Rockford Real Estate News
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Thursday Jun 11 | via MLive.com
Kent County Land Bank Director David Allen said he's starting to get phone calls about the 90-some abandoned properties the land bank is about to acquire in the city - and they are not complaints. Real estate agents, developers and first-time home buyers are calling to find out when they are going to start listing the tax-foreclosed properties the land bank is buying from the city for the back taxes that are due, Allen said. Comment?
Feb 13, 2015 | via MLive.com
Residential property assessments in the city are up nearly 8 percent, the highest rate of growth in years. It's the same story elsewhere in Kent County as the housing market continues an upward spike following several years of declines. Comment?
Feb 10, 2015 | via WTKG-AM Grand Rapids
You've fretted about the house down the street that has been vacant for a long time - the one that's a target for trash and trouble. You've wondered who owns it. Comment?
Jan 14, 2015 | via MLive.com
Kent County is the only large county in the U.S. to get back to unemployment rates it enjoyed prior to the Great Recession, according to a survey released by the National Association of Counties on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Despite the good news, Kent County home prices and paychecks still have not recovered, according to NACO's survey of all 3,069 counties in the U.S. According to the survey charts, local housing prices have nearly recovered from their 2005 high levels. While Kent County has achieved its pre-recession unemployment levels, its residents still have not recovered their income, the study concluded. Comment?
Jan 12, 2015 | via Wall Street Journal
Counties that have recovered from the recession, according to the National Association of Counties, are largely located in energy-rich areas. Seven years after the recession began, only one in 50 U.S. counties has fully bounced back, according to a study the National Association of Counties released Monday. Comment?
Friday Jun 12 | via State of Michigan
Friday, June 12, 2015 LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced initial appointments to the Middle Eastern American Affairs Commission. Comment?
Friday Jun 12 | via MLive.com
"Green building has gone from being 2 % of new structures or major remodels to being 30% in the last 10 years." "It's possible to build deeply green homes at more of a normal price point if you're building them at a community scale," Meadowlark Builders president and co-founder Doug Selby tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes . Comment?
May 27, 2015 | via Michigan Lawyers Weekly
The Michigan Attorney General has alleged that Steven B. Ruza was involved in a home mortgage fraud scheme that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars and victimized more than 100 people. Comment?
May 18, 2015 | via Zillow Blog
Walter Atkins is the son-in-law of the person who won this home for $52,100 at auction and is fixing it up. For decades, people have fretted over the blight caused by the hemorrhaging of jobs from a town that was once the toast of U.S. industrialism. Comment?
May 20, 2015 | via C & G Newspapers
"Go through your closets, basement and storage areas, and if you haven't found a home, rent a storage unit for those stored items, if you can afford it," said Realtor Randy Gates, of Keller Williams Lakeside Realty. For example, if it's summer, store the winter items and vice versa. Comment?
13 min ago | via NewsFactor
U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm FactSet. Comment?
17 min ago | via The Aspen Times
The former house of Jim and Mary Hayes on East Bleeker Street was part of the current real estate buying frenzy. It sold for $4.1 million on May 5. All real estate transactions in Pitkin County totaled $929.24 million from January through June, according to statistics through April that were compiled by Land Title Guarantee Co. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Townhall
Do you see an ethical dilemma involved in buying things like repossessed cars, houses that have been through foreclosure, or even pawn shop items? While these kinds of purchases can be smart and thrifty, I worry sometimes that I'm taking advantage of those who are stuck in a bad financial cycle. You've raised an important question. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Observer
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wants to pass legislation protecting service members from higher interest rates, repossession of their vehicles or losing their home. During a recent conference call, the senior senator from New York launched his first push to pass the Military Consumer Protection Act. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Trinidad Guardian
Regional rating agency, CariCRIS, yesterday announced that it was upgrading its credit ratings for Eastern Credit Union Co-operative Society Ltd by one notch to CariBBB on the regional rating scale, and ttBBB on the Trinidad and Tobago national scale. In a statement, CariCRIS said the ratings indicated that the level of creditworthiness of this obligor, adjudged in relation to other obligors in the Caribbean and within T&T is adequate. Comment?
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