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Friday Oct 17 | via IBerkshires
Above, a homemade sign tells the story of what an important role Berkshire County Kids Place plays in the community. Left, the organization is set in a pretty building in Pittsfield that aims to be warm and welcoming to the children and families who need its services. Comment?
Friday Oct 17 | via Customer Interaction Solutions
Fitch Ratings has removed from Rating Watch Evolving and upgrades to 'A-' from 'BBB+' the rating on the following outstanding debt issued by Berkshire Health System : Debt payments are secured by a pledge of the gross revenues of the obligated group and a mortgage pledge on the core Berkshire Medical Center campus The legal requirements include a liquidity covenant of 65 days cash on hand . The Obligated Group accounted for 95.7% of fiscal 2013 consolidated system assets and 91.8% of revenues. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Lowell Sun
Pending home sales in Massachusetts rose on a year-over-year basis by 22 percent last month, as price increases have lessened and interest rates have remained low, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. MAR reported that 4,901 single-family homes came under agreement in Massachusetts last month, up from 4,014 in September 2013. Comment?
Sep 24, 2014 | via Berkshire Eagle
The calendar says the fall season's just begun, but the signs have been around us for weeks . And though the cooler weather may make us consider staying in, the bold hues of the changing leaves beckon us to come out and play. Comment?
Sep 21, 2014 | via Berkshire Eagle
Habitat for Humanity is not just about building houses, it's about helping people unlock doors to a better life. In addition to homeowners providing at least 400 hours of sweat equity into home builds and rehabilitations, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity now requires its homebuyers to enroll in and successfully complete its Building for Tomorrow program, a financial training and money management initiative. Comment?
Yesterday | via Cape Cod Times
A slight drop in the number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month compared with September 2013 and a stabilization of median prices are positives for the housing market, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors said Tuesday. The Waltham-based group reported a 3.3 percent drop in sales in September, the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year sales decreases. Comment?
Tuesday | via Boston.com
Years after the housing market collapse took a toll on pensions and retirement funds, a settlement in a class-action suit could yeild a windfall for affected state pensions, thanks to a settlement reached between Massachusetts pension groups and Fannie Mae. The groups proposed a $170 million settlement with Fannie Mae in their class action suit. Comment?
Tuesday | via Boston.com
The median selling price of a Massachusetts single-family home fell last month on a year-to-year comparison basis for the first time since September 2012, the Warren Group reported Tuesday. The median price of such a home was $320,000 in September 2014 versus $325,000 in September 2013, a drop of 1.5 percent, said the Warren Group, a Boston firm that tracks local real estate activity and that publishes Banker & Tradesman. Comment?
Tuesday | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts was down last month when compared to September 2013, while median prices also showed a slowdown. The Massachusetts Association of Realtors and The Warren Group both reported a slight decrease in sales year-over-year. Comment?
Sunday Oct 26 | via Banker & Tradesman
Tune in to hear Cassidy Murphy, editorial director at The Warren Group, discuss the September housing market in the Bay State. Listen here . Comment?
1 min ago | via Daily Journal
Citigroup has slashed its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, saying that recent investigations by regulators have altered the results it reported earlier this month. The New York-based bank on Thursday adjusted its quarterly net income to $2.8 billion from a previously reported $3.4 billion, citing legal expenses. Comment?
1 min ago | via Business Wire
The information can be fou... )--Silicon Image, Inc. , a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today reported financial results for its third quarter e... )--Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2014-5 : --$236,006,000 class A-1 exchangeable certificates 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stabl... )--iMedia announces the 2014 iMedia Agency Awards finalists. The awards recognize the best agencies and campaigns in digital marketing. Comment?
1 hr ago | via RTE.ie
The European Central Bank has said it will start its purchases of asset-backed securities in November in a bid to kick-start credit in the euro area. The ECB has drawn up an Asset-Backed Securities Purchase Programme as "one of a number of measures ... to facilitate the provision of credit to the euro area economy." Comment?
7 min ago | via Learn Bonds
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it would stop buying bonds as part of its economic stimulus package known as Quantitative Easing. Over a six year period, the Fed bought over $3 trillion dollars of mortgage and U.S. treasury bonds from banks and hedge funds in an effort to keep interest rates at zero. Comment?
9 min ago | via TheStreet.com
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