Calhoun and Logan counties are now eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair damage to their infrastructure caused by the June 29 – July 2 storms and
The university experience represents an important time of transition in a young person's life. No longer under the direct care and supervision of parents and family, students get their first real taste of independence and freedom in college. One of the most significant choices made during this new phase is where to live.
Representatives Josh Harder (CA-9) and Byron Donalds (FL-19) just introduced legislation to target the epidemic of veteran homelessness. The Improving Housing Outcomes for Veterans Act
Innovative Cooperatives Receive $170,000 in Grants From Capital Impact Partners and National Cooperative Bank
The ninth annual Co-op Innovation Awards supported four organizations’ work in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 3.62 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third
Secretary Becerra Named Chair of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Announces $6.1 Million in...
HHS awards $2.1M to bolster supportive services for families living in affordable housing; awards 11 new grants totaling nearly $4 million for runaway and homeless youth prevention. HHS and HUD announce joint Housing and Services Partnership Accelerator to support innovation.
Buyer income annual increase of 22% is largest on record (from $88,000 in 2022 report); down payments jumped to highest percentages in two decades
Enhancing your home's resale value is a strategic investment that pays off in the long run. Whether you're planning to sell soon or just considering the future, implementing key improvements can make your property more attractive to potential buyers.
Garamendi Secures Congressional Funding for Affordable Housing, Public Transit, Early Childhood Education, and More
U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA08) secured more than $9.65 million in new federal funding in the annual for community
Among Factors Restricting Black Homeownership are Lower Wealth and Median Incomes, Unfavorable Housing Market Conditions, Shortage of Housing Stock, and Institutional Bias. Major barriers impede homeownership among African Americans, despite record-low Black unemployment and a higher labor force participation rate than Whites
Rising mortgage rates, elevated construction costs and limited existing inventory helped push housing affordability in the third quarter of 2023 to its lowest level in more than a decade.
As a homeowner or renter, you always look for cost-effective methods to improve your living space, particularly solutions that
REPRESENTATIVES HUFFMAN AND SMITH INTRODUCE VOLUNTARY GRAZING PERMIT RETIREMENT ACT TO PROMOTE CONSERVATION OF...
Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)and Adam Smith (D-
CAP Reports Analyze Impact, Challenges of Renewable Energy, Supply Chain, and Conservation Investments in...
The Biden administration has made historic investments in building a clean energy economy, and many of these investments will be made in rural and Tribal communities. It’s a big opportunity for the rural economy, and meeting these national goals will require the participation and leadership of rural leaders.
New Funding will support approximately 35 communities to improve response systems for youth homelessness; technical
Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-32) and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52) released the following statement upon the release of the Federal Housing Finance Administration’s (FHFA) report on
This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs reduced premiums for most Veterans and Service members insured under the Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance program.
Realtors® from across the country and the world will converge on Anaheim, California, November 14–16 for 2023 NAR NXT, The Realtor® Experience(link is external), NAR's annual conference
The real estate industry is a progressively competitive one. This is why real estate businesses must stay on top of their game. Although there are many ways to do this, including diversifying
Lance Drummond will become chair of Freddie Mac's Board of Directors, the company announced today. A member of the Board since 2015, Drummond will succeed Sara Mathew, who will retire as Board chair and as a Director in February 2024, as required by the company's bylaws.
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.
Schatz, Blumenauer, Braun, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Stop Illegal Deforestation Around the...
U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and Brian
Late Friday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs called on mortgage servicers to pause foreclosures until May 31, 2024. This pause will give VA borrowers a much-needed opportunity to access the upcoming VA Servicing Purchase (VASP) program.
Commercial mortgage delinquencies increased in the third quarter of 2023, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Commercial Delinquency Report. “Not unexpectedly
The housing market is incredibly complex and, at times, difficult to understand, with massive down payments and capital being required just to be able to invest anything meaningful and hope
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is hailing notice of a major $21.25 million federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase two new Ferry Boat Vessels
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is holding its annual Veterans Day event on Monday, November 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. This year’s virtual event will build on the findings of LSC’s Veterans Task Force by highlighting the needs of veterans who are unhoused or at risk for homelessness.
Pending home sales dropped 1.5% in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Northeast posted a monthly gain in transactions while the Midwest, South and West all recorded losses. All four U.S. regions noted year-over-year
The Welcome Home Kit initiative aims to raise funds to support veterans experiencing homelessness across the nation on Veterans Day as part of the #DayForTheBrave campaign.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced her Federal Gift Shop Tax Act today to allow state and local
New U.S. Department of the Treasury Analysis: Inflation Reduction Act Driving Clean Energy Investment...
The U.S. Department of the Treasury published new analysis on the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act in driving clean energy
Elevated mortgage rates that averaged 7.62% in October per Freddie Mac, the highest rate since 2000, depressed buyer demand and pushed down new home sales in October. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October fell 5.6% to a
Restb.ai AI-powered computer vision technology offers lenders, appraisers image validation solution designed for GSE-compliance
National banks and mortgage lenders are scrambling to incorporate image recognition into their appraisal review process
Improving your home not only makes it more comfortable but also boosts its value. Renovating bathrooms, in particular, is a smart investment. Studies show that redoing bathrooms gives
While home security has, for the most part, gone high-tech, the basic premise for investing in it remains the same: to keep you and your family safe in an increasingly dangerous world of looters, murderers, cartel gangsters/drug dealers pouring over the open borders, and more.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded over $40 million to the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) to repair infrastructure and replace equipment damaged
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the conforming loan limit values (CLLs) for mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will acquire in 2024. In most of the
Awards to Public Housing Agencies will provide support to families with Housing Choice Vouchers to maximize housing and neighborhood choice. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a tranquil retreat in the picturesque countryside of Norfolk. Known for its serene landscapes, charming villages, and rich heritage, Norfolk offers the perfect backdrop for a peaceful getaway. Whether you're planning a solo adventure, a romantic escape, or a family vacation, these nine tips crafted by the local estate agents in Norfolk will help you make the most of your countryside retreat in this enchanting part of England.
Manchin Announces more than $1M to Weatherize, Increase Energy Efficiency in Local Government Buildings...
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that West
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.”
“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
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