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Tuesday Jan 27 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Two years ago, Seminole County launched a $1.4-million effort to help the homeless after a blistering report on "60 Minutes" showed needy children sleeping in trucks and families living week-to-week in run-down motels. On Tuesday, county commissioners learned that Seminole's Homeless Prevention Program has helped more than 100local families find a stable place to live, pay their utility bills and receive job training. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via Florida Trend
Florida's job growth tumbled "significantly" in November, sliding more than 30 percent from the number of private sector jobs created in October, according to a report released Wednesday. Payroll processing company ADP estimated that Florida added 13,900 non-government jobs in November down from 20,500 a month earlier. Comment?
Dec 9, 2014 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Seminole County on Tuesday became the first Central Florida county to create a registry of foreclosed properties that will hold banks and other lenders responsible for maintaining vacant homes - including making sure that the lawns are mowed, broken windows are repaired and pools are cleaned. The new ordinance approved unanimously by commissioners will provide some relief to frustrated residents who for years have lived near vacant houses with tall grass, algae-filled pools and peeling paint because the properties were tied up in foreclosure proceedings, county leaders said. Comment?
Nov 17, 2014 | via The Orlando Sentinel
The first real hint that Orlando's housing market could be returning to normal emerged Monday when a new report showed that home prices last month had increased 3.9 percent from a year earlier. The median home sales price in the core Orlando market for October was $160,000, up from $154,000 a year ago. Comment?
Sep 25, 2014 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Mortgage tech firm Digital Risk LLC's top executive Peter Kassabov is leaving the once fast-growing company as it now wrestles with an unexpected business downturn. Company president Alex Santos is also exiting. Comment?
Friday | via The Florida Times-Union
You have the right to walk into a government office and inspect public records. You don't have to say why you want to see the records, and you don't have to identify yourself. Comment?
Thursday | via Capital Soup
Bill Martin, the chief executive officer of Michigan RealtorsA is joining Florida RealtorsA as its new CEO, beginning March 23, 2015. Martin, 61, will be based at Florida Realtors' Orlando headquarters. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via The Florida Times-Union
A report that analyzes the best rental markets for investors reveals that Florida has several counties considered especially hot for Millennials - those born between 1977 and 1992 - including Duval County. RealtyTrac's Residential Property Rental Report, which was released Thursday, ranks U.S. rental markets based on whether they are heavy with Baby-Boomers, Millennials or members of Generation X, or if they are considered a safe haven for investor cash. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Capital Soup
The Florida Office of Financial Regulation urges Floridians to be vigilant about fraudulent investment property schemes. Real estate investment scams typically spread by word-of-mouth and require consumers to invest large sums of money in investment properties. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Business Journal
The K Co. may not be a household name like Coldwell Banker but it's attracting agents at a rapid clip across Florida. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Morning Call
Two Easton residents have been sentenced to probation for their role in a conspiracy to use fraudulent home loans to acquire properties in the Poconos and elsewhere to grow marijuana indoors. Two Easton residents have been sentenced to probation for their role in a conspiracy to use fraudulent home loans to acquire properties in the Poconos and elsewhere to grow marijuana indoors. Comment?
43 min ago | via Independent.ie
A big fat rump of liberally educated Europhile Irish policy thinkers in Ireland - often those who own plush homes in leafy city lanes with little or no mortgage left to pay - like to proclaim at dinner parties that Dubliners should "grow up" and embrace the more sophisticated culture of renting so popular in Europe. Along with a mocha on every street corner, they see this quality as a final prerequisite for a civilised and mature Irish society. Comment?
44 min ago | via Independent.ie
This week the Central Bank introduced tougher mortgage controls, which will see most borrowers having to have 20pc deposits up front. A less punitive arrangement for first-time buyers will compel them to save for a 10pc deposit, but with a cap of 220,000 in place, they face slim pickings in Dublin where lack of supply is pushing prices through the roof. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Independent.ie
Working Dublin couples who want a three-bed semi to rear a family will have to move to the outer-most suburbs to make their dreams come true because of the harsh new mortgage regime. But the tough new Central Bank rules mean that in the current property market there are just 179 family homes with three bedrooms within their financial reach in the greater Dublin area - and most of those are in the far west and north of the county. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Independent.ie
Misery loves company, goes the saying. Which is why I'd like - on behalf of myself and my debt-laden generation - to thank the Government and the Central Bank for the new rules on mortgage lending. Comment?
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