EFC ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES TO ADVANCE CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND...
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) today announced proposed eligibility guidelines for programs being designed to implement the historic $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. The draft criteria for clean water infrastructure projects will assist municipalities in applying for funding for crucial projects that will improve water quality, strengthen resiliency, and combat the impacts of climate change
Blinds NZ: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Window Coverings for Your Home
Good blinds can give you privacy, style, UV protection, and other benefits. They can even make your home more valuable. But it can be hard to decide which window treatment is best for you. The people at Total Look Blinds Nz in Auckland, New Zealand, know how hard it can be, so we made this guide to help you weigh your options and make the best decision
CRL Praises HUD for Proposing Rule to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) yesterday proposed a rule to implement the 1968 Fair Housing Act requirement that federal government funding be used to “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.”
FTC Sends More Than $172 Million in Refunds to Consumers Misled by Rent-To-Own Provider...
The Federal Trade Commission is returning more than $172 million to consumers who overpaid for merchandise they purchased using rent-to-own plans provided by Progressive Leasing. More than two million consumers will receive
Hanley Investment Group Sells Single-Tenant Wendy’s Drive-Thru in Louisiana
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has arranged the sale of a single-tenant net-leased investment
Regulatory Costs Add a Whopping $93,870 to New Home Prices
Regulations imposed by all levels of government account for $93,870, or 23.8 percent of the current average sales price ($397,300) of a new single-family home
Hanley Investment Group Sells Portfolio of Four Single-Tenant Net-Lease Properties for $9.8 Million in...
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has arranged
COVID-19 Pandemic to Cause Pullback in Commercial/Multifamily Lending in 2020
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $248 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2020, a 59 percent decline from 2019's record volume of $601 billion, according to a new forecast released today
Tampa Builder Named New Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders
John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was named chairman of the National Association Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s Spring Leadership Meeting
USDA Provides $6 Million to Expand Broadband Infrastructure for Two Rural Oregon Counties
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director John Huffman today announced that USDA is providing $6 million to expand high-speed broadband infrastructure that will provide e-Connectivity for nearly 650 new customers
Department of Energy Releases Annual Wind Market Reports, Finding Robust Wind Power Installations and...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices, and performance through the end of 2018 for three sectors
National Institute of Building Sciences President & CEO Joins U.S. Green Building Council Board
National Institute of Building SciencesPresident and CEO Lakisha Ann Woods has joined the U.S. Green Building Council board of directors.
Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing
Mayor Bowser broke ground on the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing, the final building in the Mayor’s plan to replace the DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across DC. Programs in Wards 4, 7, and 8 opened in Fall 2018, programs in Wards
MAYOR LONDON BREED, SUPERVISOR CATHERINE STEFANI, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS CELEBRATE THE REOPENING OF AFFORDABLE...
Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Catherine Stefani, and community leaders today celebrated the rehabilitation and grand reopening of two former public housing properties serving seniors and people with disabilities in the lower Pacific Heights neighborhood
NeighborWorks America convenes major training for community leaders
As people across the country struggle to address critical needs like housing and employment, collaboration is key to achieving solid results. Identifying 'change agents' in a region who lead others to a better situation is critical. Residents know best what's working and what's not in their neighborhoods, and often have the local knowledge and insight to solve problems effectively.
Atlanta REALTORS® Releases April 2018 Statistics on Housing Market
Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its March 2018 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.
April New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 7.5 Percent Year over Year
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for April 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7.5 percent compared to April 2017. Compared to March 2018, applications decreased by 5 percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.
Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.942 Trillion
Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage back securities (MBS) totaled $30.31 billion in March. A breakdown of March’s issuance includes $28.659 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.651 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.412 billion of loans for multifamily housing.
More than one-third of middle-income adults lack emergency savings; renters and low-income consumers are...
The rainy day fund for many middle- and low-income households is empty, according to the fifth annual NeighborWorks America consumer finance survey. The poll found that 38 percent of all households with incomes below $75,000 have no money saved for an emergency, and 59 percent of those with incomes below $20,000 are without any emergency cash reserves.
Indianapolis’ Sandorf Park Chosen for 2018 Parks Build Community Project
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Indy Parks and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation are proud to announce that Sandorf Park has been chosen for NRPA’s 2018 Parks Build Community project.