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    ADUs Are Blowing Up, But Does It Matter?

    What are ADUs? Some call them “granny flats.” Others call them “she-sheds” or “in-law suites.” Recently, “tiny house” became a trendy topic among certain builders. Nearly all of these—regardless of terminology or function—will fall under the category of “accessory dwelling unit,” or ADU. Amid a nationwide housing crunch, this alternate model of living, investment and […]

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    HUD Funding to Help Prevent Veteran Homelessness for 28 Native American Tribes

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). This includes $1.0 million in expansion grants that will help house approximately 95 additional […]

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    Michael Saunders Keynotes ‘Women Empowering Women’

    Women from diverse professional backgrounds came together to inspire and empower one another for an event hosted by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. Michael Saunders, Michael Saunders & Company founder and CEO, was featured as one of the keynote speakers of “Women Empowering Women.” Approximately 100 attendees heard personal stories of overcoming challenges to reach success […]

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    Regional Spotlight: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Launches Initiative to Promote Housing Equality

    The executive team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, including company chairperson Mary Lee Blaylock and President Martha Mosier, have decided to address the fact that many potential buyers believe they can never achieve the American dream of homeownership. An internal group of managers and agents, with firsthand knowledge of the obstacles faced by people […]

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    COVID Protections Continue, FHFA Extends Multifamily Forbearance Deadline

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). However, this will be subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. This marks the fourth extension of the programs, previously set to expire Sept. […]

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    Colorado Brokerage Seeing Inventory Challenges in His Resort Community

    Michael Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties Finding Across-the-Board Trends Like Inventory Shortages Even in Resort Community Michael Slevin President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties Vail, Colorado www.BHHSColoradoProperties.com Region served: Vail and Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge and Eagle County, Colorado Years in real estate: 25 Number of offices: 9 Number of agents: 130 Work […]

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    5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Payments

    TNS—Social Security provides a secure, fixed income to retirees and others, helping many to afford their golden years. Given the fact that you get reliable money for the rest of your life, many people want to max out their monthly check. But how do you do that? Broadly speaking, you have three levers to max […]

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Tennessee

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced its continued growth in Tennessee with the addition of Lakeside Real Estate Group. The brokerage will add 24 real estate professionals and one office and operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lakeside Realty. “We are thrilled to officially welcome Lakeside Real Estate Group to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, […]

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    Century 21 Real Estate Names First Class of 2021 Relentless Agent Award Winners

    Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced the Q1 2021 winners of the CENTURY 21® Relentless Agent Award. This select group was chosen from almost 50,000 CENTURY 21®-affiliated U.S. agents, specifically identified by client testimonials written about their efforts to go above and beyond the standard call of duty. The newest CENTURY 21 Relentless Agent Award […]

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    Regional Spotlight: HGAR Makes Assistance Funds Available for Those Impacted by Hurricane Ida

    The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (HGAR) has announced the availability of financial assistance to local residents impacted by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Hudson Valley residents can apply for disaster relief assistance through the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), a charitable organization created by the National Association of REALTORS® to provide housing-related assistance to victims […]

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