Boulder Creek Real Estate News
Friday | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
If you are a first time homebuyer considering buying a home within the next 12 months, this message is for you. When increasing home values meet rising mortgage rates, it is a double whammy for prospective homebuyers who are sitting on the fence. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Brothers Pablo and Jaasiel Flores don their dandiest outfits as they attend a Habitat for Humanity ceremony with their parents Pablo and Lupita, handing the keys of the home on Los Esteros Court in Live Oak to the Flores family Tuesday. The nonprofit Habitat of Humanity will host a workshop in the coming months for low-income families looking to enter into a partnership to build a home. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
For those of us lucky enough to own a home here, property taxes that cover the period Jan. 1, 2015 to June 30, 15 are due April 10 and thanks to Proposition 13, we can be thankful that property taxes do not go up each year in California at the rate of appreciation. Proposition 13 was passed by the voters of California in 1978. Comment?
Saturday Mar 28 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series about the challenge of renting in Santa Cruz County. SANTA CRUZ >> Holly Giegerich is living in limbo, looking for a new place to rent after getting a notice from her landlord that she must move out, finding only one possibility, wondering if she will be homeless on April 2. “I just want a place to live,” said Giegerich, 54, a petite brunette, breaking into tears as she discussed her situation in her neat one-bedroom rental near La Barranca Park, a couple of blocks from the ocean. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
For the past decade, we've largely been a victim of circumstance, whether it was riding the crest of the boom years or scrambling for firm footing during the housing crash. As we move further into 2015, however, a clear distinction is emerging-Power Brokers are taking back control. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Daily Kos
As Capital & Main explained : "It happens every spring: The start of baseball season and the Chamber of Commerce's assault on legislation designed to improve the lives of Californians - many of them our most vulnerable residents." This time, The California Chamber of Commerce put Assembly Bill 244 on their "Jobs Killer" list. Comment?
Friday | via WTVM
Are you considering selling your house this spring? Trulia is out with a list of hot and not so hot cities for home sales. The real estate website Trulia looked at the number of homes for sale on Feb. 5 and then the number still on the market April 5 and here's what they found. Comment?
Friday | via American Thinker
On April 15 Tax Day, Americans paid about the same amount of income tax as total student loans outstanding. The St. Louis Federal Reserve on the same day published a report titled ' Student Loan Delinquency: A Big Problem Getting Worse? ' The Fed has determined that of the $1.3 trillion in non-bankruptcy-dischargeable student loans, the delinquency rate for students in repayment is over 27 percent. Comment?
Thursday | via Huntington News
U.S. home prices have recently enjoyed a modest to strong rebound, rising by an average of 0.6% nationwide, according to FNC's Residential Price Indexa , released on Thursday, April 16, 2015. This increase in home prices marks a sharp reversal in the downward spiral of price trends over the past five to six months. Comment?
Thursday | via Pleasanton Weekly
With the spring home-selling season off to a robust start, California's drought appears to be having little impact on buyers and sellers who continue to close pricey deals with multiple offers. "Quite frankly, people are so interested in a home they like that the drought is not a major concern," one Realtor says. Comment?
14 min ago | via Houston Chronicle
The Houston Association of Realtors analyzed Houston-area subdivisions for the Chronicle based on residential property sales handled through the Multiple Listing Service. The list of neighborhoods contains 3,035 subdivisions that recorded three or more sales in 2014. Comment?
20 min ago | via News Journal
Marketing area's commercial spaces getting easier Realtors: bottom of 2007 downturn is long past on retail, office, industrial buildings Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1yGDdxU Some factories, offices and retail stores that formerly were occupied became vacant spaces - starting in 2007 and 2008 - as companies struggled in the wake of the economic downturn. Specialists say the commercial real estate market in Richland County has shown recovery - with the speed of that revival dependant on type of building use - in the last few years. Comment?
28 min ago | via The Day
If you're a renter pining to become a homeowner or a foreclosure or short-sale victim, you may think that a home loan is out of reach. However, home loan products and home-buyer assistance programs are available from lenders, local governments and nonprofit groups eager to help renters move into homeownership. Comment?
44 min ago | via Credit.com
Q: I'm buying a home and the seller has offered to personally give me a mortgage instead of me going through a bank. My credit is fine so it's not like I need the help from the guy. Comment?
46 min ago | via NewsandSentinel.com
While we wait in anticipation and lust for Brazil's new cracker plant in Wood County there is little concern that fossil fuel burning is destroying this planet for our grandchildren and those yet to be born. "Jobs and money will pour into this area making the quality of life rise for many," is the argument. Comment?
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