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Pending Sales Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the conversation of "tiny" houses has never come up between the majority of Realtors® and their clients

Firefighters save two children from apartment fire

Lake County firefighters this morning rescued a three-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl from an apartment fire in the 2600 block of Shirleys Way in Leesburg. Upon arrival, Lt. Glenn Bidwell, Firefighter Brad Hermesman and Firefighter Eric Steiner of ...

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY ANNOUNCES 82 STORMDAMAGED PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD AT PUBLIC...

Last Major Auction Planned by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Acquisition Program Offers 54 Homes in New York City, 25 on Long Island and 3 Upstate Auction to take place Thursday, May 11 at Hilton New York JFK Airport

TAX EXEMPT VALUES OUTPACE TAXABLE PROPERTY

Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes reports the market value of tax exempt property values has grown at a much faster rate than the value of taxable property in the county over the last quarter-century.

Columbus REALTORS® Salutes the Best and Brightest in Commercial Real Estate

Columbus REALTORS® held its ninth annual Commercial Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard. Nearly 200 commercial movers and shakers, supporters and leadership were on hand to applaud the outstanding accomplishments of our 2016 honorees.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County Contractor Alleging Fraud...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business in Ocean County used deceptive practices to obtain more than $750,000 in federal relief funds from 14 homeowne...

HPD ISSUES A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SEEKING EXPERIENCED ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP RESIDENTS IN...

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that seeks experienced non-profit and for-profit organizations to rehabilitate and manage occupied or vacant buildings. This RFQ is a part of the City’s larger effort to transfer ownership of city-owned and foreclosed properties back into the private sector and make more safe and affordable housing opportunities available for New Yorkers

Governor Discusses Changes to Move Illinois Forward

Governor Bruce Rauner today toured Phibro Animal Health, an animal health and nutrition company, and discussed changes the state needs to get Illinois back on track

Lake County receives improved Building Code insurance rating

The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), an insurer-supported organization, recently upgraded Lake County’s Building Code Effectiveness Classification into its top tier.

DCA Announces Expanded Housing Recovery Information Session in Ocean County to Help Homeowners and...

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs today announced the 42nd Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Brick Township to assist storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitati...

MPSC directs Consumers Energy Company and DTE Electric Company to make filings related to...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today rescheduled proceedings for Consumers Energy Company (Consumers Energy) and DTE Electric Company (DTE Electric) related to the implementation of a State Reliability Mechanism (SRM), which addresses the long-term adequacy of the state’s electric resources. The MPSC’s order also directs MPSC staff to commence a technical conference to address certain issues raised that are tangentially related to the establishment of the SRM.

QUIGLEY, DURBIN, CHICAGO DELEGATION MEMBERS MEET WITH ILLINOIS TOLLWAY IN SUPPORT OF ELGIN O’HARE...

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Representatives Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Danny Davis (IL-07), met with Illinois Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom to express their support for the Tollway’s petition to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) regarding their ongoing dispute with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) over the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) project.

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Cut HUD CDBG Funds

Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Trump's proposal to cut U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Funds

AG Healey Launches Grant Program to Promote Equal Opportunity for Women, Minority Workers in...

Continuing her commitment to advance the economic opportunity of Massachusetts residents, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a new grant program aimed at providing opportunities for women and minority workers and small business owners in the...

Rooney to Trump: Let’s Make Infrastructure A+ Again

Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) sent a letter to President Donald Trump proposing a common-sense solution to accelerate federal investments in our country’s aging infrastructure

Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by UCLA CALPIRG Students. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy

HUD AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS LENDER REACH FAIR LENDING SETTLEMENT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with Alpine Bank & Trust resolving allegations the Northern Illinois-based lender discriminated against African American and Hispanic mortgage applicants. HOPE Fair Housing Center of Wheaton, Illinois filed a complaint with HUD claiming the lender's business service areas excluded majority African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods.

LONG ISLAND MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING HOMEOWNERS IN LOAN...

Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners.

Deadline Extended as EDA Seeks Purchasers to Develop Most Valuable Real Estate in North...

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced today it has extended the deadline for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) related to the purchase and development of an 8.75-acre site on the Camden Waterfront. Eligible respondents must n...

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Cortland

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $7.5 million Riverview Apartments development in the City of Cortland. The two-story, 39-unit building provides affordable housing for low-income families and for individuals in need of ...

NYCEDC and HPD Announce Commitment to Bring Affordable Housing to East Harlem

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President James Patchett and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced a commitment to bring deeply affordable housing to the site...

VISCLOSKY TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Congressman Pete Visclosky testified before the House Appropriations Committee on his support for transportation infrastructure funding in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations legislation.

QUIGLEY STATEMENT ON D+ REPORT CARD FOR AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), released the following statement on today’s D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The D+ rating remains unchanged since the last report card was issued in 2013

Huizenga Testifies Before Congress on Great Lakes Economy

On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the U.S. House Great Lakes Task Force, testified before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee on the importance of properly using funds collected in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund...

MassHousing Provides $102.7 Million in Financing for Four Affordable Housing Communities for Senior Citizens...

Senior citizens living in four affordable housing communities in Boston, Framingham, Newton and New Bedford will see the preservation of affordability and extensive property renovations as a result of $102.7 million in MassHousing financing

KENNEDY STATEMENT ON ACA VOTE

Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement after Republicans on the House Energy & Commerce Committee voted to move forward with repeal of the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today reintroduced his bipartisan...

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after voting against Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the Energy and Commerce Committee

Ross Reintroduces Bipartisan Flood Insurance Bill to Help Homeowners

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today reintroduced his bipartisan legislation, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, which would encourage the development of a robust private flood insurance market th...

Leaders of Appropriations Subcommittee Call on GAO to Examine HUD’s Efforts to Protect Children...

In an effort to better protect families in HUD-assisted housing from lead-based paint hazards, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL25) and David Price (D-NC4) today called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce a report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) programs that address lead-based paint hazards.

Registration Now Open for Free Senior Scam Workshop in Tallahassee

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s Department of Financial Services will host a financial safety workshop for seniors next week in Tallahassee. This free Operation SAFE (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) workshop is open to seniors, their families and caregivers, and is hosted as part of CFO Atwater’s On Guard for Seniors program. The program was launched in 2012 to educate seniors about financial topics such as annuities, identity theft, reverse mortgages and long-term care insurance

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 8212 Highway 171 in Grand Cane, Louisiana for $1,168,947.