Amsterdam Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Amsterdam, NY continually updated from thousands of sources.
Sep 7, 2014 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A house in that is in foreclosure is seen on Monday, July 14, 2014, in Amsterdam, N.Y. They are called "zombie homes, " properties that are no longer under control of their owners with pending foreclosure, but not yet under control of a bank or lender. New York has an estimated 15,000 of them - homes that have been abandoned by their owners, usually with foreclosures looming but before lenders are in control of the properties. Comment?
Jul 9, 2014 | via Albany Times Union
Montgomery County could receive nearly $16 million - or more - from a federal ruling against the banking industry's mortgage registry, and attorneys are now reaching out to other counties nationwide to get in on the action. Comment?
Apr 14, 2014 | via Times Herald-Record
Counties will put about 1,000 pieces of property up for sale in the next couple of months because of unpaid taxes. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Silver City Sun-News
Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via WVNY
A mobile command center is being setup in Plattsburgh to provide foreclosure prevention help. A press release says Department of Financial Services representatives will be available at the Plattsburgh Public Library Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with homeowners. Comment?
Yesterday | via Crain's New York Business
In a letter to Atlanta-based Ocwen Financial Corp., New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky says the mortgage-servicing company backdated thousands of letters to borrowers that prevented them from being able to promptly correct problem loans. Mr. Lawsky claims an employee who initially discovered the problem was ignored for months. Comment?
Tuesday | via NBR Newsroom
Wall Street advanced, up more than 1 percent, amid better-than-expected data on existing US home sales, and solid corporate earnings including from Apple. In afternoon trading in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.13 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 1.61 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.90 percent. Comment?
Tuesday | via National Journal
Living in New York City is expensive. Everybody knows that. Goods and services cost 22 percent more than the national average. Comment?
5 min ago | via Silicon Alley Insider
With Treasury yields currently very low, mortgage rates, which are often tied to those government bond rates, are at their lowest point in a year, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey . The standard 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.92% for the week ending October 23, down 0.05% from the previous week. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Star Tribune
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Comment?
9 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
Single-level Auckland brick-and-tile units are fetching record sums, often double the capital values assessed three years ago. Auckland could have at least 100,000 such properties, a somewhat unloved segment of the market often labelled sausage blocks or granny flats. Comment?
12 min ago | via Daily Kos
Yeah, so this happened , in a Fox News discussion of how married women tend to vote Republican and single women tend to vote Democratic: "It's the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don't get it! "They're not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, healthcare. Comment?
20 min ago | via Daily Kos
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be. Comment?
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