Waterville Real Estate News
Feb 4, 2015 | via Bangor Daily News
Good morning from Augusta, where Attorney General Janet Mills is scheduled to release details about how Maine will benefit from a $1.5 billion settlement between the credit ratings agency Standard & Poors and the federal government and several states. According to a news advisory, Mills will hold a press conference at the steps of the Kennebec County Court House in Augusta today as she files the state's settlement agreement with S&P. Comment?
Jan 25, 2015 | via Lowell Sun
Brian J. Stafford, a partner at Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC, an accounting firm in Chelmsford, is newly certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. AEP is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the disciplines of estate planning. Comment?
Dec 29, 2014 | via Bangor Daily News
A Vassalboro man's plan to get back on his feet after falling on hard times financially is shattered. He said he found his mobile home on Webber Pond Road trashed last Tuesday. Comment?
Sep 9, 2014 | via Lowell Sun
Pending home sales in Massachusetts rose on a year-over-year basis for the 18th consecutive month, as an improving economy, lower interest rates and even new listings are leading to more deals. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, there were 4,994 single-family homes in Massachusetts last month on which agreements between buyers and sellers were made. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Sun Journal
The parent company of Camden National Bank has reached an agreement to purchase The Bank of Maine, a move that would give Camden 68 branches and make it the largest bank headquartered in the state. Camden National bank's planned purchase of the Bank of Maine would give it a much larger footprint, acquiring 24 Bank of Maine branches, primarily in Southern Maine and the Kennebec Valley. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via Lincoln County News
Camden National Corp., the parent company of Camden National Bank, and SBM Financial Inc., the parent company of The Bank of Maine, have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which The Bank of Maine will merge into Camden National Bank, creating Maine's largest community bank. The combined organization will operate under the Camden National Bank name and brand and be led by Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corp. and Camden National Bank. Comment?
Thursday Mar 12 | via Sys-Con Media
Redfin , the customer-first real estate brokerage, today announced the debut of its home-buying and selling services in Southern Maine. People can now work with Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunk, Biddeford, Augusta and the lakes region area. Comment?
Monday Mar 9 | via Bangor Daily News
Two visitors checked out the flashing Fresnel lights and other artifacts on display at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. The museum will reopen for the season in mid-March. Comment?
Thursday Mar 5 | via WMTW-TV Auburn
Many Mainers will be seeing lower electric bills this year after the state negotiated a new rate for the so-called standard offer. Central Maine Power customers pay the company a base rate transmission fee, but supply fees, which are the second part of your bill, vary depending on what you choose. Comment?
18 min ago | via West Australian
As stock market investors cheer Beijing's latest bid to boost the country's ailing housing sector, Chinese bankers are gritting their teeth over the risks they face in further relaxing lending rules to home buyers. Alarmed by persistent weakness in the property market and its increasing drag on the economy, policymakers said on Monday they were cutting down payments levels for the second time in six months and offering bigger tax breaks. Comment?
24 min ago | via West Australian
Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after China's decision to ease mortgage rules fuelled hopes for further stimulus measures, but afternoon profit-taking pared a morning rally, with Tokyo and Shanghai ending more than one percent lower. While traders were given a strong lead from Wall Street, there is lingering nervousness over Greece's attempts to reform its bailout terms, putting downward pressure on the euro. Comment?
36 min ago | via The First Post
The Bank of England is to impose stress tests on UK banks to establish whether they can withstand a series of disasters. The banks will face scenarios including a dramatic slowdown in China, a contraction in the eurozone, the worst deflation since the 1930s or a fall in UK interest rates to zero. Comment?
42 min ago | via Daily Kos
Whenever someone tells me that housing and the economy is recovering, and that Obama is doing such a good job bringing these things back, the market is 18k...blah, blah, blah...I just chuckle...because they don't track the same information I do for my business...bottomline, we are no where near a recovery, the banks are on life support...the game is rigged. And before someones head esplodes and starts rattling off all the good things about Obamanomics, let me just say, if your name is not Merlin the Wizard it's very little you can do to fix the mess the spreadsheet cowboys on Wall Street created....that's just the bottomline. Comment?
45 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Due to plummeting gaming revenue in Macau, shares of Melco Crown have taken a beating over the past year, falling by around half its late March 2014 share price. Some investors may find it an attractive turnaround play but with a high P/E and significant downside potential in Macau's gaming market due to weak housing, things appear risky. Comment?
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