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

Secretary Fudge Announces $520 Million to Protect Low-Income Households from Lead and Other Home...

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced that the Department

5 Places To Visit In Philadelphia: Fun Things To Do in the City

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Philadelphia is a city rich in history and culture. There are many places to visit and things to do in the City of Brotherly Love. This blog post will discuss five of our favorite places in Philadelphia. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or something fun to do on a date night, Philadelphia has something for everyone!

Two Effective Strategies To Secure Funds For Real Estate Investing

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Reality television shows and social media videos have inspired many people to try their hand at real estate investing. The concept of purchasing properties below market value, completing renovations, and selling them at a higher rate is encouraging on its surface. It gives the impression that you could make thousands of dollars in just a few months.

Secrets To Selling Your House Faster in 2022

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When attempting to sell your home, it may end up collecting dust on the market for an extended period, forcing you to consider other options for moving it. One of them is by considering an offer from cash house buyers. Cash buyers or iBuyers are companies that buy houses for cash to fix them up and put it back on the market or convert them into rental properties.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million For Land And Water Conservation Fund Projects...

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore
MBA

Mortgage Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased 5 Percent in May

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2022 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 5 percent compared to a year ago.

Simple Steps to Help You Buy a House

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When buying a home, it's crucial to understand that it's a huge decision and a massive commitment due to the amount of money involved. Houses are one of the most significant purchases you will ever make, and with such a large purchase, you want to be sure you are doing everything right and getting the house of your dreams.
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe’s continue partnership, announce new strategic focus to support...

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For nearly two decades, Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe’s have worked together to build and improve safe
USDOJ

USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Homeownership Month. As part of this nationwide celebration, USDA is highlighting programs that help people in rural, Tribal and underserved areas buy
5 Steps to Becoming a Property Manager

5 Steps to Becoming a Property Manager

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There's a lot of money to be made in real estate but there are also more real estate careers to consider than you might think. One of the best options is to become a property manager. Launching a career in property management can be a great choice if you want to work in real estate.

What to Consider when Renting or Buying a Luxury Property

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When it comes to luxury homes, there are a few things to take into account. Price is a big one – but there are other factors to consider as well. Here are some tips on what to think about when renting or buying a luxury property.
AGC

Construction Employment Climbs By 36,000 In May, While Hourly Earnings Rise At Fastest Yearly...

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Rapidly rising hourly earnings enabled the construction industry to add 36,000 employees in May, but a record number of job
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America celebrates NeighborWorks Week and positive impact of empowering communities, creating housing stability

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NeighborWorks Week is recognized annually during the first week
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in May

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Mortgage credit availability decreased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from ICE Mortgage Technology.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

VA publishes Interim Final Rule for Legal Services for Veterans Grant Program

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Mayor Muriel Bowser and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge went to Spring Flats to announce HUD's Our Way Home initiative, a national effort
NYU Furman Center

New York Built 185,000 Units of Multifamily Housing from 2010-2020

National
The NYU Furman Center released The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2021 today, an annual analysis of the city’s demographics, housing markets, renters
NAHB

New Research Shows Regulations Account for 40.6 Percent of Apartment Development Costs

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Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of 40.6 percent of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today
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Hanley Investment Group Sells Single-Tenant Cardenas Markets in Southern California for Record-Low Cap Rate

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing

How to find the perfect USA golf course home for your family

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Today’s golf course homes are more than just a home with a view. They are an active and connected community, with membership perks that include access to golf courses and other amenities as part of the homeowners association (HOA). These types of communities have existed for years in other parts of the country, but have only recently taken hold as a housing trend in the Southeastern United States.

5 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING HOUSE AND LAND IN SYDNEY

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If you’re looking to buy a house and land in Sydney, Australia, you have many factors to consider in your search. Choosing the right location to live in can significantly impact your quality of life down the road, so it’s important to take your time when considering options and consider each factor carefully before making a decision.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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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.
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New Single-Tenant Grocery Outlet-Occupied Property in Fresno County Sells for $6,370,000

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in the sale of retail properties
DOE

DOE Announces $39 Million for Research and Development to Turn Buildings into Carbon Storage...

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $39 million in awards for 18 projects seeking to develop technologies
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Fell 3.4% in May; Median Sales Price Surpasses $400,000 for the First...

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Existing-home sales retreated for the fourth consecutive month in May, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Month-over-month sales declined in three out of four major U.S. regions, while year-over-year sales slipped in all four regions.
Real Estate Agency

5 Tips For Choosing Your Real Estate Agency

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People never decide on the spur of the moment to sell or buy a house. And, just like they cannot make such a decision on the spur of the moment, they also cannot expect the entire process to be completed quickly and without them putting any bigger effort
EPA

EPA Highlights Over $4 Million Brownfields Investment in Waterbury

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe and EPA New England Regional Administrator David Cash, along with Senator Blumenthal
5 Swimmingly Cool Benefits of Buying a House With a Swimming Pool

5 Swimmingly Cool Benefits of Buying a House With a Swimming Pool

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Did you know that there are more than 10 million residential swimming pools around the country? Maybe that is one of the biggest reasons that swimming is the fifth most popular activity
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Hanley Investment Group Brokers Sale of Single-Tenant Texas Roadhouse in New York to California...

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales
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RealSource Group Brokers Pre-Sale of New Single-Tenant Express Car Wash in Huntsville

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RealSource Group, a national commercial real estate brokerage company focused on retail, healthcare, automotive and education properties, announced the pre-sale of a new construction

BLM KICKS OFF GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH WITH TWO ACQUISITIONS THROUGH THE LAND AND WATER...

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The Bureau of Land Management is kicking off Great Outdoors Month by finalizing two land acquisitions in Colorado and Wyoming that will unlock over 40,000 acres of previously inaccessible public land
NAHB

Rising Interest Rates, Higher Construction Costs Slow Housing Production

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Rising interest rates and ongoing building material supply chain disruptions that raise construction costs continue to act as significant headwinds on the housing market.
Infographic HomeJab

What are the most popular real estate listing photos – New HomeJab study reveals...

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Cherry Hill, NJ – June 22, 2022 – A new study of real estate photography data from HomeJab finds that the most popular real estate listing...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Introduce Bill to Combat Train Noise and Vibration Near Homes

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 0.85% in May

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The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) monthly Loan Monitoring Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 9 basis points from 0.94% of servicers’
NAR

NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners
EPA

EPA Secures Funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Ensure the Clean Up at...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe and EPA New England Regional Administrator David Cash joined Congresswoman DeLauro
How To Buy a Piece of Land

How To Buy a Piece of Land

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Are you in the planning stage of building your first home? If so, then you're going to need a piece of land to build it on. Or perhaps you're just wanting to invest in some real estate in order to grow your wealth for retirement.
EPA

EPA Takes Action to Empower States, Territories, and Tribes to Protect Water Resources and...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to update the regulatory requirements for water quality certification under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401
NAHB

Single-Family Home Building Growth Slowing in Large Suburbs

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New findings from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) show that the rate of year-over-year single-family construction growth in small
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary Fudge Announces $520 Million to Protect Low-Income Households from Lead and Other Home...

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced that the Department

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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?

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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.