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MBA

Matt Rocco of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital Nominated to be 2021 MBA Vice Chairman...

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Matthew G. Rocco, Sr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases Slightly to 8.47%

National
 The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point from 8.48% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.47% as of June
NAHB

Tampa Builder Named New Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders

National
John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was named chairman of the National Association Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s Spring Leadership Meeting
AGC

OFFICIALS TO RELEASE DATA SHOWING MAY CONSTRUCTION JOB TOTALS BY METRO, ALONG WITH SURVEY...

National
On Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, officials with the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS will unveil new survey results highlighting the dangers of highway work

What to Know About Buying a Home During a Pandemic

National
So you want to purchase a home, but the coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down. Many non-essential businesses are closed, people have been advised to remain close to home, and social distancing is ideal when interacting in person. Not to mention, with unemployment rates continuing to rise, banks have changed regulations to try and reduce their risks.
NAHB

New Home Sales Jump in May as Housing Rebound Continues

National
In a further sign that the housing market is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 units in May from a downwardly revised reading in April
AGC

OFFICIALS TO RELEASE NEW DATA SHOWING MORE PEOPLE WORKING IN CONSTRUCTION IN MOST CITIES...

National
On Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, officials with the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS will unveil new survey results highlighting the dangers of highway work
CHA

CHA is first-ever Public Housing Authority to earn BIT Building Certification for improving building...

National
Southface Institute, a leader in sustainable advocacy, today announced that the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) Dearborn Homes development has achieved BIT Building Certification, making it the first-ever Public Housing Authority
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WINNING HEARTS AND SELLING HOPE

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Low-income and affordable housing communities across the country provide desperately needed housing stability, food security and childcare to families who are burdened by poverty.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Brand-New Starbucks Drive-Thru and Pacific Dental Multi-Tenant Retail...

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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
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Delta Media reports real estate brokerages see big gains in online traffic, lower cost-per-lead...

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Real estate brokerages of all sizes are seeing significant gains in their online traffic as well as a lower cost-per-lead despite the COVID-19 outbreak, according to research from Delta Media Group, one of America’s most established and largest broker
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The Benefits of Being a Privileged Entrepreneur

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Horizon surpassing business growth is every entrepreneur's dream. This dream is achieved by gaining the trust of diverse clients all over the world. For the global entrepreneur, meeting essential clients from differing continents is a major setback. It requires extensive planning, many visa applications
IshayGrinberg-Rental Beast

Rental Beast moves to help Multiple Listing Services open up a $12 billion annual...

National
A new service developed for Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) will make up to 8 million rental listings available to real estate agents and brokers nationwide for the first time.

How to Have a Stellar Open House

National
Newport Beach is notable for the serene beach vistas and fabulous home deals. Finding a buyer is not always as easy as you would like it to be. Whether you realize it or not, one of the most crucial points in the home selling process is the open house process.
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Hanley Investment Group Sells Two-Tenant Retail Pad Building in Inland Empire for $4M

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 two-tenant
AGC

NEW HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE WILL PROVIDE NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN AGING INFRASTRUCTURE, SUPPORT ECONOMIC RECOVERY...

National
The Moving Forward Act's Proposed $1.5 Trillion in New Investments Will Improve Range of Public Infrastructure
Future of real estate agents

What Does the Future Look Like for Real Estate Agents?

National
What's the reality of real estate agents in 2020 and beyond? Will real estate agents be obsolete in the coming years? Read the future of real estate agents here.

Replace Your Old Colorbond Roof in Melbourne

National
A house is comprised of the interior and exterior parts all combining to come up with your dream house. Most homeowners tend to prioritize some parts of the house and ignore others, one important part that has been ignored for long is the roofing system. With the Melbourne weather always fluctuating from heavy rainfall to super dry seasons with strong winds
BRRRR Calculator in Real Estate

Why the BRRRR Calculator is Important in Real Estate

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The BRRRR strategy has been circulating for many years and stands for buy, repair, rent, refinance, and repeat. This strategy became very popular when investors began using it to purchase a rental property, and then get most, or all, of their money back

Marketing Tips: How to Sell A Property Online

National
If you are thinking about selling your property online, chances are, you already have an ideal client in mind. But there are things that can stop you from reaching that perfect client and making that dream sale, and one of them is having a poor marketing strategy or failing to have a marketing strategy at all.

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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.

The Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

National
Real estate is one of the most fulfilling and exciting careers in the US. It allows you to immerse yourself in marketing and interact with people. The tech industry has made many aspects of a real estate professional easier, from searching for homes to closing sales.
NAR

NAR’s Volunteering Works Program Announces 2020 Mentoring and Grant Recipients

National
The National Association of Realtors® and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the 12th annual Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program.

5 Best Places in London to Start a Business

National
Starting a business in a major city like London may seem like a daunting prospect initially. Deciding the layout of the space, who to hire, and how to diversify your revenue streams, are all difficult tasks that require a lot of thought and effort before your big launch. However, none of these tasks can be completed until you know exactly where your business in going to be based.

House Infrastructure Bill Advances Energy Efficiency

National
The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from Interim President Clay Nesler Wednesday on House passage of the infrastructure bill (H.R. 2), which includes a number of provisions to begin rebuilding the energy
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Funds 10 Projects to Build and Preserve 940 Affordable Homes

National
Mayor Bowser announced the selection of 10 projects that will produce and preserve 940 affordable homes and more than 300 market rate homes. The affordable housing projects are being funded primarily through a $66 million investment
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Thanks Van Hollen, Carper for Filing Amendment to Give D.C. Mayor Control Over...

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Carper (D-DE) for filing an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is considering
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ABC Cancels Convention 2020

National
uly 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the cancellation of ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which includes the National Craft Championships
SAFETY OF WORKERS AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

HOW TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF WORKERS AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

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The construction industry is a dangerous business around the world, and the workers put their lives on the line when they shoulder this work. Dealing with bricks and walls using heavy machinery, and occasionally facing firepower in demolishing

Home Decoration Tips and ideas.

National
The moving procedure can be pretty work-concentrated. In case you're selling, arranging your home so somebody will become hopelessly enamored with it and get it is a vocation in itself. At that point, there's the errand of pressing and getting out your old spot.
MOVING TO A NEW HOME

5 ESSENTIAL TASKS TO BE DONE BEFORE MOVING TO A NEW HOME

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Buying a new home is one of the best and most exciting moments in your life. The new home allows us to have a fresh start. It opens countless new opportunities for you and your family. However, moving to a new home also involves a lot of activities
Spa Bathroom in your Home

How to Create a Spa Bathroom in your Home

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Nowadays, people are starting to consider spa bathrooms seriously. We all know that a trip to the spa is one of the most relaxing luxuries to indulge in. Everyone needs to take a break from work, get pampered, and be fully recharged.
Your Own Rental Property Business

Effective Tips for Starting Your Own Rental Property Business

National
Even though there is no perfect blueprint for life, most people share the same goals. They want to finish school, find a job they enjoy, have their own home, and live happily ever after. That seems pretty basic, right?
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Mayor Bowser Closes Deal on Long-Awaited New Housing Community in Fort Totten Neighborhood

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), announced the closing of financing on Riggs Place Park in Ward 4,

OPERATION HOPE ECONOMIC IMPACT NOW TOTALS MORE THAN $4 MILLION SINCE ONSET OF COVID-19...

National
Operation HOPE announced today the progress it has made in providing free financial recovery support services to individuals and small businesses since it activated HOPE Inside Disaster at the on-set of the COVID-19 business and school shutdowns.
Buy a New Home

Tips for Buying a New Construction Home: How to Buy a New Home?

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Buying a new construction home is an important decision and step for everyone. The acquisition of house associates with a very high risk. Because this transaction requires significant financial costs.
AARP

In Testimony, AARP Urges Immediate Action to Address COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes

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AARP Arizona State Director Dana Marie Kennedy testified on behalf of AARP, its 38 million members and their families at the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing
Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International statement on Habitat Edmonton

National
Adrienne Goolsby, Habitat for Humanity International’s senior vice president, U.S. and Canada, issued the following statement regarding an ongoing dispute between Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and families

New HMDA Data Shows Mortgage Market Continues to Exclude Black and Latino Borrowers

National
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released its 2019 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data this week, covering the vast majority of mortgages made in the United States in the past year. Like previous years, the data revealed that borrowers of color remain underserved in the conventional market
NAR

Amidst Health, Safety Concerns, NAR’s 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

National
The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, previously scheduled from November 13-16 in New Orleans, will be transitioned to a fully virtual format in light of ongoing health

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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
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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...

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

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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...

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NAHB

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
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.

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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.