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2 hrs ago | 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?
19 hrs ago | 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?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Northern Michigan News
Michigan's state and local tax rates are among the worst in the nation, according to a report released last week. WalletHub ranked Michigan at No. Comment?
5 min ago | via TheStreet.com
Home prices are on the rise. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose 5% over the past year as of February, compared to 4.6% in January. Comment?
1 hr ago | via MarketWatch
The main financial risk facing the United States today is the same as the risk in 2007: big banks with too much debt and too little equity capital on their balance sheets, writes Simon Johnson. See full story. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Reuters
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Tuesday it was not unusual to see an overvaluation in home prices given the market's long rally but reiterated the country was not in the midst of a housing bubble. The central bank has estimated the housing market is overvalued by 10 percent to 30 percent. Comment?
10 min ago | via Pest Control
Imagine fielding this call: Your prospective customer is The Federal National Mortgage Association , aka Fannie Mae. The lending institution recently took ownership of a $450,000 residence overlooking two holes on a golf course at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Comment?
18 min ago | via Courier News
Thomas G. Frey, 55, an Edison lawyer and certified public accountant, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for conspiring with a mortgage broker to extort and defraud victims by falsely representing to them they were the subjects of criminal investigations. Edison man gets 27 months for conspiracy, extortion Thomas G. Frey, 55, an Edison lawyer and certified public accountant, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for conspiring with a mortgage broker to extort and defraud victims by falsely representing to them they were the subjects of criminal investigations. Comment?
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