Tennessee State Government and Public Real Estate News

As is tradition, Governor Bill Haslam declared June to be “Homeownership Month” at the request of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Part of THDA’s mission is to make homeownership affordable to a wider range of Tennesseans through responsible financing options and the availability of down payment assistance.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennessee communities that a new version of commercial building codes will be adopted and become effective August 4, 2016.
The population boom in cities like Nashville has many consumers turning to online housing websites such as Craigslist to find an apartment or rental home. While these popular sites offer convenience for housing seekers, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns that they can often be a playground for identity thieves and scammers.
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 5555 Edmondson Pike in Nashville, Tennessee for $6,926,345. The 15,680 square foot Walgreens building is strategically located at the signalized intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Edmondson Pike.
For the fourth consecutive year, Nissan is partnering with the Heisman Trophy Trust to begin construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in a community where the automaker has a business presence. This year the home is located north of Nashville.
U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Patty Murray of Washington announced today that the U.S. Senate is pressing the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to move forward with construction of new tribal housing at historical fishing sites to replace villages that were flooded during the creation of the Columbia River dams
The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2015 at the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards gala held April 7 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Coming away with the evening’s highest honors were Commercial Hall of Fame inductee Phillip McNeill, Commercial Broker of the Year Joe Steffner, of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Legacy Award winner Gene Woods. The Community Impact Award went to Crosstown Concourse.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has issued a temporary Water Contact Advisory for McKellar Lake and the lower portion of Cypress Creek in Memphis following new E. coli results from a broken sewer line.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is seeking public comment on the State of Tennessee’s Annual Action Plan, which serves as the State’s application for four federal housing programs
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Bedford and Montgomery Counties on March 19. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 322,000 households have properly disposed of more than 21 million pounds of material.
Corker Looks Forward to Successful Markup of Housing Finance Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement today after Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced the committee will markup the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act (S.1217), a bipartisan bill introduced last year by Corker and Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 10 senators, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. more »

 
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