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Charleston area has top ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among state's largest MSAs

Among South Carolina's most populous urban centers, Charleston-North Charleston 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.

Columbia area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate for South Carolina's largest MSAs

Among South Carolina's most populous urban centers, the Columbia 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: 46 percent of mortgages in Hampton County considered ‘underwater’

Among South Carolina counties, Hampton 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.

Charleston Chamber's PAC endorses Honeycutt for County Council

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has endorsed Jenny Costa Honeycutt for District 9 in the upcoming Charleston County Council election.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks South Carolina No. 17

South Carolina ranked 17th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: 18.7 percent of South Carolina property owners are ‘equity rich’

In South Carolina, owners of more than 143,000 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.

Pro-union vote at Boeing's South Carolina plant could eliminate jobs across the state

In spite of efforts by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to squash a union vote at the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina plant, workers there voted on May 31 to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, according to an NPR report.

Analysis: 10 percent of South Carolina property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In South Carolina, owners of 76,435 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.

Union attempting to create 'micro-unit' at Boeing has history of corruption

A union attempting to create a micro-unit within Boeing's Charleston facility has a history of corruption, according to a website called "IAM Exposed."

Boeing plans to appeal NLRB decision allowing some South Carolina employees to vote to unionize

A small group of South Carolina Boeing employees will vote on whether or not to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union at the end of the month.

Greenville Chamber honors entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week

In partnership with The Greenville Chamber and Community Works, several local entrepreneurs were recognized May 1 during the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards as part of National Small Business Week.

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

One in 221 properties in Dorchester County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in South Carolina, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: South Carolina has the 5th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 458 properties in South Carolina started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Colleton, Richland and Beaufort counties have highest property tax rates in South Carolina

With an effective property tax rate of 1.02 percent, Colleton County has the highest tax rate among South Carolina counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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 Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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