As our nation continues reflecting on important matters of racial justice, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers today reiterated its efforts to expand opportunities for aspiring appraisers and help combat alleged bias in valuation.
A growing concern among millennials who want to purchase a home is that they cannot afford it. In fact, according to a recent poll by The Urban Institute, 53% of millennials say they cannot afford to buy a home because of the high down payment required. In the same poll it also states that 33% of millennials don’t purchase a home because they believe that they can’t qualify for a mortgage.
Searching for a home is a great experience. Some things can be compared to the process of searching for your new primary residence. At the same time, the search for a new home can be a bit daunting. The way toward finding a home and applying for a home loan advance is unpredictable and requires a ton of time and mental effort. To find the right home, you must first locate it, and then you must inspect it properly, move it further.
Twin Cities-based RE/MAX Results, the largest and most productive RE/MAX in the country with 40 offices and nearly 1,200 sales executives, announced a new service that delivers to homeowners more selling options.
Do you own a piece of high-end property that you are interested in renting? Would you like to have a steady income from that property but would rather not be troubled with calls from renters about repairs or dealing with hassles over collecting rent?
The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced that Joseph “Joe” Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) | Rand Realty
There is nothing more exciting than accomplishing your goals. Building your own house provides you with the flexibility of choosing your design and materials. However, there are some challenges that you might experience during the entire process.
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $4,548 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2020, up from a reported gain of $1,600 per loan in the first quarter of 2020
Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top “Work from Home” county in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors® measuring several factors of increasing relevance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
When it comes to careers in real estate, most people think of realtors. However, the truth is there are dozens, if not hundreds of different job titles and career opportunities in the world of real estate development, construction, management, and sales. Nobody knows this better than the men and women who own and operate various businesses in the real estate industry
Louisiana homeowners and renters who registered for FEMA disaster assistance after Hurricane Laura should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track.
Donna Gland, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Resources at the National Association of Realtors®, has been named a “HousingWire Insider” for 2020. Each year, the real estate publication identifies 50 individuals
Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Affected by the Pandemic, but Impact Differs by...
Delinquency rates of mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties reveal the various impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on different types of commercial real estate, according to two reports released jointly
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged relative to the prior week at 7.20%
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the premier event of the residential
Evidence of a suburban shift for consumer home buying preferences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
If your current home seems a bit small or you are considering moving to a new area, putting it on the market is a wise move. The first thing you have to figure out when trying to sell your home is whether you will do it alone or do it with a real estate
CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 16,000 WORKERS IN AUGUST BUT NONRESIDENTIAL JOBS SHRINK; ASSOCIATION SURVEY FINDS...
Postponed and Canceled Projects Proliferate, Yet Majority of Firms Report Difficulty Filling Hourly Craft Positions; Officials Urge Immediate Federal Action to Fund Infrastructure and Enact
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 the sale of a brand-new construction, single-tenant
Existing-home sales continued to climb in August, marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
Six months after the Magna Earthquake shook Salt Lake and Davis counties, federal agencies have provided more than $2.2 million in loans and grants to help Utahns recover from the March 18 disaster and its aftershocks.
Renters whose home or property was damaged by Hurricane Laura can apply for federal disaster assistance. Federal grants can help pay for temporary housing if a renter or homeowner is unable to return to a disaster-damaged home.
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.
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received $2.71 million in corporate and individual donations during its two-day FY 2021 fundraising campaign
Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production
Thanks to all the new luxury apartments in California, you don’t have to pay for a down payment anymore to live in a nice building with great amenities. You can easily rent a luxury apartment and enjoy things like a screening room, a catering kitchen, a state-of-the-art gym, an indoor lap pool, a pet spa, and more!
As a landlord, you want to ensure your property stays in good standing and get paid on time. This means you need to find good tenants that are responsible. Investing in real estate can be risky, and choosing the wrong tenants can make this business venture a nightmare.
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 sale
Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, of Punta Gorda, Florida, was honored Monday with the Appraisal Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, and James L. Henderson, SRA, of Lakeland, Florida; Charles R. Mills, MAI, SRA
Purchasing a home is a major financial transaction, and usually involves the potential homeowner becoming a borrower as well. Most homeowners secure mortgages that last for 30 years
Wood Investments Companies Purchases 99 Cents Stores-Occupied Building in Chino Hills, California for $2.5...
Wood Investments Companies, Inc., a leading California commercial real estate investment and management company specializing in retail, announced today the acquisition
Is your business suffering too because of a lack of motivation from your workers? And are you wondering why this is happening and how you can change it? Well, fear no more as you have come to the right place to gain the optimum tactics to boost
The real estate profession can be very rewarding and for many reasons. It offers a flexible schedule, uncapped income potential, and the ability to help others. But the high upside potential is not without risks.
Whether it be for your use or for selling purposes, you would always want your property to remain in top shape. After all, you always want to get your money’s worth. Won't you also like to make a profit when you do decide to part with your property in Melbourne?
Homeowners will find that defective plumbing, missing or damaged roof tiles and a cracked foundation can lead to water leaks. The longer a leak continues without being addressed by a Provo plumber, the greater the risk of structural damage to the house. Leaks that occur within the walls can also create harmful mold growth.
Thirty-nine states lost construction jobs between August 2019 and August 2020 while 31 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July and August according
When a marriage breaks down, it can cause emotional turmoil for everyone involved. However, it isn’t just the emotional fallout you’ll need to consider when you separate from a partner; if you’re getting divorced
Across the United States, not only are financial institutions noting the fluctuating state of mortgages, but homeowners are also looking to take advantage of the situation.
Buying your dream home does not have to be a daunting experience, even during COVID-19. While there is a lot for you to prepare for as a buyer, purchasing a home should be an exciting time.
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