Yearly Archives: 2015

THDA announces nominees for 2015 Tennessee’s Best awards

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

August Market Report

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.

THDA Touts Greener Rules for Construction Tax Credits

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


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

July Market Report

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...

THDA Launches Blight Elimination Program

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

Tennessee Hits Milestone in Housing Starts

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

THDA launches online homebuyer education class

 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

Cohen Announces $1.35 Million for Affordable Housing in Shelby County

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.

Three Tennessee Men Plead Guilty to Killing During Home-Invasion Robbery

Three Clarksville, Tennessee, men pleaded guilty to using a firearm to kill during a home-invasion robbery.  Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Rivera of the Middle District of Tennessee made the announcement.



Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Denver, Colo., has announced it has partnered with National Church Residences (NCR) to help preserve 55 affordable homes for seniors at Hickory Hollow Senior Apartments in Memphis, Tenn.


Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest

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