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Tuesday Apr 21 | via Mother Jones
As many as 100,000 of the city's residents-about a seventh of the total number-are now on track for what many are calling an eviction "conveyor belt." Texana Hollis, 101, reacts after discussing her eviction in Detroit. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via The Nation
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Monday Apr 20 | via Le Monde diplomatique
Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door Company. Comment?
Mar 31, 2015 | via Patch.com
Activists demonstrated outside the Wayne County Treasurer's Office Tuesday to protest foreclosures on 38,000 homes - 16,000 of which are occupied. Wayne County residents on the brink of losing their homes to foreclosure have a bit more time to pay their delinquent taxes. Comment?
Mar 23, 2015 | via Metro Times
Local housing activists will convene prior to Detroit City Council's meeting on Tuesday for a rally and press conference where it's expected they'll call for a moratorium on property tax foreclosures in the city. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Detroit Eviction Defense coalition will meet at the Spirt of Detroit statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, located at 2 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Comment?
Saturday | via Battle Creek Enquirer
Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program Treasury told to do more to inform homeowners in the 10 most underserved states Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1GQzbmM Neighborhoods Inc. helps local residents avoid foreclosure through the Home Affordable Modification Program. Only Oklahoma and North Dakota have been more underserved than Michigan by the program, a new report shows. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Mortgage News Daily
While CoreLogic says February is typically a month in which distressed sales post a seasonal decline, real-estate owned and short sales this past February were the lowest for that month since 2008 . Combined they accounted for 13.5 percent of total sales, down 0.8 of a point from January and a 3 percentage point drop from February 2014. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via Michigan Radio
As we near the vote to raise the sales tax to fund our abysmal roads, we've heard this question come up quite a bit these last few months: "Why couldn't the Legislature just do the job they were elected to do instead of passing responsibility off to the voters?" We haven't given our legislators the chance to do their jobs because we've cauterized a deep-seeded distrust into statutes and amendments to the state constitution. Potholes are just one concrete example of how Michigan's culture of distrust in politics has hurt our government's ability to function. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via MLive.com
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here's a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area: The Bouma Group of Keller Williams Realty is donating the commission dollars from their 100th home sale to local non-profit charities chosen by the community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and vote for the charity of their choice on The Bouma Group's website at www.bouma.com and can vote once per day. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Manufacturing in Michigan - its lifeblood over the past century - is making a strong comeback despite global competition. Since December 2009, Michigan has led the nation with more than 88,000 new manufacturing jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Comment?
6 min ago | via WBTV
A metro Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting her family since the shooting. Police have said real estate agent Gwenevere McCord, 43, of Jonesboro was shot in the abdomen by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill while the two were alone inside a model home on Sunday. Comment?
7 min ago | via Zillow Blog
Since a home is collateral for your mortgage, your mortgage can't be approved without an appraisal report on the home's value. Appraisals aren't guaranteed to come in at your contract price, and your loan options change if your appraisal comes in short. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Advertising Age
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Yesterday | via The Star Press
Don't buy a meth house Home inspectors don't routinely test homes for meth, but Indiana leads the nation in busts. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://indy.st/1IamEMr Jenny and Chris Nugent look through the files of paper work from test results from their former home that they found out was contaminated from a methamphetamine lab by the previous owner. Comment?
12 min ago | via Searchlight Crusade
I found you on the Web after doing some research for my parents regarding short sales and foreclosures. I appreciate your straight talk regarding the whole loan and real estate process which I know they find incredibly intimidating. Comment?
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