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Real Estate Agents During Coronavirus

Tips for Real Estate Agents During Coronavirus

National
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

National
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

National
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

National
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!

National
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

National
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...

National
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

National
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

National
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...

National
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...

National
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

Incredible Places to Visit in Sharjah When Social Distancing Ends

National
The cradle of human civilization, the Middle East is home to architectural, historical and cultural wonders. In the UAE, Sharjah is home to a unique blend of these attractions, and when the threat of COVD-19 nears its end, Sharjah will be here with open doors for you to explore them.

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

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

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

Mistakes to Avoid Buying House & land Packages

A home for many is a treasure that ensures comfort for their loved ones. However, this isn’t as easy as many think. The process involves multiple steps, and you can easily make blunders along the way. Nowadays, you can go for a land and house package, and you don’t want to lose money on such a deal. Many first-time homebuyers lose money after engaging dishonest builders, and you can avoid such problems with a few tips.