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Pros and Cons of Moving to New York City

National
So, you’ve made the decision to move to New York City. Congratulations! As with any big life change, there are pros and cons to consider before making the jump. Our Boston to New York movers have compiled a list of the pros and cons of moving to New York. We hope this article will help you make the right decision.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Unveils New Tools to Add Affordable Housing

National
Rock Creek West Roadmap, Cash 2 Covenant Request for Proposals, and Faith-Based Housing Request for Applications to Further 36,000 by 2025 Goals.
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Continue Upward, Increasing 1.9% in November

National
Existing-home sales rose in November, denoting three consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions reported growth in monthly sales, while the fourth region
AGC

TWO OUT OF THREE METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM NOVEMBER 2020 TO NOVEMBER...

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Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Sioux Falls, S.D. Score the Largest 12-Month Increases; Nassau County-Suffolk County, N.Y. and Evansville, Ind.-Ky.

How to Choose the Best Porch Swing Based on the Material Used

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Selecting a porch swing material that suits a household's need is rather an important thing to consider when buying one. It can be more complicated than just buying any random porch swing with matching cushions. Homeowners must therefore be wary of just any "beautiful" porch swing they lay their eyes on and a preemptive choice may hurt both their wallets and their heart.
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Hanley Investment Group Sells Five New Single-Tenant Starbucks Drive-Thrus in California Totaling $21.1M

National
Starbucks Drive-Thrus in Los Angeles and Orange County achieve record pricing in the U.S.; sales continue to demonstrate strong investor demand for new construction Starbucks Drive-Thrus

State releases results of first housing study in 27 years

National
Kansas Housing and the state’s Office of Rural Prosperity announced the results of the state’s first comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment undertaken in nearly 30 years. The report’s release marks the culmination of a year-long project to evaluate current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide future housing development efforts
USGBC

U.S. Green Building Council Announces RELi System to be Managed and Operated by the...

National
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) has assumed ownership and management of the RELi resilient
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America Expert Available to Discuss ‘Shared Ownership’ Housing Models

National
Now, as low inventory has caused home prices to soar and many people have spent a large part of the year unsuccessfully searching for an affordable home, nontraditional times call
MBA

MBA Opens Doors Foundation Topped $4.24 Million in Housing Assistance to Families in 2021

National
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it granted $4.24 million in assistance to 1,784 families with critically ill or injured children in 2021. Opens Doors provides mortgage and rental payment assistance grants

Why You Should Consider Investing in Irish Housing Market

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If you know much about Ireland, you must have noticed that the housing supply in Ireland isn't increasing as fast as the population. Although the Irish government is making some efforts to supply more houses, the government's effort alone won't meet all future demands for houses.
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RealSource Group Arranges Sale of New Single-Tenant LA Fitness in Houston Metro for 6.12%...

National
RealSource Group, a national commercial real estate brokerage company focused on retail, healthcare, automotive and education properties, announced the sale of a new construction, single-tenant net-lease investment occupied by LA Fitness

Discovering the Best Rural Properties in Northern California

National
California is not only a massive state, it’s the third largest state in the U.S. It also boasts vast rural areas that offer extreme climates. From searing hot desert to snow covered mountains, to extensive stretches of pristine beachfront property, California literally has it all.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mortgage Brokers

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A mortgage broker is a third-party individual who helps connect borrowers to lenders and seeks out the best options for the borrower's financial situation. They can help save a borrower time and effort during the mortgage application process.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges $8 Million Pre-Sale of New Single-Tenant 7-Eleven in Santa Rosa,...

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases November 2021 Statistics on Housing Market

National
Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its November 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.
NAHB

Double-Digit Gains for Single-Family and Multifamily Production in November

National
Single-family and multifamily housing production accelerated in November, due to strong demand for new construction. Overall housing starts increased 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.68 million units, according to a report

Effective Method To Install a Toilet Seat

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The good news is that installing a toilet seat is one of the easiest DIY jobs you will come across. You shouldn’t need an emergency plumber as there is no need to touch the plumbing system or even turn the water off! In fact, using the following guide you should be done in minutes.

SC REALTORS(R) release November 2021 market reports

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South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its monthly statewide real estate market reports. Closed sales were up almost five percent compared to the same time last year while pending sales decreased very slightly at 0.2% to 8,566.
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Wood-look Tiles: How Suitable Are They for Urban Homes?

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Tiles that look like wood - you can be forgiven if you don’t know yet what they are. Although they have been in the market for quite some time, it wasn’t until recently that they have become an interior design phenomenon.

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Is a Career In Real Estate Right For You?

National
A career in real estate is something many Canadians have considered, and with good reason. In Ontario, the average income for real estate agents is $100,000, with an average entry-level income of $75,000. However, the obvious appeal of real estate means it is a highly competitive field, with Canada having 108,000 agents, implying one in every 245 people over the age of 19 is following the same career path.
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.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

FHA EXPANDS REAL-ESTATE OWNED PROPERTY PURCHASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OWNER-OCCUPANT BUYERS

National
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Thursday announced it is increasing its exclusive listing period on certain
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in December 2021

National
Mortgage credit availability increased in December 2021 according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

Landlord Tax Tips

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As a landlord or real estate investor, you must declare rental income as taxable income when you rent property to others. The IRS offers tax guidelines for landlords reporting rental income, as well as a list of permissible tax deductions available to rental property owners.

Semion Kronenfeld: An Overview of Toronto Commercial Property Market

National
With the ongoing changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that the past few years have brought with it, many markets and industries across Canada have suffered the consequences of these tumultuous, unpredictable times. This is especially true when it comes to Toronto’s real estate markets, affecting everything from residential trends to the commercial market

High-Quality, Unique Design and Functionality of Decorative Bathroom Sinks

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The sink and mirror (most often) are the first things you see when you enter the bathroom. It is in your power to make the first impression of your bathroom interior unforgettable. For the most hypnotic effect, use decorative sinks – the perfect solution for a luxurious installation in a designer bathroom.

CONSUMER ALERT: NYS DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNS NEW YORKERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND...

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The New York State Division of Consumer Protection today issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. The winter months pose the most risk for these hazards—as the temperatures drop, consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm. Propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills all pose lethal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards when used improperly
AGC

MATERIALS PRICES SOAR 20 PERCENT IN 2021 DESPITE MODERATING IN DECEMBER; MOST CONTRACTORS IN...

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Construction Officials Say Biden Administration's Plan to Double Tariffs on Canadian Lumber, Leave Other Ones in Place
Selling Your House for Cash

Is It Worth Selling Your House for Cash?

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Generally, real estate home buyer companies may not have the most pristine reputation, but sometimes there’s no other option for selling a house fast for cash. Indeed, there are lots of companies that provide cash offers for homes and help
Hiring House Painters

Estimating the Cost of Hiring House Painters – Factors to Consider

National
Is your home looking a bit dingy these days? Though at times you may be able to bring your home back to tip-top shape by pressure-washing the exterior, eventually it may just need a fresh
AGC

CONSTRUCTION FIRMS FORESEE GROWING DEMAND FOR MOST TYPES OF PROJECTS, AS 74 PERCENT OF...

National
New Industry Outlook Shows Contractors Expect a Boost from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Broad-Based Private-Sector

RAINBOW HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH RELATED AFFORDABLE TO BRING CUSTOM SERVICES TO...

National
Residents at Winter Gardens and Park Place Apartments in St. Louis Can Now Benefit from a Library of Services including Fitness and Computer Training that are Complementary to the Properties’ Recent Renovations
Quick House Sell

5 Proven Ways For A Quick House Sell

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So, you've decided to sell your house for some reason, and you want the sales to be as fast as possible. Many have complained about this process being a hectic and slow one, and it has never stopped being that.
NAHB

NAHB Announces Finalists for Best of IBS™ Awards

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for its ninth annual Best of IBS™ Awards for the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando.
Heavy Contract Carpet Tiles

Five Benefits Of Using Heavy Contract Carpet Tiles

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Like any other home and building element, carpet tiles play a big part in creating a better look for your space. Today, carpet tiles have become an extremely popular flooring option.
AGC

Construction Group to Release 2022 National and State* Hiring and Business Forecast for Commercial...

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Forecast Provides Insight into Contractors' Plans to Hire, Invest in New Equipment and Technology, What Types of Construction Projects will be in Demand During 2022
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sales of Two Multi-Tenant Retail Properties in Chino Hills, Calif....

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing

Tips for Hiring a Basement Renovation Professional

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Looking to tackle a basement renovation project? Hiring a professional is the best possible way to ensuring the job is done well and that cutting corners just to save some costs. While finishing a basement can be a costly endeavour, it can offer some serious ROI to your home and possibly appeal to buyers if you are looking to sell soon.

Brokers, Title Companies, and Mortgage Companies Driving New Revenue Growth through Homeownership Services

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Through its automated data capture and delivery platforms, the first PropTech franchise emerges from a likely source—MooveGuru. For five years, MooveGuru has been perfecting the consumer experience during their moving process. Now, the robust platform supports consumers with services throughout the homeownership lifecycle

U.S. States


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

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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
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
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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

Is a Career In Real Estate Right For You?

A career in real estate is something many Canadians have considered, and with good reason. In Ontario, the average income for real estate agents is $100,000, with an average entry-level income of $75,000. However, the obvious appeal of real estate means it is a highly competitive field, with Canada having 108,000 agents, implying one in every 245 people over the age of 19 is following the same career path.

Landlord Tax Tips