Glassport Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Post-gazette.com
The number of home sales throughout the region are up. Dollar volume is up. And home builders are seeing their business grow. Comment?
Saturday Apr 4 | via Post-gazette.com
As an antiques dealer always on the hunt for merchandise to sell in his shop, John Fox routinely drives the quiet back roads of Butler County looking for any indication that real estate might be changing hands. A "For Sale" sign in the front yard of an aging house presents an opportunity for Mr. Fox to buy antiques from longtime residents in the process of downsizing. Comment?
Mar 12, 2015 | via Post-gazette.com
Lawrenceville's real estate market is commanding prices that astonish longtime residents at a time when 30 percent of the neighborhood's population lives in or near poverty and 262 properties languish in tax delinquency. That dichotomy is at the heart of the desirability of a 2012 treasurer's sale reject, a row house at 184 34th St. On one side, the Lawrenceville Corp., a development nonprofit, wants to secure it in a fight for affordable housing and responsible balance. Comment?
Mar 11, 2015 | via The Almanac
Mt. Lebanon Township commissioners extended an olive branch to property owners in an attempt to ease opposition to its controversial newcomer tax. The genesis of the tax goes back to 2012, when Allegheny County reassessed homeowners. Comment?
Mar 4, 2015 | via The Almanac
The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, an industry advocacy group that counts the majority of residential real agents as its members, is funding a website opposing Mt. Lebanon's controversial “newcomer tax.” The website, www.endthenewcomertax.com , went live March 3, and will remain up indefinitely, said John Petrack, RAMP's executive vice president. Comment?
19 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
Filling key positions in our industry is not an easy task sometimes, but as one banking vet I know likes to say, "give me someone with a little bit of smarts, and a little bit of drive, and I'll hand them back a career." Of course, she doesn't live in New York, and maybe hasn't read Business Insider's Companies Can't Find Employees Who Can Hold a Conversation or Show up on Time. Comment?
Thursday | via Mortgage News Daily
Home prices nationally are now within 3 percent of the peak they reached in March 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its purchase only Home Price Index for February showing that home prices increased 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to January and were 5.4 percent higher than in February 2014. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via China Daily
Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate and the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at New York University, told a conference in New York on April 17 that he expects China's GDP growth to average 6 to 7 percent annually. China's real estate market is so big that it can affect the global economy, and the country's regional and local government bond market play a major role in the national economy, said participants at a conference on China's property market. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via The News Item
A backlash over a controversial Indiana law is spurring new resolve among supporters of legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in this state. Bills to include members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community under Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination law have been in the legislative hopper for nearly a decade but seen little movement. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national mover rate has remained stable since 2008. In 1948, about 1 in 5 people moved over a one-year period, that number is now 1 in 9. Between 2013 and 2014, suburbs experienced a gain of 2.2 million movers, whereas cities experienced a loss of 1.7 million people - despite all the chatter about the urban revolution. Comment?
10 min ago | via Cape Gazette
Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty has announced the recent addition of nine realtors to its team of real estate professionals. "We are thrilled to have these agents on board with us at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's," said Justin Healy, broker at OASIR. Comment?
23 min ago | via The Citizens' Voice
The Crestwood Middle School Student Council bagged groceries for tips at Gerrity's in Luzerne on Sunday, April 12. They raised $350 for Homes For Our Troops which is a privately funded nonprofit organization. HFOT builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Comment?
49 min ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
Century 21 Signature Properties is proud to announce the addition of another experienced real estate sales professional to its team. Nicole Mello joins Century 21 Signature Properties from a local independent firm. Comment?
56 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
With banks accounting for 80 percent of New Zealand's financial assets, a property downturn would have wider economic ramifications. In a previous article , I had argued that there is a case for taking a short position on New Zealand equities - based on the fact that property prices in the country have become unsustainable and at risk of a sudden burst. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Ellon Times
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. An Ellon-based company has pledged to boost the pay of its staff after announcing support for the Scottish Government's commitment to the Living Wage. Comment?
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