Midland Real Estate News
Thursday | via The City Wire
Banks taking back more homes across the country is the primary reason foreclosure filings rose 9% in April from a year ago. Irvine, Calif.,-based RealtyTrac reports 125,875 U.S. properties were in the midst of foreclosure last month, which was an 18-month high on the heels of what has been a downward trend for more than two years. Comment?
Apr 16, 2015 | via The City Wire
Arkansas foreclosure activity continues to slow and are part of a national trend in which first quarter foreclosures were their lowest rate in 8 years, according to Irvine, Calif.,-based RealtyTrac.com. Filings were down in Northwest Arkansas, up in Sebastian County, but down overall in the Fort Smith metro. Comment?
Apr 15, 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?
Thursday | via Inside Bay Area
The Richmond flatlands have always been gritty -- ramshackle homes, trash-strewn lots and violence that kept police busy. It's what sent many white residents fleeing this city starting in the 1960s, leaving behind a black population that by 1990 comprised nearly half of Richmond's residents. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via NWAonline
Home sales in Arkansas in March jumped almost 16 percent compared with March last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday. The average home price in the 43 counties surveyed by the association rose 8.5 percent to $158,959 in March. Comment?
Tuesday May 12 | via The City Wire
The economy across the Natural State is looking up which has helped hoist consumer sentiment measured by Arvest Bank's semi-annual survey. This spring report released Tuesday shows the index measuring Arkansas consumer sentiment rose to 79.1 in March, up from 68.1 in October and 67.4 in June 2014. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via The City Wire
Arkansas real estate agents were busy in March. Home sales in Arkansas' four largest markets rose an impressive 15.33% in March after being up 2.4% in February and down more than 2% in January. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Benton Courier
Saline County ranked among the top counties in Arkansas in February homes sales, according to information released recently by the Arkansas Realtors Association. Overall in The Natural State, the number of homes sold in February was up 9 percent compared to the same month last year. Comment?
46 min ago | via The News Item
John Patrick Zayas, of 5835 Newtown Avenue, Philadelphia, to Taryn Louise Gilger, of 10 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin. Issued May 21. William A. Bressi Jr. to Trisha Lynn Juba, both of 856 W. Spruce St., Coal Township. Comment?
54 min ago | via Lake Cowichan Gazette
Ten-year-old Eva and six-year-old Nina pose with their mom, Martha Castillo, at the site of the newest Habitat for Humanity project in Vernon's East Hill neighborhood. The Castillo family were the first to move into a Habitat home in Vernon and look forward to meeting the eventual occupants of the new triplex which is expected to be ready for occupancy this fall. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Seeking Alpha
Monthly data for April included blowouts in new home permits and starts, which in turn lifted the index of Leading Indicators up strongly. Existing home sales disappointed somewhat. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Age
US pension fund New Bedford Contributory Retirement System has joined a class action against Genworth Financial, alleging the US giant misled shareholders over the outlook of its Australian insurance arm's initial public offering. The much-publicised partial float of Genworth's Australian lenders mortgage insurance division was put on hold three years ago due to losses from higher claims and delinquencies, before it was finally executed last May. Some institutional investors, including US pension fund Hialeah Employees' Retirement System, started a class action against Genworth last year - alleging the company misled shareholders over the outlook of its Australian unit, before shocking the market when it put the float on ice in 2012. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Herald Gazette
This stunning Farmhouse, on 3.25 private acres w/stone walls & views to Mussel Ridge, has been exquisitely restored w/meticulous attention to detail. Awash w/sunlight & designed to fit the way you live, the home exudes the charm of another era w/thoughtful details intact. Comment?
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