Islandia Real Estate News
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Saturday Oct 4 | via Newsday
Two Suffolk County judges violated court rules designed to promote transparency and limit cronyism while awarding at least $600,000 in fees and expenses to political power broker Gary Melius and a network of his associates, a Newsday investigation has found. Suffolk Supreme Court Justice Thomas Whelan appointed Melius and his associates to serve as property managers or receivers, which are... Two Suffolk County judges violated court rules designed to promote transparency and limit cronyism while awarding at least $600,000 in fees and expenses to political power broker Gary Melius and a network of his associates, a Newsday investigation has found. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via NorthJersey.com
A 48-year-old real estate agent was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl, Bergen County authorities said Wednesday. Jhony F. Garcia, who lives in Bay Shore, on the South Shore of Long Island's Suffolk County, turned himself in on Monday after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest, said Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 24 | via Patch.com
The John W. Engeman Theater will host a concert on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. to benefit the VeteransHomeGiveaway.org initiative. Comment?
Aug 21, 2014 | via CBS Local
Foreclosed homes right in the suburbia of Long Island have been left with giant holes in the ceiling and graffiti-filled walls - and they are costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Comment?
Aug 21, 2014 | via Nu Wire Investor
Cash sales made up 34.4% of total home sales in the United States in May 2014, the lowest share since May 2010, the latest data shows. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via WVNY
A mobile command center is being setup in Plattsburgh to provide foreclosure prevention help. A press release says Department of Financial Services representatives will be available at the Plattsburgh Public Library Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with homeowners. Comment?
Yesterday | via Crain's New York Business
In a letter to Atlanta-based Ocwen Financial Corp., New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky says the mortgage-servicing company backdated thousands of letters to borrowers that prevented them from being able to promptly correct problem loans. Mr. Lawsky claims an employee who initially discovered the problem was ignored for months. Comment?
Tuesday | via NBR Newsroom
Wall Street advanced, up more than 1 percent, amid better-than-expected data on existing US home sales, and solid corporate earnings including from Apple. In afternoon trading in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.13 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 1.61 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.90 percent. Comment?
Tuesday | via National Journal
Living in New York City is expensive. Everybody knows that. Goods and services cost 22 percent more than the national average. Comment?
Tuesday | via NewsOn6 Tulsa
Investigators in two states are reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims over a 20-year span. Investigators in two states were reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who confessed to strangling one woman, told police where to find six more bodies and hinted at a... A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said. Comment?
27 min ago | via Palm Beach Post
The annual Canadian Snowbird Outlook report from the BMO Bank of Montreal is still hyping Florida purchases for weather-weary residents, but warns that home prices are on the rise in the Sunshine State as well as other popular spots such as Arizona. Canadians are the largest foreign buyers in Florida and more than 500,000 currently own real estate here, according to the snowbird report, which was released this month. Comment?
28 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
A Wall Street Journal story Tuesday described how a slowdown in global growth threatens to undermine the US recovery. Similar concerns are plaguing policy makers in the U.K., where a long-awaited recovery appears increasingly under threat from risks emanating from overseas. Comment?
34 min ago | via Housing Wire
PulteGroup reported net income of $141 million, or $0.37 per share, compared to net income of $2.3 billion, or $5.87 per share, last year. "I am extremely pleased with the benefits we continue to realize from our Value Creation strategy and with the resulting balance sheet strength and flexibility we have today," said Richard Dugas, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of PulteGroup. Comment?
40 min ago | via The Independent
Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. Comment?
45 min ago | via Salisbury Journal
The number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers was 10% lower in September compared with the same month a year earlier in further signs that the housing market is cooling, banks have reported. Some 39,271 approvals for house purchase were recorded last month with a total value of A 6.4 billion, according to data released by the British Bankers' Association . Comment?
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