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11 hrs ago | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Sheila Aelman, a senior financial analyst for Simonds International in Fitchburg, volunteers to provide financial education for women. Occupation : Senior financial analyst Age : 41 Home : Lives in Fitchburg; grew up in Caribou, Maine Family : Married to Esequiel Aleman Jr., children Victoria Aleman, 17, and Esequiel Nathaniel Aleman, 15 Sheila Aleman is a senior financial analyst for Simonds International in Fitchburg by day, and co-owner of All That Events wedding disc jockey and event services on nights and weekends. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Home and condominium sales stagnated in Worcester County during February, but prices continued to move upward, according to data released today. A total of 310 homes sold in Worcester County during February, unchanged from the same month last year, according to The Warren Group, a Boston company that tracks real estate sales and publishes the trade journal Banker and Tradesman. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Worcester County again led foreclosure activity in the state during January, according to new data. The Warren Group, a Boston publisher of the trade journal Banker & Tradesman, reported Tuesday that lenders started 129 foreclosure actions in Worcester County during January, up nearly 82 percent over the same month last year. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Home sales and prices fell in Worcester County during January compared with the same month last year. A total of 360 single-family homes sold, down 2 percent over January 2014, according to The Warren Group, Boston publisher of the trade journal Banker & Tradesman. Comment?
Feb 7, 2015 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Christopher Akeem Thomas of Webster gave a tour of the dilapidated home he's living in. Mr. Thomas, a native of Quincy, Fla., is squatting at 16 Slater St., a multifamily dwelling that has been abandoned by the landlord. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Nashoba Publishing Online
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the $361 million supplemental budget approved by the Senate last week. There were no roll calls on the budget itself or on any of the 23 proposed budget amendments. Comment?
Thursday Mar 26 | via Nashoba Publishing Online
Treasurer Deborah Goldberg is back in the state after spending two days at a national conference in Washington, D.C. where she said she pressed White House officials on the need to support aging public transit systems and infrastructure in states like Massachusetts. Goldberg also met with Treasury Department officials about federal efforts to improve financial literacy and retirement savings and talked with members of the state's Congressional delegation about the importance of protecting the tax deductible status of municipal bonds. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via WBUR-AM Boston
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts rose nearly 4 percent in February, a month that will go down in the history for its record snowfall totals. The Warren Group reported Tuesday that relatively low inventory levels, low mortgage rates and falling unemployment fueled sales, which are up by less than 1 percent over the first two months of 2015. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via Boston.com
Colin MacNaught might be the most important official in Massachusetts public finance you don't know. For seven years, he has worked behind the scenes, as assistant state treasurer for debt management under three treasurers, overseeing the Commonwealth's $22 billion in outstanding borrowings. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via Business Journal
About a third of the state's banks reported year-over-year declines in headcount in 2014, though for most it was only a handful staffers. Sage Bank lost more employees than any other Massachusetts-based bank in 2014, a tumultuous year for the Lowell institution that saw heavy layoffs in its secondary-mortgage market organization. Comment?
7 min ago | via GlobeSt.com
For years, the financial case for sustainability has been strictly one of common sense -- but backed up by plenty of rigorous financial studies: by building and maintaining sustainable buildings, the owners and tenants save energy and maintenance costs. Lately, though, the financial incentives have become more direct, thanks to Fannie Mae . Comment?
7 min ago | via GlobeSt.com
Debt financing is easier to obtain and there are more sources for it than there were a few years ago, but that doesn't mean all forms of financing are equally available. Rated on a sliding scale ranging from 'very easy' to 'very difficult,' lines of credit scored higher on the difficulty scale than any other form of financing in this year's capital markets survey of Real Estate Forum readers. Comment?
27 min ago | via This Is Money
The Footsie has continued its upward momentum as the morning session progressed boosted by strong data released both in the UK and Europe. By mid morning, the FTSE 100 index had risen 56.2 points or 0.8 per cent at 6,911.0, making up for last week's steep losses with just 13 stocks in negative territory. Comment?
1 hr ago | via This Is Money
You could spend thousands building a new kitchen, bathroom or conservatory, but which would give your home's value the biggest boost? Before you splash out on an extension or conservatory you should work out the costs and see how much value they will actually add to your property and whether the time and effort would be worth it. A survey by the National Association of Estate Agents last year revealed the top home improvements that could add the best value to your property. Comment?
11 min ago | via MarketWatch
The number of new home loans approved in the U.K. rose in February to its highest level in six months, suggesting the British housing market may be ready to rally again after cooling in the final months of 2014. British banks approved 61,760 mortgages for property purchases during the month, the Bank of England said Monday, compared with 60,707 in January. Comment?
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