Pinedale Real Estate News
17 hrs ago | via Phoenix Real Estate Guy
This past week, I attended another very valuable Spring Convention that was put on by the Arizona Association of REALTORS. This annual event continues to impress me each year so I thought I'd ask my good friend Jay Thompson if I could use this awesome blog of his to tell a few people about why I attend these events. Comment?
Saturday Mar 28 | via Verde Independent
The more we learn about the Republican budget that passed in the dark of night with no public review and without a transparent democratic process, the more clearly we can see how detrimental it is for the people of Arizona. The budget fails by cutting basic poverty programs that provide emergency food for hungry children and families. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via Business Journal
Once again I'm sitting in real estate school listening to a market forecast as I renew my license. It's always fun to come to these classes to see what the real estate community is thinking and whether it has any relation to what the tech entrepreneurship community is actually doing. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via The Arizona Republic
Swept away: AZ Legislature takes money meant for homeowner aid Even though money had already been promised to many, Arizona takes housing settlement funds Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1GBBV65 The $15 million left in Arizona's share of the National Mortgage Settlement was taken by the state Legislature last week, swept into the general fund. More than a dozen housing non-profits are now scrambling to find ways to help people who were waiting or even approved to receive aid from the fund. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via Business Journal
Realtors are backing a bill at the Arizona Legislature to stop cities from forcing them to get multiple business licenses. The Arizona Association of Realtors supports Senate Bill 1368. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Washington Post
"I decided it's better to spend that time reading papers than getting stressed in my car," the 27-year-old human- resources worker said. Like about half the people who work in Dubai, Zahra, a Lebanese father of one, can't afford to live there, requiring his commute from the neighboring United Arab Emirates sheikhdom of Sharjah. Comment?
5 min ago | via Forbes.com
Automatic Data Processing generates a little over 3% of its revenues from interest earned on funds held for clients. Despite its relatively insignificant contribution to the top line, the interest earned forms an important part of the company's valuation, accounting for more than 36% of our price estimate. Comment?
9 min ago | via Crooks and Liars
David Dayen writes about something Barney Frank disclosed in his new autobiography: Namely, that Barack Obama is the real reason why the financial crisis has gone on so long, mostly because he prioritized the banks and ignored the needs of foreclosed homeowners. Moral hazard, amirite? And look how well that turned out for rich people! Via Salon: TARP was doled out in two tranches of $350 billion each. Comment?
11 min ago | via The Otago Daily Times
The growth of social media was breaking down the barriers of having a head office at the bottom of the country, SBS chief executive Wayne Evans said yesterday. All channels of the Invercargill-based bank had been overwhelmed following Mr Evans giving the go-ahead to spend $1500 sending out an email to members of SBS. Comment?
14 min ago | via Staffordshire Newsletter
It is with this in mind that land management company RICS has created an online suite of consumer guides to help homeowners improve, buy or sell a home this Easter. Each easy-to follow guide offers clear, specialist advice, suggestions and helpful recommendations, and is available to download for free, with topics including home extensions, subsidence, party walls, rights to light, buying a home and selling a home. Comment?
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