Amherst Real Estate News
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Jun 25, 2015 | via The Atlantic
As the Supreme Court narrowly rules in favor of housing integration, our readers debate the merits of affordable housing and whether the government should use race as a key factor in shaping policy. The Riverton Houses complex is seen in Harlem on December 2, 2008. Comment?
May 28, 2015 | via WWLP
In the Hampshire County area, the average rent for a two bedroom one bath apartment can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 a month. About half of all Northampton residents are renters, and with rent over $1,000 a month, buying a home may sound appealing. Comment?
May 22, 2015 | via Newswise
AMHERST, Mass. - A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by speculating in financial assets, while the benefits from these financial investments were reaped primarily by corporate debt and equity holders, fostering inequality and eroding general social welfare. Comment?
Mar 20, 2015 | via WWLP
New data from the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley shows that one Western Massachusetts County is selling homes at a much faster rate than the rest. 59 single family home were sold in Hampshire County in February of this year, compared to just 48 last year. Comment?
Mar 15, 2015 | via The Recorder
Advocates for bringing high-speed Internet to Shutesbury hope that within two years the project to make fiber-optic cable accessible to every home is a reality. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Wichita Eagle
The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month shot up by more than 11 percent compared with June 2014, making it the best June in a decade, an organization that tracks the real estate market announced Tuesday. The 6,457 single-families homes sold last month were the most in a single month since August 2005, said Timothy Warren Jr., chief executive of the Boston-based Warren Group. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 21 | via Daily Mail
Little-known anchor becomes overnight star with rant against Obama: Angry speech about President's 'half-baked' ISIS policy goes viral - being viewed one million times... and counting Teacher 'killed her husband and infant son' and lay with their corpses for two days until she was discovered by a realtor during an open house Rachel Dolezal the black hair stylist: Former lecturer now does weaves and braids for women in a salon after losing her job in race row EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump pictured in uniform as a cadet captain - before he dodged the Vietnam draft with four deferments and a 'bone spur'' Police reveal new DNA evidence against suspect in DC mansion slayings and that CEO and his housekeeper 'were strangled to death' Heroic mom smashes car window to rescue little girl, 2, locked inside in 100F - and is then confronted by owner 'who was more concerned about the damage to his vehicle' ... (more) Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via Lowell Sun
Summer got off to a sizzling start for Massachusetts real estate, as pending sales of single-family homes and condominiums were much higher last month than in the same month a year earlier. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, 7,316 single-family homes came under agreement during June, up 36.8 percent from the 5,349 deals reached in the same month a year ago. Comment?
Thursday Jul 16 | via Banker & Tradesman
Business conditions in the First District were reported as balanced or improving, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book report. The First District includes all of New England except for Connecticut's Fairfield County. Comment?
Friday Jul 10 | via Patch.com
Attorney General Maura Healey: "These new appointments to our team will help us fight on behalf of the people of Massachusetts." Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Thursday, July 9, announced major staff appointments to focus attention on environmental, consumer protection, and civil rights priorities within the office. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Forbes.com
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1 min ago | via Western Wheel
Plummeting oil prices in the fall of 2014 have left Okotoks to deal with an unpredictable - but stable - buyers' market. Calgary Real Estate Board statistics for June reveal that sales dropped 25 per cent compared to June 2014, but prices and numbers of new listings have remained roughly the same. Comment?
3 min ago | via Scoop
Latest Reserve Bank lending data released this week has shown that, over the last year, the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent. This has led some to believe that property investment is rampant and a major reason for house price increases. Comment?
3 min ago | via SFGate
Federal agents load computers seized from a Miami health agency in 2012. South Florida has become renown for scammers stealing millions from the government, banks and individuals. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Columbian
The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. A statement from the Fed after its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. Comment?
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