A federal grand jury has indicted a real estate developer and three others for allegedly participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded financial institutions out of at least $3 million.
Over the past fifty years, real estate prices have literally skyrocketed. With so many real estate firms in NYC, more and more people are now considering investing in real estate. Investing in real estate can be a great option for expanding
Expense management for a real estate business can be trickier than typical in-office expense management. Real estate agents usually travel to meet clients, and businesses are conducted outside of the office and not from a fixed location.
This February, a massive winter storm hit much of the United States, with Texas being one of the worst-off states. Many homes and businesses relying on fossil fuels and other mainstream energy sources were without power and heat for days
If you are one of those who enjoy doing DIY, you may want to consider starting plumbing pipe DIY for home decor. This can be an interesting hobby. DIY plumbing can be a great way to save money.
The Chicago Housing Authority launched its JobsPlus program at Dearborn Homes virtually Wednesday, officially kicking off a program that supports residents with employment, education and financial services. It was made possible through a $2.8 million
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced today that it has received a donation of a 1.2 MW DC solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from The Conti Group. The donation is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received.
Mayor Bowser Distributes $13 Million from Rental Assistance Programs to Housing Providers and Announces...
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District has expended $13 million in federal funding for two rental assistance programs developed by the Department of Housing and Community
Symposium on expanding shared equity housing highlights innovations and best practices in community-owned land
At a time when many people are in financial survival mode, addressing everyday money matters, building long-term stability and wealth is more important than ever. One way to build
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced seven significant new awards to strengthen the nation’s real estate portfolio, including six awards to small businesses.
Construction input prices increased 2.5% in January 2021 compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today
Bipartisan roadmap highlights solutions the Biden-Harris Administration and 117th Congress can take to address...
Enterprise Community Partners released its 2021 playbook: Making Homes Places of Pride, Power and Belonging: Enterprise’s Policy Priorities for 2021. From solutions on how to address
Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, National Urban League Award Scholarships to Strengthen Diversity in...
The Appraisal Institute in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League today announced the first class of 2021 aspiring real estate appraisers receiving scholarships
There are several factors that come into answering the question of how long does it take to sell a house in Arizona. Do you want to sell your house for top dollar? Do you want to just sell your house fast? Are you in a buyers' market, neutral real estate market, or a sellers' market?
Price increases—some to record-setting levels—and long delivery delays are causing hardships for construction firms that are also experiencing challenges in completing projects with crews limited
Delta Media Group announced today that it would rapidly finalize and deploy a full-featured, wholly independent real estate showing service nationwide in response to an “avalanche of immediate industry support.” The new service will be called Local
zavvie, the first end-to-end real estate brokerage platform that offers the full spectrum of selling solutions, and Fathom Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FTHM), a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC
Own real estate is excellent. It has a lot of advantages, even if you chose a house with an inconvenient layout or did not take everything into account during construction. That is why it’s a great option to make a glass extension or put an oriel window.
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.73 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® through the fourth quarter of 2020 witnessed home prices grow from a year ago, according to NAR's
There are many small, inexpensive home improvements you can make to improve the appeal of your San Diego real estate. Adding curb appeal to any house can make it easier to sell while also giving it an attractive look that you can be proud of.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the creation of a new group, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a new executive-level position, Chief Diversity Officer. The group and role were created to heighten the organization’s focus on its social mission work
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES BY 61,000 IN FEBRUARY AS SEVERE WEATHER COMPOUNDS FALLING DEMAND FOR...
Association Officials Urge Congress and Biden Administration to Focus on New Infrastructure Funding, Address Rising Materials Prices and Avoid Disruptive Measures like the PRO Act to Stem Sector Job Losses
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.
Lewes, Delaware, is an up-and-coming area currently in the process of re-opening following COVID-19 restrictions. Perfect for a romantic getaway, Lewes, is a haven of quiet streets and boutique shopping. Wander down Second Street and overlook beautiful waterways. Explore the many unspoiled trails located in Cape Henle Penn State Park and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Hanley Investment Group Arranges Pre-Sale of New Construction Starbucks Drive-Thru for $2.6 Million in...
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 International Code Council (ICC) announced today a new framework that changes the essential nature of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) development process from a model energy code to a standard. The change, described in vague terms in the ICC material, is impactful because it reduces the opportunity for cities and states to shape future versions of the IECC
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the following five businesses were recently certified by the Office of General Services’ (OGS) Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development (DSDVBD)
The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 22 debuted a new and improved education offering, "Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs." "Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs" is a 7-hour education offering that previously premiered online.
Concierge Auctions led an online auction for the 4,876-square foot One Thousand Museum, situated in the heart of downtown Miami, in May 2020. The sale provided open-plan luxury and extraordinary views to the buyer, who purchased the property for $4.48 million.
Having a few necessary tools in your house is essential. Be it a hammer for installing a nail on your wall or a screwdriver, or a plus tool to uninstall it. Not having a necessary tool at the time of need can cost you unnecessary expenditure or damage.
Pending home sales took a step backward in January as inventory constraints continue to hold back prospective buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased by 1 basis point from 5.22% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.23%
MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has been named a 2021 winner of HousingWire's Tech100 Mortgage award. The award criteria were based on technology innovation and impact within the mortgage market.
Sometimes it pays to be ahead of the game when making a big purchase such as a home. Often, popular properties experience a large amount of interest from buyers the moment the listing is live, leading to strong competition at the auction, pushing prices beyond most buyer’s limits.
The International Housing Association (IHA) is continuing to focus on ways potential home owners across the world can access housing finance to achieve homeownership. Through “Housing Affordability: A World Challenge,”
More than 160 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at last night’s 2020 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) virtual ceremony. The awards are sponsored by Monogram Luxury Appliance
The Federal Housing Administration is one of the most comprehensive mortgage insurance in the world, offering its services in the United States. The FHA insures these loans as long as they are provided by their approved lenders on multi and single-family units.
Mirrors make a fashionable, glittery, shining home decoration item. They also create beautiful lighting addition to your home. Mirrors have lots of benefits to admire. Some interior designers love it as a final dash for their designs. You can create unique and incredible home décor with mirrors. Let’s consider some mirror designs.
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES IN JANUARY AS PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL SECTOR STAGES RARE GAIN, BUT RISING...
Private Nonresidential Market Shrinks 10 Percent Since January 2020 with Declines in All 11 Segments; Growing Cancellations, Proposed Labor Law Change Threaten to Harm Employers
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
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