December 21, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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The Hill writes, “Existing-home sales hit three-year high.” “U.S. homes reach first cumulative value gain since 2006,” prints Housingwire. KUBC Colorado radio reports, “HUD Awards Delta Elderly Housing $1.3 Million.” “55-unit affordable housing project approved,” prints the Saugerties Times. The Washington Post reports, “D.C. house inspires 168 bids in red-hot real estate market.”  

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Unexpected Gifts

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“Is it time to put the presents under the tree Mommy?” My three year old daughter Gabrielle looked up at me, as the lights from our Christmas tree reflected in her pleading eyes. I reached out and squeezed her tiny outstretched hand. “No honey. We’ve got to wait just a little while longer.” Its part […]

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December 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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 “Obama’s Sandy czar outlines recovery plans,” prints the Downtown Express. Bloomberg Businessweek reports, “HUD chief in NY prods Congress on Sandy relief.” “Homebuyers feeling more confident,” writes The Baltimore Sun.  Contra Costa Times says, “Mortgage Boom Still a ‘Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity.’”    

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Seeing Long Island’s Sandy Recovery Efforts Firsthand

Earlier this week, I traveled to Long Island to see the damage from Hurricane Sandy and hear directly from local officials about the need for federal support of ongoing recovery and redevelopment efforts. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone graciously welcomed me to Long Island for the day, which […]

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