Amherst Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Amherst, MA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Sunday Oct 26 | via MassLive.com
Steven Marcil, owner of College Pro Computers stands at the vacant property where his business once stood on Russell St. in Hadley. A fire destroyed the business a year ago. Comment?
Sep 2, 2014 | via The Recorder
In the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, Democratic and independent voters will do well to cast their ballots for Leland Cheung, for lieutenant governor; and Warren Tolman, for attorney general. Comment?
Aug 25, 2014 | via Peach Pundit
I proposed a social experiment to friends a few months ago. Let's take two groups of guys with guns through a nondescript walk somewhere public. Comment?
Jul 20, 2014 | via WWLP
A new home sales report suggests that the local real estate market is struggling this year to keep pace with last year. Comment?
Jul 29, 2014 | via WWLP
Nationally, home prices increased from last year at a slow rate. However, in western Massachusetts, Hampshire County sales and prices were much higher than in other counties. Comment?
Sunday Nov 23 | via SouthCoastToday.com
Cities and towns enlist for-profit debt collection agencies to recoup money, but unwary homeowners can lose their properties in the process. As cash-strapped towns and cities around the Bay State face a mounting stash of unpaid tax liens, they are increasingly turning to for-profit companies to pursue delinquent property owners - prompting concern among consumer advocates that vulnerable residents are being hit with astronomical fees and sometimes are losing their homes in the process. Comment?
Yesterday | via Mortgage News Daily
The maximum conforming loan limit will remain at $417,000 for most of the U.S. in 2015. FHFA announced the limits, which define the size of loans eligible to be acquired by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, on Monday. Comment?
Yesterday | via Boston.com
The Warren Group reported that monthly sales of single-family homes rose 1.4 percent over the past year, to 4,404 from 4,345, the first time since June that year-over-year sales increased. The median home price also rose, Warren Group said, hitting $320,000 compared to $313,500 the year before. Comment?
Sunday | via Banker & Tradesman
Sales of single-family homes in the Bay State rose slightly by 1.4 percent in October, marking the first time sales have increased year-over-year since June, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. A total of 4,404 single-family homes sold in October, compared with 4,345 a year earlier. Comment?
Sunday Nov 23 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Nick Federico, Uxbridge treasurer/collector, with files where tax money was recovered by using a third-party collector. As cash-strapped towns and cities around Massachusetts face a mounting stash of unpaid tax liens, they are increasingly turning to for-profit companies to pursue delinquent property owners - prompting concern among consumer advocates that vulnerable residents are being hit with astronomical fees and sometimes are losing their homes in the process. Comment?
6 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
" The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent in the past month to 104.1. The index remains below its 2013 average but is 2.2 percent higher than last October. Comment?
7 min ago | via The Lebanon Daily News
The Lebanon County commissioners have again extended the timetable for closing on the sale of Cedar Haven nursing home to Complete Healthcare Resources. The commissioners said Wednesday that Friday's deadline on closing the $25.5 million sale has been pushed back to December 19. The sale was originally to be finalized on Sept. Comment?
7 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
" Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. New home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Comment?
1 hr ago | via MarketWatch
Sales of new single-family homes rose in October to the fastest pace in five months, as the market continued to slowly grow, according to government data released Wednesday. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that new-home sales rose 0.7% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000. Comment?
14 min ago | via The Oregonian
A final judgment against Bank of America Corp. in a mortgage-bond lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was signed by a federal judge, helping clear the way for the lender to complete a $16.7 billion global settlement of claims it misled investors about risk. The judgment signed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. in Charlotte, N.C., bars Bank of America from using deceit or fraud to sell securities. Comment?
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