Harbert Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 22 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
The latest figures from the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors shows an increase in sales of existing homes in March by 26% compared to last year, with both median and average prices also rising. The sales last month accounted for 43% of the homes sold in Berrien County and the western parts of Cass and Van Buren counties for the first three months of the year. Comment?
Mar 27, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
There is a new policy that will take effect on May 1 in Berrien County to help people behind on their property taxes avoid foreclosure and get the debt paid off more quickly. Treasurer Bret Witkowski says interest rates can be slashed drastically for some. Comment?
Mar 19, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
Property owners who are behind on their property taxes to Berrien County have until March 31 to get into a payment plan with the county treasurerA's office to avoid foreclosure. Treasurer Bret Witkowski says heA's hoping the numbers come down by the end of the month. Comment?
Feb 26, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
It appears to be a good market for those selling their homes in terms of getting top-dollar in the area. January's housing sales figures from the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors show the average sales price last month was just over $211,000. Comment?
Sep 27, 2014 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
The area housing market is rebounding from disppointing numbers in July. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says home sales in August rose 13% from July and prices held steady. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via Battle Creek Enquirer
Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program Treasury told to do more to inform homeowners in the 10 most underserved states Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1GQzbmM Neighborhoods Inc. helps local residents avoid foreclosure through the Home Affordable Modification Program. Only Oklahoma and North Dakota have been more underserved than Michigan by the program, a new report shows. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Mortgage News Daily
While CoreLogic says February is typically a month in which distressed sales post a seasonal decline, real-estate owned and short sales this past February were the lowest for that month since 2008 . Combined they accounted for 13.5 percent of total sales, down 0.8 of a point from January and a 3 percentage point drop from February 2014. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via Michigan Radio
As we near the vote to raise the sales tax to fund our abysmal roads, we've heard this question come up quite a bit these last few months: "Why couldn't the Legislature just do the job they were elected to do instead of passing responsibility off to the voters?" We haven't given our legislators the chance to do their jobs because we've cauterized a deep-seeded distrust into statutes and amendments to the state constitution. Potholes are just one concrete example of how Michigan's culture of distrust in politics has hurt our government's ability to function. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via MLive.com
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here's a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area: The Bouma Group of Keller Williams Realty is donating the commission dollars from their 100th home sale to local non-profit charities chosen by the community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and vote for the charity of their choice on The Bouma Group's website at www.bouma.com and can vote once per day. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Manufacturing in Michigan - its lifeblood over the past century - is making a strong comeback despite global competition. Since December 2009, Michigan has led the nation with more than 88,000 new manufacturing jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Comment?
4 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Home staging is something that a professional or a do-it-yourself-oriented homeowner can do. There is no question some level of staging must happen on just about every listing - if for no other reason than to stand out next to the competition and sell with fewer days on the market. Comment?
7 min ago | via Curbed
Christie's Real Estate has just launched a cool page with graphics related to the global luxury market. After all, the page says, "Residential real estate is a tale of two markets-luxury and everything else." Comment?
11 min ago | via Business Journal
This humble house in Ballard was put on the market at $559,000 earlier this year. It ended up going for $717,000, and the sellers had a back-up offer of $730,000. Comment?
13 min ago | via GwdToday.com
GREENVILLE, South Carolina Countybank is pleased to announce that Travis Fortson has joined Countybank as Vice President, Commercial Lender and will be based in the Downtown Greenville Financial Center at 201 W. McBee Ave. Mr. Fortson brings 6 years of commercial banking experience to Countybank's team of commercial lenders. Prior to joining Countybank he was Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for CertusBank. Comment?
17 min ago | via Lake Cowichan Gazette
While the client is always right, and we always provide the best rate and terms, we do convey the importance in considering the "extras" when selecting the best mortgage. Extras include such items as prepayment privileges. Comment?
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