Bala Cynwyd Real Estate News
Thursday Apr 16 | via PlanPhilly
Philadelphia's School Reform Commission voted on Thursday night to approve a tax-increment financing district for the area surrounding the Gallery mall on east Market Street that would save the mall's owners $55 million in property taxes over a period of 20 years. The TIF district is intended help finance the redevelopment of the mall, plans for which were detailed in an Inquirer article earlier this week. Comment?
Mar 24, 2015 | via Financial Planning
Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division. Women & Wealth: The Invisible Opportunity The women's wealth market presents a very real business growth opportunity for advisors provided they understand the specific approaches and differing preferences that will resonate with women investors. Comment?
Mar 13, 2015 | via Freshnews
FRASER, Mich., March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, announced new and continuing contracts with five associations in metro Philadelphia. REALTOR "This strategic partnership will enhance the home buying experience for agents and buyers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania," said Peterson. Comment?
Mar 1, 2015 | via Philly.com
A tip of the hat to Hatboro is in order this Sunday morning: March 1 marks the 300th anniversary of the 1.7-square-mile Montgomery County town. Don't make too much noise, however. Comment?
Jan 5, 2015 | via Philly.com
D EAR HARRY: Back in June, my husband and I bought a new home in Montgomery County. We financed 80 percent with a favorable mortgage rate of 3.75 percent. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
Filling key positions in our industry is not an easy task sometimes, but as one banking vet I know likes to say, "give me someone with a little bit of smarts, and a little bit of drive, and I'll hand them back a career." Of course, she doesn't live in New York, and maybe hasn't read Business Insider's Companies Can't Find Employees Who Can Hold a Conversation or Show up on Time. Comment?
Thursday | via Mortgage News Daily
Home prices nationally are now within 3 percent of the peak they reached in March 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its purchase only Home Price Index for February showing that home prices increased 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to January and were 5.4 percent higher than in February 2014. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via China Daily
Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate and the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at New York University, told a conference in New York on April 17 that he expects China's GDP growth to average 6 to 7 percent annually. China's real estate market is so big that it can affect the global economy, and the country's regional and local government bond market play a major role in the national economy, said participants at a conference on China's property market. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via The News Item
A backlash over a controversial Indiana law is spurring new resolve among supporters of legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in this state. Bills to include members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community under Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination law have been in the legislative hopper for nearly a decade but seen little movement. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national mover rate has remained stable since 2008. In 1948, about 1 in 5 people moved over a one-year period, that number is now 1 in 9. Between 2013 and 2014, suburbs experienced a gain of 2.2 million movers, whereas cities experienced a loss of 1.7 million people - despite all the chatter about the urban revolution. Comment?
21 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
Senator Charles Grassley on Friday sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, challenging the method by which HUD Secretary Julian Castro installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration. Traditionally, the FHA is led by a commissioner, who is nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate. Comment?
23 min ago | via Huntington News
Freddie Mac on Thursday, April 23, 2015 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market SurveyA , showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly this week and remaining near their 2015 lows as the spring homebuying season continues. "Mortgage rates fell slightly to 3.65 percent this week, positive news for potential homebuyers in the market this spring," said Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist, Freddie Mac. Comment?
48 min ago | via The Chronicle Herald
Something on the radar of many Canadians, especially here in Nova Scotia, is the volatility of oil prices and how it will affect our economy. RE/MAX has just released its 2015 Spring Market Trends Report - a summary of the ups, downs and trends in the real estate market across Canada. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Patch.com
A judge today maintained a high bail for a former Hayward police sergeant who has been charged with nine felony counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from a woman who suffers from mental illness, saying the case is very serious. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Scott Patton said the $420,000 bail for 55-year-old Michael Scott Beal, which was set when Beal was arraigned on Tuesday, "reflects the serious of this case and the culpability of the defendant ." Comment?
1 hr ago | via Cape Breton Post
The future needs for seniors housing in Sydney will headline a public discussion set for Tuesday at the Southend Community Centre. The meeting is being hosted by the centre's board of directors, in co-operation with officials from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. John Alyward, partner and senior project manager with Venture Solutions Inc., said as members of the baby boom generation - those born between 1946 and 1964 - become empty nesters, they are seeking affordable housing options. Comment?
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