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Yearly Archives: 2016

First Mid Illinois Carterville, IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Lease First Mid-Illinois Bank Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust property located at 300 South Division Street in Carterville, Illinois for $1,075,000. More...

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 9, 2016.

Over 450 Groups, Officials and Academics Call on Congress to Back 100% Renewable Energy...

Over 450 organizations, local officials, academics, civic leaders and businesses called on Congress to support a shift to powering the nation entirely with renewable energy. In a letter delivered today, the signers urged support for H.Res. 540 introduced by Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and S.Res. 632 introduced by Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) which recommend a rapid, steady shift to 100 percent renewable energy

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW HOUSING COUNSELING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will require that housing counselors participating in HUD programs to be certified to offer counseling services to consumers. In order to become certified, housing counselors must pass a standardized written examination and work for a HUD-approved housing counseling agency (HCA).

Isakson, Blumenthal Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today applauded unanimous Senate passage of legislation to improve veterans’ access to health care, disability benefits, education and homelessness assistance, among other important benefits for our nation’s veterans.
2017 Art Carter

RESO Elects 2017 Officers New Board Directors, Strengthens Brokerage Involvement

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced today the election of its 2017 Officers and the addition of four new directors to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of two directors.

USGBC Announces International Ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED

USGBC announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, a list that highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent the ever-growing international demand for LEED-certified green buildings.

Statement On Selection Of Gov. Perry As DOE Secretary

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy
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Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017 As Affordability Pressures Temper Buyer Enthusiasm

Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors®.
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2017 Realtor® Broker Summit to Feature Market Forecasts and Insights, Inspiring Keynotes

Real estate brokers understand the importance of learning best practices regarding management and entrepreneurial skills and gaining valuable real estate insights that can make their brokerages more successful. For this reason, the National Association of Realtors® is inviting brokers from across the country to attend the 2017 Realtor® Broker Summit in San Diego at the exclusive Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort.

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 9, 2016.

JLL Lands on Forbes ‘The Just 100: List of America’s Best Corporate Citizens’

JLL’s excellence in corporate citizenship was recently acknowledged in one of our most prestigious honors yet. Forbes, in partnership with JUST Capital, compiled a list of 100 companies committed to social responsibility. The inaugural list is based on a survey of 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months on workplace and ethics issues among U.S. public companies

Webinar on Holding an Operation Reveille Event

Mark your calendars for an exciting webinar scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ETto learn how you can implement an Operation Reveille event – a multi-sector collaboration to immediately house and provide supportive services to homeless veterans

VA Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners Working to End Veteran Homelessness

Building on President Obama’s commitment to end Veteran homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funding for non-profit organizations and other groups that serve Veterans through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The SSVF program assists very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These SSVF grants are available to current grantees seeking renewals and make new funding available for eight high-need communities.

Final EPA Study Concludes That Fracking Operations Can Contaminate Drinking Water

In a final report issued today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”. The report walks back from a misleading summary statement that fracking poses “no widespread, systemic risks” to drinking water.

USGS Releases First Tool Since 1980s Assessing Water Availability in Northern High Plains Aquifer

A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.

Share Secretary Jewell Announces Milestones to Spur Renewable Energy and Transmission in the West

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced new steps with Western states to encourage the development of renewable power, efficiently deliver that electricity to market, and meet growing consumer demands for clean energy

CAP VP for Energy Policy Greg Dotson on Nomination of Rick Perry as Energy...

Center for American Progress Vice President for Energy Policy Greg Dotson issued the following statement on the nomination of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to be the next secretary of energy

HUD CHARGES UTAH LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owner and manager of a Salt Lake City apartment complex with housing discrimination for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of residents with disabilities.

November New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increase 12 Percent Year over Year

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for November 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 12 percent relative to November 2015. Compared to October 2016, applications decreased by 3 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Milestones

InstaMortgage is First to Launch Milestones Homeownership Portals for Client Enrichment

Milestones (milestones.ai), the all-in-one homeowner portal making it easier for consumers to buy, move, sell, manage and access mortgage services for their home, is pleased to announce their partnership with InstaMortgage

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

VA

VA awards more than $130M in new grant funding to help...

On Sept. 13, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it awarded $137 million in grants through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and their families.