Lakewood Real Estate News
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Wednesday | via American Reporter
Readers who see three YouTube videos on our front page this past week must be curious. Has The Americzan Reporter become tabloid? Is the editor out of his mind? There is a simple explanation, and it is a news-related one. Comment?
Tuesday May 26 | via Glendale News-Press
The city will partially fund a six-unit affordable-housing project to be built by Habitat for Humanity, making it the ninth such development in Glendale. The Housing Authority voted unanimously last week to contribute $1.4 million to construct the home-ownership project, roughly half of the $2.8-million total cost for the condominiums. Comment?
Sunday May 17 | via New Hampshire Public Radio -
Eighty-year-old Arlene Rosenblatt rents out her quaint converted duplex in Santa Monica, Calif., whenever she and her husband leave town to visit their seven grandchildren. She charges anywhere from $115 to $220 a night for her home, listing it on Airbnb and other sites. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via Business Journal
California's spring home-buying season kicked off in April with growth in both home sales and prices for the third straight month, according to the California Association of Realtors. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California rose 9.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 427,620 units in April, from the revised 391,440 homes sold in March, Los Angeles-based C.A.R. said. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Business Journal
Housing affordability improved over the first three months of the year as lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices over the past year made it easier for more Californians to buy a home, according to latest data from the California Association of Realtors. The percentage of home buyers who could afford to buy a median-priced, existing single-family home in California rose to 34 percent in the first quarter from 31 percent in the fourth quarter and 33 percent in the year-ago period, according to C.A.R.'s Traditional Housing Affordability Index. Comment?
11 hrs ago | via LA Daily News
Welcome to Flip-Boom-Bust, the game show that tests your knowledge of reckless government housing policy! Here's your question: Ding! Ding! You're right! Both A and B are correct answers to: “How can the government possibly justify its destructive meddling in the housing market?” On Dec. 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the American Dream Downpayment Act , announcing, “We want more people owning their own home.” Standing in front of a wall-size drawing of a house with “A Home of Your Own” written in large, friendly letters across the roof, the president declared that home ownership was “in our national interest.” The down payment aid was one of many bipartisan efforts to fuel easy credit for home buying. Comment?
19 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now ten cities that have a population of greater than 1 million with California and Texas each home to three of these cities. San Jose, CA has now been added to the top 10 most populous cities, which also includes Los Angeles and San Diego. Comment?
Yesterday | via Counterpunch
Jay Shafer got the attention of the US in 2007 with an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show to promote his "tiny house" idea. He was living alone deep in the country in a 9-square metre wooden house on wheels, full of ingenious ideas. Comment?
Thursday | via MarketWatch
The fact that "Generation Rent" - 25- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. - isn't getting off the fence when it comes to buying homes has been well documented. Even with near record-low interest rates, just 38% of this cohort - also known as millennials - owned homes in 2012, according to CoreLogic, compared with nearly 52% of the same age group in 1980, when mortgage rates were in the double digits. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Daily Herald
There's plenty you can do to affect how much money you make on a home sale or spend on a purchase, according to Consumer Reports' recent survey of real estate pros. In a typical transaction, the money you stand to gain from making smart moves -- or lose from making poor ones--can be substantial, from 11 percent to 20 percent of a home's value, according to the survey. Comment?
32 min ago | via StamfordPlus.com
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty announced recently that Norwalk Plus magazine has recognized Wilton agent Michael Church with its Best Residential Real Estate Agent award. This honor is part of the 2015 Best of Norwalk awards. Comment?
48 min ago | via The Cyprus Weekly
The headline originates from the Shakespearean line, which refers to a lot of fuss being made about an issue without substance. The foreclosures legislation has been under discussion for a whole year, which was nothing more than time wasted. Comment?
1 hr ago | via MLive.com
With the help of a loan and some extra funding later, a high school was built in 1979 on 50 acres at 3560 McCarty. The school today includes a gymnasium, track, football stadium and athletic fields. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Brandon Sun
Every time the Manitoba government borrows money, there is an inevitable comparison to home mortgages, but an inch below the spin is the glaring reality that government debt is nothing like a mortgage. Here are five reasons why. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Sys-Con Media
Ellie MaeA , a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, announced today that members of its management team will present at the 2015 Stephens Spring Investment Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. The presentation will begin at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Comment?
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