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Installing Solar Panels

Benefits of Installing Solar Panels on your Home

National
Are you tired of finding ways to reduce your electricity bills? Dreading to find stacks of fat utility invoices on your doorstep yet again; when you are still waiting on your paycheck? Being a responsible adult and taking care of family
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES OVER $171 MILLION IN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE...

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This week the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is making over $171 million available for Indian Country. This includes $95 million
AGC

THREE OUT OF FOUR METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM JULY 2020 TO JULY...

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Three-fourths of all metro areas added construction jobs between July 2020 and last month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today.
Door Swing Stopper Guide

Door Swing Stopper Guide

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Are your walls covered in scuff marks? If such dents and scuff marks are left by your doors, perhaps it’s time to consider investing in doorstops. These fixtures are available, simple to install, and affordable to purchase. They do much more than preventing damage, such as impeding injuries and contributing to the décor of homes.
Security Features

6 Key Safety and Security Features Every Home Should Have

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Keeping your family and valuables safe and secure from harm is essential in any home. It all starts with getting a home in a safe neighborhood, securing your home, and keeping intruders out. Integrating good security strategies does not mean
Draw Inspections

What You Need to Know About Draw Inspections

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Building a new home is a complex project that can be risky for the lenders that are funding the build. If you are in the process of building a new home, you will likely have to deal with draw inspectors visiting your site from time to time.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Purchase of a New Publix-anchored Shopping Center in Atlanta Metro...

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 has arranged

Buying a home in a new country- certain things to keep in mind

National
Buying a home in a new country is a great approach as it could be utilized for spending vacations, giving it on rent or even you could shift there but then it is not as simple as just giving the money and the things are done. It is a complex process where you have to look into every tid bit before you make the decision.

How to Afford Your Dream Home

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Owning a dream home is the aim of many people. The hard part is putting into place the steps in order to get that dream home. With prices increasing across the country, and wages not keeping up with that house price growth, you have to be creative in order to make sure that you can get the house that is perfect for your family.
ASE

Alliance Applauds Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

National
The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Paula Glover following today’s vote in the U.S. Senate to advance the bipartisan infrastructure package
ABI

Changing Real Estate Landscape, Small Business Reorganization and Great Debates Among Featured Sessions at...

National
ABI’s popular Bankruptcy 2021: Views from the Bench program will take place on Sept. 24 and will feature the views of more than 20 sitting and retired bankruptcy judges during a full day
AGC

Officials to Release New Data Showing the Impacts of the Coronavirus on the United...

National
On Thursday, September 2 at noon EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the scope and impact of construction workforce shortages and how the ongoing coronavirus, including the Delta

Interactive Design Corporation (IDC) Unveils Award-Winning Affordable Housing Design for The Monarch Apartment Homes...

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Interactive Design Corporation (IDC), a Palm Springs-based architectural firm known for its focus on creating sustainable projects that address important social values, has unveiled the design for The Monarch Apartment Homes, a 60-unit, affordable housing community located in Palm Springs, CA.?Developed by the Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), an organization dedicated to the development of economically integrated housing

Back-to-School Drive Aids Over a Thousand Families Across the Nation

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Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow), a nonprofit organization which provides impactful resident services to rental housing communities throughout the country, donated backpacks and school supplies to 1,167 low-income families across 12 states this year. About 60% of the donations supported households living in Texas, California, and Washington.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES $2.7 BILLION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2.656 billion in FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitive funding available to homeless services

TYPES OF MORTGAGE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU

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When planning to buy a new home choosing the correct mortgage option is an important step. Organizing your budget and checking the amount of payment that works allows you to decide which type to go with. Understanding the various options makes this task easier.

4 Foremost flat fee MLS services Michigan in 2021

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Whether you are a buyer or seller 6% commission fee is not enough for anyone. Besides this finding, an appropriate listing website is a whole new difficulty. To save money and to buy the right services are the primary need of any seller and buyer
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Single-Tenant Michaels for $4.85 Million in Orange County,...

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 has arranged the sale of a rare single-tenant net-leased investment occupied by Michaels in South Orange County.
NAHB

Builder Confidence at 13-Month Low on Higher Material Costs, Home Prices

National
Higher construction costs and supply shortages along with rising home prices pushed builder confidence to its lowest reading since July 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

The Complete Guide to water damage in your home

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Water is life, but at the same, it can be destructive for your property. Water damages in homes can be due to many reasons, and you must know how to deal with them. This is because unattended water damages can make things worse in no time. Water damage not only spreads quickly around your property, but it can also result in the growth of mildew and mould, which can affect any surface it comes into contact with.

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Freddie Mac Research Explores Causes for the Appraisal Valuation Gap for Homeowners in Minority...

National
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released an analysis showing that appraisal values are more likely to fall below the contracted sale price of a home in census tracts with a higher share of Black and Latino households, resulting in an appraisal gap. The extent of that gap increases as the percentage of Black and Latino individuals in the census tract increases

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases August 2021 Statistics on Housing Market

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Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its August 2021 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally-focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties.

Top Differences Between A Re Roof vs. Roof Replacement

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Your roof is one of the biggest investments in your home. Keeping it in the best shape will not only guarantee your safety but also that of your loved ones. It will also boost your home value. For most homeowners, choosing between a roof repair and roof replacement is a daunting experience.

Benefits Of Landscaping

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Even though most people spend the bulk of their time indoors, we are all compelled to go outside and enjoy the sights and the sounds of nature. The sun, green grass, lovely flowers, delicious scents, and animals all contribute to a calming and refreshing experience in the great outdoors. It's easy to discern the looks and smells that lawns and landscapes provide

How To Clean Gutters?

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It's easy to put off gutter cleaning, but it's a required task that isn't difficult and will ensure that they continue to function correctly. Rain gutters clog up over time with leaves and other debris, so it's important to clean them out regularly to avoid more difficult work later. Gutters are essential for keeping water away from your home,

Things To Consider Before Renovating Your Home

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Renovating a home can be a difficult task. A lot of effort and money goes into planning a home remodel, not to mention the hard work and expense. Whether you're renovating a little kitchen, rebuilding a bathroom, or giving your entire house a facelift, a home renovation can be a very rewarding project.

What Are The Dangers Of Tree Removal?

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Your first reaction when it comes to tree removal of unruly or damaged trees on your property is generally to do it yourself but did you know that felling trees is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. While DIY tree removal may be simple, it is a complex operation that necessitates a thorough study of tree physics and a foundation

What Is Interior Designing?

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Interior designing is a multifaceted profession that combines creative and technological solutions to create a built interior environment within a structure. These solutions are practical, improve the residents' quality of life and culture, and are appealing to the eye. In other words, it refers to a project that describes how a place will work, appear, and appeal to the senses.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America Housing Stability Counseling Program (HSCP) awards more than $88 million in grants...

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NeighborWorks America announced that it has awarded more than $88 million in support of 131 organizations to address foreclosure and eviction prevention counseling efforts
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

Student Loan Debt Holding Back Majority of Millennials from Homeownership

National
Sixty percent of non-homeowning millennials say student loan debt is delaying their ability to buy a home, by far the most affected population, according to a new poll released today by the National Association of Realtors
AGC

AUGUST CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT LAGS PRE-PANDEMIC PEAK IN 39 STATES AS DELTA VARIANT OF CORONAVIRUS,...

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Texas, Wyoming Have Worst Job Losses Since February 2020, Utah and South Dakota Add the Most; Kansas Registers Most Severe Losses in August, While Nevada and New Hampshire Lead
Metal Roofs for Your Home

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs for Your Home

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Constructing the home is not an easy task. A home is not just a place where you live, but it also reflects your status and increases your street presence. So, your home architecture should be eye-catching and beneficial from each and every aspect. Regarding your home's roof
BestPlaces2021

Central Valley Builders Supply Named One of the Best Workplaces

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Central Valley, a U.S. top-100 building supply company, announced today that the company has been ranked among the "Best Places to Work" by the North Bay Business Journal. A prestigious award, this marks the third consecutive year

Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation Joins Related Affordable to Revitalize Two Senior Apartment Communities in...

National
The nonprofit is providing impactful resident services to senior residents while each property undergoes a comprehensive renovation to modernize units, improve energy efficiency, and much more

MooveGuru’s Home Pro Division, Powered by HomeKeepr, Hits Nine Million Home Pro Recommendations

National
HomeKeepr, the leading referral-only online community of REALTORS®, home service professionals and homeowners, today announced it has surpassed the nine-million recommendation mark. The company has signed on more than 300,000 real estate, mortgage, and insurance professionals who have in turn recommended more than 500,000 unique home service contractors and other local businesses to homeowners over nine million times.
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McEnearney launches new iBuyer and Power Buyer programs by zavvie

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Most sellers are unaware of all the possible paths available today to sell their home and need guidance around which direction to take, according to McEnearney Associates. With most homes still selling above asking price, local homeowners are looking

Property Development Software for Property Developers

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Real estate is a rapidly developing industry. It includes various development projects, the number of which is constantly growing. New ideas appear to satisfy the increasing demand for commercial and non-commercial buildings. Even small projects require careful planning and control, and real estate software development services can help with that.

Legal Community Can Help During Housing and Evictions Crisis

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Rob Randhava, senior policy counsel for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s call on the legal community to volunteer to help confront the ongoing housing and evictions crisis:
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in August

National
Mortgage credit availability increased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool

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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.
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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
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
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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

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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.
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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...

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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

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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AGC

SIXTY PERCENT OF FIRMS WORKING ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES EXPERIENCED CARS CRASHING INTO THEIR WORK...

National
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

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

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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

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?

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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

Freddie Mac Research Explores Causes for the Appraisal Valuation Gap for...

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released an analysis showing that appraisal values are more likely to fall below the contracted sale price of a home in census tracts with a higher share of Black and Latino households, resulting in an appraisal gap. The extent of that gap increases as the percentage of Black and Latino individuals in the census tract increases

Benefits Of Landscaping

How To Clean Gutters?