Lafayette Real Estate News
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23 hrs ago | 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?
Thursday Sep 4 | via Courthouse News Service
MARTINEZ, Calif. - US Bank defrauded homebuyers by offering to modify their high-interest loans, then dragging it out to keep collecting the high interest, sometimes causing them to lose their homes to foreclosure, a class action claims in Contra Costa County Court. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 3 | via ClayCord.com
Column: East Bay Real Estate with Nancy Bennett - Can You Really Buy a Home in Claycord with Less Than 20% Down? Yes, you can - you can even put as little as 3.5% down with an FHA loan. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via Daily Chronicle
Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph Sept. 11 in front of his home in Philadelphia. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via San Jose Mercury News
A Brentwood man has been found guilty of defrauding more than 1,000 homeowners by promising to help them keep their homes after they fell behind on their mortgage payments, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday. Prosecutors say Alan Tikal, 46, ran a mortgage company called KATN that targeted immigrants who did not speak English, promising to reduce their outstanding debt in return for fees. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via Los Angeles Times
A new report from Beacon Economics and City National Bank points to a comeback in the Inland Empire. Above, homes being build in Rancho Cucamonga. Comment?
Yesterday | via Mortgage News Daily
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Yesterday | via GlobeSt.com
Early-bird pricing ends Monday, September 15 for CCIM THRIVE, October 21-22 in Los Angeles. Featuring top industry experts, this national conference provides increased exposure and networking opportunities, thought-provoking panels and market intelligence. Comment?
9 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
RICHMOND, Calif.-Morris LeGrande and Scott Barker would both benefit from a radical plan being eyed here to use the power of eminent domain to slash their home mortgages. Yet the two homeowners occupy opposite ends of a debate over who should take responsibility for inflated housing debts-lenders or borrowers. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via JD Supra
While most commercial leases contain a requirement that the tenant will execute a "Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement," commonly referred to a an "SNDA," a majority of tenants who have signed such leases, and most likely several of the real estate agents who have represented those tenants, would be hard pressed to explain the meaning of an SNDA, and why they are needed by both commercial lenders and tenants. As implied by its name, an SNDA is really three agreements all wrapped up in one neat package. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Hispanic Business
At the same time, Fitch affirms the rating of 'A-' on on behalf of the college. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Comment?
10 min ago | via Reuters
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to ease capital requirements for big insurance companies, an adjustment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law that enjoys bipartisan support but faces procedural hurdles in the Senate. The bill would provide relief to big insurers that regulators deem "systemically" risky, or so big their failure could destabilize markets. Comment?
16 min ago | via Dallas Morning News
And yet we live in a society that judges our ability to get credit - and in many cases a job, insurance and even a security clearance - based on our good credit behavior. Following a recent column about FICO credit scoring, many readers had questions about their credit situations. Comment?
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