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Sunday Jan 25 | via New York Post
My gut tells me it was a net positive on the middle class, given how significant the refi wave was. D.L. Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst at MoneyRates.com, says "harm to consumers has outweighed the benefits." Comment?
Wednesday Jan 7 | via SILive.com
With more than 500 NYPD officers present, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Wednesday that it raised the money so the widows of slain Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu would have their mortgages paid off and any necessary home repairs completed. The press conference came after a 10-day fundraiser, started by the Siller family's foundation shortly after the officers were assassinated in Brooklyn, which raised more than $1 million. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 7 | via SILive.com
Pei Xia Chen, widow of slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu, is comforted by Frank Siller of the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation after they announced they will raise money to buy out the mortgage payments for the widows of slain NYPD officers Liu and Rafael Ramos at their headquarters in the New Dorp section of Staten Island on Dec. 26, 2014. MANHATTAN -- The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Wednesday it has surpassed its goal of raising $800,000 to pay off the mortgages on the family homes of slain New York City Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Comment?
Thursday Jan 1 | via SILive.com
Many believe that Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at the age of 82, gave his greatest speech in San Francisco, at the Democratic National Convention in 1984. As the keynote speaker, then New York Gov. Cuomo rallied eloquently in defense of liberalism and equality in the United States. Comment?
Aug 14, 2014 | via SILive.com
The new owners of the troubled Arlington Terrace Apartments say they're planning a series of ambitious changes to the property to make it harder for the criminal element to do business there. Those changes will include cameras on every floor, and on the exteriors, rooftops and common areas of the 536-unit, eight-building apartment complex, and changes to the complex's layout to limit access by non-tenants. Comment?
55 min ago | via The Washington Post
The insurer lent $12.1 billion on commercial properties, 5 percent more than a year earlier, according to a statement Thursday from New York-based MetLife. The company also committed to invest $1.7 billion in real estate equity in 2014. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The American Prospect
Activists wave Malaysian flags during a protest against Trans-Pacific Partnership ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's Malaysia visit, outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, April 25, 2014. he late Dr. Martin Luther King is praised for saying "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Comment?
Yesterday | via New York Magazine
One of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn is suddenly the focus of both private speculators and City Hall, which wants to build thousands of units of affordable housing thereand by announcing its plans is fueling the land rush. One of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn is suddenly the focus of both private speculators and City Hall, which wants to build thousand of units of affordable housing there - and by announcing its plans is fueling a land rush. Comment?
Yesterday | via Marietta Times
Residents of New Hampshire, where Nashua got 33 inches of snow and Hudson got 32, are venturing outside to assess the damage. Bob Preston is a real estate agent in Seabrook, a coastal town strafed by high winds and almost 28 inches of snow. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Columbian
The Census Bureau said 481,000 new homes were purchased in the month, up 11.6 percent from November on a seasonally adjusted basis. For all of 2014, sales climbed 1.2 percent. Comment?
4 min ago | via Business Journal
Despite mortgage rates that remain near record lows, contracts signed to buy an existing home fell in December. Comment?
5 min ago | via ETaiwanNews.com
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.66 percent from 3.63 percent last week. Comment?
7 min ago | via Boating Industry
Hopefully everyone has seen and will see the effects of consumer confidence's 7.5-year high at boat shows. Paired with positive annual growth in new and existing home sales, opportunities are high for this to be a productive season. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Chicago Tribune
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 3.7 percent last month to 100.7. The index ended the year below its 2013 average. Comment?
11 min ago | via Columbia Daily Herald
Stocks plummeted Tuesday amid a blizzard of big-name disappointments from stalwarts such as Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Caterpillar, which largely blamed their recent underwhelming performances on a weakening global economy. The Dow Jones industrial average sank as much as 350 points before closing down Tuesday 1.6 percent at 17,387.21. Comment?
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