One of the biggest hurdles for first-time home buyers to overcome is coming up with the up-front costs – and it has been for at least as long as I have been interested in the housing market.
By up-front, I am referring to the down payment, as well as closing costs.
I know, youre about to say, Oh, here he goes, talking about the days when he was a first-time buyer in Queen Village 30 years ago, and youd be wrong.
Google officially responded to charges levelled by the European Commission that it unfairly favored its own products over its competition and abused its market dominance to crowd out potential rivals. The EC began poking around back in 2010 so this isnt the first time that Google has had to publicly defended its position. Economic data spanning more than a decade, an array of documents and statements from complainants all confirm that product search is robustly competitive, Kent Walker, Googles general counsel, wrote in the Google Europe blog.
Showing ads based on structured data provided by merchants demonstrably improves ad quality and makes...
Northern Minerals sharpens economics at Browns Range
Friday, August 28, 2015 by Proactive Investors
On a different note, The Company has disclosed insider buying and selling activities to the Securities Exchange,The officer (Sr EVP of Principal Sub) of Huntington Bancshares Inc/Md, Stanutz Nicholas G sold 11,913 shares at $11.63 on July 28, 2015. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $138,548. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN): The mean estimate for the short term price target for Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) stands at $12.27 according to 17 Analysts. The higher price target estimate for the stock has been calculated at $13 while...
Research is proliferating in behavioral economics, a field at the intersection of psychology and economics which tries to study how people actually behave, as opposed to the way they are assumed to behave in economists abstract models. This work has developed new and effective policies across many areas, from encouraging people to save for retirement to discouraging them from smoking.
On September 18, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings will explore lessons from behavioral economics for fiscal and monetary policy with leading scholars in the field, who will share their findings and suggestions for policy.
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Real estate research firm Zillow updated a recent study regarding the reasons behind young Americans falling behind in the home ownership race.
According to an article on cnbc.com, research reports that 33 years old is the new median age of first-time home buyers – the borderline number for the millenials who are typically dubbed between the age range of 18-34. This marks a turn when it came to buying and owning a first home (married or not), which was around 30 years of age about ten years ago. Surprising? Not really.
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BOONE–Todd L. Cherry, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).
Encouraged by Los Angeles positive economics and high real estate values, big money investors from around the world are pouring billions of dollars into commercial multifamily residential real estate development throughout the Los Angeles region.
The region is experiencing strong job growth, according to a Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) report, with employers adding 105,000 in 2014 and potentially 104,000 more jobs this year.
A strong middle class is like a vegetable garden, requiring a rich economic environment in the same manner that a garden needs fertile soil. We do not say to seeds, “It’s all up to you. Don’t worry about the PH factor or the nitrogen or the potassium in the soil. Just do your thing, seeds.” But this is precisely the economic policy that many people advocate.
Vegetable gardens require constant care. If their soil is depleted, testing may be necessary to ensure the right ratio of nutrients. An economy for human beings is infinitely more complicated than a garden, but vital ingredients like education, living wages, and hard and soft infrastructure, which are essential...
Kemper Corporation (Kemper), formerly Unitrin, Inc., is a diversified insurance holding company, with subsidiaries that provide life, health, automobile, homeowners and other insurance products to individuals and small businesses. The Company is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and automobile finance businesses. The Company conducts its operations through four operating segments: Kemper Preferred (Preferred), Unitrin Specialty (Specialty), Unitrin Direct (Direct) and Life and Health Insurance. The Companys property and casualty insurance business operations are primarily conducted through the Preferred, Specialty and Direct...