St. Clairsville Real Estate News
Sunday | via The Columbus Dispatch
As spring home sales kick into gear, central Ohio shoppers are discovering that in some neighborhoods the old rules of home-buying no longer apply. Instead, they must learn the meaning of phrases such as "escalation clauses," "highest-and-best offers," "no-remedy inspections" and "curbside offers." Comment?
Tuesday May 19 | via Washington Examiner
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have countered Republican Chairman Richard Shelby's proposal to overhaul banking regulation with a plan of their own, one that would limit deregulation to small banks and credit unions. The outline, released by the panel's ranking Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, two days before a scheduled mark-up, mostly retains the community bank provisions of Shelby's reform, while dropping a range of other items that liberals had criticized as giveaways to Wall Street. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Los Angeles Times
A Senate committee Thursday voted to ease some of the financial regulations enacted in 2010, approving legislation that Republicans said would help small banks avoid burdensome rules but that Democrats charged would help big Wall Street firms as well. The 12-10 vote in the Senate Banking Committee split along party lines, demonstrating the sharp partisan divisions that still exist nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was approved in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Insurance News Net
A bill that would significantly reduce federal agencies' authority to regulate insurance companies was reported out of committee today, despite it being unlikely to win enough votes in its present form to become law. The bill will likely need significant narrowing before it can win enough votes to be enacted. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Press
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed more changes to the state's formula for farmland valuation, saying the reforms would result in more accurate valuations that reflect the economic conditions the agricultural sector is facing. In a May 13 letter to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the Farm Bureau contends the changes to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program would also encourage more participation in conservation practices. Comment?
Yesterday | via The St. Petersburg Times
Russians, the last hope of the Crimean real estate market, appear to have lost interest in buying properties in the contested region. This comes as an unpleasant surprise to Crimea, which - banking on its coveted climate and coastlines - had hoped for a boom in sales after Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March last year. Comment?
14 min ago | via StockMarketsReview.com
The S&P 500 has basically been locked in a trading range between 2040 and 2100 since early February of this year. Some technical analysts term the subsequent chart pattern a wedge and others call it a rising wedge. Comment?
20 min ago | via Herald Gazette
Located in the heart of the village just two blocks from the library, shops and harbor, this stately Colonial is spacious, light-filled and well cared for. Lots of living space including 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a wonderful bonus room on the 3rd floor. Comment?
23 min ago | via MoneyWeek
Locals are piling in with borrowed money. The government is piling on the stimulus. Comment?
29 min ago | via WCBM-AM Pikesville
Who are these Obama voters? They can't all have head injuries, have been in a coma for the past 4 years, or own stock in an electric car battery company. Besides having "stupid" stamped on their forehead, here's a handy guide identifying these clueless creatures. Comment?
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