Amazonia Real Estate News
Tuesday May 19 | via The Pitch
Did a downtown Kansas City developer concoct a ruse in front of a city agency en route to tapping public funds for his project? That's what we wondered after reading a curious story in the Kansas City Business Journal about the development of the Commerce Tower at 9th and Main. The story, which was posted on May 13, described how Commerce Tower Group Inc. appeared before the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City to request additional subsidies to give Commerce Tower a makeover . Comment?
Monday May 11 | via Missourian
Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records . Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Mortgage News Daily
I received this note from a veteran LO in a western state. "I was talking with a top-producing Realtor on broker tour this week. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via Inman News
Although a majority of distressed homeowners are plagued by mortgages that far exceed the actual value of their homes, the number of homeowners with underwater mortgages is shrinking, according to Black Knight Financial Services' latest Mortgage Monitor Report. The mortgage industry technology and data analytics provider said that 77 percent of borrowers in foreclosure have underwater mortgages, and about a third of borrowers in active foreclosure have current loan-to-value ratios of 150 or more, meaning they owe 50 percent more than their homes are actually worth. Comment?
Apr 3, 2015 | via Business Journal
Three St. Louis mortgage lenders ranked in the top 10 in Missouri for total loan originations in 2013, led by USA Mortgage/DAS Acquisition Co. Comment?
6 min ago | via Edhat
Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs. When the area's cost of housing is out of reach of the local workforce, the challenge of attracting and retaining a quality workforce intensifies. Comment?
9 min ago | via Canada.com
A court battle has erupted over millions of dollars in the estate of murdered West Vancouver businessman Gang Yuan, with a lawyer for the victim's family suggesting a dispute about money may have played a role in Yuan's killing. Yuan, 42, was found dead inside a British Properties home at 963 King Georges Way on May 3 after police received information about a violent confrontation at the home. Comment?
15 min ago | via East Texas Review
Imagine, it's tax time and a family is faced with losing their home because they can't pay their property taxes. They receive what they think is a godsend from a property tax lender - a letter with a promise: "We will quickly get your taxes paid so you'll no longer incur the large penalties, interest and attorney collection fees charged by your county. Comment?
21 min ago | via Boston.com
So when Jonathan de Araujo , the real estate broker hired to sell the property, created a sales video, he included aerial images shot by a remotely controlled drone aircraft. "It really shows the area," de Araujo said. Comment?
26 min ago | via ETaiwanNews.com
Taipei, May 23 The vast majority of young adults in Taiwan want to buy their own homes rather than rent a place to live, but the appetite for purchasing a new home lessened the older people are, according to the results of a survey released earlier this week. Housefun magazine, which covers Taiwan's property market, said its survey found that 83.3 percent of respondents in the 20-30 age bracket preferred to buy their own homes rather than rent, as did 70.70 percent and 74.20 percent of respondents in the 31-40 and 41-50 age groups, respectively. Comment?
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