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Three Sentenced in Bank Fraud of Government Housing Assistance Program in South Carolina

National
Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that three South Carolinians have been sentenced by a federal judge after pleading guilty to bank fraud charges in schemes that defrauded the federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
AGC

STEEP RISE IN PRODUCER PRICES FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND SERVICES CONTINUES IN JULY AS...

National
Construction Officials Call for End to Damaging Tariffs and Quotas on Steel, Aluminum, Lumber and Other Essential Construction Items Incurring Unprecedented Price Increases and Long Lead

Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon, Flexible Payment Options Offered

National
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC - RealEstateRama - The New Hanover County Tax Department has started mailing real estate property tax bills, so property owners...

Solar Industry Statement on the August 2021 Petition for Solar Tariffs

National
Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy and general counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the August 2, 2021 Section 201 petition

RAINBOW HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH RELATED AFFORDABLE TO BRING CUSTOM SUPPORTIVE SERVICES...

National
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), a national nonprofit organization that provides service-enriched programs for residents of rental housing communities throughout the country, has been selected by Related Affordable, one of the largest developers, financiers and preservationists of affordable and workforce housing in the United States

Homebuying and Selling Sentiment Remain Polarized Amid Affordability and Supply Concerns

National
The Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 3.9 points to 75.8 in July, as consumers continue to report concerns related to high home prices and a lack of homes for sale. While all six components declined month over month
Appraisal Institute

Chase Commits $3 Million to Appraiser Diversity Initiative

National
The Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today announced that Chase has made a $3 million commitment to the Appraiser Diversity Initiative. In addition to the Chase commitment, Freddie Mac has joined the Appraiser Diversity Initiative as a core partner, providing additional resources and adviser support.
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HOUSE OFFICIALS SHOULD QUICKLY PASS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE MEASURE APPROVED TODAY BY THE SENATE, CONSTRUCTION...

National
Construction Official Warns that Holding the Much-Needed Infrastructure Measure Hostage to Unrelated Partisan Priorities

Tester’s Comprehensive Bill to Permanently Expand Pandemic Support to Homeless Veterans Clears Committee Hurdle

National
Committee passed 13 bills, including Chairman’s Building Solutions for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Act to cut red tape on resources to support unhoused veterans post-pandemic
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $30 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS AGE IN PLACE

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $30 million to 32 nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities to assist in undertaking
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 11,000 JOBS IN JULY BUT NONRESIDENTIAL SECTOR TRAILS OVERALL RECOVERY AMID...

National
Association Officials Urged Congress to Pass the New, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Boost Demand for Nonresidential Construction and Create Needed Commercial Construction Career
USDA

Biden-Harris Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners

National
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended through Sept. 30, the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA.
VA

VA announces new options to help Veterans avoid foreclosure

National
The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new COVID-19 Refund Modification option to assist Veterans who require a significant reduction in their monthly mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America experts: Moratoria expiration date and housing counselor certification deadline will affect thousands...

National
With the moratoria on foreclosures and evictions scheduled to end July 31, more and more people need help to stay in their homes. Housing counselors help people get "mortgage ready"
U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Senator Maggie Hassan Discuss Importance of Broadband Access with...

National
U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan held a virtual event with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and New Hampshire community and business leaders to discuss the importance
SEC

SEC Charges Real Estate CEO With Defrauding Investors

National
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced securities fraud charges against recidivist Michael Shustek, the CEO of several Las Vegas real estate investment trusts (REITs), and his wholly owned investment advisory firm, Vestin Mortgage
ASE

More Than 1,000 Companies And Organizations Call For Modernizing Homeowner Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

National
In a letter sent Monday to tax leadership in the U.S. House and Senate, 1,063 companies and organizations called on Congress to expand and modernize the 25C tax credit for homeowner energy

National REIA Statement on the CDC’s Reimposition of their Eviction Moratorium

National
The National Real Estate Investors Association issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration's recent reimposition of the CDC's Eviction Moratorium. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a 5-4 decision that the CDC does not have the authority to put in place an eviction moratorium under Section 264.
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CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE BY PUSHING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF...

National
Associated General Contractors of America Details Measures Needed to Lead to a More Environmentally Friendly Built Environment, Also Outlines Steps Firms Can Take to Operate More
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NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING FALLS AGAIN IN JUNE, DRIVEN BY BIG DROP IN FUNDING FOR...

National
Construction Officials Call for Swift Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Noting the Measure Will Help Offset Continued Declines in Nonresidential Construction Activity and Create Sector

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

Benefits Of Landscaping

Even though most people spend the bulk of their time indoors, we are all compelled to go outside and enjoy the sights and the sounds of nature. The sun, green grass, lovely flowers, delicious scents, and animals all contribute to a calming and refreshing experience in the great outdoors. It's easy to discern the looks and smells that lawns and landscapes provide

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