Texas State Government and Public Real Estate News

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Real Estate Center) – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Texas’ long-standing status as a state with affordable housing continued in 2014, according to the Real Estate Center’s latest Texas Housing Affordability Index (THAI) (http://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/hs/afford.asp). In fourth quarter 2014, the state had an index value of 1.74. more »

New York, NY – February 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today that it has provided a $43.65 million Fannie Mae fixed rate loan to facilitate the acquisition of a multifamily property located in Grapevine, Texas. more »

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — (Real Estate Center) – San Antonio attorney C. Clark Welder was elected chair of the Real Estate Center’s advisory committee last Friday in Austin. Port Lavaca Realtor Russell Cain will succeed Welder as vice chair. more »

WASHINGTON, DC  – February 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, today questioned Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro regarding the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration.  more »

DENTON, Texas – September 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners, renters and business owners in Aransas and San Patricio counties in Texas are encouraged to look over newly-released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions. more »

Reston, Virginia – July 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced two recent decisions in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Both decisions affirmed MERS’ role as mortgagee, as well as the validity of its assignments. more »

Houston, TX – May 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On Friday, May 23, 2014, Congressman Al Green released the following statement on the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be the Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Annise Parker and Harry J. Hayes, Director of the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD), are pleased to announce the addition of 62,000 to the City’s popular automated curbside recycling program. As part of the expansion, residents in neighborhoods throughout Houston will receive a new 96-gallon green automated cart similar to the black automated garbage cart they already have. The green carts will take paper, plastics, metals and glass out of the waste stream. more »

Washington, D.C. – May 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass an amended version of H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act authored by Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). The bill will create a structural process for the approval of cross-border oil pipelines and electric transmission facilities while protecting the environment, creating jobs and providing businesses certainty. more »

AUSTIN – April 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today called into question the federal Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) potential seizure of land that rightfully belongs to Texas landowners. In a strongly worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, Attorney General Abbott said: more »

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 »

 
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