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Army Corps to Revoke Permit for Lake Pend Oreille Marina, Housing Development in Idaho

National
In response to litigation from the Center for Biological Diversity and Idaho Conservation League, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to revoke its permit for the Idaho Club’s marina and lakeside housing development at the mouth of Trestle Creek on Lake Pend Oreille. The creek accounts for more than half of the annual bull trout spawning sites in the Pend Oreille Basin, a species protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Renting Out the American Dream: Are Hedge Funds Hurting or Helping Home Ownership?

National
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association is hosting a Town Hall meeting for the general public to educate buyers and sellers about the impact large investors are having on the housing market. Fewer homes for sale; more only available to rent... and rents are rising! These trends affect everyone! There is no cost to attend.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT GROWS IN 246 OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM AUGUST 2021 TO 2022...

National
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas, Muskegon, Mich., Bloomington, Ill. Have Largest 12-Month Gains; Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla. and Richmond, Va. Experience the Worst Year-over-Year Decreases
GSA

GSA Seeks Information from Industry on Domestic Solar Panel Production

National
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to spur Made-in-America clean energy industries, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn more about the availability of domestically manufactured so
MBA

Homebuyer Affordability Improved for Third Straight Month in August

National
Homebuyer affordability improved for the third straight month in August, with the national median payment applied for by applicants decreasing to $1,839 from $1,844 in July.

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases August 2022 Statistics on Housing Market

National
Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its August 2022 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.

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? to Offer Milestones as Member Benefit

National
Milestones (milestones.ai), the all-in-one homeowner portal making it easier for consumers to buy, move, sell, and manage their home, is pleased to announce that the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? (C.A.R.) will be launching Milestones as a member benefit to its more than 217,000 REALTORS? members.
NAHB

Multifamily Starts Surge in August as Single-Family Production Remains Weak

National
High mortgage rates and building production bottlenecks continue to act as a drag on the single-family housing market even as overall housing starts posted a double-digit gain in August

Federal Court Throws Out Pipeline Permit for Cadiz Water Project

National
A federal court today ruled to scrap an important pipeline permit for the controversial Cadiz water mining project, siding with the Biden administration and tribal communities. The project threatened to drain the Mojave Desert of 16 billion gallons of water annually

Workshop participants learn putting your best financial foot forward is a key step toward...

National
Homeownership had always been a dream for Sarah and Mario Aguila. The couple had been saving for years, paying attention to their finances, and never splurging on anything unnecessary. Finally, they decided it was time to take the plunge and explore purchasing their first home
NHC

Statement of David M. Dworkin President and CEO, National Housing Conference on President Biden...

National
President Joe Biden announced his plan to deliver student loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 to millions of Americans.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 31 STATES FROM JULY TO AUGUST EVEN AS MANY FIRMS...

National
Arizona Has Largest One-Month Pickup in Jobs, While Minnesota and Wyoming Have Largest Decreases; Lack of Qualified
NAR

NAR Announces 12 Tech Startups for Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit

National
The National Association of Realtors® has announced the 12 companies that will participate in the Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit’s(link is external) “Pitch Battle” competition from September 28–29, in Los Angeles, California.
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Retreated 5.9% in July

National
Existing-home sales sagged for the sixth straight month in July, according to the National Association of REALTORS. All four major U.S. regions recorded month-over-month and year-over-year sales declines.
NAHB

Shift in Single-Family Home Building Toward Smaller Markets Continues

National
New findings from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) show a shift in home building activity over the past 30 months, with notable
SEIA

Extended Property Tax Exclusion Will Keep Clean Energy Investments in California

National
The California State Legislature approved a two-year extension of a property tax exclusion for solar projects, providing stability to solar companies facing significant uncertainty around project
AGC

LOCAL CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS HELP ELEVEN TORNADO-DISPLACED FAMILIES MOVE INTO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING...

National
Eleven families who lost their homes during last year's tornadoes
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM HOME HEALTH AND SAFETY...

National
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the availability of $40 million through the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program to help transform

SC REALTORS® Wins Association of Real Estate License Law Officials Fair Housing Award

National
SC REALTORS® (SCR) is winner of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Fair Housing Award. SCR won in the category of consumer education and was presented with the award at ARELLO's Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Aug 31, 2022.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 16,000 JOBS IN AUGUST BUT NONRESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS STRUGGLE TO FILL SLOTS...

National
Association Official Notes that 91 Percent of Contractors are Having a Hard Time Finding Workers According to a New Survey

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Milestones

InstaMortgage is First to Launch Milestones Homeownership Portals for Client Enrichment

Milestones (milestones.ai), the all-in-one homeowner portal making it easier for consumers to buy, move, sell, manage and access mortgage services for their home, is pleased to announce their partnership with InstaMortgage

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Army Corps to Revoke Permit for Lake Pend Oreille Marina, Housing...

In response to litigation from the Center for Biological Diversity and Idaho Conservation League, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to revoke its permit for the Idaho Club’s marina and lakeside housing development at the mouth of Trestle Creek on Lake Pend Oreille. The creek accounts for more than half of the annual bull trout spawning sites in the Pend Oreille Basin, a species protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.