Harbert Real Estate News
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Aug 26, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
A Union Pier area realtor is up for a national award for work that he's done to help preserve open space in Berrien County. The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors says that George S. Lucas is one of ten finalists for the national association's Good Neighbor Award due to his service as board president of Chikaming Open Lands, a group that heads conservation efforts, including along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Comment?
Apr 22, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
Sales of existing homes in the area continue to be strong. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors is reporting the average selling price in April rose 16% from March to just over $186,000, while median prices were up 20%. Comment?
Apr 22, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
The latest figures from the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors shows an increase in sales of existing homes in March by 26% compared to last year, with both median and average prices also rising. The sales last month accounted for 43% of the homes sold in Berrien County and the western parts of Cass and Van Buren counties for the first three months of the year. Comment?
Mar 27, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
There is a new policy that will take effect on May 1 in Berrien County to help people behind on their property taxes avoid foreclosure and get the debt paid off more quickly. Treasurer Bret Witkowski says interest rates can be slashed drastically for some. Comment?
Mar 19, 2015 | via WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
Property owners who are behind on their property taxes to Berrien County have until March 31 to get into a payment plan with the county treasurerA's office to avoid foreclosure. Treasurer Bret Witkowski says heA's hoping the numbers come down by the end of the month. Comment?
Thursday Oct 1 | via ClickOnDetroit
Starting Oct. 3, new federal rules go into effect that are designed to make the process a little easier. As with any new change, there will be ripple effects and those changes will impact how quickly you are able to buy and sell a home. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 30 | via Seeking Alpha
Cracks in the global economic picture. A Federal Reserve juggling interest rate timing. Comment?
Jul 22, 2015 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw
We've all found mistakes on our cell phone bills, likely a few dollars here and there. But imagine hearing you owe more than $2 million on a phone plan you had for just a month. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 22 | via MLive.com
A 92-year-old downtown hotel that is being remodeled into an apartment and condominium project will get a $5.4 million low-interest loan from the Michigan Community Revitalization Program. The loan, approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund Board on Tuesday, Sept. Comment?
Friday Sep 18 | via MLive.com
An arcane listicle website has ranked what it considers the 10 drunkest cities in Michigan, a variety of communities - from Traverse City to Bay City - making the list. RoadSnacks.net published the article " These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities in Michigan " on Monday, Sept. Comment?
2 min ago | via The Daily Caller
Lawmakers questioned how the nation's tax policies are impacting the skyrocketing cost of higher education during a House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing Wednesday, questioning whether tax breaks for university endowments are a contributing factor to the rise in tuition. Republicans suggested endowments could be better utilized to lower fees instead of funding high salaries for university presidents, 42 of which make $1 million or more a year, and building costly campus facilities. Comment?
3 min ago | via WAFF-TV Huntsville
Attention Rocket City homeowners, according to a new city of Huntsville report, the average home sales price in the medical district is up more than 29 percent since 2013. Realtor Debbie Epperson, has lived and worked in the Huntsville market for two decades. Comment?
5 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
In pursuit of more deals and commissions, real-estate agents-most of whom are independent contractors-are increasingly switching brokerage firms. Comment?
7 min ago | via CFO
The Cincinnati bank was accused of waiting too long to report that more than 1,400 mortgage loans were defective, resulting in federal insurance losses. Fifth Third Bancorp on Tuesday agreed to pay nearly $85 million to settle charges it failed to disclose in a timely manner that more than 1,400 mortgages were defective The case originated in 2011 as a whistleblower complaint filed under the False Claims Act by Fifth Third's former chief appraiser, George Mann. Comment?
8 min ago | via SFGate
Closing on a home can be exciting but also stressful for buyers, particularly those who are relying on financing. New rules aim to make sure buyers at least have a better understanding of the financial obligations they are signing up for when they take on a home loan. Comment?
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