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Best Tenants as a Landlord

How to Attract the Best Tenants as a Landlord

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As a landlord, you want to ensure your property stays in good standing and get paid on time. This means you need to find good tenants that are responsible. Investing in real estate can be risky, and choosing the wrong tenants can make this business venture a nightmare.

Most U.S. Hazardous Waste Sites in Close Proximity to Federally Funded Housing

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An estimated 77,000 people who live in federally assisted housing across the United States are at risk of being poisoned by dangerous toxic contamination and the federal government has been aware of this hazard for years but taken no action, according to a new report released today by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Earthjustice
1031 Exchange

An Overview of the 1031 Exchange

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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.
GSA

GSA to Conduct Public Auction of 1.67 Acre Seaside, CA Property – Opening Bid...

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will be holding a public sale for the parcel of land, including a large building, located at the Southwest Corner of Colonel Durham Street and Parker Flats Cut-Off Road, in Seaside
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.
MBA

MISMO® Issues Taxpayer Consent Language as Solution for New IRS Requirement on Sharing Tax...

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MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has issued its Taxpayer Consent Language, which permits lenders to share tax information received
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Before Veterans Day Weekend, Norton to Introduce Veterans Legal Support Act

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she will introduce the Veterans Legal Support Act of 2019, which would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Why Is My House Not Selling

Why Is My House Not Selling and What Can I Do?

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If you are most people—having your home sitting on the market, not selling, and becoming a real estate white elephant is a source of stress and concern. It can also be highly inconvenient, which of course leads you to ask 'why is my house not selling'?
CSBS

State Mortgage Regulators Call for Simplified Data Transfer Process for Loan Origination Software Users

National
Washington, DC -- State regulators are encouraging industry to integrate state-developed data standards with mortgage loan origination systems, said the Conference of State Bank...

Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

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he New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate and personal property tax bills, so property owners should receive their bill by the end of August.

Operation HOPE Awarded $1.2M Grant from U.S. Department of Commerce to Extend Financial Recovery...

National
Operation HOPE announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the organization a $1.2 million grant to extend its financial recovery work in Puerto Rico through HOPE Coalition America (HCA), the central programming arm of its national disaster and preparedness division, HOPE Inside Disaster.
Top Estate Planning FAQs

Top Estate Planning FAQs

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An estate plan can decrease the expenses and taxes of an estate, simplify the transfer of assets to your loved ones and ensure that they are financially protected, says SCL Wills and Probate, a law firm renowned for its probate and will solicitors in Hertfordshire.

New Lawsuit Challenges Anti-Protest Trespass Law

Landowners, community members, environmental justice advocates, and a journalist filed a lawsuit challenging a Louisiana law that makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to be anywhere on the 125,000 miles of pipelines that run throughout the state without permission.

Palestinians Intervene to Sue Settlers in Airbnb Lawsuit

Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents filed to intervene in a lawsuit against Airbnb over the booking platform’s decision to remove listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers whose listings are to be removed and potential renters filed the original lawsuit against Airbnb, claiming discrimination.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

SECRETARY CARSON TO LEAD WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and named U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.
Center for American Progress

75 Homes in West Baltimore Community to be Renovated While Remaining Affordable

Enterprise Homes and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) have closed on financing to renovate 75 apartment homes comprising the rental component of the Heritage Crossing community in West Baltimore. All its rental homes will be renovated while remaining affordable.

Why You Need To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer

Real estate transactions need to be done a certain way. These transactions involve thousands to millions of dollars. In order to safeguard yourself, it is important to have an attorney working with you during any real estate transactions you do. Reputable easement lawyers like the ones found at www.kassounilaw.com can play a crucial role in your dealings. Below are some of the top reasons to hire a real estate lawyer.
MBA

MBA’s Broeksmit Comments On FHA’s Annual Report to Congress

Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Financial Status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

The National Fair Housing Alliance Condemns Hate Crimes and Calls on President Trump to...

The National Fair Housing Alliance shares our deepest condolences with the people and families affected by the recent shootings in Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also at a time of national tragedy, the Fair Housing Act was passed seven days after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.  The Act was not just a law.

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Water Infrastructure

President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law. This water infrastructure legislation will benefit the nation’s dams, ports, and waterways. It includes several provisions championed by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, including her sixth bipartisan bill to be signed into law this Congress.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Saving for Your First Home in California

Saving for your first home can seem like a daunting task and it often begins with saving for your down payment. A down payment on a home is ideally 20% of the market selling price of the home; it’s at this amount that you can usually avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI), an additional monthly cost for borrowers who put down less than 20%.