Freedom Real Estate News
Jan 16, 2015 | via North Country Now
St. Lawrence County is second-highest on a list of counties in the U.S. ranking where buying a house is cheaper in the long run than renting your living space. The counties were ranked using several criteria, including low average monthly mortgage payments relative to monthly rent, favorable tax structure, relatively low home values, and other factors that favor home ownership, according to New York City-based SmartAsset.com. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Reuters
NEW YORK, April 24 The strong U.S. dollar, Colombian peso depreciation and slow growth in Latin American economies are not expected to be serious threats to the credit strengths of Colombia's largest private banks, says Fitch Ratings. In a strong dollar environment, Colombia's banks' primary currency exchange threat is local creditors needing to service debt and repay loans in foreign currencies when the creditors' primary source of income is in COPs. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Forbes.com
View From The MiddleTM showcases our expertise, insights and ability to put our knowledge to work for the small business, middle market and transportation sectors. Founded in 1908, CIT is a financial holding company with more than $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via The Peninsula
The dollar jumped back above 120 yen on Thursday following a strong increase in US existing home sales, while traders keep a wary eye on Greece's long-running bailout talks. In Tokyo, the greenback bought 120.05 yen, up from 119.89 yen in New York and 119.54 yen in Tokyo earlier Wednesday. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Iol.co.za
The dollar was mixed on Thursday, with upbeat US housing data briefly lifting the unit above 120 yen, while traders keep an eye on Greece's long-running bailout talks. In Tokyo, the greenback eased to 119.75 yen from 119.89 yen in New York, but it is still up from 119.54 yen in Tokyo earlier on Wednesday. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Skanner
It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first Black woman to become the nation's Attorney General. Nominated on November 14, the nomination of Loretta Lynch has lingered longer than the seven previous attorneys generals combined. Comment?
12 min ago | via Yahoo!
Risks of mortgage defaults in Sydney and Melbourne are growing as soaring house prices are matched with bigger loans and deteriorating affordability, ratings agency Moody's warns. Housing affordability has eroded in Australia's two biggest cities during the past year, as house prices rose sharply while wages remained flat. Comment?
19 min ago | via Dallas Morning News
Being completely debt-free is the equivalent of a financial unicorn-the stuff of legends. But the loans that keep us in debt are not all created equal. Comment?
42 min ago | via Seward City News
Home stagers can make a number of small changes to a property that can dramatically shorten the time it spends on the real estate market while also increasing the final sales price. Home staging expert Debra Gould shares her five favorite tips for getting a house ready to sell: Imagine you're a homebuyer on a house-hunting mission. Comment?
56 min ago | via The Gleaner
In a judgment delivered on April 20, 2015 - JMMB Merchant Bank v The Real Estate Board  UKPC 16 - the UK Privy Council has clarified yet another issue involving the Real Estate Dealers and Developers Act . Although this ruling also concerns Section 31 of the act, which was considered in the case of J amaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc v The Real Estate Board  UKPC 28 , about which I wrote on September 8, 2014, this decision considered two additional points. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Seeking Alpha
Impac Mortgage Holdings stock is having one heck of a performance. With a current share price of $19.20, it is up 223% over the last year, 210% year-to-date, up nearly 100% since Seeking Alpha Contributor David Sims' IMH article barely a month ago, and even up 33% on Friday alone following a jaw-dropping earnings report. Comment?
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