Lakeland Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Lakeland, FL continually updated from thousands of sources.
Aug 4, 2016 | via Inman
As of June 2016, median existing home price was $199,900 in the Midwest and $217,400 in the South. While the homeownership rate is now at its lowest level since the mid-'60s, some regions of the U.S. offer affordable rents and strong employment rates to keep the American dream alive. Comment?
Mar 3, 2016 | via NewsOK.com
For the first time in two months mortgage rates edged higher, but remain well below 4% as the housing industry prepares for the spring selling season. Meanwhile, house flipping is at its highest level in eight years, causing at least one economist to express concern that the "housing market is in trouble." Comment?
Jan 28, 2016 | via GlobeSt.com
Navigating the complex world of commercial real estate is about to get even easier and smarter - look for the NEW Globest.com coming in February ! IRVINE, CA-There were 6.4 million US properties seriously underwater at the end of 2015, according to RealtyTrac's Year-End 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The housing data experts at RealtyTrac define seriously underwater as a combined loan amount secured by the property that is at least 25% higher than the property's estimated market value, and say that represents 11.5% of all properties with a mortgage. Comment?
Friday Oct 21 | via Deadline
Florida's film and TV industry is in a free-fall after the state scrapped its film incentives program earlier this year. Productions are leaving, vendors are fleeing, and workers are moving to Georgia in the wake of a concerted and well-financed campaign by the billionaire Koch brothers and their conservative allies in the state legislature to kill the Sunshine State's incentives. Comment?
Thursday Oct 20 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
The president praises Harris' work as California's attorney general, saying she took on transnational gangs "and won," sued for-profit colleges for scamming students "and won" and took on the big banks responsible for the mortgage meltdown "and won." "Kamala Harris knows you've got to be fearless against the special interests," Obama says, speaking directly into the camera during the 30-second television spot. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 18 | via The Miami Herald
A social media kerfuffle between a local radio host and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has turned into a legal dispute over what social media posts are deemed public under Florida's sunshine laws. Mortgage broker Grant Stern, a vocal critic of Levine, is suing the mayor and City Hall over access to the list of people Levine has blocked on his Facebook page and satellite radio broadcasts he's done on Sirius/XM. Comment?
Monday Oct 17 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
A student loan debt is said to be second to mortgages keeping many college graduates from advancing in life. Things like buying a car, a home, or paying rent can become unaffordable. Comment?
Monday Oct 17 | via St. Petersburg Times
Not much more could fit in Lisa Lugo's two-bedroom apartment, so she went to the bank this summer to inquire about a mortgage for a house. Everything was working out. Comment?
6 min ago | via The Advocate
FEWER shops are vacant in the Devonport area compared to one year ago and real estate agents are reporting sales worth several millions of dollars. Michael Burr, director of his self-titled real estate business, said there was a "hidden [commercial] market" quietly bubbling away. Comment?
11 min ago | via 24 Hours
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has put up at least 25 no-trespassing signs on the property they own on Mount Seymour. From dog-walkers to hikers and bikers, event planners and sports retail-shop owners, outrage is growing over the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. closing down the mountain's famed forest paths. Comment?
14 min ago | via Manawatu Standard
Manawatu/Whanganui has been named as one of the best regions for young home buyers, although it may not always seem that way to struggling house hunters. Financial advice company Credit Simple chief executive David Scognamiglio said their data showed Manawatu/Whanganui was emerging as one of the best places to be for young Kiwis wanting to get a foot on the property ladder. Comment?
22 min ago | via The Victoria Advocate
"We are excited to have industry veteran escrow officer Allyson Briscoe leading our Port Lavaca team," said Mark Scott, company president. She has teamed up with longtime community advocate Tina Crow and "in-house" examiner Ginger Wilson, who will move from the company's Victoria office. Comment?
23 min ago | via The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Robert J. Garland, Sr., Shelia Gulver Garland and Robert J. Garland, Jr. to TrusteeServices Carolina, LLC , Trustee , which was dated July 16, 2004 and recorded on July 20, 2004 in Book 602 at Page 2465, Haywood County Registry, North Carolina. Comment?
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