Yearly Archives: 2017

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease ATI Physical Therapy Portfolio

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of two single tenant net leased ATI Physical Therapy property locations in Illinois for $3,400,000. The Addison location is an outparcel to a shopping center at the signalized intersection of Northwest Highway (Illinois Route 14) and Quentin Road.
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FINAL TAX LEGISLATION WILL LOWER RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BENEFIT...

Construction Official Notes that Final Measure Included a Number of Key Improvements After the Association Waged an Aggressive Education and Outreach Effort Targeting Key Members of Congress, The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final passage of federal tax reform,
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 15, 2017.

Surplus Property Available for Purchase

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at their meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017, declaring certain personal property surplus to the county’s operations
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MBA Applauds Inclusion of Housing Provisions in the Tax Bill

David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, offered the following statement lauding the inclusion of important real estate provisions in the conference report for HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the House of Representatives today.

Find Good Gifts And Create Good Times At Goodwill®

The holidays are a time of giving, and at Goodwill, that rings especially true! When you do your holiday shopping at your local Goodwill store, you can find great gifts while building a brighter future for someone in your community.
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Existing-Home Sales Soar 5.6 Percent in November to Strongest Pace in Over a Decade

Existing-home sales surged for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the West saw a significant hike in sales activity last month.
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New Report Reveals Rapid Growth of Homeless Tent Cities Across U.S.

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released a new report, Tent City USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding, reviewing the rapid growth of homeless people living in tents across the United States over the past decade, as measured by documentation in media reports.
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Millennials and Silent Generation Drive Desire for Walkable Communities, Say Realtors®

It is no longer just millennials propelling interest in walkable communities. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, members of the silent or greatest generation, those born before 1944, also prefer smaller homes in neighborhoods with easy walks to shops and restaurants.
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HUD RELEASES GUIDE TO HELP STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS AVOID FORECLOSURE

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released the Homeowners Guide to Success as part of a public-private partnership between federal agencies and industry partners. The guide provides homeowners with information on the critical first steps to take if they are at risk of missing a mortgage payment or facing foreclosure.
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RESO Elects 2018 Officers and Directors

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, announced today the results of its Board of Directors election and appointments of directors, as well as its 2018 Officers. “Testament to the growing success and influence of RESO, this Board election attracted the largest number of candidates ever to vie for open RESO board seats
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Single-Family Starts Rise in Line with Builder Confidence

Nationwide housing starts rose 3.3 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units after a downwardly revised October reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This month’s reading is a post-recession high.
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Congress Should Follow Tax Bill By Extending Energy Efficiency Incentives

The Alliance to Save Energy on Monday criticized Congress’s pending tax legislation for failing to include direct energy efficiency incentives and led a group of businesses and organizations calling for Congress to quickly reinstate several expired efficiency tax provisions, including one that gives homeowners up to $500 for upgrading the efficiency of their homes.

On Tuesday, Civil Rights Groups To Present Argument In Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of...

On Tuesday morning, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a broad coalition of civil rights organizations will present oral argument in a case challenging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) suspension of a rule aimed at assisting low-income families in securing affordable housing in higher-opportunity areas.
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Duty to Serve can expand the reach of affordable housing

The National Housing Conference welcomes the final Underserved Markets Plans released by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today as the next step in the Duty to Serve process. The enterprises make more specific commitments to loan purchases and investments in year one than were in the May drafts. We should see immediate impacts from these plans in 2018 to help private capital reach rural areas, preserve affordable housing and improve manufactured housing.

Seven CREW Network Members Recognized as 2017 Connect Media Women in Real Estate

Seven CREW Network members, including 2017 Immediate Past President Laurie Baker and 2017 CREW Network Foundation Chair Jennifer Carey, have been recognized as 2017 Connect Media Women in Real Estate.
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General Plus

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Dollar General Plus located at 8798 U.S. Route 165 in Oberlin, Louisiana for $1,332,470. The newly constructed 10,640 square foot property is strategically located along U.S. Route 165, the primary thoroughfare in the parish.

Community and state leaders celebrate newly renovated Tribune Apartments in South Framingham

State Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Jack Lewis, MassHousing Acting Executive Director Tom Lyons and other local leaders joined the nonprofit Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) to celebrate completion of over $5.1 million in renovations to Tribune Apartments, a 53-unit affordable housing development for seniors and people with disabilities in the vibrant Irving Square Historic District of South Framingham.
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GSA Publishes First Centralized Inventory of Executive Branch Owned and Controlled Real Property

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the publication of fiscal year (FY) 2016 data from the Federal Real Property Profile Management System (FRPP MS) in accordance with the Federal Assets Sales and Transfer Act of 2016 (FASTA). The FRPP MS is the federal government’s centralized database of record for real property under the custody and control of executive branch agencies

Civil Rights, Housing Advocates Say Protect Access and Affordability in GSE Reform

Leading civil and human rights organizations and housing policy advocates wrote in a letter today that both the U.S. Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees to demand that stakeholders—now excluded from current Congressional discussion on reforming the nation’s housing finance system—be expanded to include all voices and perspectives.

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11 Solid Benefits of Hardwood Floors in Your Home

Are you replacing floors in your home but can’t decide whether carpet, tile, or wood is the best option? Even though the choice is difficult, hardwood flooring has several advantages over other surfaces.