Dexter Real Estate News
Feb 27, 2015 | via The Newark Star-Ledger
Hillsborough police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office combined to arrest a couple who defrauded a 71-year-old woman out of her life savings. (Photo by Ed Murray HILLSBOROUGH - A Hillsborough couple who authorities allege swindled a senior citizen out of life savings, taking out loans against two properties she owned and later selling one property without her knowledge to finance an upscale lifestyle, have been indicted on charges of second-degree theft by deception. Comment?
Sep 22, 2014 | via Bangor Daily News
Single-family home sales rose in August, compared with last year, as the median price paid for those homes dipped to $178,000. The total volume of home sales for the state's busiest month for real estate transactions rose 3.3 percent from one year ago, bucking a national and regional decline in single-family home sales, according to a transaction tracking service maintained by the Maine Association of Realtors. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Bangor Daily News
On Monday, lawmakers rejected a bill supported by Maine's hospitality industry that would have extended hotel licensing requirements to every entity that rents rooms overnight to guests for less than seven days. The prime target for the hotel industry, of course, were homeowners throughout Maine who rent out rooms in their houses through websites such as Airbnb . Comment?
Sunday Apr 12 | via Herald Gazette
Finding a niche for a new business in the Midcoast can be difficult; however, a local couple has figured out how to use their already established business to expand into their newest endeavor. On the Water Real Estate Inc., sister company to On the Water in Maine Inc. Vacation Property Rentals and Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., is the new business opened by Justin and Tiffany Ford. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Sun Journal
That's because more than 2,300 homeowners and 540 businesses in Maine are facing annual increases in currently below-market flood insurance rates. Federal law changes that took effect April 1 will deliver rate increases to a subset of Maine flood insurance policyholders - about 3,300 - when their policies come up for renewal. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via WVII
With across the board growth in all measurement categories including another new record for membership, the popularity of Maine's credit unions continued to soar in 2014. According to recently released year-end statistics of Maine's 60 credit unions, as reported by the Maine Credit Union League, assets, loans and savings all saw healthy increases during the past year. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Sun Journal
The parent company of Camden National Bank has reached an agreement to purchase The Bank of Maine, a move that would give Camden 68 branches and make it the largest bank headquartered in the state. Camden National bank's planned purchase of the Bank of Maine would give it a much larger footprint, acquiring 24 Bank of Maine branches, primarily in Southern Maine and the Kennebec Valley. Comment?
13 min ago | via Houston Chronicle
The Houston Association of Realtors analyzed Houston-area subdivisions for the Chronicle based on residential property sales handled through the Multiple Listing Service. The list of neighborhoods contains 3,035 subdivisions that recorded three or more sales in 2014. Comment?
19 min ago | via News Journal
Marketing area's commercial spaces getting easier Realtors: bottom of 2007 downturn is long past on retail, office, industrial buildings Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1yGDdxU Some factories, offices and retail stores that formerly were occupied became vacant spaces - starting in 2007 and 2008 - as companies struggled in the wake of the economic downturn. Specialists say the commercial real estate market in Richland County has shown recovery - with the speed of that revival dependant on type of building use - in the last few years. Comment?
27 min ago | via The Day
If you're a renter pining to become a homeowner or a foreclosure or short-sale victim, you may think that a home loan is out of reach. However, home loan products and home-buyer assistance programs are available from lenders, local governments and nonprofit groups eager to help renters move into homeownership. Comment?
43 min ago | via Credit.com
Q: I'm buying a home and the seller has offered to personally give me a mortgage instead of me going through a bank. My credit is fine so it's not like I need the help from the guy. Comment?
45 min ago | via NewsandSentinel.com
While we wait in anticipation and lust for Brazil's new cracker plant in Wood County there is little concern that fossil fuel burning is destroying this planet for our grandchildren and those yet to be born. "Jobs and money will pour into this area making the quality of life rise for many," is the argument. Comment?
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