Petaluma Real Estate News
Saturday Apr 11 | via Marin Independent Journal
Nancy Applegarth and her dog Maverick enjoy her gas fireplace in Marinwood. Air officials want to require property owners to install federally certified wood-burning stoves or fireplace inserts that filter out pollutants upon selling or transferring their properties. Comment?
Friday Apr 3 | via Inman Real Estate News
A Marin County, California, mortgage broker pleaded guilty last month to 14 federal counts related to a $2.4-million scheme to defraud investors. Paul Sloane Davis, 75, who operated financial services company D.M. Financial, diverted investor funds for personal use or to make interest payments to prior investors to keep them from discovering the scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Comment?
Mar 19, 2015 | via Courthouse News Service
A federal judge denied a nationwide loan administrator's request to stop two California district attorneys from enforcing fraud laws against it. Loan Payment Administration and its corporate parent Nationwide Biweekly Administration sued district attorneys in Monterey and Marin counties in October 2014 after a Monterey deputy district attorney said their solicitation letters violated state law. Comment?
Mar 18, 2015 | via Marin Independent Journal
Marin home prices dropped just a tad in February, the first decline in two and a half years, though experts shrugged off the reported 1 percent decrease as an anomaly. The median price of a Marin home was $970,000, compared with $977,500 in February 2014, and 134 homes sold in the county compared with 138 in the same month the year before, according to Irvine-based CoreLogic. Comment?
Feb 23, 2015 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Tina Shone, a broker associate with Sotheby's International Realty-Wine Country brokerage in Sonoma, earned the top spot among all agents in Sonoma Valley for highest dollar volume in sales for 2014. One of her achievements was representing the sellers of a $12 million-plus Kentfield estate, the highest residential sale in Marin County for the year. Comment?
Saturday | 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?
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?
28 min ago | via Patch.com
When shopping for a home, it's not unusual to see various agents highlighting their ability to make the buying process a "stress-free!" affair. However, the truth of the matter is that purchasing a house is a large financial transaction-possibly one of the largest you'll ever make-so stress may be a natural part of the process... The purpose of a real estate agent is to not only help you navigate the market and the negotiation process, but to walk with you every step of the way-from pre-qualification to closing. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Monster.com
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1 hr ago | via Sunday Herald
The recovery of the UK's state-backed banks Lloyds and RBS will be under the spotlight during another busy week for corporate updates. The recovery of the UK's state-backed banks Lloyds and RBS will be under the spotlight during another busy week for corporate updates. Comment?
1 hr ago | via South China Morning Post
Enoch Yiu is the chief reporter of business pages at the Post. She writes feature stories with a focus on regulatory issues, stock exchanges, the Securities and Futures Commission, accountancy, insurance, pension and other financial industry development issuse. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Post and Courier
He had met Lawrence Lee in 2013, not long after moving to the Lowcountry. Lee, a retired Air Force fighter pilot who bought and resold real estate, was offering homes for rent on Craigslist. Comment?
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