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Property Managers Discuss Rental Assistance, Industry Challenges Brought by COVID-19

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As it continues to push for nationwide rental assistance programs, the National Association of Realtors® today welcomed representatives from the Institute of Real Estate Management to discuss how industry professionals are addressing rent

NYS OASAS Announces Approximately $24 Million in Funding to Expand Addiction Treatment Facilities in...

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The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) today announced approximately $24 million in capital funding for expansions of addiction treatment facilities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Regions. The Binghamton Evaluation Center is receiving more than $13 million to add 50 new stabilization and rehabilitation beds, and the Rochester Evaluation Center for Medically Supervised
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CHA resident-owned businesses awarded grants to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts

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Seven Chicago Housing Authority resident- owned businesses were recently awarded $5,000 grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's "Targeted Impact Fund" to support relief efforts for populations hardest hit by COVID-19.

Transportation Chairman Rodriguez Introduces Bills Suspending Certain Parking Violations Given to New Yorkers And...

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Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Introduced two bills aimed to help New Yorkers and essential workers during these challenging times. The first bill is in relation to suspending parking violations issued to essential workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. "No monetary liability shall be imposed upon essential workers for any parking violation issued from the effective date of the COVID-19 state disaster emergency through September 30, 2020.
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The Far-Reaching and Little-Known Benefits of Home Ownership

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Today, more than ever before, your home is a crucial part of your life. Your house is much more than the place you live in. In the COVID-19 era, today, your house has been transformed into your office, school for your children, and a safe haven that offers
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Your Guide to Moving to a New Home During COVID

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The coronavirus has made everything far more difficult. From picking up your weekly groceries to commuting to the office, life contains many new challenges that simply weren’t a part of our routines just mere months ago.
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Financial Real Estate – How to Add Value Before You Sell Your Home

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Ever hear that saying “when life gives you lemons…?”. Over the past few months, many of the world’s population has had to make some drastic changes to their lifestyle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CHA to distribute 7,500 coats to families, children at 13th annual Operation Warm

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It will look a little different this year because of COVID-19, but CHA is partnering with the national non-profit Operation Warm for the 13th consecutive year to give away 7,500 new winter coats to children living in public housing and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program
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5 LESSER-KNOWN APPS FOR BUSY SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Even as many industries and markets struggle with the COVID 19 pandemic impacts, it doesn't mean that businesses have stopped. With various technologies in place and people adopting virtual means of facilitating things, business is still ongoing as economies

What to Watch Out for During Virtual Property Tours

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Virtual property tours are yet another nugget of life online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and April alone, video tours jumped by over 130% when lockdowns began in New York. Six months later, virtual visits of properties have become a staple for realtors, with advanced techniques ranging from ultra-high resolution images to 3D models side-by-side with 2D floor plans.

NYS Office of General Services Celebrates 60 Years of Service to New York and...

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New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced that OGS is celebrating is 60th birthday with an online exhibit titled “OGS: Stronger at 60.” The virtual exhibit at www.ogs.ny.gov takes viewers from the beginning of agency operations on October 1, 1960, through its participation in New York State’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.
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Is It Actually the Best Time to Invest in Rental Properties?

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Following the COVID-19 economic shake-up witnessed in 2020, uncertainties in the real estate sector had not been so elevated since the 2008 financial crisis. Considering the world is facing the first global pandemic in a century

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

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

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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
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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
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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.
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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)
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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

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Pending Home Sales Grow 1.9% in March

Pending home sales increased in March, snapping two consecutive months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All but one of the four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month gains in March

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