Trail Real Estate News
Oct 18, 2014 | via The Courier Mailer
County assessors across Oregon started dropping property tax bills in the mail this week, and some homeowners may be in for a case of sticker shock. Oregonians voted in the mid-1990s to decouple property taxes from property values, opting instead for slow, regular increases of 3 percent a year. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Washington Times
An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 fine against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs. Aaron and Melissa Klein , who are struggling to make ends meet after closing Sweet Cakes by Melissa in September 2013, received the 110-page proposed order Friday from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which ruled against the couple in February. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via The Oregonian
Oregon and 42 other states, along with the federal government, have reached a settlement a mortgage company they say helped would-be mortgage loan officers cheat on licensing exams. New Day Financial of Maryland, which conducted business as NewDay USA , will pay a $5.28 million penalty to be split between the states, and its CEO will be removed. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via The Oregonian
Houses lingered on the market for less time in March -- about 75 days, on average -- than in February, RMLS reported. People seeking to buy a house in Portland faced longer odds in March than at any time since September 2005, the Regional Multiple Listing Service reported this week. Comment?
Monday Apr 6 | via Dallas Morning News
Hospitals know their chances of getting paid plummet as soon as the patient walks out the door. Patients, meanwhile, are often unprepared for paying thousands of dollars for their health insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket ceilings. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 1 | via Willamette Week
Stuart, 47, is CEO of Oregon's second-largest financial institution, with 26 branches, 501 employees and assets of $3.6 billion. His organization is growing fast and opening branches so posh they would make tellers at Chase blush. Comment?
12 min ago | via Daily Record
Foreclosures are a constant reminder of the not-so-distant financial crisis and the significantly more recent economic downturn known as the Great Recession. In an effort to stem the surge in foreclosures in Maryland, the General Assembly enacted laws obligating lenders to give borrowers information regarding opportunities to avoid foreclosure. Comment?
12 min ago | via Business Journal
Broadbooks is responsible for the firm's financial accounting, reporting and risk management. He also serves on Gvest Capital's Investment Committee. Comment?
17 min ago | via Baseball Musings
I love the part about having his teammates and their families over to eat and enjoy the pool. You get the feeling that family and friends are very important to Puig. Comment?
19 min ago | via Business Wire
Funds from Operations for the ... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'B+' Issuer Default Ratings of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc. and its subsidiaries. Fitch has also affirmed HM... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term ratings and maintained the Rating Outlooks assigned to American Express Credit Account Master Trust. Comment?
38 min ago | via Business Journal
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Monday that more than 20,000 checks have been mailed to homeowners who she said were charged false and inflated foreclosure fees by law firm Aronowitz & Mecklenburg LLP. Coffman contracted with a third-party administrator to send out the payments, totaling more than $7.7 million. Comment?
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