The news on the economy continues to be bleak for West Virginia. According to the latest data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Mountain State has seen home prices drop by 3.9% in the past year. The FHFA uses data gathered from transactions backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which basically exclude all the highest- and lowest-priced deals.
Merion Homes bought two dozen rambler-style houses in Northern Virginia’s Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it’s selling customized residences three times larger at prices topping $1 million.
The Obama administration announced new protections Wednesday for thousands of waterways and wetlands, pushing ahead despite a fierce counterattack from powerhouse industries like agriculture, oil and home-building — and their supporters in Congress.
The Obama administration issued a rule on Wednesday putting more small bodies of water and wetlands under federal protection to ensure clean drinking supplies, a move that has riled some lawmakers and business and farming groups. (Subscription may be required.)
The role of the government sponsored enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, in combination with government-owned corporation Ginnie Mae, has been fairly straightforward for decades: ensure that capital flows freely to American mortgage lending markets so that the American dream remains achievable for all.
#SEBC2015 • July 16-18, 2015 • Orlando, FLChris Lambton transforms backyards, one house at a time, with the help of his wife Peyton in their HGTV series Going Yard. The show highlights Chris’ landscaping skills and gardening know-how as he and Peyton create outdoor living spaces including patios, arbors, and water features for deserving homeowners. Chris also hosts DIY’s Yard Crashers, HGTV’s Smart Home Giveaway, GAC’s RV 2014, and Best Ever Tree Houses.
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Believe it or not, Orlando is selling out! Hotels surrounding the Orange County Convention Center are booked. While you’re registering for SEBC, hurry to make your hotel reservations. The Rosen Center room block ends June 15. Don’t wait! Click here to book your room today.
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ENERGY FORUM EDUCATION SESSIONClick here to register for the 2015 SEBC Energy Forum, July 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
By the end of the Energy Forum, you will have mastered these major topics:
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