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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. Comment?
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 email@example.com 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. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 9 | via Philly.com
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. Comment?
Monday Dec 1 | via Philly.com
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. Comment?
Sunday Nov 30 | via Philly.com
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. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 17 | via Bloomberg
The U.S. housing market will resume its recovery in 2015 after a "disappointing" year as sales accelerate, construction increases and mortgage credit eases, according to a Bloomberg survey of 25 economists and analysts. New-home sales will jump 16 percent to 510,000 and sales of existing homes will climb 5 percent to 5.21 million, according to the median estimates. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via Northeasttimes.com
Caring for the community: Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association treated needy neighbors to a pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26 at Calvary Christian Church. Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association heard from representatives of Tree Northeast, TD Bank and Philadelphia Gas Works at their most recent meeting. Comment?
Jan 12, 2011 | via City Journal
'Are any of these ideas actually stupid?' Stewart wondered. Cut to Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, who described Arizona's plans to sell its state government buildings for $735 million, lease them back, and keep on using them. Comment?
Thursday Nov 20 | via Palm Beach Post
A 90-year-old man is facing foreclosure on a Boynton Beach home he no longer owns after his lender gave him the wrong mortgage payoff amount. According to court documents, Abraham Maisner, who owned a 3,200-square-foot home in Valencia Lakes, went into foreclosure in 2012 after failing to make payments since May 2010. Comment?
Nov 14, 2014 | via Realtor Magazine
A new marketing campaign from a Central Pennsylvania home builder is reaching out to engaged renters and showing them how they can start married life as first-time home owners. We reported on couples building downpayments into their gift registries years ago , but this is the first we've heard of a custom home builder getting in the game. Comment?
12 min ago | via KRMG-AM Tulsa
In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress extends these tax breaks every year or two, usually at the last minute, drawing complaints from business leaders tired of the uncertainty. Comment?
42 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
When the price of oil is the foundation of your country's economy, a sudden plunge to half its value focuses the mind wonderfully, doesn't it? Phrases such as "resource curse" suddenly sound a lot less like airy academic vagaries. Boasts such as "energy superpower" sound less confident and more tragic. Comment?
51 min ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
DEAR BENNY: My house was substantially damaged by a fire. My insurance company has been very responsive, but I have just been advised that they will be sending me a check for the damage payable to me and to my mortgage lender? Is this legal? DEAR CARLOS: Unfortunately, yes. Comment?
1 hr ago | via WebWire
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11 hrs ago | via jdsupra.com
The NMLS recently released its NMLS Mortgage Industry Report 2014 Q3 Update . According to the report, there were 343,800 state-licensed mortgage loan originators during the 2014 third quarter, a 10 percent increase from 311,589 in the 2013 third quarter. Comment?
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