeping People Housed

National
NeighborWorks America announced that it has launched the Keeping People Housed initiative to address housing stability in America as millions of renters and homeowners seek help to avoid

Runner Rugs and Everything About Them

National
There are various types of rugs, and one of them is runner rugs. These rugs are longer in length and are usually found in living rooms and hallways. While they are usually spotted in these places, they can be found wherever you would like. Some shops even offer customised rugs to meet the needs of their customers.
VA

VA accesses resources to increase housing assistance for vulnerable Veterans

National
The Department of Veterans Affairs updated regulations Nov. 10 governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant program to provide a more effective subsidy to Veterans in high-cost rental markets and to increase the cap in general housing
MBA

IMB Production Profits Increase in Third Quarter of 2021

National
Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $2,594 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2021, up from a reported gain of $2,023 per loan in the second quarter of 2021
GSA

GSA Administrator Statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

National
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Robin Carnahan released the following statement following President Biden signing into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Sen. Capito’s Clean Water Act Legislation

National
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., today issued the following statement on Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-W.Va.) legislation to codify the 2020 Clean Water Act

Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation Triumphant in Stand Against Eviction

National
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), a national nonprofit organization providing award-winning services for low-income housing tenants, will continue “Lifting Lives”. This announcement comes shortly after successfully securing $503,683.66, to provide aid to those in danger of eviction and homelessness.
Q3 21 - Seller Preferences Report - cover

zavvie releases new iBuyer and Power Buyer Report

National
Homebuyers and sellers contended with historical challenges in markets across the U.S. this July through September — and turned toward innovative solutions as a result. When available homes for purchase were scarce, average home prices hit record highs, and multiple offers with escalating bids became the norm

The Benefits of Selling Your Home with a Quick Sale Company

National
You will earn a good profit when you sell your house at the right time. It can be difficult to determine this right time. Sell to a company that offers quick cash for house. It does not require you to fix the damaged or problematic parts of the house. It will buy your home in as-is condition. Do not wait for the property prices in your area to increase. The opposite can happen and the prices can move downward.
AGC

TWO-THIRDS OF METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM OCTOBER 2020 TO OCTOBER 2021, BUT...

National
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Worcester, Mass. Post Largest Year-over-Year Increases; Nassau County-Suffolk County, N.Y. and Evansville, Ind.-Ky. Experience the Worst

Real Estate Branding Tips for New Agencies

National
As a new real estate agent, your primary aim is to make a name for yourself starting from day one.  Your reputation and recognition are largely determined by your branding.  Invest your time and effort in building your brand and you will make a lasting impression on target clients that sets the stage for continued business.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Renters Insurance

National
At some point in our lives, a majority of us have faced rents in some or another way. One of the more popular kinds of rents includes home rents where the tenants pay monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annually for owning a homeowner's property, temporarily. Before we get into the hows & whys, let's talk about the whats of rental insurances.
Landis-Cyril Berdugo

Landis and zavvie team up to offer real estate brokers and agents innovative home...

National
Zavvie, the nation’s first real estate brokerage marketplace that connects broker-agents to buyers and sellers, announced it is teaming up with Landis, a company that uses technology

Checklist for Those Looking to Sell Their Homes Next Spring

National
If you are serious about selling your home next spring, you should begin preparing it right now. You have to make some significant decisions so your home looks as good as possible without spending too much money. One of the most important things you can do is make a checklist of the things you need to get done and a timeline for doing them. That checklist should include the following things

State to release results of first housing study in nearly three decades

National
A year-long comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment—the first of its kind undertaken in 27 years—is nearing completion, and Kansans are invited to learn about preliminary findings in a series of regional community meetings. The study identifies current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide the state’s future housing development efforts.
How to Avoid Losing Your Home to Foreclosure

How to Avoid Losing Your Home to Foreclosure

National
When your financial situation changes, one of the first things you might worry about is your home. Mortgage payments might account for a significant percentage of your outgoing costs, which means it may no longer be feasible to pay the total amount each month. 

U.S. National


5 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing to Renters

National
If you are a property owner, you know that it is not uncommon for your rental property to go vacant. This is because many renters are looking for homes with specific features and amenities. If you want to get more renters to your rental property, here are 5 ways that will help.
Walgreens_Lake Elsinore_sm

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Single-Tenant Walgreens in Riverside County for $10.5 Million

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
NAR

Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5% in October

National
Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding after a decline the month prior, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Contract activity rose month-over-month in each of the four major U.S. regions. On a year-over-year basis, however, transactions were split
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America and Wells Fargo Are Keeping People Housed

National
NeighborWorks America announced that it has launched the Keeping People Housed initiative to address housing stability in America as millions of renters and homeowners seek help to avoid

Runner Rugs and Everything About Them

National
There are various types of rugs, and one of them is runner rugs. These rugs are longer in length and are usually found in living rooms and hallways. While they are usually spotted in these places, they can be found wherever you would like. Some shops even offer customised rugs to meet the needs of their customers.
VA

VA accesses resources to increase housing assistance for vulnerable Veterans

National
The Department of Veterans Affairs updated regulations Nov. 10 governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant program to provide a more effective subsidy to Veterans in high-cost rental markets and to increase the cap in general housing
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

IMB Production Profits Increase in Third Quarter of 2021

National
Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $2,594 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2021, up from a reported gain of $2,023 per loan in the second quarter of 2021
GSA

GSA Administrator Statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

National
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Robin Carnahan released the following statement following President Biden signing into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Sen. Capito’s Clean Water Act Legislation

National
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., today issued the following statement on Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-W.Va.) legislation to codify the 2020 Clean Water Act

Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation Triumphant in Stand Against Eviction

National
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), a national nonprofit organization providing award-winning services for low-income housing tenants, will continue “Lifting Lives”. This announcement comes shortly after successfully securing $503,683.66, to provide aid to those in danger of eviction and homelessness.
Q3 21 - Seller Preferences Report - cover

zavvie releases new iBuyer and Power Buyer Report

National
Homebuyers and sellers contended with historical challenges in markets across the U.S. this July through September — and turned toward innovative solutions as a result. When available homes for purchase were scarce, average home prices hit record highs, and multiple offers with escalating bids became the norm

The Benefits of Selling Your Home with a Quick Sale Company

National
You will earn a good profit when you sell your house at the right time. It can be difficult to determine this right time. Sell to a company that offers quick cash for house. It does not require you to fix the damaged or problematic parts of the house. It will buy your home in as-is condition. Do not wait for the property prices in your area to increase. The opposite can happen and the prices can move downward.

Real Estate Branding Tips for New Agencies

National
As a new real estate agent, your primary aim is to make a name for yourself starting from day one.  Your reputation and recognition are largely determined by your branding.  Invest your time and effort in building your brand and you will make a lasting impression on target clients that sets the stage for continued business.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Renters Insurance

National
At some point in our lives, a majority of us have faced rents in some or another way. One of the more popular kinds of rents includes home rents where the tenants pay monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annually for owning a homeowner's property, temporarily. Before we get into the hows & whys, let's talk about the whats of rental insurances.
Landis-Cyril Berdugo

Landis and zavvie team up to offer real estate brokers and agents innovative home...

National
Zavvie, the nation’s first real estate brokerage marketplace that connects broker-agents to buyers and sellers, announced it is teaming up with Landis, a company that uses technology

Checklist for Those Looking to Sell Their Homes Next Spring

National
If you are serious about selling your home next spring, you should begin preparing it right now. You have to make some significant decisions so your home looks as good as possible without spending too much money. One of the most important things you can do is make a checklist of the things you need to get done and a timeline for doing them. That checklist should include the following things

State to release results of first housing study in nearly three decades

National
A year-long comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment—the first of its kind undertaken in 27 years—is nearing completion, and Kansans are invited to learn about preliminary findings in a series of regional community meetings. The study identifies current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide the state’s future housing development efforts.
How to Avoid Losing Your Home to Foreclosure

How to Avoid Losing Your Home to Foreclosure

National
When your financial situation changes, one of the first things you might worry about is your home. Mortgage payments might account for a significant percentage of your outgoing costs, which means it may no longer be feasible to pay the total amount each month. 

Rent your home or sell it out? Key questions to ask before deciding this

National
You have bought a property where you are currently living with your hard-earned money and it has everything you want in a house but then you need to shift. Maybe your work is forcing you to relocate or you want to stay closer to your family. Either way, you need to decide what to do with your existing house.

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

5 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing to Renters

If you are a property owner, you know that it is not uncommon for your rental property to go vacant. This is because many renters are looking for homes with specific features and amenities. If you want to get more renters to your rental property, here are 5 ways that will help.