Lafayette Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Lafayette, CA continually updated from thousands of sources.
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?
Monday Sep 15 | 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?
Thursday Sep 11 | via SiliconValley.com
The Bay Area's housing market is cooling off after a red-hot spring and summer, according to an August sales report released Thursday by real estate information company CoreLogic DataQuick. Steady price increases have made the region one of the hottest markets in the nation, but sales have been constrained by a lack of inventory. Comment?
Friday Sep 5 | via Pleasanton Weekly
Luxury home sales in the East Bay continued to climb in July with sales jumping 29% from a year ago. 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?
2 hrs ago | via KCRA-TV Sacramento
A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the country to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit made the move last year. More coverage: Landmark ruling expected Wednesday in Stockton bankruptcy case U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled a hearing in Sacramento in a trial that has lasted more than four months. Comment?
56 min ago | via Housing Wire
This year, for the first time, the Chinese surpassed Canadians as the top investors in American residential real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors , during the 12-month period that ended in March, investors from China invested $22 billion into the U.S. housing market. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via GlobeNewswire
CARETS, a service that tracks real estate activity in the Multiple Listing Service for Southern California, reports that in August 2014, an average sold home in Pasadena closed escrow at $1,099,000 at $506 per square foot. On average, single family houses sold at 100% of asking price. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via National Mortgage News
Your Staff Should Look Like Your Customer Base: Capital One's Grace Huebscher Given the customer base in the banking industry, success depends on embracing diversity, says Grace Huebscher, who heads multifamily finance for Capital One. Edward J. DeMarco, who worked to shrink Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as their U.S. overseer after the 2008 financial crisis, started a new job this week: senior fellow at the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets. Comment?
Yesterday | via CBS Atlanta
A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old... A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter... Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over. Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over - an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed. Comment?
7 min ago | via The Fresno Bee
A Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant and a Guarantee Real Estate agent are working together to help more Native Americans buy a home. A little known Native American Home Loan Program, allows eligible borrowers to buy, refinance, rehabilitate or build a home, said Cameron Hubbard, a mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo . Comment?
8 min ago | via Business Wire
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11 min ago | via Business Journal
A Miami law firm and its Brooklyn affiliate were hit with a civil complaint by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for reportedly running a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme. The lawsuit names Miami-based Litvin, Torrens & Associates, Brooklyn-based Litvin Law Firm and attorney Gennady Litvin . Comment?
13 min ago | via Business Journal
An apartment complex in West Palm Beach that failed to complete its condominium conversion and was declared a public nuisance could be sold in Bankruptcy Court. HFAH Clear Lake LLC filed Chapter 11 in Palm Beach County on Sept. Comment?
13 min ago | via Reuters
Detroit needs to eradicate blighted properties and keep its art collection in order to thrive once it exits bankruptcy, a billionaire business leader told the city's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday. "Blight is like a cancer. Comment?
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