Fishers Landing Real Estate News
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Aug 6, 2016 | via Watertown Daily Times
Second-quarter home sales in Jefferson County are up from the same quarter last year, but are down in Lewis County and relatively the same in St. Lawrence County. The number of houses sold in Jefferson County increased by 20 units, or 8 percent, from 251 to 271, according to the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Comment?
Jul 21, 2016 | via North County Public Radio
There are more than 150 abandoned homes in Watertown. A report put out by the city assessor finds homes in the city can be empty for months, even years, before the bank takes them over. Comment?
Apr 16, 2016 | via Watertown Daily Times
The median price of Jefferson County homes sold during the first quarter fell by $33,000 compared to the same period in 2015, a trend that suggests more foreclosed homes are being snapped up. The median price fell by 22 percent from $147,000 to $114,000, and the 25 lowest-priced homes during the first quarter sold from $9,000 to $40,000, according to Lance M. Evans, executive officer of the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Comment?
Feb 21, 2016 | via Watertown Daily Times
City Assessor Brian S. Phelps acknowledges it's difficult to gauge what's happening with those so-called “zombie homes” in the city because it can take a few years before banks finally file foreclosure proceedings. But Mr. Phelps recently learned about a national real estate website that can help keep better track of “zombie” homes - properties that people have stopped paying their mortgages on and have moved out because they expect the bank to begin foreclosure - in the city. Comment?
Jan 13, 2016 | via Watertown Daily Times
Homes sold in Jefferson County in 2015 were dampened by a buyer's market, while sales in Lewis and St. Lawrence counties were up from 2014. An influx of new apartment complexes in recent years contributed to lower 2015 home sales in Jefferson County, where there is now a wealth of affordable housing options to choose from, said Lance M. Evans, executive officer of the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Comment?
Yesterday | via KRQE Albuquerque
New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals. The measure signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo applies to rentals of fewer than 30 days when the owner or tenant is not present. Comment?
Saturday | via The Echo
NY governor Andrew Cuomo today signed into law some of the toughest restrictions on short-term apartment rentals in the country, a decision with dire implications for Airbnb. The bill is a follow-on to a 2010 law that bans rentals of less than 30 days in a multi-unit building if the tenant is not present, which was aimed at cracking down on illegal hotels. Comment?
Saturday | via Benzinga
Want to worry less about finances and have an atypical experience during your retirement? Check out these five locales that could really let you relax. With a median home sale price under $200,000, Albuquerque offers various unique options for seniors. Comment?
Friday Oct 21 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Right now it is cheaper in the long run to buy a home than rent in San Diego County, but the cost benefits aren't as high compared to much of the nation. It is about 32 percent cheaper to buy than rent in San Diego, said Trulia's Rent vs. Buy study released Thursday. Comment?
Friday Oct 21 | via Albany Times Union
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Friday a bill that penalizes users of services like Airbnb for advertising short-term apartment rentals in New York City, which already are illegal under state law. "This is an issue that was given careful, deliberate consideration, but ultimately these activities are already expressly prohibited by law," Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said in a statement. Comment?
12 min ago | via Manning River Times
The end of an era and the beginning of another will occur when the iconic heritage-listed Manning River Times building goes to auction this week. Swiss precision: This machine, which was imported from Switzerland and could print, cut and fold, was still in use until the mid 1970s, when the paper moved offsite to be printed. Comment?
59 min ago | via The Washington Post
China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. agreed to buy Genworth Financial Inc. for $2.7 billion in cash, pledging to help the U.S. firm manage its debt and strengthen life insurance units after it was hurt by higher-than-expected losses tied to long-term care coverage. Comment?
59 min ago | via Illawarra Mercury
Last week a Toronto ad agency made a video of Canadians telling the United States all the reasons it's already great, in a counter point to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The hashtags #TellAmericaItsGreat and #TellCanadaThankYou went viral on social media, providing welcome relief during the long and toxic US election campaign. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Powhatan Today
Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Reuters
Genworth said in a statement on Sunday that privately held and family-owned China Oceanwide Holdings will pay $5.43 per share, a modest 4.2 percent premium to Genworth's Friday closing price, to acquire all outstanding shares of the Richmond, Virginia-based company. But the Beijing-based company also agreed to commit another $1.12 billion towards Genworth debt maturing in 2018 and charges related to the life insurance business, the statement said. Comment?
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