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Delta Media sneak preview webinar set for April 13, 2022 to show off new...

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Delta Media Group, one of America’s largest real estate technology solutions providers for brokers will launch its next-generation, CRM-based, all-in-one digital marketing platform this fall.
DOE

The Biden-Harris Administration Announces $500 Million Program for Better School Infrastructure

National
As part the new Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

NAREB CELEBRATES ‘REALIST PILLARS OF CHANGE WEEK’

National
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) celebrated “REALIST Pillars of Change Week,” honoring the work of its 90 local chapters in 33 states that collaboratively strive to overcome structural barriers that can prevent Black families from purchasing homes in communities across the country.
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REAL ESTATE STARTUP REVIVE NAMED TO 2022 US REACH PROGRAM

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Revive, a leading provider of presale home renovation services for sellers and all-cash offer programs for buyers, announced its selection to the 2022 US REACH growth accelerator program.
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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Chuze Fitness-Anchored Shopping Center for $10 Million

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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing
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CHOATE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BY NATIONAL...

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Choate Construction Company was recognized for having the nation's best construction safety and wellness plan in 2021

NAR Asks Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Lawsuits When Making Floor Plans of...

National
The National Association of Realtors® today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to protect American consumers from a recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Court's ruling misrepresents federal law and would invalidate decades of legal precedent by allowing copyright infringement lawsuits to be filed against homeowners who make or display floor plans of their own homes.

National Fair Housing Alliance Statement Following Vote Sending Historic Slate of Nominees to the...

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In response to the Senate Banking Committee’s vote to advance an historic slate of nominees to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Nikitra Bailey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following statement

GCAAR housing stats | February ’22

National
The median sold price for residential properties in the region for February was $560,620, representing an increase of 3.9% compared to last month and an increase of 2.9% from Feb 2021. The average days on market for units sold in February was 30 days, 20% below the 5-year February average of 37 days.
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National Housing Conference statement on the report of the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity...

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The National Housing Conference commends the work of the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Task Force
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HUD MAKES ADDITIONAL $3.3 MILLION IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS AVAILABLE TO FIGHT HOUSING...

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Tuesday that it is making an additional $3,285,353
Energy

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY HELPS UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES TURN WASTE INTO A RESOURCE FOR A CLEAN...

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $34.5 million funding opportunity to improve the current science

Inflation and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Expected to Take Toll on U.S. Economy and...

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and its implications for the global economy, has added to growing inflation pressures and ongoing supply chain difficulties as monetary policy tightening begins, according to the March 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group.

THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RECOVERS $1.4 MILLION IN WAGES FOR MILLER...

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The New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) today announced that it has reached a $1,450,096 agreement with Miller Environmental to settle a failure to pay prevailing wages. In January 2020, the company was contracted by PSEG LI to address oil spills and soil contamination, conduct clean-up, and perform other work supporting utility installation. NYSDOL's Bureau of Public Work received a complaint that employees of the contractor were not receiving the lawfully required prevailing wage
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iGo Launches iGo Network: A National Home Inspection Booking Platform

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InspectionGo (iGo), provider of technology and services to the home inspection industry, announces the launch of iGo Network, a national platform for real estate agents, consumers, and investors to order home inspections
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Delta Media Leverages Automation, AI to Create New All-in-One Real Estate CRM-based...

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Delta Media Group, one of America’s largest real estate technology solutions providers for brokers, today announced the upcoming launch of a next-generation, CRM-based, all-in-one digital marketing platform, available this fall.
EPA

EPA Issues Emergency Orders to Four Mobile Home Parks in Thermal, Calif., to Ensure...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued emergency orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to four mobile home park water systems, requiring the mobile home
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Canada Green Building Council to oversee LEED certification in Canada

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The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), announced that, effective immediately, CAGBC will provide direct oversight of LEED™ green building
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Brothers Facing Federal Charges for Alleged Bank Fraud in the Purchase and Sale of...

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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Philip Abramowitz, age 50, of Pikesville, Maryland, with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and Calvin Abramowitz, age 48
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Norton Participates in Hearing on Proposals for the Water Resources Development Act of 2022

National
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today participated in a Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment hearing on proposals for the Water Resources Development Act of 2022

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Atlanta REALTOR® Wins National Award

National
The National Association of Realtors® last week presented Ennis Antoine with a Meritorious Service Award for his legislative and regulatory accomplishments as one of NAR's Federal Political Coordinators. During each Congressional term, NAR selects 535 FPCs to serve as a conduit between Members of Congress and his or her respective real estate market.

State designates $62 million for affordable housing development

National
Governor Kelly capped off the legislative session by signing two major bipartisan housing bills into law, representing a significant expansion of resources to support statewide housing development. The measures represent a combined $62 million in new housing resources, as well as initiatives to incentivize housing development
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Alta Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of New Affordable Housing Community in Mountain View, California

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Alta Housing, a community-based, nonprofit developer, is celebrating Affordable Housing Month with the grand opening

A Must Consider Factors When Choosing an Efficient Coworking Space

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Up until 2005, you needed to rent an office space where you could work without distraction. Thanks to the evolution of working space that has since changed, you can share a working space with like-minded individuals. This trend spreads like wildfire, with Statista estimating that coworking spaces will reach close to 26,000 by 2025
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NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INPUT PRICES SOAR 21 PERCENT FROM APRIL 2021 TO LAST MONTH; ASSOCIATION...

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Wide Range of Costs Rise at Double-Digit Rates, Led by 86 Percent Jump in Price Index for Diesel Fuel, 45 Percent for Aluminum Mill Shapes, 32 Percent for Architectural Coatings

5 Most Common Water Purifier Problems And Solutions

National
It is possible to get a water purifier for 4 to 5 years, but you need to take good care of it. There are common problems with your water purifier that you will have to deal with after that. There are many water purifier problems, not just one of them is water leakage.

The best estate agents in Liverpool

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The Liverpool real estate market is a mature market with centuries of history and a tradition of respect for property rights. In 2020-2021 it experienced a staggering growth that, in many ways, continues to this day. Thanks to the measures introduced to support the economy, tax breaks for buyers, and a reduction in the refinancing rate in 2020, housing prices increased by 10% per year and continue to grow.
4 Tips That Can Help You Sell That House Quicker

4 Tips That Can Help You Sell That House Quicker

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The real estate bubble may not be as lucrative as it was in 2021, but reports from TheAtlantic.com prove that this year is still a busy one for those looking to sell. To date, about 3.8 million
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.
DOE

DOE Seeks Feedback on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Upgrade and Build...

National
The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the structure of the $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP)
NAHB

More than 10,000 Housing Industry Representatives Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

National
More than 10,000 members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today sent a letter to President Biden calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing

New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal to Meet Thursday, May 12, 2022...

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL AND PUBLIC HEARING PURSUANT TO PART WW OF CHAPTER 56 OF THE LAWS OF 2022
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How to Increase Solar Sales

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Solar power is growing more popular by the day as more and more people are switching over to this power source. The popularity of this energy source can be tied to all the numerous benefits it offers not just to the users but also to the environment at large.

EFC is Accepting Applications for $18M in Water Quality Grant Funding

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The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation is pleased to announce the application period is open for the Green Innovation Grant (GIGP) and Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) programs. Governor Kathy Hochul this week announced the available funding through the launch of Round 12 of the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).
Low-Cost Marketing Ideas For Real Estate Teams

5 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas For Real Estate Teams

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Real estate is one of the most valuable industries in the world market today, with many countries generating billions of market assets. Considering the earning potential of many real estate
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KTGY-Designed Residential Communities Receive Recognition for Best Architectural Design at San Francisco’s Bay Area’s...

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KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, announced today that the Building Industry
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“HomeJab Curve” shows real estate remains seasonal, despite tight inventory and the impact of...

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A new study of data from the last four years by HomeJab debunks reports that tight inventory and COVID-19 have changed real estate seasonality.

City of Tustin Enters into Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with AvalonBay Communities Inc. and Abode...

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The City of Tustin (City) in collaboration with co-developers AvalonBay Communities Inc. and Abode Communities has entered into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) to develop “Legacy Village,” a 19.4-acre mixed-use project featuring more than 1,200 apartments at Tustin Legacy. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the apartments will be reserved for families and individuals earning between 30% and 80% Area Median Income in Orange County.

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association Raises Money for Covenant House Georgia at its 2022 Social...

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The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) held its annual Social Fundraiser at KR Steakbar on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The annual event, which always benefits a local charity, provides an opportunity for area REALTORS® to come together in a lively, fun atmosphere to raise money for a great cause. This year's event was no exception. REALTORS®, sponsors, and members of the community enjoyed themselves at a casino themed event

Five Tips for New Realtors

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If you have recently embarked on your journey as a real estate agent, you may be eager to get out there and start selling homes. However, before you go out on your own it’s important to take a few things into consideration first. Do you want to work independently or with a firm? Do you have a business plan? Do you know what a real estate CRM is? These are all things to think about before setting out. Below, you will find five tips for new realtors that could significantly help you succeed in your career

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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SIXTY PERCENT OF FIRMS WORKING ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES EXPERIENCED CARS CRASHING INTO THEIR WORK...

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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
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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.
OJO Labs - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

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OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
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Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

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Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
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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

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

Atlanta REALTOR® Wins National Award

The National Association of Realtors® last week presented Ennis Antoine with a Meritorious Service Award for his legislative and regulatory accomplishments as one of NAR's Federal Political Coordinators. During each Congressional term, NAR selects 535 FPCs to serve as a conduit between Members of Congress and his or her respective real estate market.