Alna Real Estate News
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Wednesday May 6 | via Capital Weekly
Nestled in a sunny, pristine and private setting is this immaculate 3 BR Cape with new features galore! Big great room with cathedral ceiling, brand new kitchen with gleaming granite countertops, large screened porch, walkout basement with exercise room or studio, two-car garage, plus an additional garage building. Plus new roofs, front porch, boiler, boilermate, fenced-in pet area, and fresh paint! Great use of space and good flow makes this house much bigger than it appears. Comment?
Apr 20, 2015 | via Capital Weekly
Better Homes and Gardens /The Masiello Group, honored its 2014 top performers at a company awards ceremony held in Augusta Friday, March 27. Agents from the company's 33 offices in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont were recognized for their accomplishments. Agent Meriwether Gill from the Camden BHGRE/Masiello received awards for her accomplishments of closed dollar volume and transactions in 2014. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via Bangor Daily News
On Monday, lawmakers rejected a bill supported by Maine's hospitality industry that would have extended hotel licensing requirements to every entity that rents rooms overnight to guests for less than seven days. The prime target for the hotel industry, of course, were homeowners throughout Maine who rent out rooms in their houses through websites such as Airbnb . Comment?
Apr 12, 2015 | via Herald Gazette
Finding a niche for a new business in the Midcoast can be difficult; however, a local couple has figured out how to use their already established business to expand into their newest endeavor. On the Water Real Estate Inc., sister company to On the Water in Maine Inc. Vacation Property Rentals and Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., is the new business opened by Justin and Tiffany Ford. Comment?
Apr 3, 2015 | via Sun Journal
That's because more than 2,300 homeowners and 540 businesses in Maine are facing annual increases in currently below-market flood insurance rates. Federal law changes that took effect April 1 will deliver rate increases to a subset of Maine flood insurance policyholders - about 3,300 - when their policies come up for renewal. Comment?
3 min ago | via WRKO-AM Brighton
A forward-looking gauge of U.S. home purchases rose for the fourth straight month in April and reached their highest level in nine years-the latest evidence of firming demand in the housing market. Comment?
4 min ago | via Inman News
Buyers who are put off home purchase could lose thousands of dollars by not taking advantage of today's interest rates and home prices, says realtor.com Potential homebuyers who are renting while they put off buying a home could lose thousands of dollars by not taking advantage of current interest rates and home prices, according to a recent realtor.com report. The online real estate services provider's Opportunity Cost Report analyzed the 382 largest markets in the country using data on current median existing home prices, rents, local mortgage rates and estimates of property tax and insurance rates, and factored in maintenance costs, costs of selling, and forecasts for mortgage rates, home prices and rents over a 30-year time horizon. Comment?
4 min ago | via TheStreet.com
Stocks moved off of lows, though remained in the red, as oil prices pared losses on a drop in weekly inventories. Energy had been under pressure earlier Thursday as signs of an impending rate hike from the Federal Reserve pushed safe-haven assets such as the U.S. dollar higher and crude oil prices lower. Comment?
5 min ago | via Prince George Citizen
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.87 per cent from 3.84 per cent a week earlier. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Financial Times
The derivatives trades of UK building societies are being buffeted by tougher regulations that pose a challenge to their business of providing mortgages to home buyers. The cost of entering into an interest rate swap for building societies has been relatively small but that is set to change as these derivatives become centrally cleared, dramatically increasing costs for users. Comment?
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