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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.

Is Malloy Funding a Good Option for Home Improvement Financing During Covid?

National
We all know there's no place like home. But Covid has pushed us to take that to extremes. We are now working from home. The kids are attending school from home. We are doing our shopping from home. We are even eating out from home. Some people are only getting out of the house to walk the dog, providing yet another reason why a dog is a person's best friend.
AllHands-Best Places

Central Valley Builders Supply Named ‘Best Places to Work’ in San Francisco North Bay

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Central Valley, a U.S. top-100 building supply company, announced today that it was been honored to be named one of "The Best Places to Work in the North Bay" by the North Bay Business Journal.
NAR

Forsyth County, Georgia, Leads NAR’s Top “Work from Home” U.S. Counties List

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Forsyth County, Georgia, ranks as the top “Work from Home” county in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors® measuring several factors of increasing relevance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
MBA

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates Affected by the Pandemic, but Impact Differs by...

National
Delinquency rates of mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties reveal the various impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on different types of commercial real estate, according to two reports released jointly
AGC

CORONAVIRUS HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS, YET DEMAND FOR SKILLED LABOR...

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The coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs and furloughs
Real Estate Agents During Coronavirus

Tips for Real Estate Agents During Coronavirus

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COVID-19 has completely changed the way we do business in every way. In the early spring, the entire country was essentially shut down. Then, states started gradually reopening on their own timetables.
MBA

MBA Study Finds Home Equity Lending Growth Hindered by Alternative Products and COVID-19

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Home equity loan debt outstanding and borrower utilization rates declined in 2019, and mortgage lenders anticipate originations to fall again this year before increasing modestly in 2021. This is according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA)
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 Stresses Commitment to Racial Equity in Federal COVID-19 Relief Measures

National
The National Association of Realtors® wrote(link is external) to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry this week, relaying its commitment to ensure all Americans benefit equally
NAR

NAR Applauds Congressman Maloney’s First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act

National
The National Association of Realtors® called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to cosponsor and support Rep. Sean Maloney’s (NY-D) First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act.
ABC National

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in June, Says ABC

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Construction input prices rose 2.2% in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.

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
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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

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

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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.
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

What to Know About Buying a Home During a Pandemic

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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

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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
Michael Minard - Delta

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
AGC

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION AND PROCORE TO RELEASE NEW STATE AND NATIONAL DATA SHOWING...

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Tomorrow, Thursday, June 18 at 12 p.m. EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore will release new state and national data showing the impacts of the coronavirus

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

Why You Should Use a Realtor to Buy and Sell Your...

We’ve all seen the For Sale By Owner signs, and even the websites.  “Wow,” you might think to yourself. “That sounds like a great way to save on the realtor’s commission and up my profit.”  or “Hey, if I buy straight from the owner, it will cut out all the extra stuff and make the process easier and cheaper.”  You may want to think again.