Calais Real Estate News
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Wednesday Jan 14 | via Bangor Daily News
The finance website SmartAsset.com has mapped out the country's most affordable places to live, comparing home buying and home ownership costs - like average property tax bills, homeowners' insurance and mortgage payments - against median income levels and deriving a composite "affordability index." The index doesn't, as far as I can tell, include other costs associated with living someplace, such as food or electricity prices, but paints a pretty complete picture in terms of acquiring and maintaining a home. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine - The two-year budget proposal Gov. Paul LePage unveiled Friday aims to divert state government's chief revenue stream from income taxes on people and businesses to sales tax. The governor's proposal would eliminate many exemptions and add sales taxes on a range of services, from a magician performing at a child's birthday party to hiring a real estate agent. Comment?
Friday Jan 2 | via Bangor Daily News
While data on Maine's economy for 2014 is still rolling in , we're able to reflect on at least a few trends, most of which show the same broader story of Maine's slow recovery from recession. On jobs, as I've reported before, Maine gained some ground but remains behind pre-recession job totals. Comment?
Saturday Dec 27 | via Bangor Daily News
Adam Emery ripped out old insulation in Michael and Jody Herbert's attic in 2011. The Herberts of Rockland were the first in the state to receive a PACE loan to help insulate their 1880s home. Comment?
Dec 19, 2014 | via Bangor Daily News
Maine is seeing a resurgence of small-scale agriculture, especially among young farmers. But, difficulty accessing financial resources is preventing many of these entrepreneurs from expanding their operations and keeping others from farming altogether. Comment?
38 min ago | via PR-inside.com
The company is focusing its efforts on providing credit to the lowest socioeconomic groups of the Venezuelan population, specifically by offering mortgages/housing loans in order to encourage and facilitate the construction of good quality homes across the country. The bank's... Euromonitor International Local Company Profiles are a concise set of briefings detailing the strategic direction taken by a company. Comment?
11 min ago | via New York Post
My gut tells me it was a net positive on the middle class, given how significant the refi wave was. D.L. Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst at MoneyRates.com, says "harm to consumers has outweighed the benefits." Comment?
50 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
After a two-and-a-half-year wait for "whatever it takes," the quantitative easing announced this week by the European Central Bank is different from the QE undertaken by the Federal Reserve during and after the financial crisis and now completed. The European action comes in the aftermath of the Fed's programs and is a European attempt to confront complex economics. Comment?
53 min ago | via Reuters
US regulators shocked the ratings industry this week when it announced charges against a former employee of Standard & Poor's, claiming she misled investors about some CMBS trades the agency rated. It is the first time the SEC has pursued charges against an individual from a rating agency since the regulator got broader scope over the agencies under the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. Comment?
1 hr ago | via PR-inside.com
The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360deg view of the company. Comment?
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