Mackinac Island Real Estate News
Jan 21, 2015 | via MLive.com
A beleaguered Mackinac Island ferry service is adding to its fleet amid a legal battle over the rest of its boats. Arnold Ferry announced the addition this month of the Isle Royale Queen III, a refurbished cruise ship that recently carried passengers in Lake Superior, to the company fleet for the upcoming 2015 summer season. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Zillow Blog
Walter Atkins is the son-in-law of the person who won this home for $52,100 at auction and is fixing it up. For decades, people have fretted over the blight caused by the hemorrhaging of jobs from a town that was once the toast of U.S. industrialism. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via C & G Newspapers
"Go through your closets, basement and storage areas, and if you haven't found a home, rent a storage unit for those stored items, if you can afford it," said Realtor Randy Gates, of Keller Williams Lakeside Realty. For example, if it's summer, store the winter items and vice versa. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via LA Independent
Michigan state lawmakers are urging citizens to petition other state lawmakers to decide on legislation designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Mlive.com reports that Democratic lawmakers in Lansing are appealing directly to their constituents in order to put an anti-discrimination bill to a vote. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via Battle Creek Enquirer
Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program Treasury told to do more to inform homeowners in the 10 most underserved states Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1GQzbmM Neighborhoods Inc. helps local residents avoid foreclosure through the Home Affordable Modification Program. Only Oklahoma and North Dakota have been more underserved than Michigan by the program, a new report shows. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Mortgage News Daily
While CoreLogic says February is typically a month in which distressed sales post a seasonal decline, real-estate owned and short sales this past February were the lowest for that month since 2008 . Combined they accounted for 13.5 percent of total sales, down 0.8 of a point from January and a 3 percentage point drop from February 2014. Comment?
1 hr ago | via NEWS.com.au
MOBILE phones are set to outnumber credit and debit card transactions before the end of 2016 - and completely replace them by the end of the decade. THERE'S a lot of talk about housing bubbles right now but this could actually be a good time to buy. Comment?
1 hr ago | via NEWS.com.au
In 2015, TVs are a lot bigger - eek - and nobody can tear themselves away from screens, be they computers, tablets or mobile phones. The US of today also has plenty of empty houses, the result of mass foreclosures after the fiscal crisis of last decade. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Fox News
For most people, a 30 year mortgage is the easiest path to home ownership. While a 30 year loan makes it a lot easier to land a new home, it's also an incredibly long time to be paying off a debt. Comment?
10 min ago | via AmericanBankingNews.com
MMA Capital Management EVP Gary A. Mentesana purchased 3,000 shares of MMA Capital Management stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.67 per share, with a total value of $32,010.00. Comment?
12 min ago | via Times of Oman
New York: Barclays dismissed mortgage-bond trader Yoon Seok Lee over claims related to inaccurate information provided to clients. Lee was "discharged" on February 11 after "allegations involving certain inaccurate communications to customers during the negotiation of residential mortgage-backed securities trades," Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show. Comment?
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