Rockford Real Estate News
Feb 13, 2015 | via MLive.com
Residential property assessments in the city are up nearly 8 percent, the highest rate of growth in years. It's the same story elsewhere in Kent County as the housing market continues an upward spike following several years of declines. Comment?
Feb 10, 2015 | via WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
You've fretted about the house down the street that has been vacant for a long time - the one that's a target for trash and trouble. You've wondered who owns it. Comment?
Jan 14, 2015 | via MLive.com
Kent County is the only large county in the U.S. to get back to unemployment rates it enjoyed prior to the Great Recession, according to a survey released by the National Association of Counties on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Despite the good news, Kent County home prices and paychecks still have not recovered, according to NACO's survey of all 3,069 counties in the U.S. According to the survey charts, local housing prices have nearly recovered from their 2005 high levels. While Kent County has achieved its pre-recession unemployment levels, its residents still have not recovered their income, the study concluded. Comment?
Jan 12, 2015 | via Wall Street Journal
Counties that have recovered from the recession, according to the National Association of Counties, are largely located in energy-rich areas. Seven years after the recession began, only one in 50 U.S. counties has fully bounced back, according to a study the National Association of Counties released Monday. Comment?
Dec 17, 2014 | via MLive.com
Last month's record snowfall kept a lot of houses off the market in West Michigan, according to the November statistics published by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors . New listings were down nearly 25 percent over November 2013, which also saw an early arrival of winter, according to the latest GRAR monthly sales report. Comment?
5 hrs ago | via Business Wire
With today's announcement, MEF-US will begin transitioning to operate under the name Huntington Technology Finance. Based outside of Detroit, MEF-US is the sixth major investment Huntington has made in Michigan in the past five years. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via MLive.com
On this first day of Jazz Appreciation Month , the Jazz Journalists' Association has announced that local property developer Don Chisholm will receive its 2015 National Jazz Hero Award to recognize his "years of generous service and philanthropy for jazz and musical theatre in Ann Arbor." Chisholm's award will be presented on Sunday, May 26, 2015 at Kerrytown Concert House , in conjunction with pianist Ellen Rowe's "Art of the Trio" concert at 4 p.m. Members of the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association , as well as Don Chisholm's Friends of Jazz at KCH and the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance, will make the presentation. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Freshnews
Residences living in Oakland County, Michigan now have a solution for various real estate inquiries and needs. Tom Gilliam, RE/MAX Realtor and his HOMES2MOVEYOU.COM web site offers its expertise to be a one stop resource for people who live or who wish to live in Farmington Hills, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Northville, Novi and Metro Detroit area. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via WJRT
A new bipartisan package of bills being introduced in the Michigan Legislature aims to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. It would let survivors apply for unemployment benefits if they must leave their job to protect their safety. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via MLive.com
West Michigan real-estate developer Charles Patrick Gahan, accused in an $8 million mortgage scheme, is expected to make his initial appearance Tuesday, March 17, in U.S. District Court. Gahan had long been considered a suspect in a "mortgage stacking scheme" where multiple mortgages were taken out on property without lenders' knowledge. Comment?
3 min ago | via Business Journal
Fort Myers-residents Barry J. Graham and Ricky Lynn Stokes were sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release each for their roles in a vacation rental fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida announced Tuesday. The two Florida men had pleaded guilty to their roles in a $300 million Ponzi scheme centered around the sale of Cay Clubs Resorts and Marina vacation rentals to about 1,400 investors. Comment?
1 hr ago | via American Banker
Banks can be forgiven for concluding that millennials should be the bull's eye of every marketing effort. Bolstered by predictions that millennials will soon replace baby boomers as the largest, wealthiest, most desirable customer segment, many financial institutions desperately want to capture these elusive harbingers of profitability. Comment?
9 min ago | via Wise County Messenger Online
The House Appropriations Committee on March 24 unanimously approved the General Appropriations Act - the first hurdle toward passing a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.The committee's chair, state Rep. John Otto and the 27-member committee's work earned the praise of House Speaker Joe Straus, who said HB 1 is "a responsible, disciplined ... (more) Comment?
10 min ago | via State Journal
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.62 percent, up 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to the current rate on Tuesday. Comment?
12 min ago | via The Wichita Eagle
Equity Bank has announced the following promotions: Erika Buckner, assistant vice president - branch manager, Wichita West; Jeanie Dixon, assistant vice president - mortgage loan operations; Brent Koehn, vice president - loan review; Tyler Miranda, assistant vice president - system administrator; Micha Mohr, vice president - retail sales manager; and Scott Steele, vice president - mortgage division manager. Chris Fleming has joined Bodyworx Physical Thereapy as head athletic trainer and will also serve as a concussion rehabilitation specialist. Comment?
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