Barnstable Real Estate News
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Thursday Aug 27 | via Barnstable Patriot
Barnstable County residents, on average, carry credit card debt equal to 10.2 percent of their income and 4.4 percent of their wealth, ranking the second-lowest in Massachusetts. Statewide, average credit card debt is 10.3 percent of per capita income and 7.9 percent of per capita wealth, according to a recent study by financial advice website SmartAsset. Comment?
Jul 15, 2015 | via Banker & Tradesman
The sale of a home at 36 Popponesset Road in Mashpee ranked No. 1 this week for existing home sales in Barnstable County. Comment?
Jul 1, 2015 | via Cape Cod Times
Residents of the neighborhood behind the Cavalier Motor Lodge, where an arsonist set a fire that destroyed one of the motel buildings last week, say they saw a green van behind the complex just before the building caught fire. A man got out of the van and looked through the gate that blocks access to the property. Comment?
Jun 26, 2015 | via Barnstable Patriot
The Tufts Health Plan recently awarded Gosnold on Cape Cod a Quality Innovation Award for their Young Adult Opiate Program, developed in response to the increase in opiate abouse statewide. Present at the awards ceremony : Dr. Jonathan Harding, cheif medical officer for senior products, Tufts Health Plan; Lori McCarthy, national directorof clinical outreach, Gosnold; Raymond V. Tamasi, president and CEO, Gosnold; Dr. Claire Levesque, chief medical officer of commercial products, Tufts Heatlh. Comment?
May 17, 2015 | via Cape Cod Times
The federal government is extending for another year two programs designed to help homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on their mortgage or still owe far more on their loans than the properties are worth. The Home Affordable Modification Program and the Home Affordable Refinance Program will be extended until the end of 2016, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said Friday. Comment?
Wednesday | via Boston.com
The number of foreclosure filings in Massachusetts rose 49 percent from July 2014 to July 2015 as lenders continue to clear a foreclosure backlog caused by regulatory changes, according to a Boston real estate tracker. The Warren Group said Wednesday that lenders filed foreclosure documents on 1,044 homes in Massachusetts in July, compared to 702 filed the same month in 2014. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 1 | via Patch.com
In May 2015, the Members of First Choice Credit Union overwhelmingly approved a plan to merge into Lowell, Massachusetts based Align Credit Union. The merger received approval from the Massachusetts Division of Banks and the Secretary of State and went into effect on September 1st. Comment?
Monday Aug 31 | via Nashoba Publishing Online
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is looking forward this fall to addressing the issues of heroin addiction, public records and charter schools, while also dispersing his office's agenda-setting power among the membership. "We're continuing with our approach here of shared leadership and trying to massage and perfect that because it's a totally different way of thinking about how we do things here compared to the past in terms of setting priorities and moving legislation," Rosenberg told the News Service during an interview last week in his office. Comment?
Sunday Aug 30 | via SouthCoastToday.com
High Pointe Properties is pleased to announce its newest team member Donna Timberlake. Donna grew up on the South Shore and currently resides in Southeastern Mass with her family. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 26 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
More single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts last month than in any month in more than a decade, The Warren Group reported Tuesday. The 7,077 homes sold in the state in July were the most in any month since June 2005, when 7,239 were sold, according to the Boston-based publisher of real estate data. Comment?
3 min ago | via KOTA-TV Rapid City
We hoped that the August jobs report would provide a clear signal on the strength of the economy before the U.S. central bank meets in less than two weeks and decides whether it will raise its key interest rate. "A mixed report on the health of the U.S. labor market gives frustratingly little new insight into whether the Fed will start to hike rates," says Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Orange County Register
There's a little known federal licensing system for mortgage loan originators that largely duplicates our state licensing program and, I think, is both harmful to the industry and ultimately consumers. The SAFE Act, or the "Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act," was enacted by Congress in 2008, creating a national vetting, tracking, testing, registration and licensing system in the hopes of better protecting and serving those consumers who seek residential mortgages. Comment?
13 min ago | via Freshnews
Fair Rate Funding, a lawsuit funding firm located in Manasquan, New Jersey, reports a dramatic increase in lawsuit filings in connection with the blood thinning drug, Xarelto. The number of filed Xarelto lawsuits in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has risen in recent months to over 300 cases. Comment?
Yesterday | via Marlborough Express
Reverend Brendan O'Hagan is hoping upcoming seminars on life and work in St Ninian's church will encourage people to think more deeply about their relationship with work. The first talk in the series "Work, Wealth and Well-Being" will be given by Alistair MacKenzie, of the Faith at Work organisation, on September 6. He will be looking closely at the relationship between work and identity. Comment?
25 min ago | via Housing Wire
Los Angeles dropped a mortgage lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase that accused the mega bank of discriminatory mortgage lending, ending one of the city's four lawsuits accusing major banks of driving up foreclosures among minority borrowers. Per Reuters : Disclosed in a filing on Tuesday in a California federal court, the agreement ends a lawsuit attempting to hold the bank liable for lost property tax revenues caused by falling home values and the cost of repairing blight in minority neighborhoods hit by foreclosures. Comment?
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