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Are there still opportunities for a “jack of all trades” insurance expert?

National
Irrespective of your profession, either an underwriter, public insurance adjuster Miami, any individual working in the insurance industry requires a particular specialization to move ahead, according to a professional in the industry.
NAHB

Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

National
Total housing starts decreased 1.5 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.60 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing
USDOJ

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Discrimination in North Dakota Housing

National
The Department of Justice announced today that it filed a lawsuit alleging that Hampton Corporation Inc. and several other individuals and entities violated the Fair Housing Act
SEIA

New York Doubles Down on Renewable Energy Growth with 1.2 GW Announcement

National
WASHINGTON, D.C. - RealEstateRama - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for announcing the...
WSSC

Emergency Water Main Repairs – Takoma Park

National
WSSC Water is making emergency repairs to a 12-inch water main at 8503 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, impacting Gilbert Highlands Apartment Complex and Crossroads at Flowers (both at 8508 Flower Avenue).

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DIRECT SALE OF LAND FOR EXPANSION OF SAN JOSE...

National
The Bureau of Land Management Socorro Field Office is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMP) and subsequent Non-Competitive Direct Sale of a 2.72-acre parcel of public land.  The parcel is located in the unincorporated town of Luis Lopez, 5 miles south of Socorro, in Socorro County, New Mexico
NLCHP

Housing is the Next Step to Mitigating Coronavirus

National
Without proper resources, people experiencing homelessness can be exceptionally vulnerable to communicable diseases—including the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19.
APPEALING OUTDOOR FACILITIES

APPEALING OUTDOOR FACILITIES: ADDING LAVISH TOUCH TO YOUR SPACE

National
Are you done seeing the cliché balcony each and every day? Are you also exhausted from visiting your porch and witnessing the same materials every single day? Say goodbye to the basics!

Your 2020 Guide to Selling Real Estate in Phoenix

National
Are you looking to sell property in Phoenix? Spring is always a busy time for people to consider this big step.The market in Phoenix and across Arizona is expected to be on fire, so it might be a good time to sell. Plus, more and more people are calling Arizona home.
luke-glass

Second Century Ventures Makes Investment in Top Property Exchange Network

National
Second Century Ventures, the venture capital arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced today that it has made an investment in RealX, an exchange to buy, sell and lease property rights.
Unknown Legal Issues for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate

A Few Unknown Legal Issues for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate

National
Real Estate is a tricky game to get right. Master it and you could make your millions – but fail and you might become homeless yourself! With such high prices involved, it is important that you get to grips with legal issues involved in buying and selling
Calliber Collision

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Single-Tenant Caliber Collision in San Diego for Record...

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

What You Need to Know About Flipping Houses

National
House flipping can be a very lucrative career choice, but there are many factors to consider. It's not something you want to quit your day job over on a whim without spending time weighing the pros and cons. You may find yourself watching house flippers on television and think to yourself it doesn't seem that hard, but like anything, it doesn't come without challenges.
NAR

Survey Finds Nearly 1 in 4 Home Sellers Changed How Their Home is Viewed...

National
Nearly 1 in 4 home sellers nationwide are changing how their home is viewed while the home remains on the market due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors
NAHB

Builder Confidence Declines But Remains Solid Amid Rising Risks

National
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 72 in March, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 32 STATES IN JANUARY FROM 1 AND 12 MONTHS AGO...

National
Construction employment increased in 32 states in January compared to both December and January 2019, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
MBA

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Grows in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

National
The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding at the end of 2019 was $248 billion (7.3 percent) higher than at the end of 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding
ABC National

Monthly Construction Input Prices Drop in February, Says ABC

National
Construction input prices fell 0.6% in February and are up 0.4% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.
FEMA

FEMA Extends Direct Housing Program in Butte County

National
FEMA has announced a 12-month extension of the temporary housing program in Butte County through May 12, 2021 for Camp Fire survivors – the initial 18-month program was set to conclude May 12, 2020.
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.137 Trillion

National
Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $52.64 billion in February, providing financing for more than 210,000 homeowners and renters.

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SEIA

Solar Industry Statement on $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

National
ollowing is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package agreed to by Congress late last night
AARP

AARP Innovation Labs Launches ‘AARP Community Connections’ Platform To Find Help, Or Give It,...

National
AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs today, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial
AGC

NEW DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GUIDANCE CLARIFIES CONSTRUCTION’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

National
Construction Officials Say New Federal Guidance Should Signal to State ad Local Officials the Need to Allow Construction Activity
CHA

Board of Commissioners approves Tracey Scott as CEO of Chicago Housing Authority

National
The CHA Board of Commissioners today approved Tracey Scott as CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority. Scott is currently the Interim Executive Director/CEO of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and has also held prior senior roles

Statement from NFHA President and CEO Lisa Rice on HUD’s COVID-19 Response

National
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) applauds recent steps taken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to assist homeowners affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Implementing a moratorium on foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions for at least 60 days is a good first step in helping

House Democrats’ COVID-19 Response Bill Prioritizes Working Families, Provides Relief for Consumers & Borrowers

National
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the House Democratic Caucus introduced their COVID-19 stimulus package, Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act. Among the proposals, the bill includes provisions that support student loan debt cancellation and a halt on home foreclosures

Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Families from Financial Devastation

National
The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) joined with sixteen leading, civil rights, consumer, housing and labor groups in sending a letter to Congress with specific financial services policy proposals that help address the needs of families most at risk from the impending economic collapse.
EPA

EPA amends cleanup plan for former West Calumet Housing Complex in Zone 1 of...

National
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has amended the 2012 cleanup plan for the former West Calumet Housing Complex in Zone 1 of the USS Lead Superfund Site in East Chicago

5 Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System

National
HVAC systems, which stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, are an integral part of the operation of a home. In order to keep it running, it needs to be appropriately maintained. You can avoid unexpected emergencies with air conditioning and furnaces by practicing preventative maintenance. Below are five tips for maintaining your HVAC system.
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.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Construction Chase Bank in Orange County, Calif....

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

Real Estate: The Recession-proof Investment

National
Many Americans are starting to worry about the possibility of a recession, and from the looks of the stock market, it would seem that now is a bad time to be making any new investments. However, real estate experts aren’t wringing their hands over what the Dow Jones is doing. Many of these experts believe that investments in real estate can weather any upcoming financial storms
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Dean Mon on Senate Passage of Stimulus Package

National
 Dean Mon, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Shrewsbury, N.J., issued the following statement regarding the Senate passage of the nearly $2 trillion
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD AWARDS $40 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $40 million to fair housing organizations across the nation working to confront violations of the nation's landmark Fair Housing Act
Appraisal Institute

Real Estate Groups Ask Governors, Mayors for Appraisal ‘Stay at Home’ Exemptions

National
CHICAGO (March 26, 2020) - RealEstateRama - The nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined four other real estate organizations March 25 in asking state...
AGC

SENATE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL’S TAX AND LENDING PROVISIONS WILL HELP CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, BUT INDUSTRY...

National
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the Coronavirus relief measure that passed
NLCHP

CDC: Housing, Not Handcuffs Is the Way to Stop COVID-19 Amongst Homeless Populations

National
Late Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued official guidance stating, “Unless individual housing units are available, do not clear encampments during community spread of COVID-19.”
ABC National

Construction Contractor Confidence Robust to Start 2020, Says ABC

National
Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders generally improved in January, consistent with the burgeoning momentum of the U.S. economy during the early weeks of 2020
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae Statement on COVID-19

National
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ginnie Mae is positioned to continue providing services across its range of stakeholders. We are in close communication with issuers, servicers, vendors, and trustees.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD PROVIDES IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AMID NATIONWIDE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, in consultation with the Trump Administration and the Coronavirus Task Force, today authorized

U.S. States


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.
Starbucks_Fresno

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
ABC National

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.
Carol Corden cuts the ribbon

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
DOI

Share Secretary Bernhardt Inspects Key Water and Power Facility in Western Colorado

National
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt inspected a key piece of national water infrastructure at Morrow Point Dam, located on the Gunnison...

Laura Derrick named 2019 South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year

National
South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member, past president and Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, was named the association’s 2019 REALTOR® of the Year at its annual conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston on September 11, 2019.
FEMA

Impacted by Recent Flooding, Tornadoes and Severe Storms? Here’s How to Apply for FEMA...

Mississippi
Mississippi households in eight counties impacted by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on February 22 and continuing to March 29, 2019 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to help
Miami’s Real Estate Industry

The Wizards of OZ: A Discussion about Opportunity Zone Investment

Florida
Last week CREW Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) held its September lunch program, The Wizards of OZ hosting a panel of experts who discussed and answered questions about recent Opportunity Zone transactions

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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

SEIA

Solar Industry Statement on $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

ollowing is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package agreed to by Congress late last night