Menlo Park Real Estate News
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Almanac
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via San Mateo Daily Journal
Proper land planning for a community dictates that employment , housing and infrastructure be kept in balance. We rejoice that we have in high-tech industries an economic engine that is the envy of the world. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via SFGate
A look at the plunge in bay area homes for sale. We know that construction of new homes/units is not keeping up with demand, but why are so few existing homes on the market? Many reasons. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via Contra Costa Times
There's no oomph in the housing market yet this year, according to a report Wednesday that shows sales in February to be the lowest in seven years. A total of 4,376 homes were sold in the nine-county Bay Area in February, down slightly from January and down 10.9 percent from February 2014, the real estate information company CoreLogic Dataquick said. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 18 | via GlobeNewswire
HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a slight downturn in mortgage rates during the seven-day period ending March 17, as financial markets await clarity from the Federal Reserve on interest-rate policy. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage . Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Victorville Daily Press
A recent report from the California Rental Price Monitor revealed that the state's rental growth has outpaced the rest of the U.S. every month for the last year. But for the High Desert rental market, where rates have been traditionally low, the Victor Valley continues to be one of the least expensive places to live in the Golden State. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Campbell Reporter
A student volunteer fills in a check during a Mad City Money program put on by Travis Credit Union at Paradise Skate Roller Rink in Antioch on July 29, 2014. Credit unions in the Bay Area outperformed their counterparts statewide during 2014, a trend that underscores the strength of this region's economy, according to information released Friday by the California Credit Union League. Comment?
Yesterday | via Laguna Woods Globe
Jurrors and court workers, a cross section of Orange County, California, leave the Santa Ana courthouse on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Surging Latino and Asian populations accounted for virtually all of California's population growth over the last decade, new census data showed on Tuesday. Comment?
Friday | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
The Los Angeles and Orange County area becomes even more unaffordable when it comes to housing: In last two years home prices up 28 percent while wages are up 2 percent. L.A. is the most unaffordable housing market in the entire country. Comment?
Friday | via BroadcastNewsroom
Kevin Leonard and his team of real estate and mortgage professionals continue to change the way homes are bought and sold, and just added a new real estate broker and the firm's agents. California discount real estate brokerage firms are lining up to join the real estate team working with Kevin Leonard. Comment?
23 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Since the ETF covers equity REITs so well, I'd love to pair a few mREITs with my position in VNQ. Vanguard REIT ETF is one of the best ETFs on the market. Comment?
26 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Monthly reports for February included new home sales, which set a new post-recession high, and existing home sales, also higher, and a higher CPI. Durable goods were down for the 4th time in 6 months, and the University of Michigan sentiment indicator improved from its first March reading, but has continued to back off its January post-recession high. Comment?
27 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
That's right. Not " Should I draw down savings or investments to prepay my mortgage? " or "Should we wait to take Social Security?" or "If my retirement accounts are fully funded, how should I invest the rest of my cash?" But "Why is money important to you?" Richards firmly believes the foundation of any financial plan lies in addressing the "Why?" question, even if it makes you squirm - as it no doubt will - or think you mistakenly stepped into a therapy session. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Japan Times
This summer sees the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica. Eight thousand Europeans were taken outside, their hands carefully tied behind their backs, and Serbian soldiers shot them all in cold blood. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Reuters
Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, only the second decline in five years and one of the first signs of how low oil prices are beginning to ripple beyond oil company bottom lines and into the wider economy. Midland's sales tax revenues, which reflect commercial and residential spending, dipped to $5.119 million in March from $5.126 million in March 2014, according to data from the Texas Comptroller released last week. Comment?
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