Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Morning Real Estate Review

Fed to buy $10 billion agency MBS in early October (Reuters) The Federal Open Market Committee, the central bank's policy-setting group, has decided to reinvest money from maturing mortgage-related securities with the goal to help the struggling housing market.

NAHB spent $560,000 lobbying in 2Q (Forbes) Among the issues that the group lobbied on: taxes, labor, air and water quality, energy efficiency, the federal budget, lead renovation repair and painting...

Is this the end for the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership? (Washington Post) The nonprofit, that markets the city to businesses and developers, may cease operation next week due to a budget shortfall.

Earth Advantage Institute Launches Certification Pilot for Vibrant, Livable Eco Neighborhoods
(PR Newswire) Pilot program will rate and certify the livability and accomplishments of existing neighborhoods.... intended to determine whether there is sufficient market interest in such a certification program.



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