Federal Estate Tax Update. by Stewart Title Company

This bulletin discusses the Federal estate tax and certain changes brought about by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Background The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“American Taxpayer Relief Act”) was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act modified and made permanent certain provisions of prior… Read more »

Fourth Quarter GDP and Employment Costs provided by Joel Naroff sponsored Connor Strong

NAROFF ECONOMIC ADVISORS, Inc. Joel L. Naroff President and Chief Economist INDICATOR: Fourth Quarter GDP and Employment Costs KEY DATA: GDP: +2.6%; 2014: +2.4%; Consumption: +4.3%; Consumer Inflation (Excluding Food and Energy): +1.1% IN A NUTSHELL:   “Consumers are now leading the way and with confidence soaring and jobs plentiful, that is likely to continue.” WHAT… Read more »

December Economic Update: Existing Homes Sales

Economic Update Provided by Conner Strong & Buckelew Joel L. Naroff . President and Chief Economist. Naroff Economic Advisors, Inc. INDICATOR: December Existing Home Sales and Leading Indicators KEY DATA: Sales: +2.4%; 2014: -3.1%; Prices (Year-over-Year): +6.0%/ Leading Indicators: +0.5%
 
IN A NUTSHELL:   “The signs are pointing to better growth ahead and with housing continuing to… Read more »

December 2014 News You Can Use…Lender’s Edition

  Lender Edition, December 2014. Guardian Settlement Agents, Inc. is proud to provide you with “News You Can Use” the Lender’s Edition   October 2014 Existing Housing Sales Reach the Greatest Level in 13 Months Source: Dr. Ted C. Jones October 2014 existing home sales ran counter to typical seasonality, posting the greatest number of… Read more »

December 2014 Guardian News You Can Use!

December 2014, Issue 1 October 2014 Existing Housing Sales Reach the Greatest Level in 13 Months Source: Dr. Ted C. Jones October 2014 existing home sales ran counter to typical seasonality, posting the greatest number of sales year-to-date, coming in at a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 5.26 million properties according to the National Association of… Read more »