Jermyn Real Estate News
Sunday Apr 5 | via The Times-Tribune
A representative from the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will give a presentation on land banks at city council's public caucus at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Councilmen Bill Gaughan and Wayne Evans hope to create a land bank with Lackawanna County government to battle blight and get vacant properties back on the tax rolls. Comment?
Mar 10, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
Without help from the Lackawanna County Housing Coalition, Asia Wallace would not be a homeowner, she said Tuesday during the coalition's 20th anniversary celebration. Ms. Wallace, 30, who previously lived in shelters and Section 8 housing, said assistance from coalition members Lackawanna County Housing Authority and NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania was indispensable in helping her recently buy a home in Taylor, where she lives with her two young children. Comment?
Sep 1, 2009 | via The Citizens' Voice
As federal investigators look into the financial dealings of former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro, they have asked questions about the complex financial arrangements behind his purchase of a $700,000 house near Lake Scranton. Cordaro acquired the house in March 2006 at 57 Tiffany Drive, Dunmore, a 5,000-plus-square-foot home with four fireplaces, a home movie theater and sweeping views of the valley. Comment?
Feb 19, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
A more-attractive-than-usual slate of Scranton properties will be available at next month's judicial sale for bargain hunters. The properties are among hundreds that city officials targeted for a different sale process known as the "Pittsburgh Plan" in the 1990s but never followed through, said Ron Koldjeski, deputy director of the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau. Comment?
Jan 10, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas, by its attorney in fact, Phelan Hallinan LLP, to Jeffrey Michael Magnot; a property at 202 Prynn St., Blakely, for $105,900. Covington Lakes Estates LLC, Covington Twp., to Ralph and Robbin Lamo, Clinton, N.J.; a property at Route 611 and State Road, Covington Twp., for $300,000. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via The News Item
A backlash over a controversial Indiana law is spurring new resolve among supporters of legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in this state. Bills to include members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community under Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination law have been in the legislative hopper for nearly a decade but seen little movement. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national mover rate has remained stable since 2008. In 1948, about 1 in 5 people moved over a one-year period, that number is now 1 in 9. Between 2013 and 2014, suburbs experienced a gain of 2.2 million movers, whereas cities experienced a loss of 1.7 million people - despite all the chatter about the urban revolution. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via PennLive.com
Realtor.com is showing the highest-priced home on the market in Cumberland County is going for $19 million. It's located in Carlisle, according to the website. Comment?
Sunday Mar 29 | via The Times-Tribune
Shirley Yuhas, Michael Quinn and Mary Catherine Dabbieri joined the firm, which is located in Plains Twp. All three Realtors have extensive prelicensing training. Comment?
Thursday Mar 26 | via Altoona Mirror
Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased in January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that Altoona area foreclosures was 1.28 percent in January, a decrease of 0.34 percentage points from a year ago. Comment?
3 min ago | via Inman News
As real estate, mortgage and title company professionals we are seeing marketing shifting to video more and more. Why? Video is one the most powerful and fastest ways to convey a message to your target audience. Comment?
4 min ago | via Potomac Local
It's a consistent, bipartisan complaint in Prince William County - residential real estate taxes are higher than they should be because our commercial tax base is too small. Yet, despite this widely-held sentiment, the problem remains. Comment?
20 min ago | via Foster's Daily Democrat
PORTSMOUTH – Another month, another record was recorded for single-family homes and residential condominium sales in the Seacoast. Only this time, the record is in the scarcity of the inventory. February, according to the Seacoast Board of Realtors, saw a monthly record for at least the past five years for both condo and single-family sales. Comment?
36 min ago | via Los Angeles Times
Want to buy your first home with little or nothing down and maybe get a refund on part of your realty agent's commission? Here's one way: Consider joining a credit union that is aggressively expanding its mortgage business. Credit unions have been increasing their presence in housing - more than quadrupling their share of total mortgage market volume in the last nine years, according to the National Assn. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Atlanta Real Estate Forum
Spring not only brings warmer weather and blooming flowers, it also marks the beginning for new opportunities. With low mortgage rates and strong job growth, spring is perfect to purchase a new home. Comment?
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