Perkasie Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 1 | via Philly.com
A Bucks County real estate investor was arrested Wednesday on charges he bilked $600,000 from local banks through an elaborate mortgage-fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said. Dean Rossi, 49, of Warrington, allegedly took out bank loans and claimed he used the money to satisfy mortgages on low-income properties he owned in Philadelphia. Comment?
Mar 19, 2015 | via Philly.com
A woman who moved from Philadelphia to New York City eight months ago has died after she was struck by a windblown sheet of plywood from a construction site in Greenwich Village. Police said Tram Thuy Nguyen, 37, known to her friends as Tina, was fatally injured Tuesday night in front of 175 W. 12th St., near where a condominium project is rising on the site of the former St. Vincent's Hospital. Comment?
Mar 13, 2015 | via Freshnews
FRASER, Mich., March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, announced new and continuing contracts with five associations in metro Philadelphia. REALTOR "This strategic partnership will enhance the home buying experience for agents and buyers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania," said Peterson. Comment?
Feb 26, 2015 | via Huliq.com
Early indications of Home Buyer Activity are promising in the weeks preceding the local Spring market. According to reports available from TReND MLS, there was a 15% increase in overall pending homes when comparing January 2015 to January 2014. Comment?
Feb 22, 2015 | via Philly.com
As things stand, Melvin and Fayette Howard will lose their modest but well-kept Bristol Township rowhouse on April 10. The house will be sold at a sheriff's auction after more than a year of foreclosure proceedings. It's not their fault: The blame rests with the nonprofit from which the Howards rent their home, the Interfaith Housing Development Corp. of Bucks County. Comment?
Yesterday | 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 | 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 Westport Now
For at least the 15th time in 10 years, The New York Times again has featured Westport and its real estate doings, including its teardowns. Sunday's page one of the real estate section, available online here , features a Westport-datelined story headlined "In Fairfield, the Builders Are Back." Comment?
4 min ago | via BrothersJudd Blog
When discussing Wednesday's news that existing home sales climbed in March, National Association of Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun said the 7.8% yearly rise in March's median price was unsustainable. "This price gain of near 8% is not healthy, considering people's incomes are only rising by 2%," said Mr. Yun. Comment?
20 min ago | via Forbes.com
I used to work for banks. Now I write about them, and about finance and economics generally. Comment?
31 min ago | via Benzinga
From planning to purchasing to preserving, every interaction you have with produce can increase the longevity of groceries and decrease the bottom line at the cashier. Thankfully, going through the proper channels of grocery planning can accomplish both of these goals without resorting to preservative-laden garbage parading as food. Comment?
46 min ago | via WINK-TV Fort Myers
CAPE CORAL, Fla,. - Southwest Florida is all about giving back to our community, and Saturday began a very important project. Comment?
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