Wednesday, August 4, 2021
RealEstateRama   -   Real Estate   -   Government   -   Nonprofit   -   Web

All USA


NAHB

New Home Sales Fall in June as Supply-Chain Challenges Remain

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.6 percent in June to a 676,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Slightly Decreases to 3.48 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 3.50% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 3.48% as of July
NAR

Annual Foreign Investment in U.S. Existing-Home Sales Falls 27% to $54.4 Billion, Lowest Level...

National
Foreign buyers purchased $54.4 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2020 through March 2021, a 27% decrease from the previous 12-month period and the fourth consecutive
FEMA

FEMA Opens Document Drop-off Center in Ypsilanti

National
A drive thru Document Drop-off Center will open in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, July 27 to help renters, homeowners and business owners affected by the June 25 – 26 severe storms and flooding.
Caliber Rep Photo

RealSource Arranges $4.06M Sale of New Construction Caliber Car Wash in Winter Park, Fla.

National
RealSource Group, a national commercial real estate brokerage company focused on retail, healthcare and automotive properties, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of a brand-new

How Lenders Determine Mortgage Rates

National
In the entire long-term cost of a house, the mortgage interest rates play a significant role. While borrowers want mortgages with the lowest interest rates, lenders must find a way to control their uncertainties, and this is through the interest rates they accredit. However, low-interest-rate mortgages are only available for borrowers with the most cosmic credit records

Easy Tips for an Amazing Lawn

National
The lawn is probably one of the first features that visitors will set their eyes on when they walk into your home. A well-maintained lawn sets a perfect mood for fun and laughter by creating a relaxing environment. However, you will not have a beautiful lawn by doing the bare minimum. Lawn establishment and maintenance require deep sacrifice and dedication on your part.
Your Dream Home At a Young Age

6 Clever Tips for Owning Your Dream Home At a Young Age

National
A recent study indicated that homeownership rates among millennials aged between 25 and 29 has increased, and especially accelerated for those aged between 29 and 34.

Capital Impact Partners Launches $20 million Diversity in Development Loan Fund and Grant Program...

National
First two funded projects demonstrate how initiative creates a pathway for emerging real estate developers of color to enter the industry and positively impact...

Annual NeighborWorks America survey depicts persistent disparities in homeownership

National
Despite a year of financial challenges and setbacks, the rate of homeownership remained the same, as did troublesome socioeconomic disparities in homeownership, according to NeighborWorks America's 2021 Housing and Financial Capability Survey. Today, nearly two-in-three Americans (62%) own a home.

After The Assault of 3 Women In Inwood Hill Park Council Member Rodriguez...

National
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, a member of the Public Safety Committee will be calling on City Hall to add additional resources for all Northern Manhattan parks to improve their safety after a series of attacks that occurred yesterday in Inwood Hill Park. Yesterday, 3 women were either threatened or attacked within an hour in Inwood Hill Park by man authorities are still searching for.
M Patrick Carroll

M Patrick Carroll Announces Carroll’s Seventh Multi-Family Investment Fund

National
M Patrick Carroll, the founder and CEO of CARROLL, announced that his real estate firm will be launching a seventh multi-family investment fund in the fourth quarter of 2021. This fund will expand its reach to include properties in the Western
Mortgage Calculator in British Columbia

How to Use a Mortgage Calculator in British Columbia

National
Before you can get a mortgage, you must show a great level of commitment. In British Columbia, the procedure can be quite tedious and may even be your biggest monetary commitment so far. That is why you need to calculate the mortgage you want
Civic Tax Relief

Is Civic Tax Relief Legit?

National
Are you looking for a tax relief company? These firms have appealed to many taxpayers, as their expertise, experience, and advocacy are indispensable when dealing with a debt of this kind. The selection of such companies is extensive, but not all of them are trustworthy and legit, as presented in their advertisements.
Starbucks in Culver City, California

Hanley Investment Group and Enduring Real Estate Arrange Sales of Three Single-Tenant Starbucks Totaling...

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, and Enduring Real Estate

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY IN FRANCE

National
France is a dream destination for many reasons. From delicious food items, stunning beaches to museums and art galleries in the exquisite landscapes--- all of these make France a popular tourist destination.

5 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale

National
Though staging your home before you sell is a time-consuming undertaking for most homeowners, the benefits may easily outweigh the time and cost involved. Based on the latest information published by experts in the real estate industry, there are a host of great advantages that you should be aware of today.
NCRMLS - Market Coverage Map

North Carolina Regional MLS expands: Mid Carolina Regional MLS joins as its 11th Cooperative...

National
North Carolina Regional MLS (NCRMLS), one of the largest and most recognized multiple listing services in North Carolina, has expanded its alliance of Members with the addition of Mid

How to Negotiate Your Apartment Rent

National
Renting is a significantly common practice nowadays. This trend occurs due to the state of the real estate market, where many consider it more affordable to rent their homes instead. Another factor is that large cities are packed full of apartment renters, while many homeowners live on the outskirts in the suburbs. For those with city jobs, they find it more convenient to live in apartment rentals instead.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Cuts Ribbon on New All Affordable Senior Housing Honoring the Late Todd...

National
Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the opening of the Todd A. Lee Senior Residences at Kennedy Street, a 38-unit, all-affordable senior community located in the Brightwood Park neighborhood

U.S. National


AGC

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

Do I Need a Mortgage Lender or Is a Bank the Same Thing?

National
Before you buy your dream house or even your starter home, you will have to pick the lender who will work with you through the process. Of course, the process originates with your real estate agent, though your mortgage lender is just as valuable.
AGC

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

Self-storage – How to choose the right one

National
Self-storage facilities are fast becoming one of the most viable options for Kiwi Millennials to store their overflow of stuff as they transition from one place to another. Storage units are an excellent solution for people looking to save some space in their homes by downsizing their items or store seasonal items.

8 Windows Types to Choose From For Your New Home

National
The way you look at the world can change dramatically depending on what type of windows are in your home. Whether or not they’re a good fit depends largely on individual needs and preferences, but there is no shortage of styles to choose from when it comes to window design! 
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.

Hanley Investment Group Sells Single-Tenant PetSmart in Union Gap, Wash. for $3.3M

National
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 arranged the sale of a single-tenant, net-leased investment occupied
Best Price When Selling Your Home

How to Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home

National
No matter your reasons for selling a home, the process can be a stressful one. You may find it difficult to get the price you’re asking for, especially during the low season or when you want to sell your house quickly.
Corner Standing Desk

What You Should Know When Choosing a Corner Standing Desk

National
Standing desks are very popular these days. On the market, there is a wide range of standing desks. However, corner desks with sit-stand incliners were few and far between until recently.

A Guide to Being a Good and Fair Landlord

National
There is a good chance that you have had a few experiences with landlords before you became one yourself. And, unfortunately, many of them might not have been the greatest. Now that it is your turn, you want to make sure that you are good and fair in your endeavors. In case you are curious about how to make this happen, here are the guidelines to follow

5 Ways to Fund a Home Improvement Project

National
Home improvements can improve the value of your property. However, finding the cash to fund the projects can be hard. The most common ways you could do it are discussed below. Read ahead.

The Best Safety Tips for Remodeling Contractors

National
As you are well aware, home renovations can actually be more chaotic than a building a house from ground up. This is because in many instances, there are a lot more moving parts to contend with. For one thing, the family is probably still living in the house. And, for another, you have to work around furniture, fixtures, and more.

The Reasons for Choosing Property Rental Management Service

National
Owning rental homes has so many responsibilities that the owners often have to look for professional services for successful management. It is more evident for all those owners, who have rented more than one apartment. In San Antonio, many companies provide professional rental management services. However, most of them claim to provide the best service to their clients.
Lake Park Plaza_sm

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of 114,867 SF Hobby Lobby Anchored Shopping Center in...

National
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 arranged

Nearly half of L.A. tenants owe back rent

National
In a new survey of Los Angeles County renters, 49% of households reported that they were unable to pay all of their rent during the pandemic. The study, by researchers from UCLA and the University of Southern California, found the median amount renters owe their landlords is $2,800. That suggests that countywide, tenants owe landlords upwards of $3 billion.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT LAGS OR MATCHES PRE-PANDEMIC LEVEL IN 101 METRO AREAS DESPITE HOUSING BOOM...

National
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Odessa, Texas Have Worst 16-Month Construction Job Losses; Chicago Metro Area and Fargo, N.D.-Minn. Top Lists of Metros with Job Gains Since
stefanpeterson

zavvie releases new midyear Seller Preferences Report

National
Record-low inventory in markets across the U.S. made it easy to sell a home in the first half of 2021 — but increasingly harder to find and buy one. That made moving tricky for the 70% of sellers who also needed to buy a home

Rental, utility assistance available when eviction moratorium expires

National
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency, has provided $21,670,326.79 in emergency rental and utility assistance to more than 3000 Kansas households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic.

How to Automate Real Estate Investment and Focus on Deal Flow

National
Automation is happening all over the globe. Many industries are experiencing the benefits that come with moving from manual processes to automated systems. In the real estate industry, automation is helping realtors streamline monotonous tasks, such as administration, bookkeeping, and marketing.
NAHB

New Home Sales Fall in June as Supply-Chain Challenges Remain

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.6 percent in June to a 676,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. States


FEMA

President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas

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

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Numbers Fire

California
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.
Start An LLC In Texas

How Much Does It Cost To Start An LLC In Texas?

National
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
Registered Agent In Texas

5 Benefits Of Using A Registered Agent In Texas

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

New York
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.
Starbucks_Fresno

Brand-New Single-Tenant Starbucks Drive-Thru Trades in Fresno, Calif. for $1,345 PSF

California
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
FEMA

Rosenberg family home for the holidays – and prepared for future hurricanes

Texas
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...

Florida
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

New York
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
SCR

Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages through 2025

National
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
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.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Texas
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
ABC National

Florida Tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard State Ranking for Second Year in a...

Florida
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

Top 4 Places to Buy a Second Home in the US

National
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.
Carol Corden cuts the ribbon

Ribbon Cutting Celebrating New Affordable Apartments in the Bronx for Low-Income Families and Domestic...

New York
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 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE AGING OUT...

National
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

California
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
USDOJ

California Real Estate Developer Convicted of Making Conduit Contributions in Two U.S. Congressional Campaigns

California
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

New York
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

National
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

Popular


AGC

SIXTY PERCENT OF FIRMS WORKING ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES EXPERIENCED CARS CRASHING INTO THEIR WORK...

National
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
NAHB

New Home Sales Decline in May

National
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.
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
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.
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
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 - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

National
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
Property on Airbnb

Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

National
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.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...

National
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
PaulineWeaver

Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...

National
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

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

National
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.
Merri Jo Cowen - headshot

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
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

National
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

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

AGC

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE BY PUSHING...

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