Moraga 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?
Jan 29, 2015 | 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?
Jan 28, 2015 | 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?
7 hrs ago | via JD Supra
Effective January 1, 2015, California law requires real estate brokers and agents to provide their clients and prospective clients with specific new disclosures, including an initial disclosure form regarding the nature of agency relationships, which is typically provided at the time a listing agreement is entered into; and an additional disclosure form to be presented in connection with a specific lease or purchase transaction. Owners/landlords may elect at their option not to execute the initial disclosure form. Comment?
8 hrs ago | via Madison Park Times
A recent TV show depicted a developer in the plusher areas of California tearing down mega-mansions to build even bigger mega-mansions for the ultra-rich. It was amusing to hear actors who were previously quite happy with their dwellings become dismayed to find their neighborhood in upheaval. Comment?
Monday | via AndhraNews
While four of the California Bay Area's nine counties are near or exceeding their pre-meltdown valuation highs, our data suggests local market forces will keep bubble-like behavior at bay for the rest of the state and throughout the nation. Healthy buyer demand and strong job markets in the California Bay Area are factors helping to push home prices up. Comment?
Sunday | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Indexa Market Report with data through February 2015. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. Comment?
Sunday Mar 1 | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
California Rental Armageddon: Nearly half of Los Angeles adults doubling up, working class moving out, or you have the option of simply living in poverty. California like the rest of nation has gained a large number of rental households. Comment?
3 min ago | via Live Charts
After closing at their worst level in nearly two weeks, UK stocks are expected to rebound on Wednesday, albeit only slightly, as investors await key economic data. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around five points higher than Tuesday's close of 6,889.13. Comment?
5 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?
24 min ago | via American Reporter
I have written often over the past few years about the house of cards that is the American economy, but the events of the past week should frighten everybody. First, there was the collapse of IndyMac, a California bank deeply involved in subprime lending. Comment?
25 min ago | via Insurance Journal West
China's Premier Li Keqiang has told the world's fastest-growing major insurance industry to boost capital as rating companies warn of shadow-banking investments. Policy providers will need cushions commensurate with their risks rather than just size, the industry regulator said Feb. 17 without specifying an implementation date. Comment?
27 min ago | via American Reporter
It was Monday evening and the phone rang - again. It was probably the fifth time in two hours. Comment?
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