Silver Spring Real Estate News
Mar 31, 2015 | via Patch.com
Kim Farina, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Aspen Hill office was recognized for outstanding performance in February. The office led the region, which is comprised of locations throughout Montgomery and Prince George counties, as well as surrounding areas in the District of Columbia, for resale listings and resale dollar volume. Comment?
Mar 8, 2015 | via The Atlantic
Over 40 million American households now rent their homes and apartments, as homeownership has declined in the shadow of the foreclosure crisis and the global financial recession. Renting certainly offers perks. Comment?
Mar 4, 2015 | via National Journal
A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts. Over 40 million American households now rent their homes and apartments, as homeownership has declined in the shadow of the foreclosure crisis and the global financial recession. Comment?
Feb 12, 2015 | via The Washington Post
Bill Kane bought his house in Bethesda's Ashburton neighborhood in 1959, paying $28,000 for the brand-new brick split-level built by Aldon Properties. He found himself part of "a huge enclave of Catholics" drawn to nearby Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Church and School on Old Georgetown Road, and he and his wife raised nine children in the home. Comment?
Jan 13, 2015 | via CRM Buyer
Instead of shopping around, many consumers just rely upon information provided by lenders or mortgage brokers -- "the exact people who have a vested interest in limiting the amount of information available to consumers," noted David Cadden, professor emeritus at Quinnipiac University. "This new tool will provide consumers with a competitive advantage." Comment?
Monday May 11 | via The Washington Post
April's housing data, released Monday by RealEstate Business Intelligence , a subsidiary of MRIS, shows the trend of higher sales, greater inventory and modest price increases has continued through the first four months of the year. Bonnie Casper , a real estate agent with Long and Foster and president-elect of the Maryland Association of Realtors, says the signs point to a healthy market. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via NBC29
The mayor called on U.S. government investigators to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department us... . Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake holds a news conference on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Baltimore. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via The Washington Post
These sales data, recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For home sales elsewhere in the Washington area, go to www.washingtonpost.com/homesales . Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Washington Examiner
A real estate settlement company agreed to a settlement with the Maryland Attorney General's Office last month over allegations that its principals and mortgage loan officers engaged in a kickback scheme, state Attorney General Brian Frosh said. Genuine Title, owner Jay Zukerberg, marketing director Brandon Glickstein and three loan officers will pay restitution and penalties. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via The Washington Post
These sales data recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For information about other residential real estate transactions, visit www.washingtonpost.com/homesales . Comment?
8 min ago | via PennLive.com
In photo from left to right are Barbara Schmidt, senior vice president and general manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania; Ann Marie Haggerty, an office manager at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Quentin Miller, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania and Ryan Hess, vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania. Less than a mile separated two real estate offices on Linglestown Road in Lower Paxton Twp. Comment?
9 min ago | via Common Dreams
The Justice Department's latest settlement with felonious big banks was announced this week, but the repercussions were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations. That's not enough. Comment?
9 min ago | via Live Charts
The yield on 10-year US Treasury notes retreated by six basis points to 2.19% on Thursday, with that on the thirty-year long bond coming off by a similar amount to hit 2.99% by the close of trading. That came as the latest figures from the the Department of Commerce revealed a 3.3% month-on-month drop in existing home sales for April to reach an annualised rate of 5.04m . Comment?
10 min ago | via Reuters
In an apartment block in central Madrid, homeowners and tenants in danger of being evicted gather every Thursday to plan awareness campaigns and get free advice from lawyers. 'The Mortgage Victims' Association', or PAH - its initials in Spanish, has stopped hundreds of evictions and is one of many grassroots campaigns to rise from Spain's brutal six-year economic downturn in a popular revival of political involvement. Comment?
11 min ago | via Vancouver Courier
Plunging mortgage rates, a tight inventory and parents willing to bankroll their kids are all factors pushing Vancouver new condominium sales and prices into record territory this spring. A study prepared by Urban Analytics Inc. for the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region, to be released this week, shows that inventory levels of new condominiums are dropping while fewer new ones are being built. Comment?
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