Shorewood Real Estate News
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43 min ago | 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?
Friday Aug 28 | via The Capitol Fax Blog
A top aide to the Illinois treasurer said Thursday it was "unlikely" that the state's cash balance was so low last week that the comptroller couldn't follow a federal judge's order to pay for services for the developmentally disabled. The treasurer's office pointed to daily balance sheets showing the state began the day on Friday with more than $217 million and ended it with more than $57 million on hand. Comment?
Sunday Aug 23 | via Northwest Herald
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Heartland Realtor Organization in Crystal Lake recently raised $1,500 for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance during its annual volleyball tournament. The statewide alliance tries to raise public awareness about fire safety and provides educational programs for fire departments, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, child development centers and assisted living facilities. Comment?
Saturday Aug 22 | via Illinoisreview
Illinois property taxes are now so high that they are equivalent to a second mortgage, according to a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation , a Washington-based tax-research and -education center. The report, which shows the effective property-tax rates in each state, ranks Illinois as the second-highest property-tax state in the U.S. The top spot goes to New Jersey, where the effective property-tax rate is 2.38 percent, barely higher than Illinois' 2.32 percent. Comment?
Thursday Aug 20 | via Daily Herald
The strong summer housing market continued in July as home sales and median prices posted robust gains while the time it took to sell a home declined, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors. In the nine-county Chicago region, home sales, which include single-family homes and condominiums, totaled 12,384 in July, an increase of 9.6 percent from the 11,298 sales in the same month last year. Comment?
3 min ago | via Business Times
British mortgage approvals rose in July to hit their highest level since February 2014, Bank of England data showed on Tuesday, adding to signs Britain's housing market is regaining momentum. [LONDON] British mortgage approvals rose in July to hit their highest level since February 2014, Bank of England data showed on Tuesday, adding to signs Britain's housing market is regaining momentum. Comment?
5 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
Takeaways: Some agents use "energy healers" to improve a home's atmosphere and get it ready to sell. Skeptics abound, but agents and brokers who use energy healers swear by their efficacy. Comment?
12 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Part 1 of this article compares NLY's recent leverage, quarterly and trailing twelve-month change in BV, quarterly economic loss, and current valuation to several fixed-rate agency mREIT peers. Part 1 also performs a comparative analysis between each company's MBS and derivatives portfolios as of 6/30/2015. Comment?
22 min ago | via Counterpunch
In the worlds of insurance and finance, moral hazard is said to exist when one party to a contract or transaction feels free to take undue risks because another party will bear the costs if things go badly. The classic example is an insurance policy that protects against all loss or damage to property, and thus inclines the policy holder to treat the property carelessly, knowing that the insurer will pay in full for replacement or repair. Comment?
42 min ago | via American Reporter
It was Monday evening and the phone rang - again. It was probably the fifth time in two hours. Comment?
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