Menlo Park Real Estate News
Sunday | via SiliconValley.com
Priced at just under $4 million, the English manor-style house with its exemplary country gardens on a wooded half-acre will undoubtedly sell itself in the runaway real estate market here. "But just how much can it bring?" asked Robert Graves, the interior designer called in to stage the sale. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via SFGate
In New York, state legislators have failed to pass a bill that would make partial-apartment rentals under 30 days legal. Meanwhile, Airbnb's home city of San Francisco struggles with regulating Airbnb , despite what the startup characterizes as good-faith efforts to work closely with city authorities. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via San Mateo Daily Journal
As housing prices continue to skyrocket in the region, more individuals are asking the government to help them pay the rent. More than 22,000 applications from individuals seeking rental assistance have flooded into the San Mateo County Housing Authority after it decided to expand a voucher program in 2013, according to a report released Wednesday. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Los Altos Town Crier
California's housing market continued to pick up steam as existing home sales and prices rose in March, with both posting back-to-back increases, according to the California Association of Realtors' monthly data report. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family, detached homes in California totaled 391,680 units in March. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | via NewsFactor
Real estate agent Julie Ray has come of age in the red-hot housing market. But this was a first: Zooming through a $1.7 million house with her iPhone, she used its FaceTime video application to send images of the property -- including bathroom tile and a backyard lemon tree -- to the prospective buyers in Switzerland. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via Mashable
California realtor Lisa Karos talks fast and pretty much non-stop. It serves her well in her chosen profession. Comment?
Saturday Apr 25 | via Inside Bay Area
She wanted her grandson, who lived with her, to inherit her East Oakland home. So Harris, 78, deeded the property to Brian Mack and hired an attorney to set up a trust naming him beneficiary. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
California's housing prices plummeted after the bubble burst in 2008 , but now are approaching levels not seen since the market's height-especially along the Southern California coast and around San Francisco Bay. This has reignited the perennial question: What should policy makers do to promote "affordable" housing? Earlier this month, the state Supreme Court heard arguments in a Northern California case that could have statewide impact, given that it ponders the constitutionality of one way officials promote the construction of lower-cost housing. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via Business Journal
Seven years after the housing bubble popped, there are still homeowners who owe the bank more than their house is worth. But rising prices have put many long-term homeowners in the comfortable ranks of the "equity rich." Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Bloomberg
In the aftermath of the housing crisis, it seemed like millennials might give up on homeownership in favor of a lifetime spent renting squalid apartments in gentrifying urban centers. Fears of that grim scenario have mostly passed, and it's not uncommon to hear of young faces at open houses, or to read surveys in which renters say they're finally ready to fork over a down payment. Comment?
10 min ago | via Independent.ie
The amount lent by AIB to home-owners and businesses was 42% higher in 2014 than the previous year, the bank's chairman has said. The state-financed institution approved more than 11 billion euros of lending and pledged to focus on supporting the Irish economy. Comment?
24 min ago | via Sys-Con Media
The tender offer will be subject to the terms and conditions described in the offer to purchase and the related materials that will be distributed to holders of the shares and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. The tender offer is expected to commence on "Notwithstanding the value of our real estate holdings and favorable business prospects, we believe our current stock price has been negatively impacted by unfavorable global stock market conditions and the unfamiliarity of investors with the real estate market in . Comment?
24 min ago | via CBC News
Christina Van Somer says she was facing a sale by the City of Winnipeg for years of unpaid property taxes last summer when Richard Boon contacted her. She says Boon came to her door several times over the next three months. Comment?
38 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
AGNC reported comprehensive income of $0.46 per common share and a BV of $25.53 per common share as of 3/31/2015. On 4/27/2015, American Capital Agency Corp. reported results for the first quarter of 2015. Comment?
51 min ago | via The Review
A 15,000-square-foot mansion built in 1915 by former presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. James Cox has been sold for $271,500. Real estate agents who handled the closing last week tell the Dayton Daily News that the home in the Dayton suburb of Kettering was sold for cash to a limited liability corporation. Comment?
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