Islandia Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 1 | via Newsday
Ted Papas, field supervisor for Cipco Boarding Co., boards up an abandoned house in Babylon on Aug. 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey Basinger Municipalities have to shoulder the responsibility for maintaining zombie homes. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via LongIsland.com
March 27, 2015 - An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Jerry Campora, Jr., a resident of Setauket, New York, with eight counts of mail fraud. Campora was arraigned this afternoon before United States District Judge Joanna Seybert at the federal courthouse in Central Islip. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via Newsday
Neighborhoods across Long Island are battling an epidemic of blighted, abandoned houses as municipalities spend millions of tax dollars trying to maintain structures that fester with rats, mold, weeds and squatters. Long Island communities are littered with empty, neglected homes -- from small Cape Cod-style houses in Levittown, America's first suburb, to large Colonials in upscale Hamptons... Neighborhoods across Long Island are battling an epidemic of blighted, abandoned houses as municipalities spend millions of tax dollars trying to maintain structures that fester with rats, mold, weeds and squatters. Comment?
Mar 17, 2015 | via Albany Times Union
The Empire Center is out with a benchmarking or ranking of property tax rates and they have found that based on each $1,000 worth of home value, Binghamton residents have the highest tax burden statewide. Part of that is due to the struggling city's low home prices, and what is likely a high overhead and school cost that plagues lots of upstate communities. Comment?
Mar 16, 2015 | via Newsday
In Nassau County, homes sold for a median price of $408,500, up 3.5 percent compared to the previous February, according to a report Monday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. The number of sales increased by 3.4 percent, to 662. Comment?
Friday | via Black Voice News
It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first Black woman to become the nation's Attorney General. Nominated on November 14, the nomination of Loretta Lynch has lingered longer than the seven previous attorneys generals combined. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Seeking Alpha
Yes, more Greece, ever more Greece. Well, the focus is still very much there. It's not the only topic, obviously, China warrants interest too, certainly with things like Tyler Durden quoting Cornerstone Macro as saying China's true economic growth rate was just 1.6% in Q1 2015 , not the official government number of 7%. Comment?
Thursday Apr 16 | via CNN
Kim Richards of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was arrested and accused of trespassing, resisting arrest and public intoxication on Thursday, April 16. Richards is pictured in a scene from the "Reunion" episode that aired March 31. Apollo Nida, husband of Phaedra Parks from "Real Housewives of Atlanta," was sentenced July 8 to eight years in prison followed by five years of supervised release "for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud." It seems that may have taken a toll on the couple's marriage; Phaedra Parks has retained a lawyer with the intent to "amicably her marriage," a rep for the reality star said. Comment?
Thursday Apr 16 | via DNAinfo.com
Ramon Lebron knew he was the perfect candidate for the information technology job at a financial firm. The company was interested in him after an interview but told him that they would check his credit as part of the hiring process. Comment?
Thursday Apr 16 | via Independent Women's Forum
Whew! Tax Day has passed. But this year was more difficult than usual for many Americansand for one in four Americans it was more a nightmare that tax days past- as this was the first year that all tax filers had to prove they carried healthcare insurance in 2014 or face a fine. Comment?
14 min ago | via Times Herald-Record
WARWICK – Realtor Jen DiCostanzo recently joined the Green Team Home Selling System, a full-service real estate brokerage at 7 Main St. Amodeo, of LaGrange, has worked with M&T for five years. Comment?
18 min ago | via Reuters
Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales hit an all-time in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market, property website Rightmove said on Monday. The numbers echo other surveys which have suggested that house price growth in Britain is picking up again after slowing last year when regulators introduced tougher mortgage rules. Comment?
59 min ago | via Scoop
"With price rises at just 0.1 percent over the last year, the Reserve Bank must reduce its Official Cash Rate next week. It is well past time it did so," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Scoop
Today's record low inflation figure of 0.1 percent for the year to March 2015, well below the Reserve Bank's target band, gives the Bank scope to cut the Official Cash Rate later this month but it is unlikely to given National's failure to address Auckland's housing crisis, the Green Party said. A lower Official Cash Rate would likely to lead to lower domestic interest rates which would lower the costs of borrowing to help businesses, exporters, and those with mortgages. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Insurance News Net
The Residential Senior Care Franchises industry has experienced strong growth during the past five years. The industry, which provides residential and personal-care services for elderly individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves, has boomed on account of the aging population and the growing need for dementia care for seniors with memory impairment. Comment?
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