Lafayette Real Estate News
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Wednesday Feb 18 | via Monterey County Herald
With new numbers released Wednesday showing that the number of existing homes sold in January in the East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula saw double-digit drops to levels not reached in years, thanks to the dearth of houses on the market, Firoozi can finally breathe easy and enjoy the Saratoga home she was finally able to snag. "Over the past two years, the prices kept going up significantly and we felt like we were falling further and further behind,'' said Firoozi. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Marin Independent Journal
Real estate broker Beau Eckstein, who appeared last year on HGTV's "Flip It to Win It" bought this house in Concord to fix and flip, while donating 10 percent of the profits to a Contra Costa County cancer foundation. Flips accounted for 2.5 percent of the East Bay's home sales from 2013-2014, sliding from 3 percent a year before. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 28 | via Inside Bay Area
Newly seated Mayor Tom Butt delivered an upbeat outlook during his state of the city address at Tuesday night's City Council meeting and laid out his priorities for coming years, which include annexing North Richmond, reviving the failing Hilltop mall and continuing the revitalization of the city's historical main street, Macdonald Avenue. While Richmond's crime rate remains high relative to other cities in Contra Costa County, it continued a downward trend in 2014, with reported violent crimes dropping under 1,000 for the first time in a decade and homicides reaching their lowest number since at least 1971 -- the oldest year for which records are available. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via Inside Bay Area
Antioch City Council recently voted to take steps that will create an additional incentive for residents to make home improvements that reduce their water and electricity consumption. Once the city has completed some paperwork, homeowners will be able to install such amenities as heat-reflective roofing, insulation or artificial lawns without having to shell out tens of thousands of dollars upfront or wait decades to recoup their investment through energy savings. Comment?
Dec 16, 2014 | via Contra Costa Times
San Ramon is a thriving community thanks to so many active and dedicated individuals and organizations including a select group who were the recipients of the 30th Annual Business and Community Awards recently presented by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce. Community service "is easy to do when you live and work in a community you love," says Will Doerlich. Comment?
Yesterday | via 13WHAM
The truck driver who police said caused a train crash in California earlier this week has been released from jail. LOS ANGELES -- It looked hot when Lupita Nyong'o wore it Oscar night. Comment?
Thursday | via GuruFocus.com
U.S. luxury home builder, Toll Brothers Inc. , is said to have reported a 78% jump on higher home sales and prices. The largest U.S. luxury-home builder has earned quarterly profits more than the expected estimates. Comment?
Thursday | via My Mother Lode
A proposed $75-dollar fee on real estate transaction documents would go towards developing affordable housing for lower income California residents. It's part of a proposal introduced yesterday by Democratic Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via San Diego Source
A lot of folks around the country laugh at California because of its virulent anti-business attitude, environmental insanity and being known as "the land of the fruits and nuts." Yet they fail to see that California is a most incredible economic machine and a demographic powerhouse. Comment?
Wednesday | via The Wichita Eagle
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced a proposal Wednesday to expand affordable housing in California by charging a $75 fee to record some real estate documents. The San Diego Democrat's plan would send cities hundreds of millions of dollars for development benefiting poor and middle-class Californians. Comment?
4 min ago | via Times Herald-Record
Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday. Comment?
20 min ago | via Hampshire Chronicle
IT will take the average Winchester worker more than 14 years to buy a home in the city, new figures have shown. According to the Office for National Statistics, the average weekly wage in Winchester is A 613.70 per week - A 92.90 more than the national average, and A 46.70 higher than the South East. Comment?
34 min ago | via Forbes.com
I am a writer covering the personal finance of working parents. As a staff reporter at The New York Times, USA Today and The Columbia Journalism Review, I wrote about real estate, investing, style and travel. Comment?
41 min ago | via WCBM-AM Pikesville
Who are these Obama voters? They can't all have head injuries, have been in a coma for the past 4 years, or own stock in an electric car battery company. Besides having "stupid" stamped on their forehead, here's a handy guide identifying these clueless creatures. Comment?
48 min ago | via The Bugle
A sales tax is a tax imposed on the consumer. But a transaction privilege tax - also known as TPT - is assessed on the vendor for the privilege of doing sales. Comment?
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