Yuma Real Estate News
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Monday Sep 19 | via Yuma Sun
When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, it won't be just his bank under fire for turning friendly branches into high-pressure sales centers. It'll be the entire industry. Comment?
Sunday Sep 18 | via Yuma Sun
Home rental rates in Yuma's Barkley Ranch subdivision have dropped by about $200 a month in the past three years, said Katie Steen, a realtor and the director of property management for ERA Matt Fischer Realtor. Though single-family home rental rates aren't as high as they were three years ago, Steen said the market is still "pretty healthy." Comment?
Friday Sep 9 | via Yuma Sun
If you are in the market for a home, you are probably weighing a range of factors, including size, amenities and architectural style. But experts say that the old adage "location, location, location" should never stray from one's thoughts. Comment?
Aug 23, 2016 | via Yuma Sun
'Sea Fog" skillfully mixes many ingredients of a successful thriller - the moral darkness of film noir, the obsessed-captain sea stories, the contemporary edginess of human-smuggling ordeals. It even throws in a dash of global politics, in this case the Asian economic crisis stemming from problems with the International Monetary Fund. Comment?
Aug 12, 2016 | via Yuma Sun
However, you don't need to win the lottery to obtain financial security. In fact, that security might just be available through the benefits offered at your job. Comment?
Friday Sep 16 | via Phoenix Real Estate Guy
I saw this video from our friends at the Arizona Association of REALTORS recently where real estate commissioner Judy Lowe discusses advertising rules for real estate web sites. In the video, Judy talks about challenges she and Michelle Lind had when trying to determine what "clear and prominent" means as they put together the advertising guidelines and rules for Arizona brokers and their real estate web sites. Comment?
Aug 17, 2016 | via Verde Independent
Corporation Commission Chairman Doug Little, in front of flags, accuses fellow regulator Bob Burns, right, of trying to stir up controversy with a plan to hire an attorney to look into whether the commission is being improperly influenced by others. Andy Tobin, left, and Bob Stump, to Little's left, voted with Little to quash Burns' inquiry. Comment?
Jul 9, 2016 | via The Arizona Republic
Land, land everywhere in Phoenix but not a lot to build on Metro Phoenix has a shortage of lots ready for homebuilding, which could slow growth of new homes Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/29zUhj2 New-home sales continue to rebound in metro Phoenix, and the supply of lots prepped and ready for houses is shrinking to the lowest level in decades. A shortage of construction workers, like this one working for Meritage Homes Corp., is making it hard for developers to respond to the demand for new homes. Comment?
Jul 6, 2016 | via The Arizona Republic
Arizona's sales-tax rate is the 11th-highest in the nation, a national analysis of state and local tax systems finds. Think Arizona sales tax is high? You're right Arizona's sales-tax rate is the 11th-highest in the nation, a national analysis of state and local tax systems finds. Comment?
Jun 18, 2016 | via Verde Independent
Years in Arizona/Verde Valley: I'm an Arizona native, but mostly raised in Upstate NY. I returned home in 1994 and finally settled in the Verde Valley in 1997, after graduating from NAU. Comment?
3 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
My last couple of posts, beginning with The Mortgage is Dead; Long Live the Reverse Mortgage , have extolled the virtues of the improved FHA HECM reverse mortgage products. Given that the typical American family has far greater home equity than all other assets combined, making more productive use of that home equity to fund retirement should be a big help to many households. Comment?
21 min ago | via American Banker
The highest-ranking woman in the Bank of New York Mellon's storied history is retiring at the end of this year. Expect banks to pull back on energy lending in the near term, as regulators step up their scrutiny of oil loans and bankers approach the business with a "different attitude," says Mariner Kemper, chairman and chief executive at UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo. Comment?
8 min ago | via Boston.com
US stocks slumped Monday, falling for the second day in a row, and banks took the biggest losses. Stocks are coming off two weeks of solid gains, and the Nasdaq set records highs twice last week. Comment?
9 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
A real estate agent accused of buying two elderly clients' home then on-selling it months later for a $725,000 profit has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges. Former Papatoetoe-based Barfoot & Thompson agent Aaron Hughes was given bail and elected trial by jury when he made his first appearance in Auckland District Court this morning. Comment?
12 min ago | via Canada.com
The federal government has signed agreements to build, renovate or retrofit nearly 5,000 housing units this year and next on First Nations reserves across the country, the National Post has learned. But critics say Ottawa can and must do more to meet what the government itself says is an immediate demand for at least 20,000 new housing units on reserves. Comment?
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