McLean Real Estate News
6 hrs ago | via The Day
If you're a renter pining to become a homeowner or a foreclosure or short-sale victim, you may think that a home loan is out of reach. However, home loan products and home-buyer assistance programs are available from lenders, local governments and nonprofit groups eager to help renters move into homeownership. Comment?
Thursday Apr 16 | via Seeking Alpha
The onset of the spring selling season has improved homebuilder confidence, as more homes are expected to be sold in the next few months. However, due to lack of supply in the market, a homebuilder such as Toll Brothers will benefit from its increasing community count. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via The Washington Post
The spring home-buying season has started strong in the D.C. region with house hunters scooping up places to live at a brisk pace. The 3,662 sales last month were the most for the month of March in the past five years and represented a nearly 16 percent increase in sales compared to March 2014, according to data released Friday by RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of MRIS. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via National Mortgage News
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.66%, down from 3.7% last week , Freddie Mac said in a statement Thursday. The average 15-year rate declined to 2.93% from 2.98%, the McLean, Va.-based mortgage-finance company said. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 8 | via Mortgage News Daily
The Census Bureau published a table showing median earnings and a wage comparison for men and women depending upon occupation. In 2013, there were about 57 million full-time male workers compared to 43 million female workers in the same cohort. Comment?
Friday | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
The owner of Gallery at Military Circle mall in Norfolk is behind on the loan it used to buy the property in 2004, and a company hired to protect investors decided to foreclose, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The 45-year-old mall has already lost major anchors JCPenney and Sears and the owner owes more on the property than it is worth. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
RISMEDIA, April 7, 2015-CENTURY 21 New Millennium real estate professionals will be featuring homes for sale across the metro region during the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015. This coordinated event will showcase pre-selected homes throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Reuters
A home for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia March 27, 2014. New U.S. single-family home sales surged in February to their highest level in seven years despite harsh winter weather, in a hopeful sign for the housing market. Comment?
Feb 1, 2015 | via The Virginian-Pilot
An analysis by The Associated Press shows that about one in five Virginia legislators has at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage. But for most of the debts the public currently has no way of knowing whether their elected officials are carrying a car loan or a mountain of credit card bills similar to what prosecutors suggested helped drive former Gov. Bob McDonnell into taking bribes from a smooth-talking vitamin salesman. Comment?
Feb 18, 2015 | via GlobeNewswire
The board of directors of C&F Financial Corporation has declared a regular cash dividend of 30 cents per common share, which is payable April 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 13, 2015. C&F Financial Corporation is the parent of C&F Bank, which was founded in 1927 in West Point, Virginia, and is one of the oldest independent community banking organizations headquartered in Virginia. Comment?
9 min ago | via Atlanta Real Estate Forum
Spring not only brings warmer weather and blooming flowers, it also marks the beginning for new opportunities. With low mortgage rates and strong job growth, spring is perfect to purchase a new home. Comment?
53 min ago | via Lowell Sun
That would bode well for home construction, which slowed early this year as severe winter weather halted new projects in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released last week rose four points to 56 this month, the highest level since January, from a revised reading of 52 in March. Comment?
53 min ago | via Lowell Sun
Jeffrey Borstell, a Realtor at J. Borstell Real Estate in Tewksbury, was recently selected as one of the nationwide 30 under 30 class of 2015 by Realtor Magazine. Each year, the magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real-estate industry, chosen from hundreds of real-estate practitioners who apply. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Cybercast News Service
The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He likes taking walks, plays guitar and paints, eats at Wendy's and drives around in a Toyota. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Las Vegas Sun
If you're looking for a foolproof chart or hard, fast rules for retirement planning, you're in luck: More of those are available on the Internet than you could ever use. The problem is, such generalized calculations don't always provide accurate information for people who don't fit into a nice, neat financial mold. Comment?
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