Portsmouth Real Estate News
Monday Mar 16 | via Crescent-News.com
Questions are being raised about access to public records in Ohio when private companies or proprietary software is used to manage the records. Comment?
Jan 21, 2015 | via The Columbus Dispatch
When shovels hit the ground in Scioto County this year, construction crews will begin working on the largest project in the Ohio Department of Transportation's history. The $429 million Portsmouth Bypass will snake around the city, linking Rts. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via Housing Wire
Earlier this week RealtyTrac reported that wage growth has fallen behind home price growth by a ratio of 13:1 in three out of every four markets in the United States surveyed. Now comes a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland that, perhaps counter-intuitively, wages grew faster during the recession, and became stagnant in the "recovery." Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via Toledo Blade
Last year in Lucas County, nearly 1 in 3 home buyers made down payments of 3 percent or less, according to a new study of home buying in 386 counties nationwide by real estate data firm RealtyTrac. Considering that Lucas County's median home price was $76,075 at the end of December, a down payment of 3 percent equated just $2,282. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 10 | via Credit.com
Foreclosure activity in the U.S. declined 9.39% from February 2014 to February 2015, with one in every 1,295 housing units in some stage of foreclosure last month. That's the lowest the national foreclosure rate has been since July 2006, according to RealtyTrac's monthly report on the foreclosure market. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via Daily Herald
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles could soon issue photo-less state identification cards under a proposal that an Indiana Senate committee passed Tuesday. The Homeland Security and Transportation Committee voted 8-0 to approve the measure, which would allow a religious exemption to Indiana's photo requirement on state IDs. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via WTOV9
A new report that suggests draining a central Ohio lake to prevent a potentially catastrophic dam failure has area homeowners worried about plunging property values. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released Wednesday says the 180-year-old dam at Buckeye Lake, about 30 miles east of Columbus, should be replaced immediately. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Staffordshire Newsletter
MOST parents have a few key items on their wish-list when it comes to buying a new property - and usually right at the top are good schools, a family-friendly location and a comfortable home that's large enough for their changing needs. But for first-time buyers Jane and Lee Baughen, the difficulties of saving a big deposit with two young children to think about left them worrying they'd have to compromise on at least one of their priorities. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
Q: I have a buyer who is having trouble securing a loan because my condo association has 27 percent of the units delinquent in their monthly association dues of $200. There are a total of six buildings each with six units for a total of 36 units. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
MaryAnn Hayes of Marion, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Marion, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 17 percent of approximately 87,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via KUQL-FM Mitchell
BALKI'S BILLS: In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2012, Bronson Pinchot poses for photos in front of the Decker House, one of six properties he owns in Harford, Pa. Pinchot, best known for his starring role on the 1980s sitcom "Perfect Strangers," was back on TV in 2012 with a new show about restoring his historic Pennsylvania homes. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Orange County Register
Orange County property owners who have no equity in their homes are a rarity these days - a far cry from the ugliness of the Great Recession just a few years ago. Rebounding house values and the market-cleansing work of foreclosures and short sales pushed the share of Orange County mortgages that exceed the underlying property value down to 3.6 percent of homes in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from CoreLogic. Comment?
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