Sep 28th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was joined by Mayor A C Wharton, Housing and Urban Development Director Ed Jennings, and Rosalyn Willis from McCormack Baron Salazar in announcing that Memphis will receive $30 million in federal funding to redevelop Foote Homes and revitalize Memphis after winning President Obama’s Choice Neighborhood competition. Earlier this year, the City of Memphis was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as one of nine finalists for this grant after a multi-year effort by Congressman Cohen, Mayor Wharton and others in the city, to encourage the Obama administration to designate Memphis as a Choice Neighborhood.
Sep 22nd, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Nearly two dozen individuals and organizations have been nominated by their peers for a 2015 Tennessee’s Best award. Award winners will be announced during the Tennessee Governor’s Housing Conference, which is being held Oct. 7-8 at the Music City Center in Nashville, organized by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Sep 7th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Memphis-area home sales for August increased 13.1 percent from a year ago, with 1,483 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® MAARdata property records database. Sales were down 12 percent from July, when there were 1,685 total sales. Average sales price from August-to-August was up 1.8 percent at $164,944. Inventory decreased 2.5 percent, with 6,374 units listed for sale. Monthly sales volume YTD increased 8.8 percent to $1.74 billion.
Sep 1st, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Under the proposed new rules, developers can earn points on their Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application if the property qualifies for full Enterprise Green Communities certification. In addition, other energy-saving measures that once qualified for points, such as programmable thermostats and ENERGY STAR® certified clothes dryers, will now be mandatory to be eligible for the competitive tax credit program
Aug 12th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Passco Companies, LLC has acquired The Lexington Apartments, a 598-unit, Class-A garden-style multifamily community located in the Bellevue submarket of Nashville, Tennessee for $93.5 million, according to Colin Gillis, Passco Companies’ Director of Acquisitions, Southeast
Aug 10th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2015 – Memphis-area home sales for July increased 12.6 percent from a year ago, with 1,685 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® MAARdata property records database. Sales were up 1.3 percent from June, when there were 1,663 total sales. Average sales price from July-to-July was down 3.3 [...]
Aug 6th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
THDA is launching a new $6 million program to combat blight by transforming eligible homes into green spaces. At a media conference Wednesday morning, August 5, 2015, THDA Executive Director Ralph M. Perrey and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton jointly announced the Blight Elimination Program (BEP). Under the program, qualified nonprofits will receive forgivable loans to acquire abandoned homes out of foreclosure, demolish them, and transform the property into a community park, affordable housing, or other beneficial public function
Aug 5th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Based on permits issued last month, homebuilders in Tennessee have plans to break ground on 2,006 new single family homes. The June number is up from 1,871 housing starts in May and represents a new highpoint since the housing crisis began seven years ago
Aug 4th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Starting Saturday, Aug. 1, THDA is expanding its highly effective homebuyer education program to include online classes. Open to anyone in Tennessee, the online class covers the ins and outs of buying a home, from insurance to financing to repairs. Registration is $99
Jul 28th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a total of $1,352,963 in federal funds to support affordable housing programs and facilities in Shelby County. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Grant programs.
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 »