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  • Carbon County Court news

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Times News 

    A total of 276 cases were started in November in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows: Assessment appeals, 10; civil actions, 36; custody complaints,14; district justice appeals, 2; divorce complaints, 15; complaint in ejectment, 1; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 30; name change petition, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 20; quiet title action, 1; replevin complaint, 1; tax sale, 1; court appointments, 3; judgments, 136; miscellaneous cases, 2; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 3. The office staff also received and processed 33 applications for U.S. passports.


    Related Topix: Carbon County, PA, Home, Mortgage, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Political updates on the State & Local Level

    Wednesday Dec 10 | via University City Review 

    The UC Review and Weekly Press compile political news that affects voters each week on the city and state level to keep readers more abreast of local politics. If there's an issue you would like included in this column, please email it to by the Monday, noontime deadline! City Councilman Ed Neilson in council session introduced a resolution calling on the City Controller Alan Butkovitz to investigate suburban real estate agents and brokers who have not obtained and filed for the appropriate licenses and taxes by implementing a tax discovery initiative that could generate new revenues and savings for the City of Philadelphia.


    Related Topix: Real Estate, Philadelphia, PA, Home Listing, Home, Housing

  • Government offers 3 percent loans to lure first-time...

    Tuesday Dec 9 | via 

    Responding to housing-industry concerns that tightened mortgage-credit rules would hamstring the critical first-time-buyer market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer 3 percent down-payment loans to qualified borrowers. Fannie's My Community Mortgage program, open to first-time buyers with a 620 minimum credit score, starts this week.


    Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Mortgage, Personal Finance

  • Movement toward new houses at Mount Holly Gardens

    Monday Dec 1 | via 

    Tiny pink flags appeared recently in the ground to mark the spot where the first townhouses will be built in a bulldozed neighborhood in Mount Holly that was declared blighted more than a decade ago. Some Mount Holly Gardens residents had sued, saying the town's plan to redevelop the area was discriminatory because their rowhouses were being demolished and replaced with market-rate units they could not afford.


    Related Topix: Mount Holly, NJ, Home, Mortgage, Mortgage, Personal Finance

  • A look at laying down roots

    Sunday Nov 30 | via 

    I do not want to buy a house. I have one box of childhood mementos, very few place settings, and I spend all my money on too-frequent takeout, diapers, and travel.


    Related Topix: Home Buying, Home, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

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