County councilmen among hundreds of property owners notified of past-due tax bills

Two county councilmen were among hundreds of people notified that their properties could go to tax sale. However, records updated Friday show they have made good on what they owed Frederick County. The initial 2018 tax sale notice published April 29 in The Frederick News-Post showed that Chmelik Properties, owned by Councilman Tony Chmelik (R-District 2),…

Bankrupt property developer owes creditors millions

A housing development on Auckland\’s North Shore has left creditors millions of dollars out of pocket. Chelsea View Estate Trust initially planned to build a series of terraced houses on the site, but the project has fallen into financial trouble. According to the Companies Office, liquidators Rodgers Reidy were appointed to the company on May…

How to Sell Your Parents\’ House With Your Siblings

When your parents pass away, you might find yourself tasked with selling their house—and if you have siblings, hopefully they will offer help on this front. Problem is, in the same way you all squabbled over who had the better bedroom or more toys growing up, you may find yourself embroiled in a whole new…

Barnstable nets $500K in foreclosed property sales

Geoff Spillane HYANNIS — A recent sale of 23 tax-foreclosed properties will generate an immediate and long-term cash windfall for the town of Barnstable. When sealed bids from a request for proposal were opened in late-March, winning bids on 22 of the properties totaled approximately $500,000. Pending real estate closing transactions, the properties will then…

Mortgage Delinquencies Spike in Texas and Florida In Wake of Hurricanes

Black Knight Financial Providers. In Florida, where Typhoon Irmamade landfall on Aug. 30, delinquent mortgages increased 36 percent from September, with non-current loans, those that are 1 Month overdue, rising 79 percent over the past 6 months, inning accordance with Black Knight\’s regular monthly\”First Look\”report. In Texas, where Typhoon Harvey caused almost $200 billion in…