Midland Real Estate News
Feb 16, 2015 | via The City Wire
Editor's note: This story is a component of The Compass Report . The quarterly Compass Report is managed by The City Wire, and sponsored by Arvest Bank. Comment?
Jan 28, 2015 | via The City Wire
With Arkansas' housing market on the mend in recent years, homeowners may be tempted to take out a home equity loan and banks and other financial institutions are likely eager to capture that business. But the equity gains are not across the board in Arkansas. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via The City Wire
The number of new foreclosure filings across the state remain low with 69 new defaults and 166 homes taken back by lenders in November, according to Irvine, Calif.,-based RealtyTrac. The foreclosure pace slowed 49% from the same month last year and fell 69% from October's report. Comment?
Nov 9, 2014 | via Stars and Stripes
With military veterans returning stateside from Middle East battlefronts and interest rates staying low, use of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home loan program has seen a resurgence both nationally and locally. Part of VA benefits, the VA home loan program is a no-down payment, 100 percent mortgage that requires no mortgage insurance. Comment?
Oct 16, 2014 | via The City Wire
Foreclosures are not the factor they once were in local real estate markets across the state and nation. The local rates continue to decline faster and farther than the nation as a whole. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via ArkansasBusiness.com
NF II/CI Little Rock LLC, an affiliate of Noble Investment Group of Atlanta, bought the Residence Inn by Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. The deal is financed with a 10-year loan of unspecified value from Wells Fargo Bank of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 11 | via Arkansas Times
Plans for Rep. Greg Leding's landlord-tenant bill, HB 1486,to be heard in committee today have been delayed by other legislation. The plan now is for a March 18 hearing and the realtors will continue their battle to maintain the status quo - Arkansas is the worst state in the country for renters. Comment?
Jan 11, 2015 | via NWAonline
Home sales in Arkansas rose 5.1 percent in January compared with January last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Tuesday. There were 1,678 homes sold in January in the 43 counties surveyed by the association, up from 1,597 sold in January 2014. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 10 | via The City Wire
Home sales in Arkansas' four large markets were down 2.55% in January after posting an almost 4% gain in all of 2014. Driving the January numbers lower was an almost 11% decline in home sales in the central Arkansas market. Comment?
Saturday Mar 7 | via NWAonline
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --03/06/15-- Bill Bryant, director Arkansas State Police, answers a question during a meeting of the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs at the Capitol in Little Rock Friday. Rep. Della Rosa, R-Lowell, sponsored the bill which is to safeguard funds of State Police facilities and equipement. Comment?
9 min ago | via Reuters
The average purchase price for homes in 20 of Brazil's main metropolitan areas likely rose slower than inflation in March, a private survey showed on Thursday, underscoring how a sharp economic slowdown has chilled the real estate market. The FipeZap Price Index rose an average 5.34 percent in the 12 months through March. Comment?
15 min ago | via The Straits Times
Keppel Land's investment company is planning to sell its 50 per cent stake in Capital Square, a 16-storey building in Singapore's financial district, according to people familiar with the proposal. Keppel's Alpha Investment Partners will start to seek buyers for the approximately 340,000-square-foot property, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Comment?
22 min ago | via Cape Cod Times
Reader question: My employer has just asked me to accept a different position that includes a nice pay raise. The new opportunities this represents career-wise are great, but because it involves a cross-country move, I am expecting this news will be unsettling to my family. Comment?
27 min ago | via Blown Mortgage Blog
Bi-weekly mortgage payments have a time and a place that they work well for consumers. In the past, this program was viewed as a scam because it was often a service that cost money. Comment?
51 min ago | via The Washington Post
Ping An, China's second-biggest insurer, will pay about HK$6.3 billion , helping Country Garden fund projects and boost capital. The investment will cut the developer's net gearing to 49 percent, from 54 percent, and reduce its financing costs, according to BNP Paribas SA. Comment?
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