Allentown Real Estate News
22 hrs ago | via Realtor Magazine
It's easy to switch to autopilot when you're operating in what can be a high-pressure industry. Just don't overlook your most important asset as a real estate broker: people. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via The Morning Call
Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of the HGTV reality show "Property Brothers," will give a talk next week at the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors' open-to-the-public Signature Event at Bethlehem's SteelStacks. Drew Scott is a real estate expert who finds neglected houses and negotiates the purchases. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via The Morning Call
The nine-story Alpha Building in downtown Easton has spaces for lease, as Easton's City Hall will be moving into a new building nearby. About 12 percent of office space in the Lehigh Valley remains vacant, a new report says. Comment?
Apr 22, 2015 | via Business Wire
In addition, Fitch affirms the 'BBB+' ratings on the following Cumberland County Municipal Authority bonds issued on behalf of Diakon:. The series 2015 bonds are expected to be issued as fixed rate debt. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via WFMZ
The Lehigh Valley commercial real estate market is booming, at least according to most of the approximately 500 real estate developers, construction companies and commercial loan lenders who packed into the PPL Center for the Chamber of Commerce's commercial real estate outlook and awards show. "Certainly, Center Valley is hot, the Promenade area. Comment?
6 hrs ago | via National Review Online
A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City's historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary's birth. Decades later, one of Vessels' great-grandchildren fondly recalls the wood and tile floors, the fish pond, the butler's quarters, and the multi-car garage where children played house. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Philly.com
More sales but lower prices characterized the suburban real estate market in 2015's first quarter, as the Philadelphia region continued to extricate itself from the housing downturn. An analysis by economist Kevin Gillen of data provided by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors showed that the typical suburban house sold fell in value by 1.8 percent in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via PennLive.com
In photo from left to right are Barbara Schmidt, senior vice president and general manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania; Ann Marie Haggerty, an office manager at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Quentin Miller, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania and Ryan Hess, vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania. Less than a mile separated two real estate offices on Linglestown Road in Lower Paxton Twp. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via TaxVox
Will cuts to a state's top income tax rate boost growth? Not necessarily. In a new TPC paper , Bill Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Kim Rueben find little evidence linking state-level economic growth and taxes, especially income tax policy. Comment?
Apr 25, 2015 | via WICU12 Erie
Sales have jumped more than 30 percent compared to this time last year, according to Howard Hanna realtors of Erie. Nearly 800 new homes were sold in the Erie area among five major brokers during the first quarter of 2015. Comment?
24 min ago | via Denver Post
Alyssa McMahon, right, with the Allen Company, talks with Cody Cessna, left, 21, about opportunities at her company during the Youth Job Fair in Broomfield in February. Colorado employers added 4,200 jobs in April, keeping the state's unemployment rate steady at 4.2 percent, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported Wednesday. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Toronto Star
The 1.3 million Ontario residents who live in condominiums will get a new, less expensive way to resolve disputes under proposed legislation to be introduced Wednesday. The province will create a Condominium Authority to provide a range of services including dispute resolution, so condo owners won't have to go to court to clear up a disagreement with a neighbour or their condo board. Comment?
15 min ago | via Business Journal
Douglas Development Corp., which as been courting tech-centric tenants like WeWork for its historic renovation projects across the District, has landed one of the nation's fastest-growing residential real estate brokerages at its latest project on 14th Street near Logan Circle. Comment?
20 min ago | via Business Journal
A recent report by CoreLogic showed a year-over-year decrease from 1.18 percent in March 2014 to 1.08 percent in March 2015. In February 2015, that number was 1.11 percent. Comment?
23 min ago | via Investor's Business Daily
Is this the beginning of the end that so many have been forecasting? Doubtful - but look - we did get hit with a boatload of macro data yesterday - some of it stronger than expected while some of it was a bit weaker then expected. Spending on 'big ticket' items was disappointing at negative 0.5% but that WAS the expectation, so why the surprise? Capital Goods orders and shipments both surprised to the upside, housing prices continued to march higher while Markit US Services PMI did register 56.4 - slightly below last month but still in expansionary territory. Comment?
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