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?
8 hrs ago | via Michigan Radio
As we near the vote to raise the sales tax to fund our abysmal roads, we've heard this question come up quite a bit these last few months: "Why couldn't the Legislature just do the job they were elected to do instead of passing responsibility off to the voters?" We haven't given our legislators the chance to do their jobs because we've cauterized a deep-seeded distrust into statutes and amendments to the state constitution. Potholes are just one concrete example of how Michigan's culture of distrust in politics has hurt our government's ability to function. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via MLive.com
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here's a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area: The Bouma Group of Keller Williams Realty is donating the commission dollars from their 100th home sale to local non-profit charities chosen by the community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and vote for the charity of their choice on The Bouma Group's website at www.bouma.com and can vote once per day. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Manufacturing in Michigan - its lifeblood over the past century - is making a strong comeback despite global competition. Since December 2009, Michigan has led the nation with more than 88,000 new manufacturing jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Northern Michigan News
Michigan's state and local tax rates are among the worst in the nation, according to a report released last week. WalletHub ranked Michigan at No. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via WLNS-TV Lansing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $1.5 million in federal grants to 10 Michigan organizations dedicated to helping residents with housing needs. The housing counseling grants are given to community-based organizations that assist families and individuals looking to find housing, make more informed housing choices and avoid foreclosures. Comment?
5 min ago | via American Reporter
Readers who see three YouTube videos on our front page this past week must be curious. Has The Americzan Reporter become tabloid? Is the editor out of his mind? There is a simple explanation, and it is a news-related one. Comment?
6 min ago | via Model D
Local software startup BoostUp has landed a spot in the 2015 class of REach , a tech startup accelerator program in Chicago. The startup, which is based in downtown Detroit's M@dison Building, plans to leverage the 8-month-long accelerator program to further its reach into the real-estate industry. Comment?
6 min ago | via American Reporter
Only in America can the people who drove the global economy off a cliff and pushed tens of millions of people into poverty and joblessness get lavishly rewarded for doing so. During the first nine months of 2009, five of the largest banks that received federal aid - Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan/Chase and Morgan Stanley - together set aside about $90 billion for bonuses and other compensation for their high level staff. Comment?
8 min ago | via American Reporter
In March of last year, the U.S. stock market was at the lowest point of the current recession. Since then, the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 70 percent. Comment?
32 min ago | via Bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. A surge in China's local-government debt pile is drawing focus to the central bank's role in avoiding a credit crunch as policy makers seek to develop a municipal-bond market. Comment?
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