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HUD InspectorGeneral

Real Estate Developer Among Four Individuals Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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A federal grand jury has indicted a real estate developer and three others for allegedly participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded financial institutions out of at least $3 million.
How To Invest in Real Estate

Beginner’s Investment Guide: How To Invest in Real Estate?

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Over the past fifty years, real estate prices have literally skyrocketed. With so many real estate firms in NYC, more and more people are now considering investing in real estate. Investing in real estate can be a great option for expanding
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How can real estate firms manage expenses effectively

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Expense management for a real estate business can be trickier than typical in-office expense management. Real estate agents usually travel to meet clients, and businesses are conducted outside of the office and not from a fixed location.
Costs of Energy Options

Comparing The Costs of Energy Options for Texas Homeowners

National
This February, a massive winter storm hit much of the United States, with Texas being one of the worst-off states. Many homes and businesses relying on fossil fuels and other mainstream energy sources were without power and heat for days
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Plumbing Pipes Repurposed for Home Decor

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If you are one of those who enjoy doing DIY, you may want to consider starting plumbing pipe DIY for home decor. This can be an interesting hobby. DIY plumbing can be a great way to save money.
CHA

CHA launches JobsPlus program at Dearborn Homes that connects residents to opportunities

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The Chicago Housing Authority launched its JobsPlus program at Dearborn Homes virtually Wednesday, officially kicking off a program that supports residents with employment, education and financial services. It was made possible through a $2.8 million

IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group

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The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced today that it has received a donation of a 1.2 MW DC  solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from The Conti Group. The donation is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received.
DC Department of Housing and Community Development

Mayor Bowser Distributes $13 Million from Rental Assistance Programs to Housing Providers and Announces...

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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District has expended $13 million in federal funding for two rental assistance programs developed by the Department of Housing and Community
NeighborWorks America

Symposium on expanding shared equity housing highlights innovations and best practices in community-owned land

National
At a time when many people are in financial survival mode, addressing everyday money matters, building long-term stability and wealth is more important than ever. One way to build
GSA

GSA Makes Seven Significant Awards as Part of Commitment to Invest in Critical Infrastructure,...

National
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced seven significant new awards to strengthen the nation’s real estate portfolio, including six awards to small businesses.
ABC National

Monthly Construction Input Prices Surge 2.5% in January, Says ABC

National
Construction input prices increased 2.5% in January 2021 compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today
Enterprise Community Partners

Bipartisan roadmap highlights solutions the Biden-Harris Administration and 117th Congress can take to address...

National
Enterprise Community Partners released its 2021 playbook: Making Homes Places of Pride, Power and Belonging: Enterprise’s Policy Priorities for 2021. From solutions on how to address
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, National Urban League Award Scholarships to Strengthen Diversity in...

National
The Appraisal Institute in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League today announced the first class of 2021 aspiring real estate appraisers receiving scholarships

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House in Arizona?

National
There are several factors that come into answering the question of how long does it take to sell a house in Arizona. Do you want to sell your house for top dollar? Do you want to just sell your house fast? Are you in a buyers' market, neutral real estate market, or a sellers' market?
AGC

SOARING PRICES AND DELIVERY DELAYS FOR LUMBER, STEEL AND OTHER INPUTS SQUEEZE FINANCES FOR...

National
Price increases—some to record-setting levels—and long delivery delays are causing hardships for construction firms that are also experiencing challenges in completing projects with crews limited
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Delta Media green lights national independent real estate showing service

National
Delta Media Group announced today that it would rapidly finalize and deploy a full-featured, wholly independent real estate showing service nationwide in response to an “avalanche of immediate industry support.” The new service will be called Local
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zavvie and Fathom Realty Join Forces to Offer New Residential Real Estate Service...

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zavvie, the first end-to-end real estate brokerage platform that offers the full spectrum of selling solutions, and Fathom Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FTHM), a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fathom Realty, LLC

Glass Extension Ideas for Your Home

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Own real estate is excellent. It has a lot of advantages, even if you chose a house with an inconvenient layout or did not take everything into account during construction. That is why it’s a great option to make a glass extension or put an oriel window.
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Fourth Quarter of 2020

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.73 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
NAR

All Metro Areas Saw Home Prices Rise During Fourth Quarter of 2020

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Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® through the fourth quarter of 2020 witnessed home prices grow from a year ago, according to NAR's

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Curb Appeal

6 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

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There are many small, inexpensive home improvements you can make to improve the appeal of your San Diego real estate. Adding curb appeal to any house can make it easier to sell while also giving it an attractive look that you can be proud of.
ARRP

AARP Creates New Business Group to Expand Its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins announced the creation of a new group, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a new executive-level position, Chief Diversity Officer. The group and role were created to heighten the organization’s focus on its social mission work
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES BY 61,000 IN FEBRUARY AS SEVERE WEATHER COMPOUNDS FALLING DEMAND FOR...

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Association Officials Urge Congress and Biden Administration to Focus on New Infrastructure Funding, Address Rising Materials Prices and Avoid Disruptive Measures like the PRO Act to Stem Sector Job Losses
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.

What to know about Lewes, Delaware

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Lewes, Delaware, is an up-and-coming area currently in the process of re-opening following COVID-19 restrictions. Perfect for a romantic getaway, Lewes, is a haven of quiet streets and boutique shopping. Wander down Second Street and overlook beautiful waterways. Explore the many unspoiled trails located in Cape Henle Penn State Park and enjoy the natural surroundings.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Pre-Sale of New Construction Starbucks Drive-Thru for $2.6 Million in...

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

New ICC framework sidelines local government participation in energy code development

National
The International Code Council (ICC) announced today a new framework that changes the essential nature of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) development process from a model energy code to a standard. The change, described in vague terms in the ICC material, is impactful because it reduces the opportunity for cities and states to shape future versions of the IECC

Five Companies Receive New York State Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

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Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that the following five businesses were recently certified by the Office of General Services’ (OGS) Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development (DSDVBD)

Appraisal Institute Debuts New and Improved Residential Education Offering

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The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 22 debuted a new and improved education offering, "Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs." "Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs" is a 7-hour education offering that previously premiered online.

Concierge Auctions Leads Online Sale of Bespoke Miami Condo

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Concierge Auctions led an online auction for the 4,876-square foot One Thousand Museum, situated in the heart of downtown Miami, in May 2020. The sale provided open-plan luxury and extraordinary views to the buyer, who purchased the property for $4.48 million.
Combo Kit or Tool Set

Why Should You Consider a Combo Kit or Tool Set

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Having a few necessary tools in your house is essential. Be it a hammer for installing a nail on your wall or a screwdriver, or a plus tool to uninstall it. Not having a necessary tool at the time of need can cost you unnecessary expenditure or damage.
NAR

Pending Home Sales Retreat 2.8% in January, but Climb From Last Year

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Pending home sales took a step backward in January as inventory constraints continue to hold back prospective buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases Slightly to 5.23 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased by 1 basis point from 5.22% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.23%
MBA

MISMO Wins 2021 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award

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MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has been named a 2021 winner of HousingWire's Tech100 Mortgage award. The award criteria were based on technology innovation and impact within the mortgage market.

OFF-MARKET PROPERTIES: PREVIEWING, INSPECTING AND MAKING AN OFFER BEFORE OTHER BUYERS

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Sometimes it pays to be ahead of the game when making a big purchase such as a home. Often, popular properties experience a large amount of interest from buyers the moment the listing is live, leading to strong competition at the auction, pushing prices beyond most buyer’s limits.
NAHB

International Housing Association Continues Focus on Access to Housing Finance

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The International Housing Association (IHA) is continuing to focus on ways potential home owners across the world can access housing finance to achieve homeownership. Through “Housing Affordability: A World Challenge,”
NAHB

Best in American Living™ Awards Embrace Top Design Trends for 2021

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More than 160 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at last night’s 2020 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) virtual ceremony. The awards are sponsored by Monogram Luxury Appliance

What do I need for an FHA LOAN?

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The Federal Housing Administration is one of the most comprehensive mortgage insurance in the world, offering its services in the United States. The FHA insures these loans as long as they are provided by their approved lenders on multi and single-family units.

Mirror Decorating Trends You Need to Know

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Mirrors make a fashionable, glittery, shining home decoration item. They also create beautiful lighting addition to your home. Mirrors have lots of benefits to admire. Some interior designers love it as a final dash for their designs. You can create unique and incredible home décor with mirrors. Let’s consider some mirror designs.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES IN JANUARY AS PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL SECTOR STAGES RARE GAIN, BUT RISING...

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Private Nonresidential Market Shrinks 10 Percent Since January 2020 with Declines in All 11 Segments; Growing Cancellations, Proposed Labor Law Change Threaten to Harm Employers

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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
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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

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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

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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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New Home Sales Decline in May

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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

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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
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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

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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.

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Curb Appeal

6 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

There are many small, inexpensive home improvements you can make to improve the appeal of your San Diego real estate. Adding curb appeal to any house can make it easier to sell while also giving it an attractive look that you can be proud of.