Philadelphia Real Estate News
Friday May 1 | via Philadelphia Weekly
Home Buying Class Thinking about buying a home but don't know where to start? Redfin Agent Andrew Black will walk you through the home-buying process so you know what to expect. Comment?
Friday May 1 | via Philly.com
Aramark Corp. adopted an animal welfare policy that includes purchasing commitments for veal, dairy, beef, chickens, and turkeys, the Philadelphia food-service giant said. Under the policy, developed in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States , Aramark said it will work with suppliers to, for example, reduce the pain caused by the castration of hogs and eventually eliminate tail docking for hogs and cattle. Comment?
Friday May 1 | via Philly.com
There's nothing fancy about the ensemble of redbrick houses that line the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue in Powelton Village. Built in the late 1870s, when the avenue linked country farms to city markets, the modest, wood-trimmed buildings housed working people who tended shops on the ground floor. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Philly.com
Winter appears to have put Philadelphia's real estate recovery on ice, as first-quarter sale prices in the city fell 0.3 percent from the fourth-quarter 2014 level. The decline came after two consecutive positive quarters, Kevin Gillen, chief economist at Meyers Research and senior research fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, said Tuesday. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Kiwiblog
I did not think it was possible for a group to have a sense of entitlement greater than the average tangata whenua member on an Auckland Council statutory board, however, there is a new contender for the title which makes me shudder as the elite tangata whenua will invariably only now redouble their efforts to reclaim their position at the top of the entitlement tree. A muslim, quelle surprise! Sarah Jawadi, an immigrant living in New Zealand for 11 years in Manukau with her husband and two children, has approached banks with the view of the banks providing interest free home loans to muslims. Comment?
Monday | via TaxVox
Will cuts to a state's top income tax rate boost growth? Not necessarily. In a new TPC paper , Bill Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Kim Rueben find little evidence linking state-level economic growth and taxes, especially income tax policy. Comment?
Saturday Apr 25 | via WICU12 Erie
Sales have jumped more than 30 percent compared to this time last year, according to Howard Hanna realtors of Erie. Nearly 800 new homes were sold in the Erie area among five major brokers during the first quarter of 2015. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via GantDaily.com
Think what you want about Wall Street bankers - they're greedy, overpaid, egotistical - but negotiation is their area of expertise. They have perfected the art of cutting a deal to their advantage, whether it's to buy a company, trade a stock or snag a bigger bonus. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | 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 Apr 23 | 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?
11 min ago | via West Australian
The number of new home sales rose to a five-year high in March, with record low interest rates helping to fuel the housing boom. Sales of flats, townhouses and semi-detached houses were up 11.3 per cent, easily outstripping house sales which rose 2.6 per cent. Comment?
15 min ago | via Harwich and Manningtree Standard
The vast majority of people with debts such as personal loans, credit cards and overdrafts are feeling confident about their ability to repay what they owe, a report has found. But while 83% of those surveyed are either confident or very confident about meeting their future repayments, one in 33 are not at all confident about their ability to do so, the research from Lloyds Bank found. Comment?
17 min ago | via Business Journal
The median price of a single-family home on Kauai rose by 4 percent on fewer sales in April, fueled in part by a higher sales prices in Lihue and along the island's South Shore, according to real estate data compiled by Hawaii Information Service on behalf of the Kauai Board of Realtors. The 34 single-family homes sold on Kauai in April compared to 40 sold in April of 2014. Comment?
20 min ago | via ABC News
Negative gearing, foreign investment and immigration are just some of the factors identified as pushing house prices beyond the reach of younger people in particular. That's despite interest rates being at historically low levels , banks being willing to lend more than in the past, and a higher number of two-income households. Comment?
31 min ago | via SlashGear.com
Mobile searches are overtaking PC searches around the world, and therein lies the opportunity for Google to sell and place new ads specifically designed for mobile searches. Bringing ads to mobile devices isn't just a matter of scaling down current ads. Comment?
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