Fresno Real Estate News
Thursday | via Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
Have you ever wondered how Internal Revenue Service employees make ends meet on those skimpy federal salaries ? What with the competing demands of mortgages, feeding the kids, and those damned cable television bills, life can be expensive, so how to keep your head above water...? Ten former Internal Revenue Service employees were sentenced in the Western District of Missouri between January 26, 2015, and January 28, 2015, for the theft of Government property stemming from unemployment benefits fraud... The individuals were required to certify weekly, via the Internet or telephone, any work and earnings in order for [Missouri Division of Employment Security] to determine the validity of continued benefits. Comment?
Saturday Apr 11 | via The Fresno Bee
The Fresno County Office of Education honored three employees at its annual 2015 Pillar Awards. The recipients were chosen from nominations received by managers and colleagues of the FCOE staff. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via GreenBuildingAdvisor
Solar leasing is going gangbusters, but when it comes time to sell the house, leased rooftop panels may be a problem Leased solar panels are an area of strong growth for the residential photovoltaic industry, but the agreements that bind homeowners to solar installers can get in the way when a home sale is pending. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. Comment?
Mar 24, 2015 | via The Fresno Bee
HireLive, a company that organizes events across the country to match job seekers and employers, will hold one of its career fairs in Fresno on April 8. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Convention Center at Ventura and M streets in downtown Fresno. The fair is free for job seekers, and HireLive is also recruiting companies to participate and promote their job openings. Comment?
Mar 22, 2015 | via Los Angeles Times
Some homeowners have had to buy out their solar leases, at huge cost, when they wanted to sell their homes Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money - or give you headaches - when you go to sell the house? Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no upfront cost that they claim will save you lots of money on electricity bills. Sounds like a slam-dunk. Comment?
16 hrs ago | via Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
California's housing prices plummeted after the bubble burst in 2008 , but now are approaching levels not seen since the market's height-especially along the Southern California coast and around San Francisco Bay. This has reignited the perennial question: What should policy makers do to promote "affordable" housing? Earlier this month, the state Supreme Court heard arguments in a Northern California case that could have statewide impact, given that it ponders the constitutionality of one way officials promote the construction of lower-cost housing. Comment?
Thursday | via Business Journal
Seven years after the housing bubble popped, there are still homeowners who owe the bank more than their house is worth. But rising prices have put many long-term homeowners in the comfortable ranks of the "equity rich." Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Bloomberg
In the aftermath of the housing crisis, it seemed like millennials might give up on homeownership in favor of a lifetime spent renting squalid apartments in gentrifying urban centers. Fears of that grim scenario have mostly passed, and it's not uncommon to hear of young faces at open houses, or to read surveys in which renters say they're finally ready to fork over a down payment. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via Inside Bay Area
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider how far cities can go in trying to provide more affordable housing across the state as housing prices and rents continue to soar. In a challenge to San Jose's five-year-old affordable housing ordinance, the state's high court will hold arguments in Los Angeles in a case that tests a policy tool now in place in cities stretching from Santa Monica to Napa. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via Inside Bay Area
The statewide housing crunch is raising prices and putting lower income groups into deeper financial straits as they attempt to keep up with housing costs, according to a new state report. "California's High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences," released March 17 by the state Legislative Analyst's Office, examines the shortage of housing and says the state needs to revamp policies to build several hundred thousand new dwellings. Comment?
16 min ago | via The Citizens' Voice
The Crestwood Middle School Student Council bagged groceries for tips at Gerrity's in Luzerne on Sunday, April 12. They raised $350 for Homes For Our Troops which is a privately funded nonprofit organization. HFOT builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Comment?
41 min ago | via SouthCoastToday.com
Century 21 Signature Properties is proud to announce the addition of another experienced real estate sales professional to its team. Nicole Mello joins Century 21 Signature Properties from a local independent firm. Comment?
48 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
With banks accounting for 80 percent of New Zealand's financial assets, a property downturn would have wider economic ramifications. In a previous article , I had argued that there is a case for taking a short position on New Zealand equities - based on the fact that property prices in the country have become unsustainable and at risk of a sudden burst. Comment?
54 min ago | via Ellon Times
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. An Ellon-based company has pledged to boost the pay of its staff after announcing support for the Scottish Government's commitment to the Living Wage. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Greenwich Citizen
Tammy Stewart makes about $1,600 a month and it goes quickly: a mortgage and a car, insurance, utilities and student loans. "That little bit of increase is a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk, maybe a jar of peanut butter," she told the Kentucky Public Service Commission last month. Comment?
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