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Friday Apr 24 | via Foster's Daily Democrat
The Travelers Institute will host a complimentary seminar Friday at the Governor's Inn Rochester to help answer common questions about buying, financing and insuring a home. Attendees will hear from insurance, financial services, and real estate professionals on ways to help avoid common mistakes when buying insurance and protecting their assets. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via Star-Progress
Orange County has the fifth-fastest pace of home sales in the nation so far this year, with 59 percent of the homes listed on Trulia coming off the market in two months or less, the real estate website reported recently. Trulia measured sales pace by comparing how many homes listed on its website on Feb. 5 were still for sale by April 5. The results show that turnover is accelerating. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via Huntington Beach Independent
An Irvine resident and two other men accused of being involved in a loan modification scheme through an unlicensed Huntington Beach business pleaded not guilty to theft charges Thursday. Michael Pelimiano Soriano, 45, of Irvine, Agustin Navarra Alayon, 52, of Canoga Park and Joseph Anthony Oliva, 50, of San Jose were charged with six counts each of grand theft and one count of collecting a foreclosure consultant advance fee, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via The Norwalk Daily Voice
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty announced that Brian A. Clarke, Jr., an award-winning, top producing sales agent for the firm's Wilton brokerage, will be featured in the May Connecticut issue of Top Agent Magazine. Clarke was selected for his successful networking and commitment to delivering continuous top-notch real estate service to his clients. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Realtor Magazine
All too often, I hear about consumers who hire agents simply because they know the person, felt obligated, or worse, negotiated a discounted commission. We know how the story ends: horrible MLS photos from a mobile phone, no phone calls or e-mails returned by the agent, the consumer loses money on the purchase or sale - and sometimes there's even a lawsuit. Comment?
Saturday | via Inside Bay Area
She wanted her grandson, who lived with her, to inherit her East Oakland home. So Harris, 78, deeded the property to Brian Mack and hired an attorney to set up a trust naming him beneficiary. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
California's housing prices plummeted after the bubble burst in 2008 , but now are approaching levels not seen since the market's height-especially along the Southern California coast and around San Francisco Bay. This has reignited the perennial question: What should policy makers do to promote "affordable" housing? Earlier this month, the state Supreme Court heard arguments in a Northern California case that could have statewide impact, given that it ponders the constitutionality of one way officials promote the construction of lower-cost housing. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Business Journal
Seven years after the housing bubble popped, there are still homeowners who owe the bank more than their house is worth. But rising prices have put many long-term homeowners in the comfortable ranks of the "equity rich." Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Bloomberg
In the aftermath of the housing crisis, it seemed like millennials might give up on homeownership in favor of a lifetime spent renting squalid apartments in gentrifying urban centers. Fears of that grim scenario have mostly passed, and it's not uncommon to hear of young faces at open houses, or to read surveys in which renters say they're finally ready to fork over a down payment. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via Inside Bay Area
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider how far cities can go in trying to provide more affordable housing across the state as housing prices and rents continue to soar. In a challenge to San Jose's five-year-old affordable housing ordinance, the state's high court will hold arguments in Los Angeles in a case that tests a policy tool now in place in cities stretching from Santa Monica to Napa. Comment?
1 hr ago | via NEWS.com.au
BALANCING the Budget has just become a lot harder. If Joe Hockey can get it right - he really will deserve that cigar. Comment?
15 min ago | via Dallas Morning News
Only about 1 in 4 former homeowners who lost property during the housing crash will soon become buyers again as tight credit keeps many out of the U.S. real estate market, according to a National Association of Realtors study. Of the 9.3 million owners who went through foreclosure or were forced to sell at a loss, about 950,000 already have bought again and 1.5 million more are likely to make a purchase in the next five years, the trade group said this week. Comment?
15 min ago | via Dallas Morning News
My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. We're also saving up to buy a car with cash. Comment?
32 min ago | via Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The banks' interim results season in the first week of May is expected to show cash profits have risen about 2 per cent over the half to $15.3 billion. Only Westpac is expected to see its cash earnings slip, hit by a $125 million one-off accounting change, while the NAB is likely to report a big rebound after being hit with significant restructuring costs in the previous half. Comment?
42 min ago | via The CPA Technology Advisor
Ken Auman has lost track of how many times he's been stopped for driving without a license plate. He's filed dozens of motions in lawsuits around the metro area, accusing Kansas City and Missouri county officials of corruption, harassment and violating his rights. Comment?
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