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Analysis: 32 percent of mortgages in Sullivan County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Pennsylvania counties, Sullivan, Allegheny and Washington had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 48 percent of mortgages in Elk County considered ‘underwater’

Among Pennsylvania counties, Elk, Fulton and Cambria had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 21.7 percent of Pennsylvania property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Pennsylvania, owners of more than 482,000 properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 12.8 percent of Pennsylvania property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Pennsylvania, owners of 285,236 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: Delaware County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 327 properties in Delaware County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Pennsylvania, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Pennsylvania has the 12th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 625 properties in Pennsylvania started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From TX Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Hawaii, Alabama, Colorado pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From Arizona Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of about 0.33 percent, Honolulu has the lowest property tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Pennsylvania homeowners pay the sixth highest property tax rate in the U.S.

With an effective tax rate of 2.02 percent, Pennsylvania has the sixth highest tax rate among U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

348,659 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from 4-year schools

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix in Tempe, Everest University in Tampa and Ashford University in San Francisco reported the largest share of borrowers from four-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

585,402 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix, Everest University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana University had the most students who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Catasys launches OnTrak-A plan in Pennsylvania

Demonstrating dramatic slashes in health care costs among certain patients predisposed to extra hospital stays, ambulance needs and ER visits, Catasys Inc. recently launched its OnTrak-A plan in Pennsylvania.

ClearSlide’s Grosse presents keynote conference speech in Philadelphia

ClearSlide's Dustin Grosse presented a keynote session Monday to train executives, bolster output.

Epic Sciences joins U. of Pennsylvania to create ‘no cell left behind’ platform

Collaborating with the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center, California-based Epic Sciences, Inc., recently announced a range of joint studies exploring biomarkers to potentially target and respond to certain cancer diagnoses with customized therapeutic treatment.

Marketing agency FVM adds medical-tech startup Proscia as client

FVM, a full-service business-to-business marketing agency based in Philadelphia, has added Proscia, a medical technology start-up, to its growing client roster, FVM said on Thursday.

Proscia signs with FVM for B2B marketing

Philadelphia firm in charge of designing and branding pathology company's software platform.

IoT company BOSS Controls named Tech 50 Awards Finalist

BOSS Controls, LLC, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) company founded in 2012, said on Thursday that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist in the "Start-Up of the Year" Category.

Laurus' renovation of Hilton Garden Inn part of Philadelphia's recovery and growth

The Laurus Corporation, a real estate investment and development firm, believes in the growth and recovery of Philadelphia, said Austin Khan, Laurus’ Chief Investment Officer.

Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Fort Washington to receive upgrade

Real estate investment and development firm Laurus Corp. yesterday announced a multimillion-dollar refresh of the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia/Fort Washington, closely following its 2013 acquisition of the premier hotel.

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