California Real Estate News
Thursday Apr 23 | via NEWS.com.au
THE answer is yes - your boss can see everything you're doing. Every email you've sent, every website you've been on and every search term you've typed. Comment?
Sep 18, 2014 | via The Jersey Journal
A scary number, but it's better than the national average, according to a recent study by The Urban Institute. The study, based on credit reports from TransUnion, found 35 percent of Americans have debts in collections, compared to 29.3 percent of New Jerseyans. Comment?
19 hrs ago | via Daily Record
Foreclosures are a constant reminder of the not-so-distant financial crisis and the significantly more recent economic downturn known as the Great Recession. In an effort to stem the surge in foreclosures in Maryland, the General Assembly enacted laws obligating lenders to give borrowers information regarding opportunities to avoid foreclosure. Comment?
Yesterday | via Business Journal
Long & Foster says the biggest drop in sales was in Loudoun County, down 16 percent from a year ago. Arlington was the only county to see a sales increase, up 6 percent, and remains the region's most expensive county, with a median selling price last month of $570,000, up 11 percent from a year ago. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Washington Post
These sales data recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For information about other residential real estate transactions, visit www.washingtonpost.com/homesales . Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
RISMEDIA, April 22, 2015-CENTURY 21 New Millennium announced that it has merged in CENTURY 21 Comstock-Earnest located in Waldorf, Maryland, and expanded the two companies' award-winning service. With 17 offices already covering the greater Washington area, CENTURY 21 New Millennium remains in a strong position to serve buyers and sellers in a multitude of neighborhoods. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
RE/MAX 100, based in Maryland and made up of six offices and 270 agents, has been sold to Ken Crowley, the current broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Group in Gaithersburg. With five offices in Maryland and one in Northern Virginia, RE/MAX 100 agents were responsible for nearly $1 billion in residential home sales in 2014. Comment?
5 min ago | via Business World
It has been announced that Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown and Bank of Ireland CEO Richie Boucher will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform in separate sessions tomorrow as part of a series of meetings on the Irish banking sector. The meeting is likely to explore progress in managing mortgage arrears, repossessions, mortgage interest rates, general lending policy, commercial lending policy to SMEs, strategic direction of the bank in the medium-term framework and general banking issues Committee Chairman, Liam Twomey TD said, "Tomorrow's meeting with Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland CEOs will be an opportunity for our Committee to explore current issues in Ireland's banking sector. Comment?
8 min ago | via MarketWatch
In the latest sign of a changing housing market, homeownership rates are at a quarter-century low, while the rental-vacancy rate is close to the slimmest proportion in more than two decades, according to government data released Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate, which shows the share of occupied homes in which an owner lives, fell to 63.8% in the first quarter - the lowest proportion since the end of 1989, the U.S. Census Bureau said. Comment?
9 min ago | via Courthouse News Service
The United States' second largest mortgage lender routinely approved loans that violated Federal Housing Authority rules, resulting in millions in losses for the federal government, the U.S. Justice Department claims. Quicken Loans, Inc., is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to underwrite mortgage loans under an FHA program designed to encourage home ownership by creditworthy low income families and first-time home buyers. Comment?
1 hr ago | via JD Supra
On April 17, Quicken Loans filed a preemptive lawsuit against the DOJ and HUD in the Eastern District of Michigan against HUD, the HUD-IG, and DOJ, asserting that it "appears to be one of the targets of a political agenda under which the DOJ is "investigating" and pressuring large, high-profile lenders into paying nine- and ten-figure sums and publicly 'admitting' wrongdoing, including conceding that the lenders had made 'false claims' and violated the False Claims Act." Comment?
13 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Last week, 1000watt Consulting had a post from Joel Burslem about his aunt selling her home on Zillow without the help of an agent. She edited the home's details; Zillow marketed it for sale, and it sold quickly, for above-asking price. Comment?
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