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Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks to Expand Diversity, Combat Alleged Bias in Valuation

National
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.

Three Government Loan Programs for First time Home Buyers

National
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.

Benefits Of Hiring A Bellevue Mortgage Company When Buying A New Home

National
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.
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RE/MAX Results Launches Simple Offer to Give Twin-Cities Homeowners More Selling Options

National
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.
Property Management Company

What Are the Benefits of Using a Property Management Company?

National
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?
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Real Estate Leader Joe Rand Named Executive Director of the Broker Public Portal with...

National
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

Building a House? The Pros and Cons

National
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.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on CDC’s Rental Eviction Moratorium

National
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
MBA

IMB Production Profits Soar in Second Quarter of 2020

National
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
NAR

Forsyth County, Georgia, Leads NAR’s Top “Work from Home” U.S. Counties List

National
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

Finding Top Talent for Your Real Estate Business

National
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
FEMA

Keep in Touch—Update Information with FEMA to Avoid Delays

National
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.
NAR

NAR Sr. VP of Talent Development and Resources Named a 2020 “Housing Wire Insider”

National
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
MBA

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Affected by the Pandemic, but Impact Differs by...

National
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
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains Flat at 7.20%

National
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%
NAHB

2021 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens with Discounts Offered Through September

National
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
NAHB

A Suburban Shift for Home Building

National
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) 
Sell Your Home

How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

National
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
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 16,000 WORKERS IN AUGUST BUT NONRESIDENTIAL JOBS SHRINK; ASSOCIATION SURVEY FINDS...

National
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
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Hanley Investment Group Sells New Panera Bread Drive-Thru for Record Pricing

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 the sale of a brand-new construction, single-tenant

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NAR

Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Level Since December 2006

National
Existing-home sales continued to climb in August, marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
FEMA

Federal Aid for Utah Quake Tops $2 Million

National
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.
FEMA

Louisiana Renters Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

National
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.
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.
MBA

MBA Opens Doors Foundation Kicks Off 2021 Fundraising Season with More Than $2.7 Million...

National
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
NAHB

Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

National
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

Ten Things You Should Consider Before Renting Luxury Apartments

National
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!
Best Tenants as a Landlord

How to Attract the Best Tenants as a Landlord

National
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.
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Rare Single-Tenant Amazon Occupied Property Sells in Chicago

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
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Honors 17 National Award Winners

National
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
Refinance Your Mortgage

3 Reasons Why You May Want to Refinance Your Mortgage

National
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
99 Cents Only

Wood Investments Companies Purchases 99 Cents Stores-Occupied Building in Chino Hills, California for $2.5...

National
Wood Investments Companies, Inc., a leading California commercial real estate investment and management company specializing in retail, announced today the acquisition
WORKPLACE REDESIGN

HOW WORKPLACE REDESIGN INCREASES MORALE AND EFFICIENCY

National
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
Real Estate Agents

4 Things Real Estate Agents Get Wrong

National
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.

Save Your Property From Depreciation With These Smart Tips

National
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?

4 Ways to Detect a Leak Within the Walls

National
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.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINED IN 39 STATES BETWEEN AUGUST 2019 AND 2020 WHILE 31 STATES...

National
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
Post-Divorce Property Purchase

How to Fund a Post-Divorce Property Purchase

National
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
Refinancing and Remortgagin

Exploring the 2020 Craze of Refinancing and Remortgaging

National
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.
Dream house

5 Steps to Owning Your Dream Home

National
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.

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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
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

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

NAR

Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Level Since December 2006

Existing-home sales continued to climb in August, marking three consecutive months of positive sales gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®.