San Quentin Real Estate News
Saturday Apr 11 | via Marin Independent Journal
Nancy Applegarth and her dog Maverick enjoy her gas fireplace in Marinwood. Air officials want to require property owners to install federally certified wood-burning stoves or fireplace inserts that filter out pollutants upon selling or transferring their properties. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Inman Real Estate News
A Marin County, California, mortgage broker pleaded guilty last month to 14 federal counts related to a $2.4-million scheme to defraud investors. Paul Sloane Davis, 75, who operated financial services company D.M. Financial, diverted investor funds for personal use or to make interest payments to prior investors to keep them from discovering the scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Comment?
Mar 19, 2015 | via Courthouse News Service
A federal judge denied a nationwide loan administrator's request to stop two California district attorneys from enforcing fraud laws against it. Loan Payment Administration and its corporate parent Nationwide Biweekly Administration sued district attorneys in Monterey and Marin counties in October 2014 after a Monterey deputy district attorney said their solicitation letters violated state law. Comment?
Mar 18, 2015 | via Marin Independent Journal
Marin home prices dropped just a tad in February, the first decline in two and a half years, though experts shrugged off the reported 1 percent decrease as an anomaly. The median price of a Marin home was $970,000, compared with $977,500 in February 2014, and 134 homes sold in the county compared with 138 in the same month the year before, according to Irvine-based CoreLogic. Comment?
Feb 23, 2015 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Tina Shone, a broker associate with Sotheby's International Realty-Wine Country brokerage in Sonoma, earned the top spot among all agents in Sonoma Valley for highest dollar volume in sales for 2014. One of her achievements was representing the sellers of a $12 million-plus Kentfield estate, the highest residential sale in Marin County for the year. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Housing Wire
A mortgage loan officer in California was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts of bank fraud relating to a mortgage fraud scheme wherein he allegedly submitted false and fraudulent loan applications to lenders. According to the indictment, in 2005 and 2006 while working for National City Mortgage , then a division of National City Bank , in Stockton, Mark F. Friend, 60, arranged loans for borrowers that contained numerous falsehoods. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via Daily Kos
As Capital & Main explained : "It happens every spring: The start of baseball season and the Chamber of Commerce's assault on legislation designed to improve the lives of Californians - many of them our most vulnerable residents." This time, The California Chamber of Commerce put Assembly Bill 244 on their "Jobs Killer" list. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via WTVM
Are you considering selling your house this spring? Trulia is out with a list of hot and not so hot cities for home sales. The real estate website Trulia looked at the number of homes for sale on Feb. 5 and then the number still on the market April 5 and here's what they found. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via American Thinker
On April 15 Tax Day, Americans paid about the same amount of income tax as total student loans outstanding. The St. Louis Federal Reserve on the same day published a report titled ' Student Loan Delinquency: A Big Problem Getting Worse? ' The Fed has determined that of the $1.3 trillion in non-bankruptcy-dischargeable student loans, the delinquency rate for students in repayment is over 27 percent. Comment?
Thursday Apr 16 | via Huntington News
U.S. home prices have recently enjoyed a modest to strong rebound, rising by an average of 0.6% nationwide, according to FNC's Residential Price Indexa , released on Thursday, April 16, 2015. This increase in home prices marks a sharp reversal in the downward spiral of price trends over the past five to six months. Comment?
26 min ago | via USA Today
One-third have almost no retirement savings Many retirees were forced to leave the workforce sooner than they expected. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Gd0vex Many people are woefully unprepared financially for retirement, and they shouldn't count on working longer to make up the difference, a new national survey reveals. Comment?
28 min ago | via Business Journal
BAR said over 200 REALTORS and vendors are slated to show up at the event, making it prime for networking while enjoying BAR's Crawfish boil. Bryan Davis covers real estate, retail and manufacturing for the Birmingham Business Journal. Comment?
28 min ago | via Illawarra Mercury
As the rollout continues across the region, some renters have expressed concern about whether they will be able to connect to the NBN. NBN Co spokesman Darren Rudd said people renting apartments, townhouses or houses would have to wait until the rollout had begun in their neighbourhood before taking action. Comment?
32 min ago | via Planning
Once rife with contaminants like lead and arsenic and plagued by a toxic reputation that derailed neighboring home sales, a sprawling 446-acre site now supports a $300 million tax base and is being heralded as a national model for cleanup and site redevelopment. The Midvale slag site, first named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list in 1991, was removed from the list earlier this month - a milestone celebrated in a ceremony Monday featuring a tour of the mixed-use development that occupies the land. Comment?
34 min ago | via West Australian
EasyProperty, a British online real estate agent co-founded by businessman Stelios Haji-Ioannou, plans a share placement or initial public offering in the second half of the year to raise funds to expand in Europe, its chief executive said. The company, which helps customers let out their houses in England and Wales, intends to raise a "significantly larger" amount than the 9.75 million pounds it raised through a share placement in September, CEO Rob Ellice told Reuters. Comment?
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