Barnstable Real Estate News
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Friday Dec 19 | via Cape Cod Times
As we approach the Annual Homeless Person's Memorial Service on Sunday, I ask myself: Is homelessness a public or a private problem? Society likes to frame it as a private problem because it lets us all off the hook for what surrounds us here in Hyannis and across the United States. President Obama made it a public problem when he created the first comprehensive policy to end homelessness in 2010 called Opening Doors. Comment?
Nov 9, 2014 | via Cape Cod Times
I'm not holding my breath. I'm not convinced that the toxic partisan atmosphere in Washington has been purged. Comment?
Oct 15, 2014 | via Banker & Tradesman
A Cotuit home blew away the competition in Barnstable County selling $8 million, more than twice the amount of the No. 2 sale. Comment?
Oct 3, 2014 | via Cape Cod Times
The retail trade industry - one of the largest sectors of the Cape economy - is recovering slowly but surely from the recession, based on data that show an increase in employees and their earnings. However, numbers in both areas are still below where they were before the recession's onset in 2008, largely associated with the national subprime mortgage crisis. Comment?
Sep 14, 2014 | via Cape Cod Times
Kim Massa's mother told her about the new, lower-cost rentals on Sally's Way. The apartment is near family, a playground and other children so that Danielle Massa, 10, might have a chance to play. Comment?
Friday | via Berkshire Eagle
BOSTON >> The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating Santander bank's auto lending business over concerns that the company may be engaged in the type of predatory practices that, on a larger scale, led to the mortgage and financial crises. The office is looking at whether Santander lent to borrowers who were unlikely to repay the money and sold those loans to Wall Street, where they were packaged into securities and resold to investors. Comment?
Friday | via Patch.com
Santander Bank is under scrutiny as Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley investigates the bank's records for evidence of fraudulent behavior. Coakley subpoenaed Santander Bank's U.S. auto finance company for its borrowers credit histories, the interest rates they were charged, and loan risks, according to the Boston Globe. Comment?
Friday Dec 26 | via WWLP
The Massachusetts attorney general's office is looking into concerns that Santander bank's auto lending business may be engaged in the type of predatory practices that, on a larger scale, led to the mortgage and financial crises. The office is make inquiries about whether Santander lent to borrowers who were unlikely to repay the money and sold those loans to Wall Street, where they were packaged into securities and resold to investors. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 23 | via Nashoba Publishing Online
While the state's development agency is still negotiating terms with an unidentified buyer, Gov. Deval Patrick's chief budget-writer estimated the sale of a Beacon Hill office building lease would bring in $90 million in state revenue. The buyer will become landlord to a variety of state agencies housed at 100 Cambridge Street, which now includes offices for the attorney general, the Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Revenue, among others. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 23 | via Lowell Sun
Home sales in Massachusetts are down 2.4 percent over the first 11 months of 2014, while the year-to-date median sale price is up 2.2 percent to $330,000, according to The Warren Group. The Banker & Tradesmen publisher reported Tuesday that November home sales were barely up over last November. Comment?
4 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has announced its latest dividends. Once again the company has maintained its dividend, to the slight surprise of some who thought it would be raised given the company's earnings of late. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Daily Mail
Twice as many people fear their finances will worsen next year as those who believe they will improve, new research from the Money Advice Service suggests today. Painting a patchy picture of the economic recovery, the study found as many as one in five people across the UK predict their finances will be tougher to cope with next year, compared to one in ten who expect an improvement. Comment?
14 min ago | via Business Journal
It was the year of nine-digit project budgets, 30-plus floors, 60-plus acres, 100-plus apartments and 1-million square-foot warehouses. Sure, there were plenty of smaller deals getting done too, but 2014 marked a return to really big developments in the southeast Wisconsin real estate market. Comment?
20 min ago | via Business Journal
GE Business Financial Services seized Metrocentre Corporate Park in 2011 after foreclosing on an $11.7 million mortgage to SJS-West Palm Beach. It recently sold the 105,159-square-foot property for $8.825 million to Grover & Corlew. Comment?
31 min ago | via TheStreet.com
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