Palm River-Clair Mel Real Estate News
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Sunday Oct 4 | via ABC Action News
On a recent Saturday morning, a Home Depot employee was instructing a group of new home-owners on everything they might ever need to know about toilets. "Now let's talk about repair," Marcie Chester began as the group listened with surprisingly rapt attention. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via St. Petersburg Times
As the Tampa Bay area's housing market continues to recover, not all homes are worth more than they were a year ago. Some neighborhoods are seeing homes sell for less, though this Ybor City condominium is in a ZIP code that has the lowest percentage of homes whose values declined. Comment?
Friday Sep 25 | via St. Petersburg Times
On a recent Saturday morning, a Home Depot employee was instructing a group of new homeowners on everything they might ever need to know about toilets. "Now let's talk about repair,'' Marcie Chester began as the group listened with surprisingly rapt attention. Comment?
Thursday Sep 10 | via St. Petersburg Times
Sales of distressed homes in the Tampa Bay area still exceed the national rate but have plunged to their lowest level in years. In June, short sales and bank-owned foreclosures made up 18 percent of all bay area home sales. Comment?
Aug 31, 2015 | via St. Petersburg Times
Federal action is needed to restore fairness in the National Flood Insurance Program, whose rate increases are excessive, arbitrary and discriminatory. In the words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again. Comment?
30 min ago | via St. Petersburg Times
Set in 2010 at real estate's nadir, 99 Homes i s both a tutorial in fraud and a suffocating thriller. Director and co-writer Ramin Bahrani researched his film in Florida and set it in Orlando, a sunny symbol of paradise stolen. Comment?
30 min ago | via St. Petersburg Times
Bahrani, whom the late Roger Ebert deemed "the new great American director" after seeing his indies Man Push Cart and Chop Shop, believed Florida's foreclosure crisis held a story worth telling. Bahrani, 40, crossed Florida talking to families in foreclosure, attorneys on both sides and reporters, including those at the Tampa Bay Times. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via Wall Street Journal
Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, seeking to breathe life into his presidential campaign, is taking a sharply different approach to tax policy than his Republican rivals. Comment?
Yesterday | via Florida Trend
In a blistering report released today, federal investigators say Florida has consistently "under-performed'' other states in using federal mortgage assistance money to help desperate homeowners facing foreclosure. Read more at the Tampa Bay Times , the AP , the Orlando Sentinel , and the Miami Herald . Comment?
Yesterday | via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida, long ranked as the top state for foreclosures, has the country's worst rate of disbursing $1 billion in federal foreclosure-relief funds, according to a new report by a federal enforcement agency. Five years into a foreclosure-relief program known as the Hardest Hit Fund, a lack of oversight by the U.S. Treasury Department has allowed Florida to deny more applicants and disburse a lower percentage of funds than other states, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Comment?
27 min ago | via Housing Wire
The Federal Open Market Committee is to blame for the rising risk in bank loan portfolios, according to a new industry report. The FOMC is responsible for setting the Zero Interest Rate Policy; in place for years now. Comment?
29 min ago | via CottageCountryNow.ca
A new report on real estate trends says foreign investors may start looking beyond Toronto and Vancouver and begin targeting markets in Montreal and Saskatoon in the coming year. The report by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute says both foreign and domestic real estate investment will shift in 2016 from Western Canada, where falling oil prices are hurting growth, to the east, where the low loonie is boosting manufacturing. Comment?
29 min ago | via The Daily Caller
In a recent interview with USA Today, former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke stated that he thinks the DOJ should have prosecuted individuals, and not just financial firms, for misdeeds connected to the global financial crisis. Bernanke is right - the Obama/Holder DOJ failed to target individuals and therefore probably failed to deter future financial fraud, because the real wrongdoers have been sent a message that they can get away with it. Comment?
33 min ago | via Investor's Business Daily
Lenders heard from borrowers in greater numbers last week amid worries about new mortgage regulations and the wait for the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates. Total mortgage application volume rose 25.5% for the week ending Oct. 2, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. Comment?
34 min ago | via Washington Examiner
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal revealed his tax reform plan on Wednesday, which he touted as "Everybody Has Got to Have Some Skin in the Game." Jindal's plan includes a progressive income tax that includes three rates: two percent, 10 percent and 25 percent, and he said most Americans will fall under the 10 percent rate. Comment?
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