South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its November 2015 real estate market reports, showing that residential real estate experienced the best year for that month since the recession. The year is wrapping up to have the best national showing since 2006
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would give the District of Columbia exclusive authority, like states, to grant clemency for criminal convictions under its laws. While D.C. law appears to give the mayor authority to grant clemency (D.C. Code 1–301.76), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has opined that the mayor’s clemency authority, if any, is very narrow, and that the President of the United States has authority to grant clemency in all D.C. criminal cases and exclusive authority for D.C. felonies.
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) have jointly set a new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-V/Si solar cell.
More than 80 percent of bank appraisers think reducing the number of loans requiring an appraisal could increase risk to borrowers, according to a survey of its professionals released today by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.
Teamsters that provide logistical and warehousing support for the men and women who serve at the Fort Irwin National Training Center are fighting an effort by One Solutions Industries to deny the wages and benefits guaranteed to the workers under their collective bargaining agreement.
Mr. Hagan has been in the housing credit business since the program began in 1986. He was the Director of Multifamily Housing at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. In 1989 he founded the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH), where he was President for three years; OCCH went on to become the largest state equity fund in the country, investing more than $1.3 billion. He left OCCH to serve as president of the newly formed Banc One Community Development Corporation, making strategic housing credit investments throughout the bank’s market.
Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Salisbury, North Carolina, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.
The Boulder Group’s Research Department has released a new research report providing comprehensive numbers and analysis of the 4th quarter activity in the National Net Lease Market.