Mountain View Real Estate News
Thursday May 21 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
April home sales in the Bay Area increased 13.5 percent from March totals and 2.4 percent from April 2014 sales. The 7,778 new and existing houses and condominiums sold in the region's nine counties is the second highest April total since 2006, only trailing April 2013, when 7,801 homes sold. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via The Campbell Reporter
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on Feb. 23, 2015, in San Rafael. How high does this ladder stretch? With spring buyers vying for a limited number of properties, the median price for Santa Clara County homes reached yet another all-time high in April, climbing to $905,000. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Mortgage News Daily
Hundreds of capital markets folks have returned, bleary-eyed, to their roosts around the country. Unfortunately, as Cantor Fitzgerald's Dave Gottfried aptly phrased it, New York is a "world class city with developing country airports." Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via San Jose Mercury News
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on Feb. 23, 2015, in San Rafael. April home sales in the Bay Area increased 13.5 percent from March totals and 2.4 percent from April 2014 sales. Comment?
Apr 24, 2015 | via Palo Alto Weekly
This home at 6 Quail Meadow Drive in Woodside is listed for $17.5 million. It has 8,660 square feet, a sauna, pool, wine room, dance studio with a Murphy bed, a billiards table, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Daily Herald
There's plenty you can do to affect how much money you make on a home sale or spend on a purchase, according to Consumer Reports' recent survey of real estate pros. In a typical transaction, the money you stand to gain from making smart moves -- or lose from making poor ones--can be substantial, from 11 percent to 20 percent of a home's value, according to the survey. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Banker & Tradesman
A new report from real estate data collector RealtyTrac shows U.S. foreclosure filings were up 3 percent in April compared with March and up 9 percent from the same time last year, reaching their highest levels in over a year. The U.S. foreclosure rate in April was one in every 1,049 housing units with a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Monterey County Herald
The University Village Apartments, an affordable housing development off Second Avenue in Marina, are under contruction in March 2014. Monterey >> Rising home prices so far this year have kept Monterey County home affordability at near-record lows, contributing to an increase in rents. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via Palo Alto Weekly
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?
Wednesday May 20 | via JD Supra
Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer's demand that some amount should be allocated to uncovered claims or parties. The issue arises often under directors and officers liability policies, when settlements resolve the liability of covered directors and the uncovered company. Comment?
7 min ago | via WLNS-TV Lansing
Authorities say a lawyer and his business stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 100 people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday that 52-year-old Steven Ruza of Orchard Lake and his company Home Legal Group face 30 felony charges, including racketeering. Comment?
10 min ago | via Silicon Alley Insider
U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday ahead of a raft of data and after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank could raise interest rates this year. * Investors will be keeping a keen eye on data through the day for signs that the economy is recovering after hitting a soft patch in the first quarter. Comment?
13 min ago | via KSFO AM 560
Paying your bills is part of saving the world. In fact, the better you are at handling your money, the more of it you'll have to put toward fun, travel, retirement, student loans or your next big game-changing idea. Comment?
26 min ago | via Canada NewsWire
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27 min ago | via The Hill
If congressional Republicans offered the president a deal that would make the tax code markedly more progressive, raise more revenue and also fund several of his second-term priorities, would he agree to such a thing? The answer the White House would undoubtedly give would be a guarded "yes" - but that such a deal would never come from the Congress. That is certainly true, but the White House could propose precisely such a deal and come out with an undisputed political and policy victory, regardless of whether Republicans accept the deal. Comment?
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