Wheeler Real Estate News
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?
4 min ago | via Pressat
JLL Responds To Labour's Pledge To Help First-Time Buyers - Making them exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than A 300,000 Andrew Frost, Head of Residential for JLL comments: "Exempting first-time buyers from stamp duty sounds like a sensible measure on the demand side for housing and will be popular with some voters, but without solid policies to increase the supply of housing it will only result in further price increases. "The Labour Party correctly identifies that young people aspire to home ownership and therefore hope that this policy will attract more voters from this age group but until housing supply increases, first-time buyers stand no better chance of getting on the housing ladder. Comment?
17 min ago | via WWLP
Two organizations that track the market reported Tuesday that sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts remained essentially flat in March compared to the same month a year ago. The Boston-based Warren Group reported an uptick of about 1 percent year over year, while the Massachusetts Association of Realtors said sales of homes were down about one-quarter of 1 percent in March. Comment?
22 min ago | via Berwick Advertiser
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. In the North East, nearly 60% of properties on the market aren't affordable for families looking to buy their first home, according to new research published by Shelter. Comment?
28 min ago | via NH Insider
10:00 a.m. Executive session on SB 105, relative to child-resistant packaging for tobacco products and establishing a committee to study revising the indoor smoking act, and SB 155-FN-A, establishing a recovery fund for victims of the Financial Resources Mortgage fraud and continually appropriating a special fund. Comment?
40 min ago | via Business World
The latest Residential Property Price Index release from the CSO shows that in the year to March, residential property prices at a national level rose by 16.8%, the twenty-second annual increase in a row and up from the year-on-year rise of 14.9% posted in February. This is estimated to be largest annual increase since the height of the property boom in the "Celtic Tiger" era. Comment?
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