Alton Real Estate News
Jan 8, 2015 | via USA Today
How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring With oil below $50 a barrel, hopes rise that pace of new jobs will intensify. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BFAIuh Gasoline is advertised below $2 per gallon at the Alton Shop n Save gas station on the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, Ill. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via American Reporter
Developments in the United Kingdom and Italy may ease some bon and stock market pressures, but on the eve of an emergency G-7 Finance Ministers' meeting Friday, I will provide them with a list from my money prescription pad, which, like my kids, they will likely ignore. First, how we got here, or rather the last few days of how we got here. Comment?
Jul 16, 2009 | via Examiner.com
Housing counselors are struggling to keep up with strong demand for foreclosure prevention services, while some communities lack counseling resources all together, according to a new report by Housing Action Illinois, a counseling advocate, and Woodstock Institute. The report, entitled On the Foreclosure Front Lines: Surveying the Capacity of HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agencies in Illinois, found that much of South Suburban Cook County, McHenry County, and parts of Northwest Will County had startling gaps in counseling services. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Bureau County Republican
April is Fair Housing Month and the Illini Valley Association of Realtors will join Americans across the country as they honor Fair Housing Month. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Daily Herald
A former Moecherville Water District board president is facing federal charges after being accused of stealing district funds, officials said. Mark McDonald, 57, of Aurora, is charged with stealing $33,597 in property mortgaged and pledged to the Secretary of Agriculture, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Freddie Mac reports on average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Repeated natural-gas accidents - including a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people - suggest that California's largest power utility could be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator... Burger King is paying the expenses and providing gifts for the wedding of an Illinois couple with an interesting connection to the fast food restaurant chain. Comment?
52 min ago | via The Independent
But borrowers must pay a 40% deposit before they can take out the deal, as well as a hefty booking fee. Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Comment?
55 min ago | via Isegoria
The spirit of our age takes a dim view of rules governing everyday life and a dimmer view of living communally, but these were cornerstones of St. Benedict 's way of life: We've come to see ourselves as, each one of us, needing to invent our own unique way of life, governed by our instincts and what we most feel like doing in the moment. As for the idea of community, though it might cross our minds every now and then , nothing in modern capitalism enables us to imagine how we'd ever manage to make the group, rather than the 'I', the center of things. Comment?
1 hr ago | via San Mateo Daily Journal
California home prices reached fresh seven-year-highs in March, a research firm said Friday, helping sales rebound from a two-month slide as some homeowners put their property on the market to reap gains. The median sales price for new and existing houses and condominiums was $397,000, up about 5 percent from $378,000 in February and about 6 percent from $376,000 in March 2014, CoreLogic said. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Inman Real Estate News
There's a shift coming that's about to wreak havoc at the closing table for agents and clients alike. On Aug. 1, 2015, the new TRID forms replace the HUD-1 Settlement and Good Faith Estimate. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Castanet.net
A few short years ago you could tell your banker how much you made, look them in the eye and then promise you would make your payments. As long as you had a great credit rating, that was good enough then, but not any longer. Comment?
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