Senate And House Democratic Leaders Offer Plan To Stem Tide Of Home Foreclosures
Washington, D.C., October 2, 2007 —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senators Chris Dodd and Charles E. Schumer, and Reps. Barney Frank and Carolyn Maloney today offered a plan to stem the rising tide of home foreclosures created by the subprime mortgage market crisis
Comprehensive Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Legislation Introduced in the House
Washington, DC, October 22, 2007 - Reps. Brad Miller (D-NC), Mel Watt (D-NC) and Barney Frank (D-MA) today introduced comprehensive legislation to combat abuses in the mortgage lending market, and to provide basic protections to mortgage consumers and investors. The bill, H.R. 3915, the “The Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007” will reform mortgage practices in three areas.
Americans Trust Their Financial Institutions to Disclose Terms, Help Manage Finances
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers give their own banks and credit card companies a 76 percent approval rating when it comes to being fair when disclosing terms to customers; they also rank their own personal banks and credit card companies far higher than the federal government when it comes to helping them handle their overall finances, according to the Second Annual Financial Fitness Survey released by The Financial Services Roundtable.
National Association of Realtors(R) Revised 2007-2008 Statistical & Forecast News Release Schedule
National Association of Realtors(R) Revised 2007-2008 Statistical & Forecast News Release Schedule All released at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time except November Forecast/PHSI
Antitrust Division Launches Web Site on Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice launched a new Web site today to educate consumers and policymakers about the potential benefits that competition can bring to consumers of real estate brokerage services and the barriers that inhibit that competition
Study: Wal-Mart Systematically Challenges Property Tax Assessments, Cutting Support for Schools and Other Government...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 , /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The first-ever investigation of Wal-Mart's local property tax records finds that the retailer systematically seeks to minimize its payments that support schools and other government services. That's the finding of Rolling Back Property Tax Payments, a report released today by Good Jobs First, a non-profit research center.
American Red Cross and HUD Agree to Speed Housing Information and Assistance to Displaced...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many disaster survivors who have been forced from their homes will access critically needed housing information and assistance more quickly because of an agreement signed today between the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
NAR Helps Realtors(R) Manage Multiple Technology Tools
CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Realtors(R) Center for REALTOR(R) Technology has released a free software toolkit to facilitate open standards-based Single Sign-On. SSO is an authentication process that allows users to enter one username and password to access all online real estate applications.
American Planners Recognize Country’s Great Neighborhoods and Streets
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the country's first 10 Great Neighborhoods and 10 Great Streets to be singled out through the new national program, "Great Places in America." Launched last spring, Great Places in America is APA's flagship program celebrating places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.
Mortgage Problems Continue to Hamper Pending Home Sales
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pending sales of existing- homes activity will be dampened near-term as mortgage disruptions continue to impact the housing market, according to the National Association of Realtors(R).
Center for Responsible Lending’s Corbett to Sit on Subprime Lending Panel
Media Advisory: Center for Responsible Lending senior vice president Keith Corbett will be on a panel to discuss the impact of subprime lending on communities of color
DHS One Step Closer to Permanent, Consolidated Home
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration has completed a draft master plan and draft environmental impact study at St. Elizabeths Hospital, marking another milestone in GSA's effort to establish a permanent, consolidated home for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Census Bureau Tip Sheet: Home Equity Lines of Credit – Who Uses This Source...
Home Equity Lines of Credit --- Who Uses This Source of Credit? -- This report profiles single-family homeowners who used home equity lines of credit in 2001 and compares them to their counterparts from 10 years earlier, including age, home value, mortgage, age of home, number of loans for home improvements and proportion of people using home equity for debt consolidation.
Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Spokane, Washington, Developers, Architects, and Engineers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today sued the developers, architects, and professional engineers responsible for building five apartment complexes in Spokane County, Wash., alleging that they designed and built the complexes in violation of the Fair Housing Act by failing to make the complexes accessible to wheelchair users and other persons with physical disabilities.
Natural Disaster Legislation Would Help Property Owners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Realtors(R) supports the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2007, H.R. 3555, because it would help protect homeowners, commercial property owners, and potential property owners by ensuring the availability of adequate and affordable insurance, which NAR views as an important consumer issue.
August Existing-Home Sales Fall on Temporary Mortgage Problems
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Existing-home sales fell in August when mortgage availability problems were peaking, according to the National Association of Realtors(R)
National Community Reinvestment Coalition Files Discrimination Complaint Against Wall Street Securitizer and Subsidiary Mortgage...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has filed a civil rights complaint against Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC., Saxon Mortgage, Inc., Saxon Asset Securities Company and Saxon Capital, Inc., (collectively, "Morgan Stanley") to the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.
Solid Fundamentals Support Commercial Real Estate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most commercial real estate markets are enjoying relatively low vacancy rates and healthy rent growth from a fundamentally sound economy, according to the latest COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK of the National Association of Realtors(R).
Despite Labor and Pricing Pressures, Turner Forecasts Continued Increase in Construction Costs
New York, N.Y. - September 17, 2007 - Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, today published its quarterly Turner Building Cost Index forecasting that construction costs in the US building industry are continuing to increase in the Third Quarter
Despite Mortgage Woes, Subprimes Serve Purpose
COLLEGE STATION, TX – High-risk home mortgages are facing national scrutiny thanks to the recent rise in subprime foreclosures, but a noted research economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is coming to their defense.
Transform your bathroom with stunning porcelain mosaic tiles
Your bathroom is an essential part of your home, whose design and functionality play an important role in your everyday life. Whether you're renovating your bathroom or just want to freshen up its look, choosing the right flooring is crucial. A popular option that is widely used by homeowners is porcelain stoneware mosaic tiles.
CONSUMER ALERT: New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection Alerts New Yorkers...
For this week’s “Tuesday’s Tips” during National Poison Prevention Week, the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of prevention measures to reduce the risk of poisoning.
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Launches Statewide Art Contest
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) launched a statewide art contest today, inviting K-12 students to share their visions on the theme: WHAT DOES HOME MEAN TO ME? The contest aims to raise awareness of the importance of home and the connection between quality, affordable housing and healthy families and communities.
Congressman Cohen Announces $171,761 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant to the City of Memphis
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Award through the Federal Emergency
NLIHC Releases The Gap 2023: A Shortage of Affordable Homes
Significant federal investments needed to address the shortage of 7.3 million affordable and available homes for the nation’s lowest-income renters
Nearly $7 Billion in Federal Support Helps Floridians with Rent, Repair, Temporary Housing, Debris,...
More than $6.97 billion in federal support to Floridians is helping households, communities, and the state of Florida recover from Hurricane Ian.
FHLBank San Francisco Helps Families and Individuals Achieve the American Dream of Homeownership
Doris Ealy, 56, never felt comfortable renting a room under someone else’s roof. The single mother of four children and grandmother to four didn’t like cooking in a shared kitchen or how her landlord insisted on keeping the windows shut, causing a dank smell to waft in the air.
Congressman LaMalfa Introduces the Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2023
Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R – CA) and Jimmy Panetta (D – CA) introduced the Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter
Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments?
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced transitions of executive leadership in the Cabinet and appointed positions. Lindsey Parker?is appointed Chief of Staff to Mayor Muriel Bowser. Ms. Parker joined Mayor Bowser’s Administration as the Mayor’s Deputy Chief
GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees
GFP Real Estate is pleased to announce that its "Support Ukraine in Crisis" campaign raised more than $200,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.
Single-Family Starts Remain Lackluster, but Expected to Begin Sustained Rebound Later This Year
Single-family production remained at an anemic pace in February as builders continue to wrestle with elevated mortgage rates, high
Rep. Norma Torres to Lead New Democrat Coalition Affordable Housing Task Force
Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced that she will be leading the New Democrat Coalition Affordable Housing Policy Task Force as Chair in the 118th Congress. Families in California’s
NACWA Senate Testimony Focuses on Full Funding and Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) testified before the United States Senate’s Environment & Public
February New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 1.2 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for February 2023 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 1.2 percent
EFC ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES TO ADVANCE CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND...
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) today announced proposed eligibility guidelines for programs being designed to implement the historic $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. The draft criteria for clean water infrastructure projects will assist municipalities in applying for funding for crucial projects that will improve water quality, strengthen resiliency, and combat the impacts of climate change
Secretary Fudge to Host HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase to Feature Affordable Housing Solutions
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announces that HUD will host
Revive wins the prestigious HW Tech100 Real Estate Award
Revive, the most complete presale home renovation solution for sellers, is a winner of the highly-coveted HW Tech100 Real Estate Award by HousingWire, the nation’s most influential source of news and information covering the multi-trillion dollar US housing and mortgage markets. The 2023 list of winners includes real estate's most innovative real estate companies and products.
Why Singapore’s Clementi District 21 is a Hotspot for Property Investment
Singapore’s real estate market has long been a magnet for property investors seeking stable returns and capital appreciation. In recent years, the Clementi District 21 has emerged as a hotspot for property investment due to its strategic location, excellent connectivity, and impressive array of amenities.
Appraisers Can Help Take Guesswork Out of Property Tax Appeals
As many U.S. homeowners begin receiving their property tax bills, the Appraisal Institute today offered suggestions to potentially make the tax appeal process easier, such as working with one
NAR Will Host Policy Forum to Showcase 2023 Housing Priorities
On Thursday, March 16th at the Capital Hilton, in Washington, DC, the National Association of Realtors® will host a Policy Forum: The Current Housing Market: Implications for Homebuyers
President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas
FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Hanna from July 25, 2020, and continuing
FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Numbers Fire
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combating the Numbers Fire burning in Douglas County.
How Much Does It Cost To Start An LLC In Texas?
In the process of setting up your Texas LLC, you'll be faced with quite a few expenses. Some of these are required by legislation, and others are just recommended. We'll cover the costs of setting up an LLC in Texas and also provide you with the informatio
5 Benefits Of Using A Registered Agent In Texas
The services of a registration agent began as part of due process in the US Constitution. A lawsuit includes the legal right to be notified of claims or other legal matters. Here are some brief things that will help explain what a Registered Agent Service In Texas
Avoid TV Tip-Over Incidents During Super Bowl LIV with Safety Tips
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the dangers of television (TV) tip-over hazards. Millions of New Yorkers will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday either on TVs at home or at parties with friends. DCP is taking this TV-focused occasion to remind consumers of critical TV safety tips.
Brand-New Single-Tenant Starbucks Drive-Thru Trades in Fresno, Calif. for $1,345 PSF
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 has completed the sale of a brand-new, single-tenant Starbucks
Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes
A Houston-area mom is sharing her Hurricane Harvey recovery story this holiday season, along with the importance of always being prepared for flood events.
5 Cities in Florida: Which One Makes for the Best Real Estate Investment Opportunity...
Fast-growing Florida has been a favorite of real estate investors for many years. With so much interest having been focused on the state, though, investors need to take care to seek the best available opportunities.
WALTER J. MAHONEY STATE OFFICE BUILDING TO BE SOLD
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building located at 65 Court Street in Buffalo will be sold at auction in 2020. A work group formed earlier this year made up of City, County, and State officials working with professional real estate consultants CBRE, determined that in the current competitive and robust Buffalo real estate market
Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages through 2025
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are
WHAT IS THE EVICTION PROCESS IN 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.
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 Katy, Houston and Spring from Monday, Dec. 9, to Saturday
Florida Tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard State Ranking for Second Year in a...
Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard today, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education
Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home in the US
There are about 7.4 million homes owned as a second home in the United States. For many people, their second home is a vacation home. This gives them a chance to get away and break routine while also having all of the comforts of being in their own home.
Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Affordable Apartments in the Bronx for Low-Income Families and Domestic...
New Destiny was joined by supporters and colleagues to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed service-enriched affordable housing project - The Jennings - located in the Crotona Park East
HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out
BLM NAMES VETERAN LAND MANAGER TO LEAD CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE
The Bureau of Land Management today announced that Karen Mouritsen has been named the new California State Director—a key leadership position based in Sacramento. As State Director, Mouritsen will direct a team that manages lands encompassing 15% of the Golden State’s total land mass
California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns
Today, a federal jury found an Oakland-area real estate developer guilty for funneling tens of thousands of dollars through straw donors into two consecutive congressional campaigns
NYS OASAS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW RECOVERY CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the opening of the new JLC Recovery and Wellness Center in New York City. JLC is operated by Exponents Inc. and provides free help and support services for people affected by addiction and for their families.
Robust U.S economy not a boost for black homeownership
In spite of a robust U.S. economy, a strong employment rate, and steadily increasing 401(k) plan earnings, Black homeownership rates continue to drop. Drawing from the 2019 release of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers
SIXTY PERCENT OF FIRMS WORKING ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES EXPERIENCED CARS CRASHING INTO THEIR WORK...
Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes As Officials Urge Drivers
New Home Sales Decline in May
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service
The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019
Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”
Energy Costs to Cook Thanksgiving Meal Up to 25% Lower in 2015
“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer
Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound
Department Enters into Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC and its owners Eduardo Gutierrez...
Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act