Eckerman Real Estate News
Monday May 18 | via Zillow Blog
Walter Atkins is the son-in-law of the person who won this home for $52,100 at auction and is fixing it up. For decades, people have fretted over the blight caused by the hemorrhaging of jobs from a town that was once the toast of U.S. industrialism. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via C & G Newspapers
"Go through your closets, basement and storage areas, and if you haven't found a home, rent a storage unit for those stored items, if you can afford it," said Realtor Randy Gates, of Keller Williams Lakeside Realty. For example, if it's summer, store the winter items and vice versa. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via LA Independent
Michigan state lawmakers are urging citizens to petition other state lawmakers to decide on legislation designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Mlive.com reports that Democratic lawmakers in Lansing are appealing directly to their constituents in order to put an anti-discrimination bill to a vote. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via Battle Creek Enquirer
Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program Treasury told to do more to inform homeowners in the 10 most underserved states Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1GQzbmM Neighborhoods Inc. helps local residents avoid foreclosure through the Home Affordable Modification Program. Only Oklahoma and North Dakota have been more underserved than Michigan by the program, a new report shows. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Mortgage News Daily
While CoreLogic says February is typically a month in which distressed sales post a seasonal decline, real-estate owned and short sales this past February were the lowest for that month since 2008 . Combined they accounted for 13.5 percent of total sales, down 0.8 of a point from January and a 3 percentage point drop from February 2014. Comment?
15 min ago | via Star
According to Mortgage Choice's 2015 Money Survey, 53.6 per cent of Australians indicated that they were "very worried" or "concerned" about their finances - slightly up on this time last year. While a vast majority of respondents were concerned by their financial situation, the survey shows that most are actually saving more money and paying off debt faster than ever before. Comment?
16 min ago | via Washington Times
The phrase gets old after a while, but it's time to rev up Air Force One once again: President Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday he's off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a private dinner in the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Comment?
19 min ago | via Vancouver Courier
Mayor Gregor Robertson wants the B.C. government to impose a tax on people who flip property in Vancouver and the rest of the province. Photo Dan Toulgoet Mayor Gregor Robertson wants the B.C. government to impose a tax on people who flip property in Vancouver and the rest of the province. Comment?
22 min ago | via GuruFocus.com
Back in February, we recommended avoiding Lumber Liquidators stock despite it hitting a 52-week low. Since that recommendation roughly two months ago, shares are down a further 50%. Comment?
27 min ago | via Herald Gazette
Absolutely delightful and bright cottage style home in the Village of Rockport. First floor Master suite, wood floors, gas stove in the living room and built-ins. Comment?
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