Boulder Creek Real Estate News
2 hrs ago | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Median price: $670,000 Unsold Inventory Index: 3.4 months Median price: $435,000 Unsold Inventory Index: SANTA CRUZ >> The median price for a single-family home in Santa Cruz County was $670,000 in February, up from $622,500 in January, but the increase in listings buyers would like to see has yet to materialize. As of the first week in March, there were 377 listings, down from 455 a year ago, the fewest for this time of year in 18 years, according to Gary Gangnes of Real Options Realty, who tracks the numbers. Comment?
Saturday | 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?
Friday Mar 20 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
There are many good reasons to obtain an FHA loan but one of the key selling points that has made them so popular is that you can buy a home with just 3.5 percent down as long as the maximum loan amount is at or below $625,500. Other key benefits include accepting a gift to cover all of the down payment, accepting a co-signer if the primary borrower does not have adequate income to qualify for the mortgage and accepting borrowers with lower credit scores. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
There are many programs that help first-time homebuyers get into their first home but the Mortgage Credit Certificate is one of the best. This program is offered throughout Santa Cruz County as well as other counties in the state. Comment?
Feb 27, 2015 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
Kendra Negro and Cody Reed have been outbid several times in the past year making offers to buy a home in Santa Cruz County. Median price: $665,000 Unsold Inventory Index: 3.8 months Median price: $394,500 Unsold Inventory Index: 4.0 months SANTA CRUZ >> Javier Zamora, 49, sold his house in Tracy to buy a home here, to be closer to the fields where he grows organic strawberries. Comment?
Sunday | via Planetizen
Los Angeles home prices have long since skyrocketed above median income. A report by the Legislative Analyst's Office shows how difficult it would be to build L.A. out of its predicament. Comment?
Saturday Mar 28 | via Hesperia Star
A recent report from the California Rental Price Monitor revealed that the state's rental growth has outpaced the rest of the U.S. every month for the last year. But for the High Desert rental market, where rates have been traditionally low, the Victor Valley continues to be one of the least expensive places to live in the Golden State. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via The Campbell Reporter
A student volunteer fills in a check during a Mad City Money program put on by Travis Credit Union at Paradise Skate Roller Rink in Antioch on July 29, 2014. Credit unions in the Bay Area outperformed their counterparts statewide during 2014, a trend that underscores the strength of this region's economy, according to information released Friday by the California Credit Union League. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Laguna Woods Globe
Jurrors and court workers, a cross section of Orange County, California, leave the Santa Ana courthouse on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Surging Latino and Asian populations accounted for virtually all of California's population growth over the last decade, new census data showed on Tuesday. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
The Los Angeles and Orange County area becomes even more unaffordable when it comes to housing: In last two years home prices up 28 percent while wages are up 2 percent. L.A. is the most unaffordable housing market in the entire country. Comment?
4 min ago | via Credit.com
A Florida family appears to be the victim of a Craigslist rental scam, in which they rented a home that was not actually for rent. It was a bank-owned foreclosure that sat vacant for a few months, but someone reportedly advertised it for rent, eventually getting more than $2,000 in rent money from a woman and her boyfriend, WESH-TV reports . Comment?
Wednesday Mar 4 | via Credit.com
Nothing can sour a relationship faster than abusing trust - and when it comes to credit, it can happen by accident. A friend does you a favor, and then what should have been your problem somehow becomes theirs. Comment?
11 min ago | via Kiplinger Online
When you start a relationship later in life, does it make sense to marry or move in together? Answer: It's complicated. Love may be sweeter the second time around, but for a growing number of baby boomers, love and marriage don't go hand in hand. Comment?
21 min ago | via Scoop
Paid parental leave will increase by 2 weeks to 16 weeks and by another 2 weeks from 1 April next year. The parental tax credit will rise from $150 a week to $220 a week. Comment?
27 min ago | via KDWN
The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.035 percent, up from 0.020 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.135 percent, up from 0.105 percent last week. Comment?
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