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Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees

National
GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.

The Association of Professional Builders Identifies Key Warning Signs for Residential Home Builders

National
The Association of Professional Builders (APB), a leading business coaching service for custom home builders, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, today identified five key warning signs that indicate a residential building company may be headed for trouble.
Best Homeowners Insurance

A Comprehensive Guide on the Best Homeowners Insurance

National
First-time homebuyers make up 38% of all home sales on average. While buying your first home is exciting, it also takes work. You’ll have requirements to complete the purchase
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Announces $221 Million to Tribal Communities for Affordable Housing and Community Development

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will make available $221

NAREB HONORS REV. AL SHARPTON, GINNIE MAE PRESIDENT ALANNA MCCARGO, FLORIDA REP. VAL DEMINGS...

National
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) awarded Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, and Alanna McCargo, President of Ginnie Mae, with their top honors, the Democracy In Housing Award.
EPA

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $132 Million for EPA’s National Estuary Program from the Bipartisan Infrastructure...

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an unprecedented investment of $132 million from President Biden’s
AGC

Spotlight Your Achievements! AGC Launches Awards Season with the Opening of Build America, AGC...

National
AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 AGC Awards competitions! The Construction Risk Partners Build
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter on the Inflation Reduction Act

National
Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga., today issued the following statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

Hata in Kenya

National
It takes lots of sacrificed time and resources to source a real estate agent, one that is reliable and trustworthy. Sometimes it may be a waste at the end of it all. That is why the greatest benefits of digitization and development would be the availability of any and everything at your dispensation. The good news is that sales and properties are not left out.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Black Homeownership Strike Force to Combat Racial Wealth Gap

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) kicked off the Black Homeownership Strike Force (BHSF) by announcing the members who will serve on the committee and work
USDOJ

Las Vegas Real Estate Professional Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

National
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately 2009 through 2019 Scott Lawrence owned and operated Turn Two Inc., a Nevada real estate company.
MBA

Multifamily Lending Hit Record High of $487 Billion in 2021

National
In 2021, 2,215 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $487.3 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) annual report of the multifamily lending market
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Announces New Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply and Lower Long-Term Housing Costs...

National
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new guidance today to increase the ability of state, local, and tribal governments to use
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter on Treasury’s New Guidance on Affordable Housing Development

National
Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and home builder and developer from Savannah

Pedram Zohrevand Shares Some Points To Consider Before Deciding On An ADU

National
Industry Expert Pedram Zohrevand knows accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to increase the value of their homes. If you're considering adding an ADU to your property, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. Here are some of the essential points to consider before making your decision.
FEMA

FEMA announces $72 million in BRIC & FMA grants to fund resiliency projects across...

National
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the recipients of the FY21 pre-disaster hazard mitigation grants from their Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
3 Key Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

3 Key Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

National
Do you want to be rich in the future? It's never too early to think about investing when you want to build wealth. With the proper know-how, knowledge, and strategy, you can start your investing journey.

How to get High-Quality Movers

National
When moving out, there are many factors that you need to consider to ensure the process goes on smoothly. You need to consider the packing supplies, budget, and, more importantly, the movers. When you have an excellent team of movers, the workflow will be efficient and the process faster. Most people ignore the importance of seeking a good moving company and end up losing valuable items and money.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Fell 8.6% in June

National
Pending home sales decreased in June, following a slight increase in May, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions posted month-over-month and year-over-year pullbacks, the largest of which occurred in the West.

Arbor Day Foundation and National Council of Negro Women Partner to Support Forest Ecosystems...

National
The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Council of Negro Women are working together to support tree planting projects in Haiti, Mali, and Senegal as part of the council’s new Trees of Hope campaign. Through the projects supported by the campaign, local farmers and organizations in the area will work to plant at least 10,000 trees

U.S. National


The Association of Professional Builders Identifies Key Warning Signs for Residential Home Builders

National
The Association of Professional Builders (APB), a leading business coaching service for custom home builders, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, today identified five key warning signs that indicate a residential building company may be headed for trouble.
Best Homeowners Insurance

A Comprehensive Guide on the Best Homeowners Insurance

National
First-time homebuyers make up 38% of all home sales on average. While buying your first home is exciting, it also takes work. You’ll have requirements to complete the purchase
Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees

National
GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Announces $221 Million to Tribal Communities for Affordable Housing and Community Development

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will make available $221

NAREB HONORS REV. AL SHARPTON, GINNIE MAE PRESIDENT ALANNA MCCARGO, FLORIDA REP. VAL DEMINGS...

National
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) awarded Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, and Alanna McCargo, President of Ginnie Mae, with their top honors, the Democracy In Housing Award.
EPA

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $132 Million for EPA’s National Estuary Program from the Bipartisan Infrastructure...

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an unprecedented investment of $132 million from President Biden’s
AGC

Spotlight Your Achievements! AGC Launches Awards Season with the Opening of Build America, AGC...

National
AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 AGC Awards competitions! The Construction Risk Partners Build
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter on the Inflation Reduction Act

National
Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga., today issued the following statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

Hata in Kenya

National
It takes lots of sacrificed time and resources to source a real estate agent, one that is reliable and trustworthy. Sometimes it may be a waste at the end of it all. That is why the greatest benefits of digitization and development would be the availability of any and everything at your dispensation. The good news is that sales and properties are not left out.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Black Homeownership Strike Force to Combat Racial Wealth Gap

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) kicked off the Black Homeownership Strike Force (BHSF) by announcing the members who will serve on the committee and work
USDOJ

Las Vegas Real Estate Professional Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

National
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately 2009 through 2019 Scott Lawrence owned and operated Turn Two Inc., a Nevada real estate company.
MBA

Multifamily Lending Hit Record High of $487 Billion in 2021

National
In 2021, 2,215 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $487.3 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) annual report of the multifamily lending market
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Announces New Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply and Lower Long-Term Housing Costs...

National
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new guidance today to increase the ability of state, local, and tribal governments to use
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter on Treasury’s New Guidance on Affordable Housing Development

National
Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and home builder and developer from Savannah

Pedram Zohrevand Shares Some Points To Consider Before Deciding On An ADU

National
Industry Expert Pedram Zohrevand knows accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to increase the value of their homes. If you're considering adding an ADU to your property, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. Here are some of the essential points to consider before making your decision.
FEMA

FEMA announces $72 million in BRIC & FMA grants to fund resiliency projects across...

National
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the recipients of the FY21 pre-disaster hazard mitigation grants from their Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
3 Key Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

3 Key Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

National
Do you want to be rich in the future? It's never too early to think about investing when you want to build wealth. With the proper know-how, knowledge, and strategy, you can start your investing journey.

How to get High-Quality Movers

National
When moving out, there are many factors that you need to consider to ensure the process goes on smoothly. You need to consider the packing supplies, budget, and, more importantly, the movers. When you have an excellent team of movers, the workflow will be efficient and the process faster. Most people ignore the importance of seeking a good moving company and end up losing valuable items and money.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Fell 8.6% in June

National
Pending home sales decreased in June, following a slight increase in May, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions posted month-over-month and year-over-year pullbacks, the largest of which occurred in the West.

Arbor Day Foundation and National Council of Negro Women Partner to Support Forest Ecosystems...

National
The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Council of Negro Women are working together to support tree planting projects in Haiti, Mali, and Senegal as part of the council’s new Trees of Hope campaign. Through the projects supported by the campaign, local farmers and organizations in the area will work to plant at least 10,000 trees

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

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

The Association of Professional Builders Identifies Key Warning Signs for Residential...

The Association of Professional Builders (APB), a leading business coaching service for custom home builders, with members in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, today identified five key warning signs that indicate a residential building company may be headed for trouble.