Fresno Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Fresno, CA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Saturday Jan 17 | via The Fresno Bee
The home remodeling projects with the best return for homeowners looking to sell are small improvements, like replacing an entry door, painting and landscaping. Gone are the days of spending tons of money on major kitchen and bathroom renovations to add thousands of dollars to the price tag of a house. Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via The Fresno Bee
The Fresno Association of Realtors will celebrates its 110th anniversary and the installation of its 2015 board of directors at a banquet in Fresno on Friday night. The association received its charter in May 1905 from the California Real Estate Association and operated out of an office in downtown Fresno. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via The Fresno Bee
Fresno County foreclosure filings have fallen to the lowest level since 2006, according to a year-end report released Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real estate data company. But a last minute surge in foreclosure starts in December could be a sign "that lenders are gearing up for a spring cleaning of deferred distress in the first half of 2015 in some local markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac . Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via The Fresno Bee
Assembly Member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, has introduced another bill that would extend state tax relief on mortgage debt for one more year. Assembly Bill 99 continues the Mortgage Forgiveness Relief Act sparing California homeowners from paying taxes on their mortgage debt after a short sale or principal loan modification. Comment?
Thursday Jan 8 | via The Fresno Bee
President Barack Obama announced, on Thursday, a move to shave mortgage insurance premiums allowing more people across the country to make homeownership a reality. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce mortgage insurance premiums by half a percentage point from 1.35% to 0.85%. Comment?
Thursday Jan 22 | via National Mortgage News
Rising home prices have helped the nation's homeowners by increasing equity and lifting more of them out of 'underwater' mortgage situations - where the combined loan amount owed is higher than the home's estimated market worth. According to a new report released today by RealtyTrac Inc., a California-based real estate data firm, the number of properties in the United States that were 'seriously underwater,' that is, where the loan amount owed is at least 25 percent higher than the home's market value, dropped to 13 percent at the end of 2014. Comment?
Dec 19, 2013 | via Electrical Construction and Maintenance
A multi-institutional research team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkley Laboratory, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, universities, and appraisers found that home buyers consistently have been willing to pay more for homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic energy systems - averaging about $4 per watt of PV installed - across various states, housing and PV markets, and home types. This equates to a premium of about $15,000 for a typical PV system. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via Pleasanton Weekly
California's regional housing markets ended the year with mixed results as statewide home sales inched up from a year ago for the first time in nearly a year and a half. According to a report by the California Association of Realtors, home sales were down on a statewide basis, with pockets of gains in sales activity, especially in Southern California and the Central Valley, where home sales were higher than the prior month and year. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via GlobeSt.com
Due to its high quality modern design and construction, Tuscany Ridge is an ideal candidate for a value-add repositioning strategy, says one source. TEMECULA, CA-GlobeSt.com has exclusively learned that San Diego-based MG Properties Group has purchased the Tuscany Ridge Apartments in Temecula, CA for $39 million. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via Contra Costa Times
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is working quickly in her bid for the U.S. Senate, already securing an endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts just one day after entering the race. Warren has quickly become a populist champion within the Democratic Party with her pointed criticism of Wall Street's influence in Washington. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Sydney Morning Herald
You are 37, and a woman. You have a son and a daughter, aged six and nine. You live in a three-bedroom, free-standing house. Comment?
56 min ago | via Sentinel & Enterprise
Where's Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren when we need her? The debutante of the kill Wall Street crowd is suddenly silent as another potential housing bubble begs to be inflated -- courtesy of quasi-government darlings Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Earlier this month, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a step back to their bankruptcies in 2008 and the housing crisis that helped create the nation's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Lowell Sun
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped further below 3 percent. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Lowell Sun
Brian J. Stafford, a partner at Stafford, Gaudet & Associates, LLC, an accounting firm in Chelmsford, is newly certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. AEP is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the disciplines of estate planning. Comment?
1 hr ago | via BreakingNews.ie
One in five of all non-property owners in Dublin plans to buy a home in the next 12 months, according to a new poll. The Behaviour and Attitudes poll carried out on behalf of Today FM and the Sunday Independent also found that one in 10 people in the whole country between the ages of 30 and 39 lives at home with his or her parents. Comment?
Copyright © 2015 Topix LLC