Markham Real Estate News
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Wednesday Nov 12 | via My FOX Chicago
There are an estimated 55,000 vacant and abandoned homes in Cook County. Many of them are in stable middle-class neighborhoods, where foreclosures leave them sitting empty for months or years. Comment?
Thursday Oct 30 | via Daily Herald
The developers who converted 719 apartments to condos at the Woods at Countryside in Palatine aren't strangers to legal trouble - they've been taken to Cook County court more than 35 times combined in recent years. But one lawsuit involving defendants Vince Manglardi, T.J. Wojtas and their company Renaissance Residential is quite different from the usual foreclosure complaint or breach of contract. Comment?
Sep 25, 2014 | via Chicago Tribune
The Cook County Land Bank may have as many as 30 properties in its portfolio by year's end, but it is aiming much higher for 2015 and expects Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help its efforts. The land bank is calling on the two agencies and their overseer, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to provide a list of foreclosed homes owned by Fannie and Freddie, and then to consider donating those properties and paying for demolishing some. Comment?
Sep 10, 2014 | via Chicago Tribune
Second-quarter single-family home prices rose more in suburban Cook County than in the city of Chicago, the first time that has happened since early 2013 and possibly a sign that the market's recovery outside ZIP codes that start with 606 is underway. That's one potential takeaway from a quarterly home price index calculated by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University. Comment?
Aug 8, 2014 | via Daily Herald
A longtime medical clinic in Des Plaines has been evicted from the building that housed it, which is in foreclosure. Comment?
54 min ago | via American Reporter
Developments in the United Kingdom and Italy may ease some bon and stock market pressures, but on the eve of an emergency G-7 Finance Ministers' meeting Friday, I will provide them with a list from my money prescription pad, which, like my kids, they will likely ignore. First, how we got here, or rather the last few days of how we got here. Comment?
Wednesday | via Sys-Con Media
The national MiMi value stands at 74.4, indicating a weak housing market overall but showing a slight improvement from August to September and a narrowing 3-month decline of . On a year-over-year basis, the U.S. housing market has improved . Comment?
Thursday Nov 20 | via Chicago Tribune
Sales of existing homes in the Chicago area recorded the fourth consecutive year-over-year decline in October, but quite a few area residents may be getting a new home for the holidays. The Illinois Association of Realtors reported that 9,146 homes were sold in October in the nine-county Chicago area, down 3.3 percent from a year earlier. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 18 | via Lincoln Daily News
Colby Geiser started a business from scratch in 2003. He now has 85 employees and more than $6 million in annual sales. Comment?
Sunday Nov 16 | via The Motley Fool
The dream that was once considered the birthright of Americans -- a lifelong career, a family, a nice house -- is a dream deferred for many. Although median home prices are seeing double-digit growth in the areas that were hardest hit in the housing bust, seven years after the Great Recession began, many homeowners are still dealing with housing troubles. Comment?
5 min ago | via Haringey Independent
An overhaul of the stamp duty tax on properties is the reform that home-movers would be most keen to see put in place after next year's general election, a property website has found. Rightmove asked more than 41,000 people who were in the process of buying a new home or planning to do so to choose from a wish-list of housing policies they would like to see put in place following the election next spring. Comment?
6 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
For the first time in years, there is a buzz inside CIBC - a confidence instilled in its executives by early signs of above-industry-average growth. After years of lagging its peers, retail banking head David Williamson says he and other executives can't help but feel a little swagger. Comment?
Jan 13, 2014 | via American Reporter
DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- "Among the many visionary goals of our nation's right wing - impoverish older people, starve the poor, deny climate change, outlaw abortion and contraception, eliminate healthcare for millions - few are more foundational than defunding education in general and higher education in particular." Comment?
38 min ago | via The Straits Times
Australia has proposed strict new rules to control rising home sales to foreigners, a trend that is putting property prices out of reach of many first-time buyers and is politically hazardous for Tony Abbott's conservative government, whose support is slipping, the Wall Street Journal reported. A government committee assigned in March to probe overseas purchasing of Australian property issued recommendations Thursday. Comment?
53 min ago | via American Reporter
Will wonders never cease? I never thought the right-wing Republicans of the House of Representatives would join arms with the progressive Democrats that populate this newspaper and put the kibosh on President George W. Bush's greedy, unrealistic and anti-American $700 billion bailout plan for Wall Street. We hear the arguments about the impending ctastrophe, and we even admit that a few catastrophes are more than likely going forward without the plan. Comment?
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