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What is Glass Extension to Kitchens?

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Kitchen fronts made of glass are elegant and versatile, so they have not gone out of fashion for many years, taking on more and more advanced forms. They become the decoration of any interior and fit almost all styles, from classic to high-tech. Additional attractiveness is provided by the decoration and original fittings, which in a wide range of modern manufacturers.

Planning to Buy Premium Property in Gurgaon Amidst COVID? Here’s Why You Should!

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Property hunting in Gurgaon is never an easy taskowing to the plethora of options in apartments for sale in Gurgaon. Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on health and the economy, potential homebuyers may find it a little too risky

Hunt Capital Partners Launches Scholarship for the University of Southern California Ross Minority Program...

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Hunt Capital Partners, (HCP), a national syndicator of Federal and State Low-Income Housing, Historic, and Solar Tax Credits, announced today a financial commitment to the University of Southern California’s Stan and Marilyn Ross Minority Program
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FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES STREAMLINED SINGLE FAMILY SERVICING POLICIES

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published proposed revisions to its Single Family servicing policies that are designed to remove unnecessary barriers for homeowners

5 Hard Skills Your Real Estate Agent Needs to Have

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There is certainly no shortage of real estate agents out there today, fighting for your business. They all come with their own unique skill sets and it’s up to you to decide who you want to work with and what is most important to you.

Top 5Ways of Finding the Best Real Estate Agent

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Are you planning to buy a house? With so many property options and an overwhelming number of enticing deals, it is common to retain a realtor to help you acquire any property you need, say for investment or residential purposes. However, you must worry about who you hire because not everyone who poses as a realtor outside there really understands the optics of buying and reselling homes.
MBA

COVID-19 Pandemic to Cause Pullback in Commercial/Multifamily Lending in 2020

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Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $248 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2020, a 59 percent decline from 2019's record volume of $601 billion, according to a new forecast released today
NAHB

Single-Family Starts and Permits Post Double-Digit Gains in June

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 Led by solid single-family production, total housing starts increased 17.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing
NAHB

NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers, Members on Home Performance, Sustainability

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Association of Realtors® on Tuesday launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing
County of San Bernardino

Hanley Investment Group Brokers County-Occupied Building in San Bernardino for $13.5M

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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 the sale of a single-tenant building

Things to Know When Moving to Bristol

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Bristol is a hub of social and cultural activity. Here, you can find a strong, creative, and independent atmosphere. If you’re planning to move to Bristol, this article is for you. Here are some of the most important things you must know about Bristol.
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Real Living Realty Professionals Launches iBuyer Program

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Real Living Realty Professionals, the largest real estate brokerage in Western Massachusetts, is launching the area’s first iBuyer service. Real Living Realty Professionals’ new Offer Optimizer™ gives its team members the ability to provide homeowners
SCR

June South Carolina housing market busy for buyers

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South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its June 2020 market data. While the statewide reports reflect continued constrained seller activity, buyers are increasingly active.
AGC

FINAL NEPA RULE WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, REINVIGORATE THE ECONOMY AND...

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Administration's Final Reforms to the Federal Environmental Review Process Fix Problems with Prior Process, Maintain Environmental Rigor, and Accelerate Needed Infrastructure

Home Improvements You Should Make Before You Sell Your House

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Though it can seem counter-intuitive to make big fixes to your home that you want to sell, there are some very sound reasons in the strategy. By investing in home improvements before you sell, you can reduce the risk buyers try to knock down the price beyond the base cost of renovations. For the sake of the final buy price, you are going to want to make these changes before you put your property on the market

5 Furniture Pieces You Should Invest In (And 5 You Shouldn’t)

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Have you found yourself thinking more about your furniture while in lockdown? For many, lockdown has left us stuck inside, stress-baking too much bread, and spending time with the only friend we can: the couch. It’s a good couch. It’s trustworthy, comfortable, and the perfect shade of pale blue.
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Should I Take Out a Home Warranty Policy for My Rental Property?

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While most people associate home warranties with owners of detached dwellings, there's no reason why someone who owns a rental property wouldn't be allowed to take one out on their building.

Living in Evergreen, Co: Things You Probably Don’t Know You Can Do in Evergreen,...

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If you’re reading this, it seems like you’re considering moving to Evergreen, Colorado. What is it like, living in Evergreen, Co? If you’re looking for a low-stress, more simplified, back to the basic kind of lifestyle, the kind that fostered a slower-paced, nature-filled, and less commercial childhood for your kids, then Evergreen, Colorado sounds like the best choice.
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5 Ways to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

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There are numerous investment options at your disposal: stocks, bonds, gold. One worthy investment option is real estate. Many aspiring real estate investors wonder how to begin their real estate investing journey without having to drop wads of cash. Fortunately

TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES DEMANDS ANSWERS ON WRONGFUL ELDERLY EVICTIONS AMID COVID-19...

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Over a week has passed since disturbing reports emerged of thousands of vulnerable older Americans being wrongfully discharged from nursing homes across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to continued CMS and HHS inaction to stop these evictions, today, House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging

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TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTION

HOW A TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTION CAN HELP CUT DOWN BUSINESS COST

National
Operating a business is one of the most challenging tasks in the modern-day and age. That is because the competition is getting tougher with each passing day. Whether it is the financial recession, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, or the business
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Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition Technology Sessions to Feature Modular Multifamily Housing

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The pandemic has raised the stakes on building technology that already was constantly evolving. From virtual design and construction for facilities management to innovative structure
Appraisal Institute

Craig Steinley Elected 2021 Appraisal Institute Vice President

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Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was elected 2021 vice president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors during the Board's virtual meeting.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 20,000 EMPLOYEES IN JULY BUT NONRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT DIPS; ASSOCIATION WARNS SKID...

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Gains in July are Limited to Residential Side as State and Local Governments and Private Owners Postpone And Cancel Upcoming

Benefits of investing in real estate

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Real estate is a tangible property of land and anything on it that is part of a real estate. It has three basic categories that are Commercial, Residential, Industrial. There are numerous benefits of investing in real estate.
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HUD Rules Promote Discrimination, Undermine Equality

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Late last week, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced two rule changes to undo previous anti-discrimination rules for housing and homeless shelters.

What to look for in an apartment

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What a great milestone! You have finally started earning some cash and are ready to set out on your own. Owning your own home may still not be a dream you can realize, but you are ready to sign a lease for your very first apartment.  Make sure to do your research before settling in. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in a lease in an apartment that is not going to work out.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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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.
FEMA

FEMA Approves Over $16 Million in Additional Funds for 88 Recovery Projects

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In the face of recent weather disturbances, FEMA along with Puerto Rico's Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, approved over $16 million in additional grants for repairs after Hurricane María.
MBA

Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for Seventh Straight Week to 7.67%

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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 decreased by 7 basis points from 7.74% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.67% as of July
MBA

MBA Opens Doors Foundation Receives $100,000 from AmeriHome Mortgage Company

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The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it has received a $100,000 donation from AmeriHome Mortgage Company. With this gift, Opens Doors will further deliver on its mission of providing mortgage and rental
NAR

NAR Announces REALTOR Benefits® Program Partnership with ReferralExchange

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The National Association of Realtors® today announced a new partnership with lead verification and qualification firm ReferralExchange. NAR secured exclusive savings for its 1.4 million members with the San Francisco-based company
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Two Inland Empire Multi-Tenant Retail Buildings at Grocery-Anchored...

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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 has arranged
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Investing in a Phuket Condo: An Overview of Thailand’s Most Popular Real Estate Market

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It is no wonder that Phuket Island has become one of South East Asia’s most visited tourist destinations. With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, amazing scenery, its myriad of tourist attractions
CHA

CHA has grand send-off for 150 college-bound students at annual event

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About 150 public housing residents heading off to college for the first time are being bid a fond farewell this week – and given complimentary dorm room supplies – in CHA's 2020 curbside edition of the annual "Take Flight College Send-Off."
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How The “We Buy Houses” Service In Memphis TN Works

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You’ve heard about those companies that offer to buy your house for cash and now you’re curious as to how it all works? Today’s your lucky day, because that’s exactly what we are about to find out. Before you can decide whether to do this or not
Construction Loans

Construction Loans

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There are plenty of reasons to build your own home. The level of customization you get to have about every aspect of the building process means that you can build your home to your exact specifications and fit your own needs.

Trump and Carson’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing Racially Motivated and Unlawful

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President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced today – without following a required notice and comment process – a final rule that would eviscerate all oversight of state and local government compliance with fair housing laws.
FEMA

Readiness Builds Resilience for People with Disabilities

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All residents should prepare to be self-sufficient in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane and take steps to protect their property. Those with disabilities and others with access
NAR

Second Century Ventures Opens Applications for the 2020 REACH UK Proptech Scale-up Programme

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REACH opens applications today for the inaugural class from its newest region, REACH UK. The award-winning technology scale-up programme was created by Second Century Ventures

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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
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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
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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.
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$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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTION

HOW A TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTION CAN HELP CUT DOWN BUSINESS COST

Operating a business is one of the most challenging tasks in the modern-day and age. That is because the competition is getting tougher with each passing day. Whether it is the financial recession, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, or the business