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Guaranteed Rate to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations it Knowingly Caused False Claims...

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Guaranteed Rate, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $15.06 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) by knowingly
DOI

Share Interior Approves Plan for the Largest Solar Project in U.S. History

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The Trump Administration remains committed to its America First, all of the above approach to domestic energy production as the Department of the Interior (Department) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.16%

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest  Forbearance and Call Volume Survey  revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.91% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week
MBA

MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Homeowners in...

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MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on refinance and home purchase

HOUSE DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR STRONGER SECURITY MEASURES IN NURSING HOMES AMID COVID-19

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This week, as nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country continue to be ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) leadership took steps to promote maximum safety for nursing home residents
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 7.91%

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 7.54% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.91%
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Dean Mon on Bill to Provide More Access to SBA...

National
Dean Mon, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Shrewsbury, N.J., today issued the following statement on House legislation that would expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program
Somerset KY

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Two Multi-Tenant Retail Pad Buildings Shadow-Anchored by Walmart...

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm
CHA

CHA helps preserve affordable senior housing at Levy House in Rogers Park

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The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners approved commitments today that will preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors in the Rogers Park community

BLM TO HOLD PUBLIC PRE-APPLICATION MEETING ON SHIPROCK SOLAR PROPOSAL IN FARMINGTON

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The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to participate in an informational pre-application virtual workshop for the Shiprock Solar Project on May 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. The proposed project area encompasses 1,980 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 555 acres of private lands that are located approximately 4 miles north of Waterflow, N.M.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain Following Last Month’s Historic Drop

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In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased seven points to 37 in May
NAR

Chris Christie, Rahm Emanuel Discuss 2020 Elections at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participated in the 2020 REALTORS® Virtual Legislative Meetings on Tuesday afternoon as part of NAR’s annual Federal Legislative and Political Forum.
NAR

Metro Home Prices Rise in 96% of Metro Areas in First Quarter of 2020

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Nearly all of the nation’s metro areas saw price growth and had minimal inventory increases in the first quarter of 2020, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors

HOMELAND SECURITY, TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE LEADERS URGE DOT & DHS ESTABLISH AN AVIATION...

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Leaders of the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to urge them to establish an interagency working group to develop robust
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Mourns the Loss of Past Board Chair Jim W....

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The National Institute of Building Sciences today mourns the passing of one of our dedicated members, Jim. W. Sealy. Sealy served as a former board chair and chair of the Building Seismic Safety Council.
NLCHP

Homeless Plaintiffs Seek Emergency Federal Court Order to Stop Towing and Impoundment of Vehicle...

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People living in vehicles in the City of San Diego—many with disabilities that increase the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19—seek an emergency court order preventing the City
The White House

WHITEHOUSE PROPOSES BILL TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN NURSING HOMES

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With nursing homes in Rhode Island and across the country working hard to keep residents and staff safe amid the ongoing pandemic, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are proposing a bill that would provide $20 billion to help states

Prices increase, inventory tight through April

National
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April market data. The report reflects some expected downward trends due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but showed positive ones as well. South Carolina saw a 7% decrease in year-to-date closed sales according to the latest data with 26,734 homes sold compared to 28,732 at this time last year.

CHA College Scholarship deadline is Thursday, May 14

National
Brianna Bussell is the CEO and founder of Webinsight, a web development company. As she adjusts to life in the COVID-19 era, she is also helping her clients shift their businesses from the real world to the virtual world.
AGC

NEW TREASURY DEPARTMENT GUIDANCE PROVIDES CLARITY ON GOOD-FAITH CERTIFICATIONS BY PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN...

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Guidance Provides Safe Harbor Provision for Firms that Received Loans of Less than $2 Million, Provides for Repayment for Firms

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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.