Petaluma Real Estate News
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Thursday | via Patch.com
Thinking about putting a big dent in your mortgage, Petaluma? Here's how to justify shortening your loan term for big savings. A recent report raised the specter of transit agency consolidation. Comment?
Apr 11, 2015 | 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?
Apr 3, 2015 | 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?
18 hrs ago | via LA Daily News
Welcome to Flip-Boom-Bust, the game show that tests your knowledge of reckless government housing policy! Here's your question: Ding! Ding! You're right! Both A and B are correct answers to: “How can the government possibly justify its destructive meddling in the housing market?” On Dec. 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the American Dream Downpayment Act , announcing, “We want more people owning their own home.” Standing in front of a wall-size drawing of a house with “A Home of Your Own” written in large, friendly letters across the roof, the president declared that home ownership was “in our national interest.” The down payment aid was one of many bipartisan efforts to fuel easy credit for home buying. Comment?
Yesterday | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now ten cities that have a population of greater than 1 million with California and Texas each home to three of these cities. San Jose, CA has now been added to the top 10 most populous cities, which also includes Los Angeles and San Diego. Comment?
Yesterday | via Counterpunch
Jay Shafer got the attention of the US in 2007 with an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show to promote his "tiny house" idea. He was living alone deep in the country in a 9-square metre wooden house on wheels, full of ingenious ideas. Comment?
Thursday | via MarketWatch
The fact that "Generation Rent" - 25- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. - isn't getting off the fence when it comes to buying homes has been well documented. Even with near record-low interest rates, just 38% of this cohort - also known as millennials - owned homes in 2012, according to CoreLogic, compared with nearly 52% of the same age group in 1980, when mortgage rates were in the double digits. 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?
43 min ago | via Journal and Courier
The precarious existence of the working poor More than 40% of families here are just one crisis away from catastrophe Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1HCoUsh After her husband's workplace injury, Lisa Cooper's family struggled financially. They nearly lost their Battle Ground home to foreclosure, but Homestead Consulting Services stepped in to help. Comment?
45 min ago | via The Real Deal
Monaco's real estate market is booming, with the principality having seen record sales last year. And it looks like even more record sales are on their way. Comment?
54 min ago | via Cape Gazette
This wonderful custom home backs up to Cape Henlopen State Park giving you lots of privacy & views of Cape Henlopen. This home has an open floor plan with high ceilings, a beautiful kitchen, 2 master bedrooms, a screen porch and lots of deck space including a roof top deck that is great for viewing the beach, lighthouse and state park. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Daily Camera
More info: To read the two proposals on short-term rentals and to see the rest of the agenda, go to http://bit.ly/1AzPKnM. Short-term vacation rentals in Boulder would be limited to people renting their principal residence under an ordinance under consideration by the City Council. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Post and Courier
South Carolina's effective income tax rates are much lower than what the tax code suggests. The state's top marginal rate is 7 percent, compared to Georgia's 6 percent and North Carolina's 5.8 percent. Comment?
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