Monthly Archives: September 2015

Add Some Romance to the Master Bedroom, Survey Says

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey It’s time to add more romance into your designs. One-third of home owners say they’re renovating their master bedrooms to create a more romantic or intimate space, according to the 2015 U.S. Houzz Bedroom Trends survey … Continue reading

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EB-5 Reauthorized in Draft CR

The proposed Continuing Resolution that temporarily avoids a government shutdown extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 11, 2015.  Government funding legislation must be passed by both the House and Senate by September 30, 2015, the end of the … Continue reading

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Sage Grouse Not Considered Endangered

This week Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), declined to place the Greater Sage Grouse on the Endangered Species list, stating that unprecedented cooperative, voluntary, conservation actions by advocates, state governments and the private sector had … Continue reading

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The Voice for Real Estate 31: Washington REALTORS®

Week of Sept. 21, 2015 Washington REALTORS® won tax battles this year thanks to support from other groups and a well-targeted campaign. That's a top story in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of Sept. 21, 2015. Other … Continue reading

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HGTV Star Shares Chic Solutions for Empty Walls

By Christina El Moussa, HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” When I look at blank walls, I see a fun opportunity to brighten up a room and make it all yours. Of course, if you aren’t super experienced with interior design and … Continue reading

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Senators Introduce Water Reg Resolution

Forty-seven senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), yesterday filed a resolution to kill the recently established Waters of the U.S. regulation using the Congressional Review Act. The 1996 law allows expedited procedures to be used to block new regulations. They … Continue reading

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RHS Direct Loan Funds Reminder

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) budget for its Section 502 Direct Loan Program must be spent by September 30, 2015.  As of September 16, 2015, RHS anticipates having enough loan applications to meet its budget before the end of September.  … Continue reading

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NAR Sends Letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

NAR sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee asking them to oppose any transportation package that includes using GSE g-fees as a pay-for of federal transportation funding. Included in the letter, was information about two programs that … Continue reading

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Realtors® Help CFPB Director Cordray Unveil New Know Before You Owe Online Tools

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2015) — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray today joined National Association of Realtors® 2015 First Vice President-Elect Elizabeth Mendenhall to highlight the agency's Know Before You Owe initiative in advance of upcoming changes to the … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Planning Ahead for an Eye-Popping Spring Bulb Garden

Contributed by Longfield Gardens Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus and alliums. Before ordering your bulbs, here are a few tips to guarantee great results come spring. 1. Pick a color theme. Interior … Continue reading

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