Moraga Real Estate News
Friday Apr 24 | via Contra Costa Times
Acalanes High School District officials have saddled taxpayers with exorbitantly expensive debt and are now trying a deceitful end run around voters to borrow more money. The saga began in 2008, when the district sought voter approval to issue $93 million of school construction bonds. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Business Wire
Building Your Financial Literacy is a web-based interactive course designed to empower young people with the essential skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Mechanics Bank is presently engaged with six high schools in West Contra Costa County at no cost to schools, students, or tax payers. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Inside Bay Area
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on February 23, 2015 in San Rafael, California. Home sales in the nine-county Bay Area jumped sharply in March while median prices leaped to their highest point in seven years, according to a report Friday from real estate information service CoreLogic DataQuick. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Inside Bay Area
Property owners who have delayed making their houses and businesses more energy efficient because of the upfront cost should soon have a way to move forward when the city begins participating in PACE financing programs. PACE allows owners to purchase solar panels, double-paned windows, insulation and energy-efficient appliances and pay for the improvements over as long as 20 years. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via Patch.com
Keith Scott Brown of Results Realty Group , East Bay at the Danville Keller Williams office, is pleased to announce his membership with the Danville Chamber of Commerce. Brown is volunteering on the events committee to help organize and promote the annual "2015 Business Showcase & Culinary Event", which promises to showcase all the great shops and restaurants in Town. Comment?
10 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?
4 min ago | via WHNT-TV Huntsville
The city's Community Development Department can help with up to five-grand toward a down payment on certain houses. Director Kenneth Benion explains to get started, "They would just need to go to family services, put in an initial application, and get scheduled for one of the classes." Comment?
8 min ago | via Lake Cowichan Gazette
That's Penny Dobbin below and Lynne Harrison in the loft of a Humming Micro Homes abode on display at this year's Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Living in miniature homes among the boughs of coastal trees by a glacier-fed river might sound like a dream conjured by Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane in the 1960s but it's also the vision that one alternative housing company is bringing to Terrace Spurred by a shortage of affordable housing, partners Ted Allsopp and Gareth Roberts of Hummingbird Micro Homes feel they can meet a need with custom portable abodes, which are distinguished from their larger mobile home relatives by the craftsmanship of their build and exceeding compactness. Comment?
23 min ago | via American Reporter
There's been a lot of talk of late that there are glimmers of hope in the American economy. Since President Obama's economic stimulus package was enacted and the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department both announced plans to buy up distressed assets and backstop mortgage-backed securities, the financial markets seemed to have steadied themselves. Comment?
24 min ago | via OregonLive.com
The Oregon father and son threatened with foreclosure on their Newberg property have received another reprieve, the bank holding their mortgage said Monday. John Cox, who was featured in the 2013 HBO documentary " American Winter " about the plight of unemployed families in the Portland area, faced auction of his property Wednesday. Comment?
25 min ago | via American Reporter
It's hard to resist being gleeful at seeing Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff get the maximum sentence - 150 years in prison - for bilking investors out of anywhere between $65 billion and $171 billion. Because many of the people whom Madoff ripped off were more renowned than, say, the millions who lost their homes in the subprime mortgage debacle, he has gotten far more attention than he deserves. Comment?
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