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  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots

    GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots
      After a 30-year fling with finance, GE is going back to its workbench. General Electric Co. said it is selling the bulk of its giant GE Capital unit and returning to its roots as a “simpler” industrial company. Friday's announcement by...
  • Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning

    Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning
    Eric Judge is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and has worked out of the office on Hartford Turnpike in Vernon since last August. A resident of Windsor, where he lives with his wife and son, Judge previously worked in the Windsor Locks...
  • GE pares off financial unit in major shift back to industrial roots

    GE pares off financial unit in major shift back to industrial roots
    General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two years,...
  • Retail vacancies still an issue on the Peninsula, but may be improving

    Retail vacancies still an issue on the Peninsula, but may be improving
    Drive anywhere along the prime commercial corridors in Newport News, and you're sure to find an existing, or new, shopping center. But looks can be deceiving. Despite seeing a flurry of new retail leasing and development over the past year, distressed...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66...
  • Community news for Vernon edition

    Correction VERNON -The photo in the story "Mike Wendus: Spearheading Santa House return to Rockville" on Page 5 of the April 2 edition of the Vernon ReminderNews should be credited to Patricia A. Schlag. Music, creativity, dating and high finance at...
  • Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66%, Freddie Mac says
    Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66%, down from last week’s 3.7% The average offering rate for 15-...
  • Mortgage rates fall on weak jobs report

    Mortgage rates fall on weak jobs report
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66 percent from...
  • Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages

    Changes offer more protection on reverse mortgages
    I can see why reverse mortgages may sound attractive to cash-poor senior citizens. A bank pays you the value of the equity in your home and you continue to live there without making payments. For seniors struggling to make ends meet in retirement, it'...
  • The Hartford's Former CEO Received $24.75 Million Last Year

    Liam McGee, former chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group, who died earlier this year, received $24.75 million in compensation last year, according to a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2013, he...