31 August 2017

Earn the Ultimate Badge When You Buy This Former Girl Scouts Camp in Pennsylvania

realtor.com What’s the ultimate playground for a nature enthusiast? A Girl Scouts camp, of course. Perhaps you run a company or lead an organization that hosts retreats. Voila! This camp in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountain region is the perfect spot. It’s on the market for only $675,000 and represented by Brian Bullard of Timberland Realty. Known as Camp Curry […]

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31 August 2017

75 Crown Court, San Mateo, CA

$2,598,000, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,190 Sq. Ft., MLS #: ML81676106 Welcome to this beautiful Villa style 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with views in desirable Baywood Park. Open Sat/Sun from 1-4pm.The decorative stone wall exterior entry way impresses you as you enter the home offering living room with ceiling beams, wood mantle fireplace, spacious […]

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31 August 2017

The Sad Ballad of Reba McEntire’s Once-Magnificent Former Home in Tennessee

Erika Goldring/FilmMagic Reba McEntire croons plenty of sad tunes, as any self-respecting country superstar is wont to do. But if she needs any new fodder for her lyrics, she need look no further than her former home near Nashville, TN—which is up for sale again, for a pittance of its former list price. Seriously, this is real estate tragedy at its […]

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31 August 2017

Living Room Design Doozies: 11 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Space

studiodr/iStock We know, we know: Coming up with a design scheme from scratch in any room is difficult, let alone your primary living space. You might be tempted to pick out a sofa and a coffee table and call it a day. That’s all you really need, right? Nope! In order to design a truly inviting […]

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31 August 2017

Will a House With an Offer Be Removed From the MLS?

vetaZi/iStock When you’re searching for homes online, you might wonder if a house with an offer will be removed from the multiple listing service, or MLS. After scrolling through endless listings and finally finding the one that’s right for you, the last thing you want to hear is that it has received multiple offers. So why don’t houses with […]

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31 August 2017

Mortgage risk increases come to a halt after 7 months

Mortgage risk for defects and fraud halted in its downward trend in July for the first time after seven months of increases. First American explained one month does not create a trend, so it will be important to see if the market reached a turning point in the long-run trend of increasing defect risk. Source: […]

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31 August 2017

Selling Your House Privately If You Have a Listing Agent: OK or a Big N-O?

nazdravie/iStock; realtor.com So your home is for sale, and you’ve signed a contract with a real estate agent, but you were actually able to nab a buyer through your own efforts. Maybe it was through word of mouth or your aggressive push on Facebook (you should really apologize to your friends for posting so many pictures of your […]

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31 August 2017

Tens of Thousands of Harvey-Area Homeowners May Become Delinquent on Their Mortgages in the Coming Months

Reuters Hurricane Harvey could have a more destructive impact on the mortgage market in Texas than Katrina did on the Gulf Coast, according to a report out Wednesday. Real estate data provider Black Knight Financial Services notes that there are twice as many mortgaged properties in Harvey’s disaster area, with nearly four times the unpaid […]

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31 August 2017

‘Great Gatsby’ Mansion on Long Island Gets $1M Price Cut

realtor.com The owners of one of the Long Island mansions that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” have chopped $1 million off the home’s price. The homeowners, who bought the 91-year-old mansion in 2012 for $6.6 million, are selling it for $16.8 million. The home sits on 5.3 waterfront acres in Sands Point, NY, a wealthy […]

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31 August 2017

NYDFS cybersecurity rules now in effect for financial institutions

The New York Department of Financial Services reminded financial institutions that the first compliance date of New York’s cybersecurity regulation was on Aug. 28. Financial institutions have had since the start of the year to implement the cybersecurity regulations that are intended to keep financial institutions and their customers safe. Source: Housing Wire News

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31 August 2017

Wells Fargo scandal deepens: Bank reveals up to 1.4 million more fake accounts

An internal investigation at Wells Fargo revealed that the bank’s fake account scandal is a much larger issue than anyone thought. Nearly a year ago, the bank was fined $185 million for 5,000 of the bank’s former employees opening as many as 2.1 million accounts without authorization in order to get sales bonuses. As it […]

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31 August 2017

Pending home sales decrease slightly in July

Pending home sales decreased slightly in July, marking the fourth monthly decrease in the past five months and the third annual decrease in the past four months. But the National Association of Realtors explained this drop is not due to the lack of housing demand. Source: Housing Wire News

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