Murrysville Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 8 | via FireHouse.com
April 08--Derry Township supervisors are interested in purchasing the former Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department property along Route 217 in hopes of restoring a second active fire department within the municipality. The former Eastern Derry headquarters is one of more than 100 properties listed for the county's May 4 sheriff sale, and supervisors chairman Vince DeCario said the supervisors have been in discussions with the township's solicitor about trying to buy the property. 31 comments
Feb 20, 2015 | via Planning
Feb. 20 --At least two dozen moderate-income households could get a financial boost toward home ownership in Monessen over the next 15 months. The Mon Valley Initiative has received a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County for a new Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance effort. Comment?
Dec 9, 2014 | via POP City
After receiving a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County, the Mon Valley Initiative will use that money to help Monessen families become homeowners. The grant money will provide down payment and closing cost assistance to up to 20 low- to moderate-income individuals and families in an effort to stabilize the housing stock and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in the City of Monessen. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Mortgage News Daily
Filling key positions in our industry is not an easy task sometimes, but as one banking vet I know likes to say, "give me someone with a little bit of smarts, and a little bit of drive, and I'll hand them back a career." Of course, she doesn't live in New York, and maybe hasn't read Business Insider's Companies Can't Find Employees Who Can Hold a Conversation or Show up on Time. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Mortgage News Daily
Home prices nationally are now within 3 percent of the peak they reached in March 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its purchase only Home Price Index for February showing that home prices increased 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to January and were 5.4 percent higher than in February 2014. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via China Daily
Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate and the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at New York University, told a conference in New York on April 17 that he expects China's GDP growth to average 6 to 7 percent annually. China's real estate market is so big that it can affect the global economy, and the country's regional and local government bond market play a major role in the national economy, said participants at a conference on China's property market. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via The News Item
A backlash over a controversial Indiana law is spurring new resolve among supporters of legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in this state. Bills to include members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community under Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination law have been in the legislative hopper for nearly a decade but seen little movement. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national mover rate has remained stable since 2008. In 1948, about 1 in 5 people moved over a one-year period, that number is now 1 in 9. Between 2013 and 2014, suburbs experienced a gain of 2.2 million movers, whereas cities experienced a loss of 1.7 million people - despite all the chatter about the urban revolution. Comment?
2 min ago | via New York Daily News
In a legacy of the 2008 real estate crash, the number of abandoned homes stuck in the midst of foreclosure proceedings reached 3,525 in 2014, a 38% increase from the year before, a report from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found. Because foreclosure proceedings can linger for months and even years, homes are often left without upkeep and become problems for entire neighborhoods, the attorney general said. Comment?
9 min ago | via Canadian Business Magazine
Tony Tintinalli of the Bank of Montreal says it starts with examining the scope of your home renovation project, the budget and the required contingency fund. "The most cost-effective way, if you're going to borrow, is to use equity in your house," said Tintinalli, BMO's regional vice-president of personal banking. Comment?
13 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Inman is interviewing real estate professionals in every area of the field to talk about technology use . Here's Toby Boyce, a broker - and an Inman contributor . Comment?
13 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe . That is, the tactic for leading a site user to your "Contact Us" form, or some such iteration of an online form that results in a person giving you permission to reach out to them. Comment?
14 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Your ability to overcome the seller's objections about staging not only influences how much the seller will net, but how hard you will have to work to sell the listing. If you're struggling with the objection, "I don't see any need to stage our property," a little creativity can quickly put that objection to rest. Comment?
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