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AARP

AARP Accepting 2023 Community Challenge Grant Applications

National
AARP invites local eligible organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2023 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Uptick Signals Turning Point for Housing Lies Ahead

National
A modest drop in interest rates helped to end a string of 12 straight monthly declines in builder confidence levels, although sentiment remains in bearish territory as builders continue to grapple with elevated construction costs

Rep. Roy introduces legislation to protect American land from Chinese Communist Party buyup

National
Thursday morning, Congressman Roy (TX-21) introduced the Securing America's Land from Foreign Interference Act to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from owning land in the United States

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ANGIE CRAIG SECURES OVER $1 MILLION TO HELP THE PRAIRIE ISLAND INDIAN...

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U.S. Representative Angie Craig secured $1.16 million to upgrade the Prairie Island Indian Community’s energy efficiency technology. Much of the current tribal housing on the reservation was built prior to the availability of modern energy-efficient appliances.
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Revive and SOLD.com team up to deliver market-ready listings to agents

National
Revive, the most complete presale home renovation solution for sellers, and SOLD.com, the leading online real estate marketplace and educational resource provider, are teaming up to empower

FundingShield Announces Partnership with Milestones to Deliver Homebuyers with Protection from Wire Fraud

National
FundingShield, LLC., is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership to deliver its consumer wire fraud prevention technology ("CWAVs") to clients of Milestones.ai ("Milestones") protecting homebuyers from real estate wire fraud

Reasons To Work With An Estate Agent

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The real estate industry is complex and ever-changing, so enlisting the help of an experienced estate agent can be beneficial. The agent will help with the entire buying or selling process, from preparation and pricing to negotiation and closing.
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Delta Media leadership survey reveals real estate brokers 2023 outlook

National
Real estate brokerage leaders are rarely a pessimistic group, yet more than half believe the global economy (63 percent) and the US economy (51 percent) will deteriorate in 2023.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD PROPOSES RULE CHANGES ON RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT...

National
This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a proposed rule to expand rental
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Real estate startup zavvie lands $3.65 million in new funding as consumer change will...

National
zavvie, a software technology company providing real estate brokerages customized marketplaces for buying and selling solutions, announced the completion of a $3.65 million funding
MBA

Total Commercial and Multifamily Borrowing and Lending Expected to Fall to $700 Billion in...

National
Total commercial and multifamily mortgage borrowing and lending is expected to fall to $700 billion this year, which is a 5 percent decline from an expected 2022 total of $740 billion.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD CLOSES RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION (RAD) CONVERSION IN ALBANY, NY, TO FACILITATE CREATION AND...

National
$32 million transaction with the Albany Housing Authority will facilitate creation and preservation of 88 affordable rental homes
AGC

CONSTRUCTION ADDS 28,000 EMPLOYEES IN DECEMBER AND RAISES PAY 6.1 PERCENT AS SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT...

National
Association Survey Finds Contractors Optimistic about Adding Workers in 2023 But Worried about Finding Enough Workers to Fill
Why Is Self-Storage Vital for Moving Houses

Why Is Self-Storage Vital for Moving Houses?

National
Moving can be stressful in various ways since there is so much to plan, organize, and figure out. One of the most difficult parts of moving is transporting your stuff from one place to another. Self-storage has proven to be one of the most valuable inventions

Sheikh Abdullatif Al Shelash Explains Why Investing in Saudi Real Estate Is a Smart...

National
Real estate development and mortgages are two investments in which Sheikh Abdullatif Al Shelash says he’s well versed. The Saudi Home Loans board member and partner in Alaqtar Real Estate Development Company shares that the Saudi real estate market is heating up and that mortgages in Saudi Arabia are just getting started.
Top 6 Pertinent Reasons Self-Storage Can Help You When Moving House

Top 6 Pertinent Reasons Self-Storage Can Help You When Moving House

National
While a new beginning may be exciting, packing up the whole house and moving out can be somewhat stressful and sometimes challenging, especially when there are no preparations

$2M in Kansas Home Loan Guarantee funds to help lenders, homeowners finance rural Kansas...

National
Purchasing a home in rural Kansas just got easier, thanks to a new initiative launched by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). The Home Loan Guarantee (HLG) for Rural Kansas helps existing and prospective homeowners in rural counties finance home loans for land and building purchases, renovations, or new construction costs

GCAAR housing stats | November ‘22

National
The regional median sold price for residential properties for November was $575,000, representing an increase of 0.9% compared to last month and a decrease of 0.9% from November 2021.

BLM EXTENDS PUBLIC SCOPING PERIOD FOR THE COPPER RAYS SOLAR PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT...

National
Bureau of Land Management has extended the public scoping period for the Copper Rays Solar Project Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendment after receiving several requests due to concerns about the scoping period overlapping several major holiday periods. 
NAR

Pending Home Sales Declined 4.6% in October

National
Pending home sales slid for the fifth consecutive month in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three of four U.S. regions recorded month-over-month decreases, and all four regions recorded year-over-year declines

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Words From Community Leaders: Rep. Sherrill’s 2023 Community Projects Federally Funded and Moving Forward

National
Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) secured funding for fourteen Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2023 bill, which was signed into law in December.
AGC

Construction Firms Look To Public Sector Demand As Outlook For Private-Sector Projects Dims In...

National
New Industry Outlook Survey Shows Contractors Expect Infrastructure and Other Public-Sector Funding Will Help
NeighborWorks America

Expert available to discuss how credit issues and financial concerns halt Black homeownership

National
As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February and the progress of Black communities, NeighborWorks America is proud
Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to Support Ukrainian Refugees

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

HUD ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION LOAN GUARANTEE FOR CLEVELAND, OH AFFORDABLE HOUSING REHABILITATION PROJECT

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a $15 million loan guarantee to the City of Cleveland

A Comprehensive Guide to Buying Property in Bali

National
Bali is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for property buyers from all over the world. With its stunning landscapes, tropical climate, and rich culture, it’s no wonder that more and more people are looking to purchase a piece of paradise in this idyllic location. But before you take the plunge into buying property in Bali, there are many things to consider and understand about the process. This article will provide the following

NREIA Statement on the Biden Administration’s Recent Announcement Regarding Renters & Housing Providers

National
The National Real Estate Investors Association issued the following statement on the Biden Administration's recent announcement regarding renters and housing providers

NINE COMPANIES RECEIVE NEW YORK STATE SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

National
NYS Office of General Services Commissioner Jeanette Moy today announced that the following nine  businesses were recently certified by the Office of General Services’ (OGS) Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development (DSDVBD)

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases December 2022 Statistics on Housing Market

National
Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its December 2022 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties

What You Need to Know About the Careers in the Real Estate Industry

National
Whether you're interested in becoming a Real Estate agent or a Broker, you should be aware of several careers in the industry. These careers include appraisers, consultants, wholesalers, and brokers.

Harder Announces $6 Million for New Housing and Recovery Projects in San Joaquin County

National
Representative Josh Harder recently announced $6 million in funding for three community projects, providing emergency and long-term housing as well as holistic substance-use recovery care in the cities of Manteca and Tracy. These projects will help get more people off the streets and into long-term, stable housing in a where flooding and housing instability have skyrocketed in San Joaquin County
ASE

The Alliance To Save Energy And Partners Release The 2023 Energy Efficiency Impact Report

National
The Alliance to Save Energy is proud to announce the recent release of the Energy Efficiency Impact Report, a new and
NAR

Pending Home Sales Slid 4.0% in November

National
Pending home sales slid for the sixth consecutive month in November, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four U.S. regions recorded month-over-month decreases, and all four regions saw year-over-year declines in transactions.

U.S. REP. PANETTA APPLAUDS ADDITIONAL FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MONTEREY AND SAN LUIS OBISPO...

National
President Joseph R. Biden Jr., amended his Major Disaster Declaration to include Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, making these jurisdictions eligible for both public and individual federal assistance. This follow’s Sunday’s announcement that Santa Cruz County would begin to receive additional federal support under the state’s major disaster declaration.

5 Advantages of Buying New Construction Homes

National
Owning your own home has been the cornerstone of the American Dream ever since the Industrial Revolution. And in today's world, there is no reason why that dream should go unfulfilled. There are so many fantastic opportunities for home ownership, but today we will be taking a look at new construction, specifically.
3 Tell-Tale Signs Your Residential Roof Needs a Repair

3 Tell-Tale Signs Your Residential Roof Needs a Repair

National
Roof health is critical as it acts as a layer of defense. So, the roof should be your top priority since it protects your biggest investment. A well-maintained ceiling means solid walls

KILDEE ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FLINT HOUSING COMMISSION

National
The $500,000 federal grant, awarded to the Flint Housing Commission through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Program, will support the development of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan.
MBA

MBA Statement on FHFA’s Enhancements to the GSEs’ Radon Standards for Multifamily Properties

National
MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance

MHP acquires Rollingwood Apartments, preserves affordable housing along Purple Line with support from Amazon,...

National
MHP today announced it has acquired Rollingwood Apartments, preserving 283 units of critically needed affordable housing that was at risk of being lost, along the future Purple Line in Montgomery County. The Amazon Housing Equity Fund’s (Amazon) $28 million below market loan and financial support from Montgomery County played an instrumental role in this transaction.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION AND COALITION OF EMPLOYER GROUPS FILES SUIT TO BLOCK BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL...

National
Associated General Contractors of America Partners with Other Groups in Challenging Rule's Unlawful Effort to Regulate Large

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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.
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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
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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.
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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

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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.
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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

Support Ukrainian Refugees

GFP Real Estate and Its Tenants Raise More Than $200,000 to...

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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Words From Community Leaders: Rep. Sherrill’s 2023 Community Projects Federally Funded...

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) secured funding for fourteen Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2023 bill, which was signed into law in December.