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2 hrs ago | via American Reporter
The Great Debate over Florida's "Hometown Democracy" Amendment 4 at the Manatee County Central Library here last night lent a frame to the broad impact of the Nov. 2 initiative to require any changes to a county master plan to be approved by voters. Sponsored by The American Reporter and the Federation of Manatee County Community Associations, the debate between four non-incumbent candidates seeking three seats on the county's Board of Commissioners included seven debate "statements" touching on the amendment's potential impact on housing, banking, development, and even adoption of flood-prone evacuation zones. Comment?
Thursday May 12 | via American Reporter
Unemployment has reached an incredible 11.5 percent; it was a little over 3 percent when we relocated our world headquarters to the South Florida Gulf Coast in June 2003. Our headquarters, purchased for $148,000 in cash in 2003, is valued optimistically at $70,000 today. Comment?
Apr 5, 2016 | via Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
Wade Vose, seated left, of the Winter Park Vose Law Firm interacts with attorney Randolph Smith, standing, of the Najmy Thompson law firm in Judge Gilbert Smith Jr.'s courtroom at the Manatee County Judicial Center. Anna Maria city attorney Becky Vose and Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy also are seated at the table for the April 1 hearing on the challenge to the occupancy limit in the city's vacation rental ordinance. Comment?
Mar 30, 2016 | via YourObserver
A 34-year-old father who owns his home, Heritage Harbour's Charles Meador said he doesn't fit the stereotype some people identify with his generation. "Members of other generations might think millennials are lazy and don't like to work our way from the bottom," said Meador, who works as a property specialist for Manatee County. Comment?
Mar 29, 2016 | via Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
The center paid off its $1.1 million commercial loan March 4 by negotiating the debt down to a $300,000 payoff with BB&T, according to center board chairman Bill Shuman and executive director Kristen Lessig The money used to pay the renegotiated debt came from the center's endowment fund, which has been part of the Manatee Community Foundation since 2007. Paying off the loan reduced the center's annual operating expenses by about $75,000, Lessig wrote in a March 24 email. Comment?
Saturday May 21 | via The Orlando Sentinel
Florida officials left $250 million in federal money -- all designed to help Floridians struggling to keep their homes -- go to waste. Florida officials left $250 million in federal money -- all designed to help Floridians struggling to keep their homes -- go to waste. Comment?
Friday May 20 | via National Mortgage News
South Florida is seeing a big drop in "zombie" foreclosures but still ranks among the top five metro areas nationwide in the number of these vacant properties, a new report shows. As of early May, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties had 651 zombie homes, down 67% from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure listing firm. Comment?
Thursday May 19 | via National Mortgage News
Thanks to a toxic combination of arrogant and unscrupulous lenders and irresponsible and overambitious homebuyers, the Sunshine State became the epicenter of the housing collapse. The problem was so severe that that federal government intervened. Comment?
Tuesday May 17 | via National Mortgage News
A midrise condominium building in Bradenton, Fla., that went into foreclosure during the Great Recession and saw about half its original buyers pull out of purchase contracts is now a winner in the eyes of a state condo organization. The Florida Communities of Excellence recognized a years-long comeback for the River Dance Condominiums by awarding it the "Community of the Year" honor at a gala event last week in West Palm Beach. Comment?
Tuesday May 17 | via Florida Trend
In the first quarter of 2016, Florida hosted a record 29.8 million tourists, continuing a run of record-shattering tourism numbers for the state. The previous tourism record for the first quarter was set in 2015, when the state had 28.5 million visitors. Comment?
2 min ago | via Daily Herald
Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.6 percent to 16,757.35 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 2.5 percent to 20,314.52. Comment?
1 hr ago | via WMTW-TV Auburn
Donald Trump on Tuesday defended comments he made two years before the housing market crashed -- in which he said he hoped the real estate market would collapse -- insisting he was simply a businessman eyeing an opportunity. Trump's response to the controversial comments came after Hillary Clinton repeatedly attacked the billionaire over the remarks, including through an online video that accused him of rooting for the 2008 financial crisis. Comment?
27 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
The transaction price is disappointing, given that Ares is buying American Capital at a significant NAV discount of almost 20%. Ares will pay $6.41 in cash plus 0.483 of a share for each share of American Capital. Comment?
28 min ago | via ABC News
Several regional property markets located within driving distance of major capital cities have witnessed strong home price growth over the past year. Data from CoreLogic show the best of these markets has been the Illawarra region south of Sydney, where house values rose nearly 16 per cent over the past year and units more than 13 per cent. Comment?
34 min ago | via NWAonline
U.S. stocks made their biggest gain since March on Tuesday as shares of technology companies Apple and Microsoft soared. Homebuilder shares also climbed after the government said sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. Comment?
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