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MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Third Quarter of 2020

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.65 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.67 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 16 basis points from 5.83% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.67%

Buying or Selling Your House – Things To Keep In Mind During A Bidding...

National
Real estate market today tend to favor one side, the buyer or the seller. Regardless of whether you are in a booming market or a stagnant one, it is wise to learn significant strategies that will help you make the best deal and come out a winner. Arm yourself with knowledge and learn how to negotiate your way through a bidding war; there are hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION READY TO WORK WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN TO PREPARE SIGNIFICANT NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AND...

National
Incoming President and Congress Should Focus on Enacting Measures to Rebuild Infrastructure and Revive the Economy and Avoid Imposing Needless Regulatory Burdens that will Undermine
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 84,000 WORKERS IN OCTOBER, BUT GROWING NUMBER OF PROJECT CANCELLATIONS RISKS...

National
Both Residential and Nonresidential Contractors Added Jobs in October, but Total Construction Employment Remains 3.9 Percent Below February Peak as Pandemic Continues to Depress Demand
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New-Construction Single-Tenant Quick Quack Car Wash in Houston...

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 arranged
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New Bay Area Affordable Apartment Community for Seniors Welcomes Residents

National
Eden Housing, along with the City of Alameda and Alameda Point Partners, recently welcomed residents at Corsair Flats at Alameda Point's Site A development in Alameda, California. Site A is a $1 billion mixed-use, transit-oriented waterfront development
Selling Your Home

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

National
Selling a home is something most of us will need to do at one point or another. It can be a long process, full of many different meetings, negotiations and contracts to be signed. While many people successfully sell a home and get what they feel like

Despite Covid Concerns, DC-Area Real Estate Investing Continued to Boom.

National
The pandemics of 2020 real estate performance numbers are formally in and guess what? The DMV market had yet another record-breaking summer. In July 2020, the mean price of a DC-area home increased by a whopping 13%, setting a ten-year record. What does it mean for the local homeowners and real estate investors?
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Soar 9.4% to 6.5 Million in September

National
Existing-home sales grew for the fourth consecutive month in September, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions witnessed month-over-month and year-over-year growth
FEMA

FEMA Multi-Family Lease and Repair Request for Information Deadline Extended to Nov. 4

National
In response to the devastation caused by Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds beginning Sept. 7 and continuing, FEMA has extended the period for soliciting property owners to participate in Multi-Family Lease and Repair (MLR)
NAHB

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market At an All-Time High in Third Quarter

National
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market was at an all-time high in the third quarter, jumping 18 points to 83, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index
NAHB

September New Home Sales Pause Following Strong Summer Surge

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September fell 3.5 percent to 959,000 from a downwardly revised August number, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau
MBA

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Decline in October

National
Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in October, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly MBA
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases Slightly to 5.90%

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 5.92% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.90%
INCREDIBLE MODERN EQUIPMENT

BUILT A NEW HOME? HERE’S A LIST OF INCREDIBLE MODERN EQUIPMENT YOU SHOULD HAVE

National
Moving into a new place is an exciting time in life. There must be a lot of questions going through your mind when you move. Will I get along with the neighbors? Will I be happy here?
AGC

DROP IN NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OFFSETS MOST RESIDENTIAL SPENDING GAINS AS GROWING NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS...

National
Association Officials Warn that Demand for Nonresidential Construction Will Slide Further without New Federal Relief Measures, Citing New Data Showing Most Contractors
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AND FEDERAL PARTNERS MARK NATIONAL LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 25-31

National
Despite our important focus on COVID-19, lead safety in the home remains a high priority for all Americans. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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Hanley Investment Group Launches 10th Annual Movember Fundraiser to Support Men’s Health, Suicide Prevention...

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 is launching

Fostering Deep Sense of Community Living in Texas

National
WRMC is a top-notch HOA management leader that essays the role of providing boutique service to its communities that create the best outcomes. And yet, WRMC goes beyond what other HOA management companies offer, which is something that has floored Texas communities. 

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Council Transportation Chair Rodriguez To Join Marble Hill Houses Residents Association and Lime to...

National
NYC Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the Marble Hill Houses Residents Association will host a scooter demo with micromobility company, Lime on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 11:00 AM at the Marble Hill Houses in the Bronx.
AGC

NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REMAINS FLAT IN OCTOBER WHILE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPANDS AS MANY COMMERCIAL...

National
Demand For Most Types of Nonresidential Projects Remains Flat Amid COVID-Uncertainty, Dwindling State and Local Budgets and the Lack of New Federal Coronavirus Relief Measures, Putting Jobs at Risk

Air BnB Rules & The Law

National
Utilizing Air BnBs is the trendy new way to experience travel around the world. Giving tourists the ability to rent a condo or house in the city of the dreams not only lets them come and experience a new environment, but it also lets them live like the locals. It’s no surprise that regular tourists and influencers alike have hopped on this trendy way to stay.

Water Softener Installation and Upkeep Advice for Budget Conscious Homeowners

National
Is your tap water hard? Looking to get rid of the chemicals and minerals that can clog your plumping, ruin your machine washing appliances, stain your clothing, and worst of all, irritate your skin? Then the only viable solution to this hard water dilemma is water softener installation.
Living In Gated Community

7 Advantages of Living In a Gated Community

National
These days, many people consider living in a gated community instead of residing in an urbanized and highly-dense area. Most of them are young families looking for a permanent place to stay. For others, the idea of living in a gated community comes with some misconceptions

3 Key Benefits of Hiring a Professional Property Valuer

National
Most real estate projects consume a lot of time, money, and energy. And that is if you have the experience to embark on the journey all by yourself. However, if you are new to this, it would be unreasonable to approach any real estate project without the necessary knowledge

When to Expect the Highest Value of Any Property

National
Real estate has, for a long time, been a safe way of investing. However, recessions and unforeseen disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic always test that statement.

3 Most Important Things in Property Valuation

National
Property valuation is an essential concept of real estate investing. If you are an investor, knowing the value of any property helps you make a sound decision on how much to charge on rent and how much should go into property taxes.

How Property Values in Brisbane Compare to Other big Cities in Australia

National
Brisbane has been in the eyes of many savvy investors as the next big city to dominate the property market in Australia. It's a beautiful city with an accelerating growth rate and has one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole country.

3 Effective Ways to Maximize Every Corner of Your House

National
For years, you and your family have been living in your home and cannot imagine living anywhere else. However, there are a few things that you would like to spruce up, particularly some of the empty corners in and around the home. Here are three effective ways to help you maximize every corner of your home.

Best Apps for Real Estate Agents and Agencies 2020

National
Name a business and you will find several relevant apps in the play store that can be useful for your business. The same is the case with the real estate business. Some apps make that tasks of real estate agents and agencies simple and easy. These apps are effective and efficient for both sellers and buyers.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Falter 2.2% in September

National
Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While all four major U.S. regions recorded notable year-over-year increases
Listing Your Home

5 Steps to Take Before Listing Your Home

National
Homeowners everywhere hope to sell at the highest possible price when listing their home on the market and moving to a new, better space for their family. But cashing out at the peak of the market’s price range is not always in the cards.
Polished Concrete Floors

Best 3 Tips on Caring for Polished Concrete Floors

National
It is not as hard as you think, in fact with just good planning and discipline, together with the 3 tips below your polished concrete floors will not only look good, they’ll do so for over a decade before repairs.

Inwood Plan To Move Foward Preserving and Building Thousands Of Affordable Units In...

National
"We are facing many challenges in Northern Manhattan, the most troublesome being the impacts of the Coronavirus. Our community has been declared a yellow-zone and as a community, we must continue doing our part to keep each other safe. We will continue working alongside local organizations to ensure we are delivering the food

New York Court Of Appeals Upholds Inwood Rezoning That Will Bring Thousands of Affordable...

National
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will be holding a press conference to discuss the recent New York Court of Appeals decision to reject a motion to appeal an appellate panel's reinstatement of the Inwood rezoning. The decision comes after the Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale appealed an appellate panel's reinstatement of the rezoning back in July.
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.
NAR

Realtors® Expo: 2020 Market Was ‘Exceptional,’ Biden Homebuyer Credit Will Aid with Down Payments

National
The housing industry has exceeded expectations for 2020 and the marketplace will continue to see home price and sales growth in the coming year, National Association of Realtors® Chief
REAL ESTATE CAREER

HOW DOES AN ENGINEERING DEGREE HELP YOUR REAL ESTATE CAREER

National
One of the main reasons to study civil engineering is that it is a universal career. It is present in all aspects of the real estate sector. Civil engineers have essential skills and roles in developing innovative real estate projects, which gives them an edge
Choosing Student Housing

16 Factors to Consider When Choosing Student Housing

National
If you want to improve your life as a college student, you should live in student housing. Compared to regular rentals, student housing enables you to mingle with other students and get access to valuable support networks. Student living may also help you

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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
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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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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

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

Council Transportation Chair Rodriguez To Join Marble Hill Houses Residents Association...

NYC Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the Marble Hill Houses Residents Association will host a scooter demo with micromobility company, Lime on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 11:00 AM at the Marble Hill Houses in the Bronx.