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NAREB announces its 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference

National
With the 2020 election cycle in its sites and while in the midst of a global pandemic, NAREB fully realizes and understands the importance of maintaining collaboration and conversation with every level of Government at this critical point in time by hosting the NAREB 2020 Spring Policy Web Conference on May 20 – May 22, 2020.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SHRINKS 2.9 PERCENT IN APRIL AS PUBLIC AGENCIES, PRIVATE OWNERS HALT WORK;...

National
New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus
Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals: Why You Shouldn’t Pick Airbnb

National
In recent years, short-term rental companies have taken over heavily touristed cities like San Francisco, Tokyo, and Vienna—as well as here in Toronto. But with the outbreak of COVID-19, the popularity of home-sharing platforms like Airbnb

When to Expect the Highest Value of Any Property

National
Real estate has, for a long time, been a safe way of investing. However, recessions and unforeseen disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic always test that statement.

How Property Values in Brisbane Compare to Other big Cities in Australia

National
Brisbane has been in the eyes of many savvy investors as the next big city to dominate the property market in Australia. It's a beautiful city with an accelerating growth rate and has one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole country.

Wyden Outlines Affordable Housing Priorities For Next COVID-19 Relief Package

National
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today outlined policies to preserve and expand affordable housing that he will push to include in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
NAHB

COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Cause Weakening in Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence in First Quarter

National
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened significantly in the first quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today
VA

VA encourages donations to help homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during...

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access
VA

VA, multiple agencies launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance website for Americans impacted by...

National
To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today

HOUSE DEMOCRATS FIGHT FOR STRONGER SECURITY MEASURES IN NURSING HOMES AMID COVID-19

National
This week, as nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the country continue to be ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) leadership took steps to promote maximum safety for nursing home residents
NAHB

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain Following Last Month’s Historic Drop

National
In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased seven points to 37 in May
NLCHP

Homeless Plaintiffs Seek Emergency Federal Court Order to Stop Towing and Impoundment of Vehicle...

National
People living in vehicles in the City of San Diego—many with disabilities that increase the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19—seek an emergency court order preventing the City

Prices increase, inventory tight through April

National
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April market data. The report reflects some expected downward trends due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but showed positive ones as well. South Carolina saw a 7% decrease in year-to-date closed sales according to the latest data with 26,734 homes sold compared to 28,732 at this time last year.
Additional Positive Considerations To Selling

Ways To Sell Your House Real Fast During COVID-19

National
The real estate market has certainly experienced some drift in America owing to COVID-19, which is simultaneously good and bad news. On the one hand, there’s a very high likelihood the market will rebound.
Selling Your Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

3 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

National
The economic fallout of the coronavirus is affecting many sectors of the economy, and we can expect the effects to last far longer than the pandemic itself. One of the biggest effects is the spike in unemployment rates, which is going to slow down the housing
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD INCREASES AND EXPANDS FLEXIBILITY OF FUNDS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO FIGHT COVID-19

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced the allocation of $380 million in supplemental administrative fee funding to all Public Housing
NAR

Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® This Week Report Sellers Haven’t Lowered Listing Prices to...

National
Nearly 3 in 4 Realtors® currently working with sellers this week – 74% – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors
NHC

NHC joins organizations to call for a suspension of federal rulemaking procedures during the...

National
NHC joined a diverse coalition of organizations in housing and community development to call for federal regulatory agencies to temporarily suspend housing-related rulemaking procedures
NAHB

NAHB Calls for a Pause on Construction Sites to Educate Workers on Coronavirus Safety

National
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is urging members, and all residential construction companies, to halt work for at least 10 minutes on Thursday, April 16, to educate workers on what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus
AGC

CONSTRUCTION LAYOFFS SPREAD RAPIDLY AS CORONAVIRUS SHUTS DOWN PROJECTS, IN CONTRAST TO JOB GAINS...

National
More than a quarter of construction firms responding to an online survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America last week reported they had furloughed or terminated

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Hardwood Floors in Your Home

11 Solid Benefits of Hardwood Floors in Your Home

Are you replacing floors in your home but can’t decide whether carpet, tile, or wood is the best option? Even though the choice is difficult, hardwood flooring has several advantages over other surfaces.