Clearwater Real Estate News
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Sunday Oct 12 | via Patch.com
Well, if you are opposed to a 1% increase in the sales tax, a $2.2 Billion train from downtown St. Pete to downtown Clearwater and a 90 year mortgage on Pinellas County you will pay for; by definition of the high rollers that want to see this tax passed, you are a right wing, wacky extremist, Tea Party activist. It is interesting how the GreenLight -Yes people are trying desperately trying to tie opposition of this sales tax boondoggle to extremists. Comment?
Monday Oct 6 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
There's free help available to college students who are graduating with so much student loan debt that even with a new job they can't afford to buy a home. Student loan debt hurts home ownership There's free help available to college students who are graduating with so much student loan debt that even with a new job they can't afford to buy a home. Comment?
Sunday Oct 5 | via St. Petersburg Times
In Tampa Bay and nationally, nearly all of the exciting, high-profile restaurants to open in the past two years have been casual and moderate to mid-priced. At none of them are you required to wear a jacket. Comment?
Sunday Oct 5 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
The Pinellas Realtor Organization recently reported Pinellas County real estate statistics for August 2014. The following date combines the statistics for single-family homes and townhomes/condos. Comment?
Sep 26, 2014 | via ABC Action News
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Thousands of Pasco County homeowners may soon have to add flood insurance premiums to their budgets. Comment?
Jan 19, 2012 | via Finance and Commerce
Jorge Perez crashed along with the real estate market, then regained his crown as Florida's "Condo King" by building new projects with 50 percent deposits from foreign buyers. Now, for his next development, he's looking to wealthy Americans. Comment?
Wednesday | via Business Journal
Foreclosure inventory for metro Orlando declined again in September to 4.1 percent, down 3.5 percentage points from the year-ago period, according to the latest CoreLogic report. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area had a total of 14,659 completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in September. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 28 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Short sales have dwindled in Orlando during recent years, and yet the region had a greater share of the bargain-priced sales during the third quarter than almost any U.S. city, a new study shows. Known ironically for taking a long time to complete, short sales are bank-approved home sales with prices less than the outstanding mortgage. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 28 | via Capital Soup
Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped a point in October to 82, the first decline in the index since May, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. "This decline is not likely indicative of a trend," said Chris McCarty, director of UF's Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, which conducts the survey. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 28 | via Palm Beach Post
South Florida home prices experienced a 10.5 percent increase in August compared to the same time last year, the highest jump nationwide as price climbs continue to slow. The tri-county region of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties was followed by Las Vegas, which saw a 10 percent increase and San Francisco at 9 percent, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Comment?
5 min ago | via Port Orchard
Paul Andrews is the clear choice for assessor. We have an opportunity to elect a 19-year Kitsap County resident who has truly worked for us. Comment?
5 min ago | via Curbed
Sometimes, a real estate agent finds homes that can only be described as horrifying . These aren't haunted houses from your everyday horror film. Comment?
7 min ago | via WICU12 Erie
It's too early to say exactly how the idea from BlackRock would work, but it would take Congressional action because the federal government administers the majority of student debt. The proposal could be a creative way to ease student debt, which has quickly become a $1.2 trillion Achilles heel in the American economy. Comment?
12 min ago | via WDTN-TV Dayton
In this information age, gathering up and securing the most important information - the critical passwords, user names, insurance, savings and important documents we have - is a vital task than many overlook. Tech Journalist Mike Wendland has some suggestions on how to safeguard those digital assets. Comment?
27 min ago | via Housing Wire
Proposals to lower the minimum down-payment on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -backed mortgages at the same time as reducing banks' exposure to put-back risk may help accelerate the modest loosening in mortgage credit conditions that is in train. But, notes Capital Economics in a client note, the changes will mean Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac take on substantially more credit risk, which will do nothing for the long- term aim of reducing their role in the provision of mortgage credit. Comment?
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