Lake-Monroe Real Estate News
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Friday May 15 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Buyers who purchased houses last month in the core Orlando market, which is mostly Orange and Seminole counties, had the biggest price discount in three years. Sales prices in April were less than 95 percent of the asking price; a month earlier they were just 96.8 percent of the asking price, according to a new report and data from Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Comment?
Apr 10, 2015 | via WFTV Orlando
Alfred Figueroa's family is all grown up, so he and his wife no longer need their four-bedroom home in Oviedo. Bowen said homes in subdivisions like Alafaya Woods, Sabal Point and Sweet Water Oaks that are located near businesses and good schools, are exceptionally desirable. Comment?
Mar 11, 2015 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Seminole County 's "Facebooking" judge, Linda Schoonover, on Wednesday ratcheted up a notch her fight to keep from surrendering her Facebook records to a special prosecutor. She also asked to keep secret her medical records, including any information about prescriptions she's taking for mental illnesses. Comment?
Feb 27, 2015 | via Business Journal
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012CA004497 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff, vs. DAVID ESLER, et a Defendants. Comment?
Feb 17, 2015 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Wells Fargo Bank racked up $57,000 in fines for code violations at a single-family home in Altamonte Springs, and now the bank wants a discount on its bill. The Wells Fargo home is an example of a large fine associated with a long-term foreclosure property. Comment?
Yesterday | via WJNO
Florida's job and income growth is impressive, Raises are out - bonuses are in, Inside Florida hot real-estate market & more: Today's entry: So Florida has been growing jobs but what about wages? Can people afford food with their paychecks? Bottom Line: Today's question was sent with a bit of snarkyness to it That's ok because it's a good question and topic. Florida's overall job growth has been the 2nd best in the country in overall job growth since the end of the recession in the summer of 2009 and since we steadily began to add people to payrolls once again in February of 2010. Comment?
Yesterday | via Florida Trend
Job prospects are better for graduates that at any time since the Great Recession crested in 2009 and began its fitful roll back. But they are still pretty bad. Comment?
Tuesday | via National Mortgage News
San Francisco continued its reign atop HSH.com's list of salaries needed in 27 metro areas to afford a median-priced home in the first quarter, this time requiring an income of just $141,416, down nearly $1,000 from the previous quarter. Cleveland, however, returned to its status as the most affordable of the 27 metro areas, due to its mortgage rate of 3.82%, down 23 basis points, and a nearly 13% drop in home prices. Comment?
Monday | via Sunshine State News
Some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party are heading to the Sunshine State this week to hit up Florida donors for cash. President Barack Obama will be headed to Miami Wednesday to fundraise for the Democratic National Committee at real estate giant Stephen Bittel's home. Comment?
Monday | via Washington Times
The phrase gets old after a while, but it's time to rev up Air Force One once again: President Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday he's off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at a private dinner in the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Comment?
5 min ago | via Fox News
The National Association of Realtors reports contracts to buy previously-owned homes jumped 3.4% in April, far outpacing Wall Street expectations for a 0.9% uptick. Comment?
6 min ago | via ABC News
Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index climbed 3.4 percent to 112.4 last month. Comment?
7 min ago | via RTE.ie
The Governor of the Central Bank has said that standard variable mortgage rates had moved arguably higher than a "fair-minded customer" might have reasonably expected. Professor Patrick Honohan said while the banks had to achieve a sufficient return on the investment of funds to survive, he would welcome a reduction in the rates as "a benefit to the economy at large". Comment?
10 min ago | via This Is London
Back in 1961 when Yorkshire housewife Viv Nicholson landed a record A 152,319 on the pools, the equivalent to A 3.2 million today, she told reporters she was going to "spend, spend, spend!". Nicholson, who died last month, lived up to her words, blowing a fortune in a rags to riches and back to rags again tale. Comment?
12 min ago | via Patch.com
Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Donna Warters of the East Brunswick office was individually recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of April. A top producer, Warters led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in resale listings. Comment?
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