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?
9 hrs ago | via Capital Weekly
Better Homes and Gardens /The Masiello Group, honored its 2014 top performers at a company awards ceremony held in Augusta Friday, March 27. Agents from the company's 33 offices in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont were recognized for their accomplishments. Agent Meriwether Gill from the Camden BHGRE/Masiello received awards for her accomplishments of closed dollar volume and transactions in 2014. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Bangor Daily News
On Monday, lawmakers rejected a bill supported by Maine's hospitality industry that would have extended hotel licensing requirements to every entity that rents rooms overnight to guests for less than seven days. The prime target for the hotel industry, of course, were homeowners throughout Maine who rent out rooms in their houses through websites such as Airbnb . Comment?
Sunday Apr 12 | via Herald Gazette
Finding a niche for a new business in the Midcoast can be difficult; however, a local couple has figured out how to use their already established business to expand into their newest endeavor. On the Water Real Estate Inc., sister company to On the Water in Maine Inc. Vacation Property Rentals and Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., is the new business opened by Justin and Tiffany Ford. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Sun Journal
That's because more than 2,300 homeowners and 540 businesses in Maine are facing annual increases in currently below-market flood insurance rates. Federal law changes that took effect April 1 will deliver rate increases to a subset of Maine flood insurance policyholders - about 3,300 - when their policies come up for renewal. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via WVII
With across the board growth in all measurement categories including another new record for membership, the popularity of Maine's credit unions continued to soar in 2014. According to recently released year-end statistics of Maine's 60 credit unions, as reported by the Maine Credit Union League, assets, loans and savings all saw healthy increases during the past year. Comment?
30 min ago | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
The return of the broke homeowner: Between 2006 and 2014 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a DIL or short sold. America is the land of second, third, and even fourth chances. Comment?
32 min ago | via American Thinker
There's no lack of invention in finance. In fact, while accounting is a library's worth of rules for writing down what happened yesterday, finance is by definition an exercise in creating what will happen tomorrow. Comment?
51 min ago | via This Is Money
Inheritance and cash gifts increasingly look like the only way for many young people to get on the property ladder as rising prices have made it unaffordable to buy a property, a new survey suggests. One in six young people between 25 and 34 years old said to have relied on inheritance from a relative to buy their own house, compared to just one in 20 people aged over 55, housing charity Shelter said. Comment?
58 min ago | via Realty Times
What we know for sure is that there is a lot of student loan debt out there. What we know or believe with less certainty is what kind of effect that debt has on the real estate market -- both now and in the future. Comment?
59 min ago | via Realty Times
A new survey of first-time buyers in Canada reveals they are more financially savvy than the general population, well-educated, employed and married or in a common-law relationship. Most of them are millennials and they share the desire of their parents to own their homes. Comment?
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