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Phoenix area has highest ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Arizona’s largest MSAs

Among Arizona’s most populous urban centers, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Tohono O'Odham Community College face among the lowest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Arizona face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Tucson area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Arizona’s largest MSAs

Among Arizona’s most populous urban centers, the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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

Among Arizona counties, Yavapai, La Paz and Gila 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: 15 percent of mortgages in 2 Arizona counties considered ‘underwater’

Among Arizona counties, Cochise and Apache 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: 22.6 percent of Arizona property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Arizona, owners of more than 337,000 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: 7.8 percent of Arizona property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Arizona, owners of 116,314 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: Navajo, Cochise, Maricopa counties have the highest foreclosure rates for first quarter

One in 417 properties in Navajo County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Arizona, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Arizona has the 15th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 663 properties in Arizona 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.

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.

From Keystone Business News

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: Arizona homeowners pay the 11th lowest property tax rate in the U.S.

With an effective tax rate of 0.68 percent, Arizona has the 11th lowest 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.

University of Phoenix offers 2 new psychology degrees

The University of Phoenix has launched two new psychology programs in an effort to meet the demands of workplaces in the digital age.

Hospital consolidations often fail to reduce costs, improve care, experts say

From Patient Daily

While multibillion-dollar mega-mergers at the top of the end of the health-sector chain garner headlines and potential regulatory scrutiny, hospital group consolidations are also concerning experts who believe they may not produce better care and lower costs.

Marcus & Millichap closes five properties yielding over $217 million

Two Marcus & Millichap senior managing directors of the Institutional Properties Advisors division closed five property transactions totaling $217 million and 1,699 units.

Summer travelers prefer to stay connected with mobile devices, survey reports

More than half of registered voters feel the need to have their device with them on vacation is more important than potential cybersecurity risks, according to a recent survey.

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