Topeka Real Estate News
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Monday Nov 10 | via The Capital-Journal
A group of properties owned by developer Kent Lindemuth will go to the auction block Nov. 25, bringing him a step closer to exiting bankruptcy. The properties include 17 lots and 13 currently vacant buildings, with some packaged for sale together. Comment?
Friday Nov 7 | via Insurance Journal West
A company says a report that Kansas has one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country reflects the small number of foreclosures in the state, not problems in the housing market. RealtyTrac says Kansas has the third-highest rate of vacancies, with 31 percent of homes in the foreclosure process abandoned. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 5 | via The Capital-Journal
A report showed Kansas had one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country, but that says more about the small number of foreclosures than about problems in the housing market. RealtyTrac compared the number and percentage of homes in the foreclosure process that have been abandoned by their residents in the 50 states and some metropolitan areas. Comment?
Sunday Oct 26 | via The Capital-Journal
The mansion at 3905 S.W. Clarion Place is the 35th highest-valued home in Shawnee County. Only 128 single-family homes and farmsteads are valued at more than $600,000. Comment?
Thursday Oct 23 | via The Capital-Journal
Both foreclosure and 90-day delinquency rates in Topeka and Kansas continued their decline this past August, though the rate of late mortgage payments in Topeka rose slightly above the national average. The monthly report released Thursday by CoreLogic, a company that compiles and analyzes property information, said the rate of foreclosures on active mortgages in Topeka in August was 1.34 percent, down from 1.52 at the same time a year ago. Comment?
Monday Nov 17 | via Mortgage News Daily
This week I will spend time in California, Colorado, and Kansas, and expect to hear from many folks about the state of the industry. Unlike Japan, which is now officially in another recession , there are plenty of companies who have confidence that their balance sheet is better than everyone else's, but plenty of smart people are out there wondering what those balance sheets are going to look like after the 4th and 1st quarters coming up - especially if those companies have not been adding production units or making existing units more efficient. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 4 | via The Wichita Eagle
The race was a rematch of the 2012 race in House District 88 in southeast Wichita, when Sloop ousted Scapa from office. "I'm very humbled by the results," said Scapa, 40, a real estate agent who described himself as a "commonsense conservative." Comment?
Oct 16, 2014 | via Kansas City InfoZine
A Florida company will pay more than $21,000 in fines and penalties for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and the Kansas Credit Services Organization Act. Topeka, KS - infoZine - Cypress Law Group Inc, doing business as The Cypress Law Group, P.L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, agreed to a consent judgment ordering them to pay $21,500 in investigative fees and civil penalties. Comment?
Sep 25, 2014 | via Daily Kos
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts put a signature to documents associated with the mortgage on a Virginia residence that identify the Fairfax County home as "principal residence" of the three-term incumbent Republican. The re-election campaign of the Kansan has been awash in controversy about whether his ownership of a duplex in Dodge City, which is rented out, and his payment of about $300 a month for a room in a Dodge City supporter's home satisfied legal requirements for public office. Comment?
Sep 24, 2014 | via The Capital-Journal
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., put a signature to documents associated with the mortgage on a Virginia residence that identify the Fairfax County home as the "principal residence" of the three-term incumbent Republican. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts put a signature to documents associated with the mortgage on a Virginia residence that identify the Fairfax County home as "principal residence" of the three-term incumbent Republican. Comment?
5 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
A downside of owning several rental properties is the time and effort needed to maintain your investments. Photo / Getty Images My partner and I have our own home at the moment with a sizeable mortgage, and we're thinking of starting a property rental portfolio. Comment?
5 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
Property investors could soon face higher interest rates in a move which may open up the market for first-home buyers. Adam Bennett and Anne Gibson explain. Comment?
15 min ago | via Business Journal
Prince George's County was one of the hardest-hit parts of Maryland during the foreclosure crisis, and now a new program is aimed at boosting homeownership there. Comment?
22 min ago | via The Columbian
New data from for this year's third quarter shows that 26,947 single-family homes nationwide were flipped - purchased and sold again within 12 months - during the quarter. Those transactions represent 4 percent of all U.S. single-family home sales, down from 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and the lowest since the second quarter of 2009. Comment?
23 min ago | via Realtor Magazine
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says its new proposal aims to improve mortgage servicers' treatment of home owners who are facing foreclosure. The proposal requires lenders to provide struggling borrowers with foreclosure protections more than once over the life of a loan, if necessary, as well as to take steps to protect borrowers from a wrongful foreclosure sale. Comment?
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