Monthly Archives: March 2014

West Coast Home Builder Expands East

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 San Jose, Calif.-based home builder UCP Inc. is acquiring Citizen Homes Inc. in a move that is expected to nearly double the West Coast builder’s size. UCP will pay $15 million in cash for Citizens, and an additional $6 million on...
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Man Arrested After Attack on Tenn. Agent

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 A man was arrested after allegedly attacking a real estate agent who was showing him a home in Lincoln County, Tenn., on March 22. Scotty Bolin was taken into police custody in connection with aggravated kidnapping and robbery, sexual battery, and...
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REALTORS® Unite for 2014 Boston Marathon

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 REALTORS® across Boston and the country are showing the #PowerofR in a big way as the 2014 Boston Marathon — and the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings — fast approaches. This year, many REALTORS® — some for the first time —...
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Property Taxes at a 20-Year High

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Property taxes continue to increase, as the amount collected by state and local governments in 2013 reached the highest level in about two decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. About $488 billion in property taxes were collected last year, a...
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Loan Applications for Home Purchases Show Rebound

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 Mortgage applications for home purchases, viewed as a leading gauge for future home sales, rose 2.8 percent last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. While the home purchase index showed signs of rebounding, applications for refinancings continued to fall, decreasing...
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