Rollingbay Real Estate News
Friday | via Gawker
A software engineer living in Washington state may have no choice but to sell the home he bought last December because, despite repeatedly checking with Comcast before he even considered buying the property, the company just can't give him internet service. Seth Morabito's thorough chronicle of how Comcast strung him along is some real Twilight Zone shit, and provides a grim cautionary tale about making any decision-let alone buying a house-based on assurances from the Worst Company in America. Comment?
Friday Mar 6 | via Business Journal
A lack of inventory combined with heightened demand is sending housing prices in the Puget Sound region upward, a new report shows. Even though more people are putting their houses and condos on the market, it's still not enough to keep up with demand, and the inventory of available properties is less than it was a year ago, according to the report on February sales that the Northwest Multiple Listing Service issued Thursday. Comment?
Jan 16, 2015 | via North Kitsap Herald
Almost five years after he paid $65,000 cash for it, Peter Miele has the manufactured home he bought from Golden Homes of Poulsbo. Golden Homes had refused to deliver the house unless it received more money for site preparation, a condition Miele alleges was not in his contract. Comment?
Dec 4, 2014 | via Business Journal
Median sales prices of houses and condos in the Puget Sound region climbed in November, according to a report that the Northwest Multiple Listing Service issued Thursday. People are still hot to buy houses and condos in the Seattle metro area, where pending sales last month reached a nearly eight-year high for November. Comment?
Nov 21, 2014 | via Bremerton Patriot
In surveys on BremertonPatriot.com and CentralKitsapReporter.com in 2013, a majority of respondents said they planned to do most of their holiday shopping locally or in Kitsap County. That was good news. Comment?
Friday | via SNL Financial
The Federal Reserve said the companies must take immediate action to reflect suggested improvements in their 2015 plans, due Dec. 31. Without pointing out specific issues with specific banks, the regulators noted that common deficiencies in the living wills included unrealistic or inadequately reported assumptions in the likely behavior of consumers, regulators, investors and central clearing facilities; as well as inadequate analysis regarding interconnections within firms. the 2013 living wills of all 11 banks required to submit them. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via Examiner.com
It's usually never a good thing to have your name added to a law, either officially or unofficially. Yet that's exactly what's happened to Country-Pop music A1 4ber-megastar Taylor Swift . Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via KNUS-AM Aurora
The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley released late Friday a Department of Justice subpoena that sought documents related to a part-time employee at the agency who was a longtime business associate of the elected official. The federal grand jury subpoena, dated March 5, sought material related to 46-year-old Jason J. Jerue, who used to work for the auditor at a company that handled mortgage filings from escrow and other real-estate transactions that was previously owned by Kelley. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 11 | via Methow Valley News Home Page
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Trout Unlimited-Washington Water Project is proposing to construct a project on the Methow Valley Irrigation District Canal in Twisp, WA: MVID West Distribution System, consisting of installing approximately 14,200 l.f. of HDPE pipe, through and south-west of the Town of Twisp, partly in an existing open canal. Comment?
Friday Mar 6 | via National Mortgage News
Impac Mortgage Corp. said that George Mangiaracina has joined the firm's senior management team as executive vice president and managing director. Mangiaracina will participate on the executive, risk and capital markets committees and will be a member of the CashCall transition team. Comment?
20 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Since the ETF covers equity REITs so well, I'd love to pair a few mREITs with my position in VNQ. Vanguard REIT ETF is one of the best ETFs on the market. Comment?
23 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Monthly reports for February included new home sales, which set a new post-recession high, and existing home sales, also higher, and a higher CPI. Durable goods were down for the 4th time in 6 months, and the University of Michigan sentiment indicator improved from its first March reading, but has continued to back off its January post-recession high. Comment?
24 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
That's right. Not " Should I draw down savings or investments to prepay my mortgage? " or "Should we wait to take Social Security?" or "If my retirement accounts are fully funded, how should I invest the rest of my cash?" But "Why is money important to you?" Richards firmly believes the foundation of any financial plan lies in addressing the "Why?" question, even if it makes you squirm - as it no doubt will - or think you mistakenly stepped into a therapy session. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Japan Times
This summer sees the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica. Eight thousand Europeans were taken outside, their hands carefully tied behind their backs, and Serbian soldiers shot them all in cold blood. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Reuters
Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, only the second decline in five years and one of the first signs of how low oil prices are beginning to ripple beyond oil company bottom lines and into the wider economy. Midland's sales tax revenues, which reflect commercial and residential spending, dipped to $5.119 million in March from $5.126 million in March 2014, according to data from the Texas Comptroller released last week. Comment?
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