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Wednesday May 27 | via The Westport Daily Voice
Nadine Tanen of The Higgins Group in Westport was named 2014 Connecticut member of the year for the Women's Council of Realtors. Tanen was honored at the Women's Council's Awards, Recognition & Meet the Candidates session in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via GlobeSt.com
The wave of 10-year CMBS maturities is set to roll in beginning in 2016, and while it will be a massive wave, it's not likely to come crashing ashore with tsunami-like force. Not according to Real Capital Analytics, which estimates that just over one-third of 2006- and 2007-vintage loans maturing in '16 and 2017 will either require additional capital or be worth less than the original loan. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Greenwich Citizen
For more than two decades, the Housing Development Fund has been helping families with low and moderate incomes attain part of the American Dream -- home ownership. The Stamford-based organization, which was founded in 1989, offers programs for prospective home buyers throughout Fairfield County, including counseling services, low-interest mortgages, down-payment assistance and loans to help cover closing costs. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via Connecticut Post
Middle market home sellers in many parts of Fairfield County have yet to see an escalation in prices to match other parts of the Northeast in 2015. Pictured is a home for sale on North Street in Easton listed by the Riverside Realty Group of Westport.Photo: Alexander Soule In a surprise report Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors calculated a sharp decline in the price of the median home in Fairfield County in the first quarter, with Connecticut mirroring the larger Northeast with pockets of hot activity and areas of malaise. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via The Darien Daily Voice
Opus for Person-to-Person celebrated its annual spring gala with a festive madras and college basketball tournament-themed event for nearly 300 guests, raising more than $130,000. Proceeds from "Spring Fling: March Madras," which took place on March 28 at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, will go directly to support Person-to-Person's efforts in serving 24,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities. Comment?
Saturday May 30 | via News Max
While it's true that retirement in Connecticut is more costly than in most other states, there are many prevalent myths about what life is really like for seniors who live there. Here's the truth behind four oft-repeated "facts" about retiring in the Nutmeg State: You Have to be Rich to Retire in Connecticut - The fact is that many seniors living in the state are of modest means. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via The Hartford Courant
Home sales in Connecticut jumped nearly 7 percent in April, but prices failed to rise as in the previous month, a new report Friday shows. The median sale price of a single-family house - where half the sales area above, half below - fell 4.7 percent, to $237,900, from $249,700 for the same month a year ago, according to the Connecticut Association of Realtors. Comment?
May 1, 2015 | via The Day
Sales of single-family homes in Connecticut increased by 6.1 percent last month compared to the same period a year ago, a state real estate trade group reported Thursday. There were 2,015 homes sold last month, according to the group Connecticut Realtors, compared to 1,899 in March 2014. Comment?
Apr 8, 2015 | via Community Advocate Newspaper
United Bank has announced that it has launched a unique and innovative 12-month program called PATH Plus that is designed to provide the three keys to homeownership - education, savings and mortgage benefits - to eligible individuals and families who qualify through only approved Massachusetts and Connecticut-based nonprofit organizations. United Bank's PATH Plus program directly assists low-to-moderate income individuals or families achieve their dream of homeownership by providing free financial education on home buying and money management and establishing a savings program that requires participants to open a United Bank savings account. Comment?
Mar 31, 2015 | via New Haven Independent
The foreclosure crisis has receded from the headlines, but it remains real for tens of thousands of Connecticut families - who should check into a lifeline that Willona Ferguson caught. That was the message delivered Tuesday morning at one of New Haven's rescue spots: Neighborhood Housing Services , a not-for-profit builder that since 2009 has also helped people avoid foreclosure through a HomeOwnership Center. Comment?
10 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Royal Bank of Canada raised the dividend from 75 cents per share to 77 cents, on a per-quarter basis. Back on January 10th, I recommended Royal Bank of Canada as a high-quality dividend growth name. Comment?
15 min ago | via Albany Times Union
However, the British lender added that while annual house price growth is now "running at less than half the pace prevailing in mid-2014," UK property prices will continue to soar as long as earnings keep rising . "The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 4.6% in May," said Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, in a statement . Comment?
25 min ago | via Grist Magazine
Seattle is booming. The out-of-the-way Northwest city that used to be thought of - when it was thought of at all - primarily as the home of grunge music and drizzle is now among the fastest growing major cities in America. Comment?
33 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Despite calls for "Sell in May, and go away," the stock market as measured by both the Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 indexes grinded out a +1% gain during the month of May. For the year, the picture looks much the same... the Dow is up around +1% and the S&P 500 +2%. After gorging on gains of +30% in 2013 and +11% in 2014, it comes as no surprise to me that the S&P 500 is taking time to digest the gains. Comment?
33 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Home prices are rising, and I'm being asked "Is this another housing bubble?" Even though the market has tightened, it's not a bubble - at least not yet. Bubbles are best recognized after they have burst. Comment?
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