Yearly Archives: 2020

Preserving the Past While Building the Future

National
Glancing at a modern city skyline, it's apparent many if not most of the buildings are less than half a century old. Upon closer inspection, older buildings can be seen as well. In a city like New York, the old mixes with the new in dramatic fashion; the 90-year-old Empire State Building dominates the sky alongside five-year-old 432 Park Avenue.

NAREB announces its 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference

National
With the 2020 election cycle in its sites and while in the midst of a global pandemic, NAREB fully realizes and understands the importance of maintaining collaboration and conversation with every level of Government at this critical point in time by hosting the NAREB 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference on May 20 – May 22, 2020.

Advocates Condemn Rent-a-Bank Rule that Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans; Call on Congress to Pass...

National
Consumer advocates slammed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for its final rule issued today that encourages online non-bank lenders to launder their loans through banks so they can offer high-cost triple-digit loans in states where such loans are illegal.

Senator Troy Singleton and Advocates Introduce NJ Clean Energy Equity Act

National
Justice, solar and community advocates joined Senator Troy Singleton in introducing the NJ Clean Energy Equity Act, S. 2484, to help low-income New Jersey families benefit from solar, storage and energy efficiency. The bill is the first step in implementing the New Jersey Equitable and Resilient Solar + Storage Policy Roadmap

National Fair Housing Alliance Sues Assisted Living Facilities for Violating Rights of Deaf People

National
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) yesterday sued eight companies that operate 16 assisted living facilities in the Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe metro areas. The lawsuit alleges the companies discriminated against prospective elderly residents who have been deaf since
AGC

NEW ANALYSIS FINDS COMPOSITE PLANS WOULD HAVE FARED BETTER DURING THE CORONAVIRUS THAN TRADITIONAL...

National
A new study released today finds that composite retirement plans would have fared better during the coronavirus pandemic and related market declines than traditional defined-benefit multi-employer plans, allowing participants to receive higher benefits
1031 Exchange

An Overview of the 1031 Exchange

National
The United States Internal Revenue Code is a portion of the federal statutory tax laws which is published in different volumes of the United States Statutes at Large. It is separated as Title 26 of the code and it covers taxes, its procedures, and administration.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SHRINKS 2.9 PERCENT IN APRIL AS PUBLIC AGENCIES, PRIVATE OWNERS HALT WORK;...

National
New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus
Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals: Why You Shouldn’t Pick Airbnb

National
In recent years, short-term rental companies have taken over heavily touristed cities like San Francisco, Tokyo, and Vienna—as well as here in Toronto. But with the outbreak of COVID-19, the popularity of home-sharing platforms like Airbnb

3 Key Benefits of Hiring a Professional Property Valuer

National
Most real estate projects consume a lot of time, money, and energy. And that is if you have the experience to embark on the journey all by yourself. However, if you are new to this, it would be unreasonable to approach any real estate project without the necessary knowledge

When to Expect the Highest Value of Any Property

National
Real estate has, for a long time, been a safe way of investing. However, recessions and unforeseen disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic always test that statement.

3 Most Important Things in Property Valuation

National
Property valuation is an essential concept of real estate investing. If you are an investor, knowing the value of any property helps you make a sound decision on how much to charge on rent and how much should go into property taxes.

How Property Values in Brisbane Compare to Other big Cities in Australia

National
Brisbane has been in the eyes of many savvy investors as the next big city to dominate the property market in Australia. It's a beautiful city with an accelerating growth rate and has one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole country.

Wyden Outlines Affordable Housing Priorities For Next COVID-19 Relief Package

National
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today outlined policies to preserve and expand affordable housing that he will push to include in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
NAR

Home Improvement Projects Are Worth Cost and Time, Says Realtor® Survey

National
Homeowners who decide to undergo a home improvement project, whether it be interior or exterior modifications, often find that the task was worth the investment and time, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, with insights from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
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.
NAHB

In a Positive Sign New Home Sales Hold Steady in April

National
n a sign that the housing market is stabilizing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 623,000 units in April
NAHB

COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Cause Weakening in Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence in First Quarter

National
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened significantly in the first quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.36%

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.16% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.36% as of May 17, 2020
Eco-Energy Solutions

4 Eco-Energy Solutions for Your Home

National
Did you know that residential structures use almost 22% of the electricity produced in the U.S. each year? If you own a home, you know how expensive it is to maintain and repair your home. Also, for many homeowners, one of their biggest monthly expenses are their energy costs.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Preserving the Past While Building the Future

Glancing at a modern city skyline, it's apparent many if not most of the buildings are less than half a century old. Upon closer inspection, older buildings can be seen as well. In a city like New York, the old mixes with the new in dramatic fashion; the 90-year-old Empire State Building dominates the sky alongside five-year-old 432 Park Avenue.