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Arizona unemployment down in August - 09/18/09 05:58 PM
Friday, September 18, 2009, 12:33pm MST Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks Unemployment has more than doubled in Arizona since the recession started in late 2007, but it was the only Southwestern state to see its jobless rate decline in August. The Economic Policy Institute and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report Arizona’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in August -- down from 9.2 percent in July, but up from 4.3 percent in December 2007 (pegged as the beginning of the recession). Nevada, California, New Mexico and Texas all saw their jobless rates increase from July to August. Fifteen states (1 comments)
Home builders continue to gain confidence - 09/18/09 05:55 PM
Friday, September 18, 2009, 12:18pm MST Phoenix Business Journal Builder confidence in single-family homes edged higher for the third consecutive month in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The index rose one point to 19 this month, its highest level since May 2008. “Builders are seeing some improvement in buyer demand as a result of the first-time home-buyer tax credit, and low mortgage rates and strong housing affordability have also helped to revive some optimism,” says Joe Robson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder (0 comments)
Working the Foreclosure Market: Pre-Foreclosure Properties - 09/10/09 03:52 PM
Working the Foreclosure Market: Pre-Foreclosure Properties Foreclosure Fundamentals by Rick Sharga Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—With all the buzz about bank-owned homes—REO properties—in the mainstream media and trade press, the entire market of pre-foreclosure properties has become virtually invisible. Yet the majority of foreclosure properties aren’t REOs. In the RealtyTrac database there are over 1 million properties in various stages of pre-foreclosure, compared to about 800,000 REOs. Remarkably, less than 20% of these pre-foreclosure properties are listed for sale, in spite of the fact that in many cases the homeowner would be able to (2 comments)
Wealth Lessons from Andrew Carnegie - 09/10/09 03:45 PM
Wealth Lessons from Andrew Carnegie By Rob Minton Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—For this article, I read David Nasaw’s biography titled “Andrew Carnegie.” It is a fascinating book, and I highly recommend it. Anything in quotes was excerpted from this book. Andrew was what everyone would consider a “rags to riches” story. His family immigrated to the United States from Scotland when he was 13 years old. He began working at a cotton mill upon arrival. After a short time, he changed jobs and began to work as a telegraph messenger for the Pennsylvania (0 comments)
Tax Credit Helps Spur Pending Home Sales - 09/10/09 03:44 PM
Tax Credit Helps Spur Pending Home Sales By Sandra Emerson Print Article <!-- Single post title end --> RISMEDIA, September 10, 2009—(MCT)—A gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July 2009 to the highest level in more than two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit that expires this fall. The National Association of Realtors recently said its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in July for previously occupied homes rose 3.2% to 97.6. It was the sixth straight increase, and 12% higher than the same month last year. The index (0 comments)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Here are some general answers to misconceptions: · It is available for ALL Arizona residents as of July 2009. (Other states have certain areas – but all of AZ in included) · The 2nd is a loan through a non-profit agency. The non-profit agency will meet with the borrower to get all credit documentation – borrower will take an 8 hour class – and counselor will meet with borrower again before (0 comments)
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