Germantown Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Germantown, MD continually updated from thousands of sources.
Wednesday Sep 17 | via Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
While I focus on urban or center city revitalization, the reality is that the characteristics of successful community improvement are universal, even if community characteristics and opportunities for improvement vary from place to place. People often make the mistake of thinking "universally" or "globally" when the reality is that community improvement works at the scale of a district. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 10 | via Daily Record
An analysis of the housing markets in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas released on Wednesday deemed the markets lackluster and mixed in August. The Baltimore metro area's average sales price was down 2.8 percent from a year ago, according to the analysis by RealEstate Business Intelligence and GMU Center for Regional Analysis. Comment?
Jul 15, 2014 | via Patch.com
Here's a roundup of recent job postings in Montgomery County. Bethesda: Mid Level Server Engineer at SpecPro Technical Services Experienced Accountant for Grossberg Company Surgical Technologist - Operating Room for Accountable Healthcare Staffing Physical Therapy Assistant for Genesis Rehabilitation Services Front Desk Receptionist at ... (more) Comment?
Jun 23, 2014 | via The Washington Post
Montgomery Council member Marc Elrich likes to proclaim his independence from a county campaign finance system thick with largesse from the development industry. Comment?
Jun 12, 2014 | via Patch.com
From a news release: Construction will soon begin on an affordable housing development for independent senior citizens in downtown Silver Spring. Comment?
Jan 16, 2014 | via Somerset Herald
'Contrary to some of the reports you may read, the state is still struggling to recover from the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression,' Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot told Lower Shore civic and business leaders Thursday. 'No wage growth, no real economic growth.' Comment?
Yesterday | via Business Journal
August was a slow month for house and condo sales in the Washington metro compared to a year ago. But the slowdown in sales didn't mean home values were any less. Comment?
Thursday | via Dealbreaker
Alibaba IPO Gives Insiders Rare Chance to Sell Early A swath of early investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will be able to sell more than $8 billion worth of shares on the day the Chinese e-commerce company goes public, an unusual arrangement that is influencing how bankers price the offering. Insiders and other investors in companies staging initial public offerings are generally required to hold on to shares for several months, in "lockup" arrangements banks design to help protect the stock's price in its early days. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 2 | via Patch.com
Howard Bank, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has renewed its lease on its headquarters in Ellicott City, according to President & CEO Mary Ann Scully. From its founding in August of 2004, the bank has grown to include eight full service branches and regional offices in Annapolis and Towson, MD, and mortgage operations throughout the Central Maryland area. Comment?
Thursday Sep 4 | via Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
A corn-based entryway at a house on Chillum Road in Prince George's County, Maryland. The Atlantic Cities has a piece, " How Urban Farming Is Making San Francisco's Housing Crisis Worse ," which makes the point that providing tax incentives in San Francisco for vacant lots to be urban farms/gardens, when San Francisco has a housing crisis is bad policy . Comment?
9 min ago | via KSWO
The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market. Julian Castro also tells The Associated Press that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country. Comment?
12 min ago | via Real Estate Investing for Real
And if you had the money or had sparkling enough credit to get a coveted loan, why not? There were lots of cheap properties available on the market due to the foreclosure crisis. As the market is rebounding and prices continue to rise, more people are interested in getting in on real estate investing now, while prices are still relatively low . Comment?
14 min ago | via Business Times
A FORMER banker and a major shareholder of two Singapore-listed companies, Tong Kooi Ong is one man whose penchant for shaking up the business turf and needling the big boys with his niche-market ideas in Malaysia has won him both admirers and arch rivals. Now, amid a relatively torpid real estate market in Singapore and as property brokers grapple to protect their income from further injury, Mr Tong is at it again - this time through HSR International Realtors, a firm owned by Catalist-listed 3Cnergy which he majority owns since March last year. Comment?
20 min ago | via The Indianapolis Star
Indy woman lived rent free for years without really trying House was essentially ownerless after getting caught up in housing crisis Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1uoUhRC Lisa Hardy, along with her eight-year-old daughter Leah Jones, has lived rent-free for nine years in an Eastside house that was abandoned by its investor-owner. She just kept living there and no one ever claimed the house but the home has now been bought at a city surplus sale by a Singaporean investment company and Hardy fears she will have to move. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Real Deal
This week, our clients received a 30-page paper that assesses the impact of student loans on home buying for households under the age of 40. Our conclusion is that 414,000 transactions will be lost in 2014 due to student debt. At a typical price of $200,000, that is $83 billion per year in lost volume. Comment?
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