Barnstable Real Estate News
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Wednesday Jan 7 | via Cape Cod Times
BARNSTABLE Real estate activity in Barnstable County finished 2014 strong, with the highest monthly median sales price in recent years and a late surge in sales to surpass 2013, the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds reported Tuesday. Both the volume and value of property sold on Cape Cod increased last month, Register of Deeds John Meade reported. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via Cape Cod Times
Kathy Forrester has been named marketing director for Kinlin Grover Real Estate on Cape Cod, Page Taft in Connecticut and Randall Realtors in Connecticut and Rhode Island, all sister organizations within the Randall Family of Companies based in Rhode Island. Forrester will be responsible for the development of marketing programs for the corporate brand, its 30 regional offices and its 300 agent partners. Comment?
Dec 19, 2014 | 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?
13 hrs ago | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Where's Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren when we need her? The debutante of the kill Wall Street crowd is suddenly silent as another potential housing bubble begs to be inflated -- courtesy of quasi-government darlings Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Earlier this month, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a step back to their bankruptcies in 2008 and the housing crisis that helped create the nation's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Comment?
Saturday | via Patch.com
Four national banks owe Massachusetts $2.7 million after settling a lawsuit from the state's attorney general, Martha Coakley. Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo Bank were all named in the lawsuit, which claimed the banks illegally foreclosed on Massachusetts homes. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via Boston.com
In criminal matters, the state has a constitutional obligation to make sure indigent defendants have lawyers. But on a host of civil matters - from divorces and custody cases to foreclosures and evictions - low-income people come into contact with the legal system without the assistance they need to navigate it properly. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via Boston.com
Ratings company Standard & Poor's will pay $77 million to settle with the US government, Massachusetts, and New York to resolve an investigation into mortgage-backed securities. The ratings agency will pay Massachusetts $7 million over allegations that it made misleading statements about how it evaluated certain commercial mortgage backed securities in 2011, giving investors a false sense of security and leaving them less protected from defaults and losses. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 14 | via The Raw Story
The senior Massachusetts senator spoke with her fellow scorner of Tim Geithner, Sheila Bair, the former Federal Deposit Insurance chairperson about key economic issues in an interview for Fortune magazine . Their acquaintance is of some vintage. Comment?
22 min ago | via USA Today
Ripped off by a vacation rental? Not if you read this As vacation rental complaints mount, we've got tips for a hassle-free transaction. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1C3clIG One of these beach houses may be a dream, the other a nightmare, so consumers should do their homework before booking a vacation rental. Comment?
25 min ago | via NBR Newsroom
Traders have started pricing in a small prospect of interest rate cuts this year by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, whose forecasts have overstated the pace of inflation for two straight quarters. The central bank is seen cutting the official cash rate by 9 basis points over the next 12 months, based on the overnight interest swap curve. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Channel3000
Mortgage applications across the country increased by more than 14 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. In the Madison area, realtors say that's a trend they have seen in this past month. Comment?
1 hr ago | via BrothersJudd Blog
People tend to focus on migrants entering and exiting the U.S., but movement within our borders is arguably a much bigger deal. In 2013, about 27% of the U.S. population was born in one state, but lived in another. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Washington Post
PRESIDENT OBAMA has caused a furor with his plan to tax withdrawals from so-called 529 plans , a tax-advantaged savings account through which families save for children's college tuition. Annual contributions to 529s, often deductible from state income taxes, accumulate earnings tax-free and then - under current law - can be withdrawn tax-free to pay for tuition and other college expenses. Comment?
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