Palo Alto Real Estate News
Wednesday | via The Campbell Reporter
Santa Clara County assessor Larry Stone knows he has few fans, especially during property tax time. In fact, he expects to be greeted by boos when he makes a public appearance. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via Los Altos Town Crier
California's housing market continued to pick up steam as existing home sales and prices rose in March, with both posting back-to-back increases, according to the California Association of Realtors' monthly data report. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family, detached homes in California totaled 391,680 units in March. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 21 | 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?
9 hrs ago | 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 | 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?
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?
8 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
Senator Charles Grassley on Friday sent a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, challenging the method by which HUD Secretary Julian Castro installed a new head of the Federal Housing Administration. Traditionally, the FHA is led by a commissioner, who is nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate. Comment?
10 min ago | via Independent.ie
Had Gillian not taken out private medical insurance before April 30, she would have been hit with lifetime community rating loadings, which would mean an additional payment on top of her premiums each year for her health insurance She is currently living with her parents in Youghal in Co Cork, but soon plans to move to Dublin to do more training. She works in the ambulance service. Comment?
15 min ago | via Norwalk Citizen News
Douglas Elliman, a real estate company in town is hosted a bus tour, which will brought in agents from New York City and Long Island to tour four Greenwich properties, in an effort to market the homes here to out-of-town agents. Their first stop was at a home on Shore Road in the Old Greenwich neighborhood of Greenwich, CT. Comment?
39 min ago | via Chico Enterprise-Record
Linda Sterling and Dave Hall “Cheffie,” Stairways' food and nutrition coordinator, talk Wednesday about the evening meal. Stairways is a transitional living facility in Chico for people with metal illnesses. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Seeking Alpha
The significant discount to book value that many mREITs are trading at further supports a constructive view on the sector. As of April 23, 2015, all of the 24 mREITs that comprise the UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Mortgage REIT ETN and the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF have indicated whether or not their dividends will have ex-dividend dates in April 2015. Comment?
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