Lafayette Real Estate News
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Saturday Oct 11 | via Inside Bay Area
Anthony Segovia, 27, pleaded no contest in September 2012 to a pair of insurance fraud charges committed between early 2010 and late 2011, as well as a grand theft charge in February 2008. Segovia "did knowingly assist and conspire with another person to present and cause to be presented" fraudulent claims totaling more than $50,000 to 11 insurance carriers for payment of a loss and injury, according to court records. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via ClayCord.com
Column: East Bay Real Estate with Nancy Bennett - Leaves Are Changing.Just Like Today's East Bay Real Estate Market Real estate markets often evolve with each season, and here in the Bay Area this phenomenon is happening right now. It's almost October and home values are leveling off in Claycord and beyond. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via SFGate
Today I have answers to reader questions on putting a new spouse on title to a home and California's new paid sick-leave law, plus an update on the state's Medi-Cal estate-recovery bill. Q: Julie B. asks, "I own and reside in a house in El Cerrito, which I bought by myself and am the sole title holder. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via Pleasanton Weekly
Luxury home sales and the median sale price in the East Bay continued to rise last month with sales jumping more than 29% from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services. The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold for more than $1 million last month in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Comment?
Sep 15, 2014 | via Sacramento Bee Newspaper
A Contra Costa County man accused of defrauding homeowners in California and elsewhere has been convicted in federal court in Sacramento for his role in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure rescue scheme. After a one-day bench trial, U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley on Monday found 46-year-old Alan Tikal of Brentwood guilty of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release. Comment?
10 hrs ago | via Business Wire
The 'AAApre' Stable Outlook rating is based on the pledge of securities in the irrevocable escrow fund securing the bonds and reflects the lien of the refunded bondholders on the escrow funds and that all amounts have been invested in State and Local Government Securities , which are direct non-callable obligations of the United States. The U.S. full faith and credit is currently rated 'AAA', Stable Outlook by Fitch. Comment?
Yesterday | via BayStreet.ca
HELOC financing has increased by more than 50-percent in Southern California due to housing appreciation in major metropolitan areas such as L.A. and Orange County as well as additional financing programs coming to market Aliso Viejo, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2014 / HELOCs and fixed-rate second mortgages on expensive homes have enjoyed a resurgence recently due to current market conditions; however, the purpose of the loans has changed significantly from the height of the home equity loan craze prior to the financial meltdown of 2008. Before, homeowners would use HELOCs for luxury items such as boats or expensive vacations. Comment?
Tuesday | via Holtville Tribune
A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned an eight-count indictment against five real estate investors for their role in bid rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. The indictment, filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, California, charges Northern California real estate investors Joseph Giraudo, Raymond Grinsell, Kevin Cullinane, James Appenrodt and Abraham Farag with participating in conspiracies to rig bids and schemes to defraud mortgage holders and others. Comment?
Monday Oct 20 | via The Business Journal
Redwood Credit Union recently welcomed Christina Cook as senior vice president of accounting and finance. In this role, Ms. Comment?
Friday Oct 17 | via ContactMusic.com
The 28-year-old singer - who grew up in New York City - has reportedly purchased her first home in California. A real estate source told gossip website TMZ.com that the 'Bad Romance' hitmaker bought a huge compound in Malibu from the founder of Warner Bros Worldwide Consumer Products Division, Dan Romanelli . Comment?
4 min ago | via The Washington Post
As the Federal Reserve prepares to end its third round of bond buying next week, the central bank plans to hang on to the record $4.48 trillion balance sheet it has accumulated since announcing the first round of purchases in November 2008. That will continue to keep a lid on borrowing costs, helping the Fed lift inflation closer to its target and providing support to a five-year expansion facing headwinds abroad, from war in the Mideast to slowing growth in Europe and China. Comment?
46 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities fell year over year in September for the first time in nearly two years, signaling that risks and uncertainties remain in the flagging property market, which poses one of the biggest risks to China's slowing economy. Comment?
3 hrs ago | via Brandon Sun
South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 per cent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus. The Bank of Korea said Friday that Asia's fourth-largest economy slowed from 3.5 per cent growth in the April-June quarter. Comment?
Yesterday | via Foster's Daily Democrat
By the end of the week, the city will own a gundalow. The City Council voted unanimously to accept the Capt. Comment?
10 min ago | via Reuters
In August 2013, Goldman Sachs and Azora bought 2,935 apartments in Vallecas, Madrid, for an average 980 euros per square metre - roughly a 50 percent discount to the market rate. If the funds collected zero rent from the empty flats and from those on reduced rents, this would give a delinquency rate of up to 28 percent. Comment?
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