New Haven Real Estate News
Friday Mar 13 | via Patch.com
Regional Properties, serving New Haven County since 2005, is proud to announce Kathleen Maturo has joined their Orange office as a real estate agent. She will be assisting property buyers and sellers in Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, New Haven, Valley and Shoreline. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 11 | via West Australian
Matthew Katke, 34, of New York, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and will cooperate with prosecutors, U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut said. The plea came one year after a federal jury in New Haven, Connecticut in a similar case convicted former Jefferies Group Inc managing director Jesse Litvak for cheating his customers on prices of mortgage-backed securities. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via Greenwich Citizen
Variable-rate electric contracts offered by dozens of smaller suppliers that have reaped high profits would be banned under legislation supported Tuesday by the AARP and General Assembly leaders. Introductory and so-called teaser rates that can suddenly be eclipsed by higher charges would be eliminated if the legislation becomes law. Comment?
Feb 9, 2015 | via WTNH
A former correction officer was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 50 properties in New Haven, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. Ronald Hutchison Jr., a 52-year-old, of Hopewell Junction, New York, previously pled guilty on Jan.10, 2012, to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Comment?
Feb 6, 2015 | via Patch.com
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Yesterday | via New Haven Independent
The foreclosure crisis has receded from the headlines, but it remains real for tens of thousands of Connecticut families - who should check into a lifeline that Willona Ferguson caught. That was the message delivered Tuesday morning at one of New Haven's rescue spots: Neighborhood Housing Services , a not-for-profit builder that since 2009 has also helped people avoid foreclosure through a HomeOwnership Center. Comment?
Oct 7, 2014 | via MyFoxNY
The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished. Several neighbors had asked that the 3,100-square-foot house be taken down, saying it was a constant reminder of the tragedy in Newtown. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via NNDB
An embarrassment to both the national and Connecticut state Republican party leadership, Governor John G. Rowland's political career is finally circling the drain. It's difficult to maintain any kind of public support when you're facing an 18-month federal corruption probe, Bill O'Reilly is calling for you to resign, President George W. Bush excludes you from any campaigning on his behalf, and the ranking Republican in the Connecticut state Senate Judiciary Committee describes you as having exhibited an "almost pathological pattern of behavior regarding ethical lapses." Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via Ctnewsjunkie.com
A bill that protected tenants living in properties under foreclosure expired on New Years Eve, leaving tenants across the United States wondering when and if they would arrive home to find their belongings curbside. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal last week introduced a bill intended to extend the benefits afforded by the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 11 | via Milford Mirror
Highlighting the struggle many students and families face trying to pay for college, State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg and Senate Democrats have announced their support for legislation aimed at making college more affordable. "We've reached the point where people are putting their lives on hold because of the overwhelming burden of student debt," said Slossberg. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Columbus Dispatch
According to the National Association of Realtors, 1.13 million vacation properties changed hands last year, up 57.4 percent from 2013. Lawrence Yun, the trade group's chief economist, attributed the sharp rise to stock market gains and the growing number of baby boomers who buy second homes in anticipation of moving into them when they retire. Comment?
6 min ago | via RecordNET
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?
1 hr ago | via Network World
More interesting tidbits garnered from the criminal complaint aimed at former DEA and U.S. Secret Service Special Agents, who were part of Baltimore's Silk Road Task Force, and who are charged with bitcoin money laundering and wire fraud. Like you'd see in the movies, if a person has perpetrated a heist, then they probably shouldn't t go on a huge buying spree, such as paying off your home mortgage, listing your "net worth in excess of $1 million" when purchasing a company franchise, opening Scottrade and E-Trade accounts, or writing checks payable to "cash." Comment?
19 min ago | via Star-Telegram.com
It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. It takes words invested with meaning in the language of the international jet set: With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. Comment?
23 min ago | via Fox News
Tax season affects everyone, but while homeowners can claim the mortgage interest deduction, most renters don't see many tax savings. Some states do have renter tax credits, but they generally provide minimal savings. Comment?
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