Rockford Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
Foreclosure filings-default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions-were reported on 313,487 U.S. properties in the first quarter of 2015, down 7 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the lowest quarterly total since the first quarter of 2007, according to the recently released RealtyTracA Q1 and March 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Reporta . There were a total of 122,060 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March, a 20 percent jump from a 104-month low February and up 4 percent from a year ago-the first month with a year-over-year increase in overall foreclosure activity since September 2010. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Housing Wire
Foreclosure activity - which includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions - rose 4% in March over the previous year's total, according to a new report from RealtyTrac . The jump marked the first year-over-year increase in foreclosure activity since September 2010. Comment?
Monday Apr 6 | via WIFR
Dropping oil prices lowers the costs of driving and heating our home and with those costs being cheaper here than in Chicago, homebuyers are relocating to the Stateline. "It's pretty much a win-win." Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via Housing Wire
A new and forward-looking index of the U.S. housing market published by financial services and insurance firm Nationwide says that according to its survey of 373 metro area housing markets, the housing market is "at its healthiest" since 2001. The new, quarterly " Health of Housing Markets Report " offers regional and local breakdowns, and Nationwide's economists offer contextual analysis and commentary. Comment?
Jan 3, 2015 | via Inman Real Estate News
Murray, who owns the Rockford, Illinois-based brokerage KeyRealty Inc. and runs his own team, credits his success to his proprietary system that analyzes vast amounts of data to help him generate high-quality leads. Access to the insights made possible by the massive amount of data around housing, demographics, school rankings, social media and other sources of "big data" now available on a scale not seen before is changing the way brokers and agents prospect for sellers. Comment?
22 hrs ago | via NEWS.com.au
THE answer is yes - your boss can see everything you're doing. Every email you've sent, every website you've been on and every search term you've typed. Comment?
Thursday | via Housing Wire
The lender aims to serve Illinois' small business owners, self-employed workers, entrepreneurs, contractors and Millennials with non-traditional career paths. Privlo noted that approximately one in three workers in the greater Chicago metro area are self-employed and, parallel to that, roughly one in three traditional purchase loan applications in Chicago get denied. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via American Reporter
Developments in the United Kingdom and Italy may ease some bon and stock market pressures, but on the eve of an emergency G-7 Finance Ministers' meeting Friday, I will provide them with a list from my money prescription pad, which, like my kids, they will likely ignore. First, how we got here, or rather the last few days of how we got here. Comment?
Jul 16, 2009 | via Examiner.com
Housing counselors are struggling to keep up with strong demand for foreclosure prevention services, while some communities lack counseling resources all together, according to a new report by Housing Action Illinois, a counseling advocate, and Woodstock Institute. The report, entitled On the Foreclosure Front Lines: Surveying the Capacity of HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agencies in Illinois, found that much of South Suburban Cook County, McHenry County, and parts of Northwest Will County had startling gaps in counseling services. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Bureau County Republican
April is Fair Housing Month and the Illini Valley Association of Realtors will join Americans across the country as they honor Fair Housing Month. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Comment?
17 min ago | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Linda Sterling and Dave Hall “Cheffie,” Stairways' food and nutrition coordinator, talk Wednesday about the evening meal. Stairways is a transitional living facility in Chico for people with metal illnesses. Comment?
41 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
The significant discount to book value that many mREITs are trading at further supports a constructive view on the sector. As of April 23, 2015, all of the 24 mREITs that comprise the UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN and the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF have indicated whether or not their dividends will have ex-dividend dates in April 2015. Comment?
41 min ago | via Canada.com
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits The quake, 167 km southeast of the Village of Queen Charlotte, was felt in Haida Gwaii and along the north coast. B.C. Finance Minister Mike De Jong says it's time to review MLA housing allowances, including the contentious perk that gives politicians $1,000 a month, without receipts, to live in Victoria when they aren't actually there. Comment?
42 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
While the Federal Reserve was initially quite adamant that rates were going to rise -- things seem to have reverted into a bit of a guessing game lately. It was originally anticipated that with GDP growth above 2% in the United States, the Federal Reserve was in a good position to raise interest rates by the June meeting. Comment?
44 min ago | via Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
After sitting idle for about 6 years, construction of townhomes in Carriage Homes resumed last year with successful sales that have continued into this year. The master developer of the townhome project along Orange Camp Road just east of U.S. 17-92 sold three units during the Volusia Building Industry Association's 2015 Parade of Homes event March 21-29. Comment?
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