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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?
Dec 16, 2014 | via Inside Bay Area
This Monday, July 14, 2014 file photo shows a home for sale in Alameda, Calif. November home sales across the Bay Area slid to the lowest level in six years while the median price buyers paid for all types of homes barely moved, according to a report Tuesday. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via SFBay
A longtime Walnut Creek real estate broker is in jail after allegedly defrauding his neighbors out of $370,000, Contra Costa County prosecutors said Thursday. James Thomas Haro, 67, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of securities fraud, grand theft and embezzlement and was taken to county jail in Martinez, where he remained in custody this morning on $110,000 bail, according to the district attorney's office. Comment?
Dec 11, 2014 | via Inside Bay Area
Early December Rains Double Season's Total: Rains of the past week brought the seasonal total in Diablo Valley to more than 3 1/2 inches by yesterday morning, and for the first nine days of December to more than 2 inches. The storm that started Dec. 1 and continued through Dec. 3 accounted for 1.53 inches. Comment?
Thursday Jan 22 | via National Mortgage News
Rising home prices have helped the nation's homeowners by increasing equity and lifting more of them out of 'underwater' mortgage situations - where the combined loan amount owed is higher than the home's estimated market worth. According to a new report released today by RealtyTrac Inc., a California-based real estate data firm, the number of properties in the United States that were 'seriously underwater,' that is, where the loan amount owed is at least 25 percent higher than the home's market value, dropped to 13 percent at the end of 2014. Comment?
Dec 19, 2013 | via Electrical Construction and Maintenance
A multi-institutional research team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkley Laboratory, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, universities, and appraisers found that home buyers consistently have been willing to pay more for homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic energy systems - averaging about $4 per watt of PV installed - across various states, housing and PV markets, and home types. This equates to a premium of about $15,000 for a typical PV system. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via Pleasanton Weekly
California's regional housing markets ended the year with mixed results as statewide home sales inched up from a year ago for the first time in nearly a year and a half. According to a report by the California Association of Realtors, home sales were down on a statewide basis, with pockets of gains in sales activity, especially in Southern California and the Central Valley, where home sales were higher than the prior month and year. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via GlobeSt.com
Due to its high quality modern design and construction, Tuscany Ridge is an ideal candidate for a value-add repositioning strategy, says one source. TEMECULA, CA-GlobeSt.com has exclusively learned that San Diego-based MG Properties Group has purchased the Tuscany Ridge Apartments in Temecula, CA for $39 million. Comment?
Thursday Jan 15 | via Contra Costa Times
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is working quickly in her bid for the U.S. Senate, already securing an endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts just one day after entering the race. Warren has quickly become a populist champion within the Democratic Party with her pointed criticism of Wall Street's influence in Washington. Comment?
8 min ago | via Jefferson Post Online Edition
Interest rates were low, inventory was strong and prices attracted attention. For the fourth consecutive year, realtor-assisted home sales increased in the three-county area. Comment?
58 min ago | via Concord Monitor
Has the long-awaited U.S. housing boom finally arrived? You would think so, judging from statistics so far this month. But don't hold your breath. Comment?
59 min ago | via San Bernardino County Sun
The average cost to rent an apartment in the Inland Empire has risen about 5.4 percent according to a new report from the industry tracking firm RealFacts . The average regional monthly rent was $1,204 in the fourth quarter of 2014 for properties with 100 or more apartment units. Comment?
1 hr ago | via ArkansasBusiness.com
The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Reuters
Damir Hajduk likens paying off his mortgage to the tale of Sisyphus in Greek mythology, condemned forever to push a boulder uphill, only for it to roll back down again and again. "You keep paying and the debt never goes down," said the 47-year-old Croatian father of three. Comment?
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