Oct 8th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced the availability of $8.5 million in grant funding to assist nonprofit groups and local governmental agencies through the Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program. More than 18 percent of our state’s elderly population is facing the threat of hunger. With that in mind, the 84th Texas Legislature increased funding for this vital grant program.
Oct 7th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Home sharing has become popular as homeowners in areas near seasonal festivals and events discover a ready source of additional income in short-term rentals. Before renting out your home, it is important to find out if your homeowners insurance policy will cover such arrangements.
Faced with a long local history of dangerous tornadoes, Cooke County officials wanted to help residents protect themselves. They achieved that goal by offering homeowners financial incentives to build tornado shelters and safe rooms.
Sep 25th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
The New Hope Center of Paris received a total of $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards today from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), and its member institutions, First Federal Community Bank and Liberty National Bank. The funds will be used to cover operational expenses and for finish-out of the Center's new thrift store, slated to open in late 2015 or early 2016.
Sep 24th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
The Texas Association of REALTORS® installed its 2016 officers this month during the Texas REALTORS® Conference in Fort Worth. Set to take office on Jan. 1, 2016, these officers have more than a century of combined leadership experience, serving in the Texas real estate industry and their local communities. Incoming officers include Chairman Leslie Rouda Smith of Collin County, Chairman-Elect Vicki Fullerton of The Woodlands, Secretary/Treasurer Kaki Lybbert of Denton, and Immediate Past Chairman Scott Kesner of El Paso.
Sep 21st, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today it has closed its first loan in the healthcare sector through its Proprietary Loan Group, the firm’s new balance sheet lending platform launched earlier this year
Sep 15th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
One unfortunate trait shared by many rural Texas communities is a shortage of safe, decent rental housing. Because of this short supply, it can be extremely difficult – not to mention expensive – to secure such housing
Sep 14th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, Amegy Bank, have awarded a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to The Men's Center Inc. The grant will help the Houston-based nonprofit build a $12.2 million, 56-unit housing complex for men and women ages 18 and older who are recovering from substance abuse and other crisis situations.
Sep 14th, 2015 by RealEstateRama
Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today welcomed Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman Dr. Bryan Shaw, who testified before a Subcommittee on Environment hearing to examine the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s power plan regulation. The plan would require Texas to shoulder the burden of at least 18 percent of the total national emissions reduction.
Homeowners, renters and business owners in Willacy County and Cameron County in Texas are encouraged to look over newly-released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.
Gallego Announces $4 Million Infrastructure Project to Provide Fresh Water for the City of Big Lake
San Antonio, TX: – December 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego (TX-23) today announced a $4,281,450 federal grant to replace water piping, rehabilitate ground storage tanks and renovate a pump station in Reagan County. The funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development division. more »