Great Barrington Real Estate News
Saturday Feb 28 | via Berkshire Eagle
Home inspector Bill Drosehn and his assistant, Mike Cooney, left, check the status of the garage at a home in Pittsfield. This winter's record snows have kept all but the most serious home-buyers at bay. Comment?
Feb 14, 2015 | via Berkshire Eagle
Ben Garver The Berkshire Eagle 88 Valentine Road in Pittsfield has a for sale sign on it, buried in snow. Sales of single-family homes in Berkshire County dropped in 2014 after two years of healthy increases. Comment?
Feb 6, 2015 | via IBerkshires
Erin Carlotto has joined Greylock Federal Credit Union as a mortgage loan officer. Carlotto will be assuming the role of former mortgage loan officer, Maureen Phillips, who will transition to a role in member education at the Credit Union. Comment?
Jan 23, 2015 | via IBerkshires
Following "conventional thinking" definitely has its merits. Knowing others have gone before you is comforting and therefore they can't ALL be wrong. Comment?
Dec 16, 2014 | via Berkshire Eagle
The founder and broker/owner of Berkshire Dream Home in Dalton was recently honored by the Dalton Police Department and Select Board with the first ever Civilian Civil Service Award, given "for his exemplary work in neighborhood crime watching and his active involvement in helping Dalton police apprehend criminals." Dalton Police Chief Jeffrey Coe cited two situations in which Perenick, a former eastern New England police officer, reported criminal activity and provided information that led to arrests. Comment?
3 hrs ago | via Nashoba Publishing Online
Treasurer Deborah Goldberg is back in the state after spending two days at a national conference in Washington, D.C. where she said she pressed White House officials on the need to support aging public transit systems and infrastructure in states like Massachusetts. Goldberg also met with Treasury Department officials about federal efforts to improve financial literacy and retirement savings and talked with members of the state's Congressional delegation about the importance of protecting the tax deductible status of municipal bonds. Comment?
Tuesday | via WBUR-AM Boston
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts rose nearly 4 percent in February, a month that will go down in the history for its record snowfall totals. The Warren Group reported Tuesday that relatively low inventory levels, low mortgage rates and falling unemployment fueled sales, which are up by less than 1 percent over the first two months of 2015. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the $361 million supplemental budget approved by the Senate last week. There were no roll calls on the budget itself or on any of the 23 proposed budget amendments. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via Boston.com
Colin MacNaught might be the most important official in Massachusetts public finance you don't know. For seven years, he has worked behind the scenes, as assistant state treasurer for debt management under three treasurers, overseeing the Commonwealth's $22 billion in outstanding borrowings. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via Business Journal
About a third of the state's banks reported year-over-year declines in headcount in 2014, though for most it was only a handful staffers. Sage Bank lost more employees than any other Massachusetts-based bank in 2014, a tumultuous year for the Lowell institution that saw heavy layoffs in its secondary-mortgage market organization. Comment?
6 min ago | via The White House
Today, the President is in Birmingham, Alabama to speak about the progress we have made to build a safer and stronger financial system and to protect families from the types of abuses that led the economy to near collapse and his commitment to safeguarding that progress. Before the financial crisis, the irresponsibility and recklessness that was allowed to prevail on Wall Street may have seemed remote from Main Streets across the country. Comment?
13 min ago | via Business Journal
This 23-story tower planned on downtown Tampa's Grant block is one of several apartment projects planned in or around the urban core. A new study shows just how much Tampa Bay's apartment boom has meant to the region's economy - and the total impact goes beyond construction dollars and tax revenue. Comment?
14 min ago | via Business Journal
Average wages in Seattle increased just over 5 percent in the Seattle metro region between 2012 and 2014, but median home prices went up nearly 17 percent during roughly the same time period, according to RealtyTrac. Congratulations, Seattle. Comment?
14 min ago | via MoneyWeek
James Anderson is a hero to lots of MoneyWeek readers. That's because the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust , of which he is the lead manager, is one of the core holdings in our investment trust portfolio - and also one of the best performers. Comment?
16 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , took to the stage yesterday at the Consumer Banking Association's CBA LIVE event to discuss the bureau's new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule, he may have been attempting to address the banking industry's concerns that many people will not be ready to handle the changes that take effect on Aug. 1. Instead, Antonakes sparked more confusion, rumors and even inaccurate media reports about whether the bureau will consider delaying the new rule, which has come to be known as TRID, to give the financial services and real estate industries more time to prepare for the sweeping changes to come. Comment?
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