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5 hrs ago | via Patch.com
Buying a home? You will need need patience, resilience to rejection, and sound financial planning, if are serious about pulling it off. Your income is important, but the rest of your financials need to be in order as well. 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?
Aug 2, 2009 | via Examiner.com
During one of my many searches for vegetarian news worth sharing, I came across a website for Pacific Century Realty located in Palo Alto, California. Not very vegetarian-related, I know, but then I stumbled across the name of one of their realtors, Daniel Berman , and started reading his personalized site. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Vacation home sales soared in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to the National Association of Realtors annual survey of residential homebuyers. The bulk of investment buyers and vacation buyers reported that now is a good time to purchase real estate. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Los Altos Town Crier
The more than 1 million California residents who earned money in 2013 but failed to file a state income tax return will soon hear from the state, according to Franchise Tax Board officials. Since the 1950s, the Franchise Tax Board has contacted people via letter who earned income in California but did not file a tax return. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 7 | via Inside Bay Area
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider how far cities can go in trying to provide more affordable housing across the state as housing prices and rents continue to soar. In a challenge to San Jose's five-year-old affordable housing ordinance, the state's high court will hold arguments in Los Angeles in a case that tests a policy tool now in place in cities stretching from Santa Monica to Napa. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via Inside Bay Area
The statewide housing crunch is raising prices and putting lower income groups into deeper financial straits as they attempt to keep up with housing costs, according to a new state report. "California's High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences," released March 17 by the state Legislative Analyst's Office, examines the shortage of housing and says the state needs to revamp policies to build several hundred thousand new dwellings. Comment?
20 hrs ago | via Housing Wire
A mortgage loan officer in California was indicted by a federal grand jury on six counts of bank fraud relating to a mortgage fraud scheme wherein he allegedly submitted false and fraudulent loan applications to lenders. According to the indictment, in 2005 and 2006 while working for National City Mortgage , then a division of National City Bank , in Stockton, Mark F. Friend, 60, arranged loans for borrowers that contained numerous falsehoods. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via Daily Kos
As Capital & Main explained : "It happens every spring: The start of baseball season and the Chamber of Commerce's assault on legislation designed to improve the lives of Californians - many of them our most vulnerable residents." This time, The California Chamber of Commerce put Assembly Bill 244 on their "Jobs Killer" list. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via WTVM
Are you considering selling your house this spring? Trulia is out with a list of hot and not so hot cities for home sales. The real estate website Trulia looked at the number of homes for sale on Feb. 5 and then the number still on the market April 5 and here's what they found. Comment?
5 min ago | via Business Journal
Austin homes spent more time on the market in March, increasing four days year-over-year to an average of 55 days, ABOR said. Austin-area home prices - plus the number of homes sold - hit an all-time high in March, according to the Austin Board of Realtors . Comment?
6 min ago | via Business Journal
Fifth Third Bancorp met analysts' estimates with its first-quarter earnings release on Tuesday before the market opened, but Wall Street loved it. Comment?
7 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
Good morning. My name is Cheryl, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Q1 2015 Earnings Conference Call. Comment?
19 min ago | via The Hartford Courant
The spring homebuying market - traditionally the strongest of the year - in Greater Harford got off to a promising start in March with the first increase in sale prices in more than a year. The median sale price - where half the sales are above, half below - for a single-family house rose nearly 5 percent in March, to $207,500, from $198,000 for the same month a year ago, according to the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors, which tracks a 57-town region from Enfield south to Middletown. Comment?
9 min ago | via Rochester Business Journal
Among the nation's largest 150 metro areas, Rochester ranked 26th for its budgeting prowess in 2015's Metro Areas with the Best and Worst Budgeters . WalletHub - a social website launched by Evolution Finance that offers financial tools and information for consumers and small business owners - notes roughly three in five adult Americans do not maintain a budget and 14 percent lack a solid sense of their monthly spending habits. Comment?
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