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Team from University of Texas at Austin Wins 2017 ULI Hines Student Competition with...

A redevelopment plan for a Chicago site presented by a team from the University of Texas at Austin has taken top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition, an ideas competition that provides graduate students the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development scheme for a large-scale site in an urban area. Members of the team were awarded a first-place prize of $50,000 after the conclusion of the competition on April 6.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN WINS HUD’S INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING STUDENT DESIGN AND...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a graduate student team from the University of Texas at Austin the winners of HUD’s third annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The Austin team was one of the four team finalists to develop a plan to redevelop the public housing project Monteria Village in Santa Barbara, California. HUD also announced a team from University of Maryland as the runner up.

State housing agency’s online homebuyer education tool takes the complexity out of home purchase...

Free pre- and post-purchase education, mortgage credit courses result in more informed buyers positioned for success. First time home buying is among the biggest and most complex decisions most of us will make in our lives. Besides the financial commitment, buying a home also comes with a whole new world of unfamiliar terms and responsibilities.

Congressman Al Green Introduces Resolutions to Recognize Black History Month and Honor the NAACP...

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Congressman Al Green (TX-09), a veteran civil rights advocate, introduced the Original National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Resolution of 2016 and the Original Black History Month Resolution of 2016. The resolutions were introduced with 22 original co-sponsors

CASTRO ANNOUNCES $2.7 MILLION FOR JOB TRAINING IN SAN ANTONIO

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $2.7 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support job training and poverty reduction in San Antonio. The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) will receive the funding through HUD’s Jobs Plus Pilot program.

Randy’s Roundup: Back Home in Texas

I’m thrilled to be home in Texas this week! I will be attending some great events and meetings with folks across the district. I will be in Lubbock meeting with homeschoolers from the Texas Home Educators Organization. It’s always great to meet with our youth and future leaders. I will also attend the Lubbock Area Republican Women Luncheon. I’m looking forward to meeting with our local credit unions to discuss the economy and what I am doing to bring regulatory relief to our community financial institutions.

Mike Graham Heating And Air Conditioning Launches New Website for the Wichita Area

Mike Graham Heating And Air Conditioning today announced the launch of www.mgpcomfort.com as an informational portal that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from air conditioning repairs, heating repairs and air cleaners, and many other helpful tips that can save you thousands of dollars in the Wichita Area

Construction Risk Expert Leigh Ann Henderson Joins Partner

Construction risk expert Leigh Ann Henderson has joined Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national due diligence, design and construction risk management firm headquartered in Torrance, Calif., as a Principal and National Client Manager

Texas Held Reputation of Strong Housing Affordability in 2014

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 1.7

San Antonio Attorney Elected Real Estate Center Advisory Committee Chair

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

Fact Sheet-Frequently Asked Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Q: Who should apply for federal disaster assistance? A: Homeowners, renters and business owners in McLennan County and the City of West who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory should register with FEMA for assistance

Partner Hires Roy Canino as New Technical Director

Torrance, CA - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national environmental and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Torrance, Calif. and one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, has hired the highly respected industry veteran Roy Canino as technical director in the Dallas office

Congressman Al Green Holds Press Conference on the Texas Voter ID Law

February 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama)Congressman Al Green will have knowledgeable experts taking part in this event to answer questions from the community regarding this law.

Real Estate Graduate Students Awarded Scholarships

COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) - September 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Two students in the Masters of Real Estate (MRE) program of Mays Business School have been named recipients of $5,000 scholarships from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

Congressman Al Green Announces New Job Training Grants to Assist Unemployed Workers in Houston

Washington (DC) - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- January 13, 2010 - Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) announced $3.1 million in new grant funding authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assist unemployed workers in Houston.

FEMA Obligates Nearly $4 Million To Texas Southern University For Science Building And Auditorium...

AUSTIN, TX - April 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,974,593 to the state of Texas for Texas Southern University in Houston for repairs to classrooms, hallways and an auditorium severely damaged by Hurricane Ike.

First American Information and Outsourcing Solutions Segment To Host CampusMBA Mortgage Servicing School March...

March 05, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Information and Outsourcing Solutions segment of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) announced today that it will host the Mortgage Bankers Association’s CampusMBA School of Mortgage Servicing, March 24-26, at the company’s Westlake, Texas, campus.

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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Texas Developer Joins Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) announced the election of G. Granger MacDonald to FHLB Dallas’ Board of Directors (Board). Mr. MacDonald was elected by the Board to fill an independent director seat that was vacated in April. He will serve out the remainder of the term for that seat, which expires December 31, 2017.