Rockford Real Estate News
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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?
Wednesday May 27 | via Michigan Lawyers Weekly
The Michigan Attorney General has alleged that Steven B. Ruza was involved in a home mortgage fraud scheme that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars and victimized more than 100 people. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Zillow Blog
Walter Atkins is the son-in-law of the person who won this home for $52,100 at auction and is fixing it up. For decades, people have fretted over the blight caused by the hemorrhaging of jobs from a town that was once the toast of U.S. industrialism. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via C & G Newspapers
"Go through your closets, basement and storage areas, and if you haven't found a home, rent a storage unit for those stored items, if you can afford it," said Realtor Randy Gates, of Keller Williams Lakeside Realty. For example, if it's summer, store the winter items and vice versa. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via LA Independent
Michigan state lawmakers are urging citizens to petition other state lawmakers to decide on legislation designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Mlive.com reports that Democratic lawmakers in Lansing are appealing directly to their constituents in order to put an anti-discrimination bill to a vote. Comment?
Saturday May 2 | via Battle Creek Enquirer
Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program Treasury told to do more to inform homeowners in the 10 most underserved states Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1GQzbmM Neighborhoods Inc. helps local residents avoid foreclosure through the Home Affordable Modification Program. Only Oklahoma and North Dakota have been more underserved than Michigan by the program, a new report shows. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Privatopia Papers
Foreclosure scam ordered to repay $11M to distressed homeowners | TheHill "The lawyers behind a foreclosure scam were ordered Friday in federal court to repay more than $11 million that it took for vulnerable homeowners. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the state of Florida accused the scammers, led by the Hoffman Law Group, of tricking distressed homeowners into joining frivolous lawsuits that would supposedly provide foreclosure relief." Comment?
45 min ago | via Los Angeles Times
A European Villa-inspired estate in the 11000 block of Bellagio Road was sold for $18.5 million, down $495,000 from the 2014 asking price, but up from the previous sale price of $2.9 million in 1999. A European Villa-inspired estate in the 11000 block of Bellagio Road was sold for $18.5 million, down $495,000 from the 2014 asking price, but up from the previous sale price of $2.9 million in 1999. Comment?
49 min ago | via Alabama Live
Enjoy the WiRE compliments of the ACRE Corporate Cabinet. Click link in article to see the corporations that are building Alabama's real estate multimedia network. Comment?
1 hr ago | via BreakingNews.ie
Bank of Ireland has been accused of snubbing the Finance Minister after it failed to reduce its standard variable mortgage rate. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market: The latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed year-over-year March increases in both the 10-City Composite and 20-City Composite . The national home price index showed a 4.1 percent annual gain in March, and the national index also increased by 0.8 percent month-over-month in March. Comment?
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