Vinton Real Estate News
Wednesday Mar 18 | via Toledo Blade
Last year in Lucas County, nearly 1 in 3 home buyers made down payments of 3 percent or less, according to a new study of home buying in 386 counties nationwide by real estate data firm RealtyTrac. Considering that Lucas County's median home price was $76,075 at the end of December, a down payment of 3 percent equated just $2,282. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 10 | via Credit.com
Foreclosure activity in the U.S. declined 9.39% from February 2014 to February 2015, with one in every 1,295 housing units in some stage of foreclosure last month. That's the lowest the national foreclosure rate has been since July 2006, according to RealtyTrac's monthly report on the foreclosure market. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via Daily Herald
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles could soon issue photo-less state identification cards under a proposal that an Indiana Senate committee passed Tuesday. The Homeland Security and Transportation Committee voted 8-0 to approve the measure, which would allow a religious exemption to Indiana's photo requirement on state IDs. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via WTOV9
A new report that suggests draining a central Ohio lake to prevent a potentially catastrophic dam failure has area homeowners worried about plunging property values. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released Wednesday says the 180-year-old dam at Buckeye Lake, about 30 miles east of Columbus, should be replaced immediately. Comment?
Monday Mar 9 | via The Madison Press
The foreclosure crisis left a trail of abandoned and deteriorating properties across towns and communities in our state. In 2012, Ohio was among the 49 states that reached a settlement with five of the country's largest mortgage servicers as a result of the foreclosure abuses, fraud, and intolerable mortgage servicing practices that caused the crisis. Comment?
24 min ago | via WOIO
Need some extra cash? If you own a home, you may want to consider refinancing. While interest rates have increased slightly since the big drop in 2012, they're still near historic lows. Comment?
26 min ago | via Daily Echo
Winchester is the second least affordable place in the UK according to Lloyds Bank, based on house prices compared to local earnings. House prices in Winchester are more than 10 times the average local wage while in Southampton homes cost around seven-and-a-half times average earnings. Comment?
32 min ago | via Archinect School Blog
In recent years, San Francisco has become emblematic of the difficulties of managing rapid urban growth in a culture entrenched in NIMBYism. The influx of jobs, primarily in the tech sector, and associated wealth from these industries, has caused rents and housing prices to soar to the highest in the country, widespread gentrification, and socio-economic homogenization as the lower and middle class continue to flee the city. Comment?
33 min ago | via Lowell Sun
A Lawrence financial and legal services firm and its owner accused of preying on vulnerable customers during the foreclosure crisis have been ordered by a judge to pay Massachusetts more than $1.9 million. Attorney General Maura Healey announced the judgment Thursday against Pinnacle Financial Consulting LLC and owner Robert Burton. Comment?
35 min ago | via The Washington Post
The payday lending industry markets itself as a helping hand for customers dealing with a short-term cash crunch or one-time emergencies. Lending ads frequently depict dented cars, flat tires, mothers looking worriedly at bills. Comment?
Copyright © 2015 Topix LLC