Blaine Real Estate News
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Tuesday Jan 10 | via Bellingham Herald
One of Bellingham's largest and oldest independent real estate firms will remain in local ownership following a recent sale. Frank Muljat has sold The Muljat Group to his son, Troy, the company announced Tuesday. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 4 | via Bellingham Herald
With mortgage interest rates expected to rise in 2017, it could be a challenge for Whatcom County real estate agents to top last year's home sale totals. Agents had a banner year in 2016, selling 3,145 homes in Whatcom County, a 5.1 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group. Comment?
Dec 14, 2016 | via Bellingham Herald
The rise in Whatcom County home prices has meant more people are above water when it comes to loans, and that could be good news for buyers. A new report from Zillow estimates 6.1 percent of Whatcom County homeowners with mortgages were underwater at the end of September, meaning they owed more than what the house was worth. Comment?
Nov 23, 2016 | via Bellingham Herald
Saying it needed more time to find solutions in light of a Supreme Court ruling, the County Council is considering a 6-month ban on new developments that depend on water from what are known as exempt wells. The proposed measure, as well as the county's existing 60-day moratorium, came up Tuesday during the council's meeting when property owners and real estate agents packed the council chambers. Comment?
Oct 16, 2016 | via Bellingham Herald
The Building Industry Association's mission is to advance home ownership, to create a strong community and economy. The association believes not enough is being done to enable housing that residents want and can afford. Comment?
22 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
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Yesterday | via Kenosha News
So I asked money experts who have quit the 9-to-5 for their best advice on how to prepare for retirement. They still faced curveballs when it was their turn. Comment?
Saturday Jan 21 | via The Columbian
Two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, along with Republican lawmakers, have been speaking publicly about curbing government backing for the kind of loan that the majority of Americans rely on to buy a house: the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Supporters of the change say removing U.S. backing could protect taxpayers from being on the hook for billions of dollars in the event of a market collapse - as they were after the financial crisis of 2008. Comment?
Thursday Jan 5 | via The Jewish News Weekly
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are moving into a house near two of Washington, D.C.'s most popular Orthodox synagogues. A real estate agent working for Washington Fine Properties told the Washingtonian on Jan. 5 that the power couple is moving to a house in the city's tony Kalorama neighborhood. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 4 | via SBWire
RealEstateInAnacortes.com, a respected and reliable source for highly responsive Oak Harbor real estate services reports record home buyer activity in Oak Harbor Washington. RealEstateInAnacortes.com has experienced a steady uptick in the number of buyers from the local community as well as from other states and even other countries searching for affordable single-family housing in the beautiful rural island community of Oak Harbor Washington. Comment?
4 min ago | via The Chronicle Herald
Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million. Comment?
5 min ago | via 900 CHML AM
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says the high price of housing in the Greater Toronto Area is having a widening effect on other Ontario real estate markets including Hamilton. CMHC says it appears that people have gone further afield to buy a single-family home such as a detached or semi-detached house. Comment?
54 min ago | via Searchlight Crusade
Okay, you might expect a Real Estate Agent to have a post with that title, but I'm going to surprise the doubters by hauling out a spreadsheet and proving it with numbers. When I originally wrote this, if you had moderately decent credit you could have qualified for 100 percent financing. Comment?
9 min ago | via Insurance Networking
Lloyds Banking Group Plc was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted online services for customers two weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter said, amid mounting concern over the threat hackers pose to major banks. Britain's largest mortgage lender was targeted by a denial-of-service attack, which aims to cripple an online system by flooding it with traffic, said the person who asked not to be identified because the details aren't public. Comment?
12 min ago | via The Washington Post
A bond-market startup is a step closer to reviving crisis-era derivatives that let investors bet on U.S. homeowner defaults. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Credit Suisse Group AG have given price data to the startup, New York-based Vista Capital Advisors, which rolled out the latest version of its pilot initiative this month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Comment?
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