Jermyn Real Estate News
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Jul 29, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
Roaring Brook Township real estate developer John Basalyga plans to talk to a lot of people to help him figure out how to revive the mall, which opened as a linchpin of revived downtown hopes almost 22 years ago only to watch tenant after tenant leave in recent years. "I will work hard to make the mall successful by doing what I have done with my other businesses," Basalyga said in a statement issued Tuesday. Comment?
Jul 2, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
An FBI agent romantically involved for years with Ellen M. Granahan Goffer, who is state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's sister, is suing her for refusing to pay back a $200,000 loan to buy a home, according to a lawsuit filed in Lackawanna County Court. In the suit, filed last week, FBI agent Jacob J. Wentland III of Dunmore says the loan to Ellen M. Granahan Goffer, a deputy state attorney general, cost him almost his entire "life savings." Comment?
Jun 28, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
Luzerne and Lackawanna counties have been named among the most affordable places for first-time homebuyers by national real estate data tracking firm RealtyTrac. But real estate watchers say there's two sides to the designation, and it may indicate a weak housing market. Comment?
Jun 3, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
Lackawanna County commissioners this morning introduced an ordinance to create a land bank designed to fight blight and serve as an economic development tool. Land banks are public authorities with the power to hold and manage land; eliminate tax liens; develop, rehabilitate or demolish lots; and sell, transfer, lease or mortgage properties. Comment?
Apr 5, 2015 | via The Times-Tribune
A representative from the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will give a presentation on land banks at city council's public caucus at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Councilmen Bill Gaughan and Wayne Evans hope to create a land bank with Lackawanna County government to battle blight and get vacant properties back on the tax rolls. Comment?
Monday | via The Centrist
By James Paul Have a spare $1,000 lying around? If so, you'd probably make a mortgage payment or buy several weeks of groceries. You might even sock it away in your 401 or kid's college fund. Comment?
Sunday Oct 4 | via The Times-Tribune
Kelly Klaproth, PA-C, joins the practice and will assist Louis J. Freedman, M.D. Ms. Klaproth earned her Bachelor of Science in medical studies and her master's in physician assistant studies from King's College. Comment?
Saturday Oct 3 | via Christian Science Monitor
In recent years we've become painfully accustomed to hearing about rising home prices and decreasing home affordability . And once again, a measure of national home prices, as well as NerdWallet's own analysis of housing affordability, confirm the growing issue. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 29 | via JD Supra
On September 24, 2015, the CFPB and DOJ announced a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank for allegedly discriminatory redlining practices from 2009 through 2013 in certain neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. Over the past few months, officials from both the Bureau and DOJ have spoken publicly about redlining concerns, noting that they have seen a resurgence in the practice. Comment?
Sunday Sep 20 | via The Jersey Journal
The local housing market is on an upswing, or maybe approaching one. It depends how you look at the numbers. Comment?
8 min ago | via Stuff.co.nz
The data also showed that between this year's September quarter and last year's the country gained another 21,900 private dwellings. The number of owner-occupied properties rose by 6600 and rental properties increased by 14,400. Comment?
14 min ago | via TheCourier.com
Fifth Third Bancorp has agreed to pay an $85 million settlement for not reporting flawed mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration to regulators. Comment?
20 min ago | via American Reporter
Only in America can the people who drove the global economy off a cliff and pushed tens of millions of people into poverty and joblessness get lavishly rewarded for doing so. During the first nine months of 2009, five of the largest banks that received federal aid - Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan/Chase and Morgan Stanley - together set aside about $90 billion for bonuses and other compensation for their high level staff. Comment?
26 min ago | via American Reporter
The Great Debate over Florida's "Hometown Democracy" Amendment 4 at the Manatee County Central Library here last night lent a frame to the broad impact of the Nov. 2 initiative to require any changes to a county master plan to be approved by voters. Sponsored by The American Reporter and the Federation of Manatee County Community Associations, the debate between four non-incumbent candidates seeking three seats on the county's Board of Commissioners included seven debate "statements" touching on the amendment's potential impact on housing, banking, development, and even adoption of flood-prone evacuation zones. Comment?
30 min ago | via American Reporter
After 35 years, my mother is leaving her beloved home and moving to a one-bedroom apartment in a luxury independent living facility up the road. The move is possible only because the Florida real estate market died and homes are going for bargain prices. Comment?
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