Bellefontaine Real Estate News
Sunday | via The Columbus Dispatch
As spring home sales kick into gear, central Ohio shoppers are discovering that in some neighborhoods the old rules of home-buying no longer apply. Instead, they must learn the meaning of phrases such as "escalation clauses," "highest-and-best offers," "no-remedy inspections" and "curbside offers." Comment?
Tuesday May 19 | via Washington Examiner
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have countered Republican Chairman Richard Shelby's proposal to overhaul banking regulation with a plan of their own, one that would limit deregulation to small banks and credit unions. The outline, released by the panel's ranking Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, two days before a scheduled mark-up, mostly retains the community bank provisions of Shelby's reform, while dropping a range of other items that liberals had criticized as giveaways to Wall Street. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Los Angeles Times
A Senate committee Thursday voted to ease some of the financial regulations enacted in 2010, approving legislation that Republicans said would help small banks avoid burdensome rules but that Democrats charged would help big Wall Street firms as well. The 12-10 vote in the Senate Banking Committee split along party lines, demonstrating the sharp partisan divisions that still exist nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was approved in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Insurance News Net
A bill that would significantly reduce federal agencies' authority to regulate insurance companies was reported out of committee today, despite it being unlikely to win enough votes in its present form to become law. The bill will likely need significant narrowing before it can win enough votes to be enacted. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Press
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed more changes to the state's formula for farmland valuation, saying the reforms would result in more accurate valuations that reflect the economic conditions the agricultural sector is facing. In a May 13 letter to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the Farm Bureau contends the changes to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program would also encourage more participation in conservation practices. Comment?
16 min ago | via The Gazette
By Kyle Adams Gazette Reporter When Northville real estate agent Christian Klueg announced recently that he plans to mount a primary challenge against 39-year incumbent New York State Sen. Hugh Farley, he gave himself almost a full year and a half to campaign - and some observers say he may need it. Comment?
28 min ago | via The Victoria Advocate
Ready to start booking your next vacation? Renting someone else's home, condo or apartment can be a fun and comfortable alternative to staying in a hotel or motel. It's also easy to fall victim to vacation rental scams. Comment?
50 min ago | via Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ratings agency Moody's has welcomed tighter home lending standards from Australia's big four banks, saying they help limit growing risks in the housing market. A fortnight ago, Moody's warned of "imbalances" in the Australian housing market, largely due to the overwhelming dominance of investors , which skewed risks "towards the downside." Comment?
1 hr ago | via Turtle Island News
Turtle Island News is now providing the only national native news service delivered to your computer or cell each morning. For more indepth reporting go to www.theturtleislandnews.com . Comment?
1 hr ago | via KOMO News
Families, veterans and seniors living on fixed incomes have all been evicted from a Kirkland mobile home community so developers can build high-end homes. Residents in the Firwood Lane Mobile Home Park have ten months before the land they live on will be cleared to make room for new, more expensive homes. Comment?
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