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Buying a House

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House

National
Buying a house for the first time can be overwhelming. Also, the joy of becoming a house owner could make you overlook some very important things that you shouldn't. Buying a house involves a lot of money, so you have to make the most rational decision.
GSA

GSA Commits to Renewable Energy, Pledging 100 Percent Renewable Electric Resources by 2025

National
As part of tackling the climate crisis, GSA stands up task groups on decarbonization and partners with NAACP on environmental justice WASHINGTON, DC - RealEstateRama -...
USDOJ

Justice Department Issues Statement Announcing Decision to Appeal Alabama Association of Realtors v. HHS

National
Brian M. Boynton, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Division, released the following statement: “The CDC’s eviction moratorium — which Congress
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.
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the First Quarter of 2021

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.38 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2021
NAR

Pending Home Sales Grow 1.9% in March

National
Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month gains in March
AGC

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTLAYS DROP IN MARCH FOR FOURTH-STRAIGHT MONTH AS WEAK DEMAND, SUPPLY-CHAIN WOES...

National
Nonresidential construction spending fell to a two-year low in March as contractors struggled with slumping demand for most project types and growing shortages of materials, transport

Treasured NYC Academic and Cultural Center Must Be Saved

National
The National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA), the largest coalition representing the Puerto Rican diaspora across the United States, announces the launch of an urgent national campaign to protect, preserve and strengthen the mission and resources of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN 203 METRO AREAS FROM MARCH 2020 TO MARCH 2021 DESPITE...

National
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Odessa, Texas Have Worst 12-Month Employment Losses, While Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Ariz. Lead List of 104
USDOJ

USDA Boosts Food Assistance for Homeless Young Adults Seeking Refuge in Shelters

National
WASHINGTON, - RealEstateRama – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that young adults under the age of 25 experiencing homelessness will now be...
NHC

Statement of NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin on Treasury Department’s guidance on...

National
The National Housing Conference (NHC) commends the U.S. Department of the Treasury for moving rapidly in issuing guidance for the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF).

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT SEEKS COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO SUPPORT MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION OF WILD...

National
The Bureau of Land Management has released a funding opportunity inviting new public and private partners to help support the agency’s mission to manage and protect wild horses and burros on public lands.
The White House

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Protect U.S....

National
The Biden Administration is taking steps to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated cyber threats. As a pilot of the Administration’s broader cybersecurity initiative
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces Community Land Trust Approach to Revitalize Langston-Slater Schools Site

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Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio announced new progress in redeveloping the Langston and Slater Schools by partnering
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity’s Home is the Key campaign celebrates the moments that make a...

National
The new classroom. The office. The restaurant. The gym. The refuge. Over the last year, homes have become so much more than the place where families lay their heads at night.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Opens Registration for 2021 Annual Conference

National
The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has opened registration for its 2021 Annual Conference, Aug. 9-10, in Orlando, Florida.

National Fair Housing Alliance Urges Senate to Confirm Kristen Clarke as Assistant Attorney General...

National
Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement following a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces $350 Million Rent and Utility Assistance Program for DC Residents

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a new program to provide financial assistance to DC residents struggling to make rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Stronger Together by Assisting You (STAY DC) program, renters
DOE

Biden Administration Takes Bold Action to Protect Electricity Operations from Increasing Cyber Threats

National
As part of the Biden Administration's effort to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated threats, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched an initiative to

NFHA Praises Biden’s Move to Reinstate Key Fair Housing Regulations

National
Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement praising the Biden administration’s move to reinstate two key fair housing regulations

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Robert Lindley - Canyon Title

Robert Lindley of Canyon Title Selected for 2021 Titan 100 CEO...

Canyon Title Inc, a Boston National Company, announced today that Robert Lindley, President and CEO of Canyon Title, has been selected for the 2021 Titan 100 by Wipfli, LLP. Collectively, the Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,00

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

How to Deliver a Covid-Safe Open House in 2021

Running an open house is not as easy as it used to be. The real estate world has been shook-up by the Covid-19 pandemic as much as any other industry. It’s necessary to plan for precautions when you’re expecting many people to come through the front door.