Portola Valley Real Estate News
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7 hrs ago | via The Campbell Reporter
Bob Hines is correct in his statement that Dave Cortese is misleading the public vis a vis his stance on the Just Cause proposals floated in 2002. I was president of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, representing that organization and its 9,000 members, and met with him the day before the proposed ordinance was scheduled for a Tuesday afternoon vote. Comment?
Thursday | via Mountain View Voice
The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns. "It's very frustrating to be the candidate in a situation where something is out of your control," said candidate Ken Rosenberg, who said he was surprised to see his own photo on mailers that have been sent to residents in support of his campaign. Comment?
Wednesday | via Saratoga News
The holidays will be brighter for families in need in the area. This year members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors stepped up to the plate again and were able to raise over $4,200 from their Los Gatos/Saratoga District annual pumpkin auction. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 22 | via San Mateo Daily Journal
The opportunity emerged from the tumult that seized financial markets and sent stock prices and bond yields tumbling. Rates on long-term mortgages tend to track the 10-year Treasury yield, which fell below 2 percent for the first time since May 2013. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 22 | via Foster's Daily Democrat
AP photo Real estate signs mounted on homes in Philadelphia. A sudden plunge in mortgage rates raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for a bargain rate fired off inquiries to lenders. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via China Daily
It was built in 1928 and has five bedrooms and five baths. Provided by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Communities in California have become the nation's hot spots for Chinese seeking houses. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 22 | via The Alpenhorn News
With more available homes on the market for sale, California's housing market will see fewer investors and a return to traditional home buyers as home sales rise modestly and prices flatten out in 2015, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ' '2015 California Housing Market Forecast.' The C.A.R. forecast sees an increase in existing home sales of 5.8 percent next year to reach 402,500 units, up from the projected 2014 sales figure of 380,500 homes sold. Comment?
Thursday | via Business Wire
The 'AAApre' Stable Outlook rating is based on the pledge of securities in the irrevocable escrow fund securing the bonds and reflects the lien of the refunded bondholders on the escrow funds and that all amounts have been invested in State and Local Government Securities , which are direct non-callable obligations of the United States. The U.S. full faith and credit is currently rated 'AAA', Stable Outlook by Fitch. Comment?
Wednesday | via BayStreet.ca
HELOC financing has increased by more than 50-percent in Southern California due to housing appreciation in major metropolitan areas such as L.A. and Orange County as well as additional financing programs coming to market Aliso Viejo, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2014 / HELOCs and fixed-rate second mortgages on expensive homes have enjoyed a resurgence recently due to current market conditions; however, the purpose of the loans has changed significantly from the height of the home equity loan craze prior to the financial meltdown of 2008. Before, homeowners would use HELOCs for luxury items such as boats or expensive vacations. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 21 | via Holtville Tribune
A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned an eight-count indictment against five real estate investors for their role in bid rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. The indictment, filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, California, charges Northern California real estate investors Joseph Giraudo, Raymond Grinsell, Kevin Cullinane, James Appenrodt and Abraham Farag with participating in conspiracies to rig bids and schemes to defraud mortgage holders and others. Comment?
9 min ago | via St. Albert Gazette
A young family's struggle to find an affordable home in this city points to the need for more housing options in St. Albert. Rene Busque's experience trying to find a home for his family highlights a lack of affordable housing for young families. Comment?
16 min ago | via Foster's Daily Democrat
Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules, hoping to inject more life into the country's still-recovering housing market. Comment?
23 min ago | via Customer Interaction Solutions
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AHOUSE builder is reporting a very strong start to sales at its new development in North Tyneside, with a third of homes sold off plan since the first phase of properties were released in August. When complete, The Coppice development, on Forest Gate, Palmersville, will have 61 three and four-bedroom family homes. Comment?
27 min ago | via Journal Gazette
Allen County Commissioners agreed Friday to add two new services for obtaining digital records at the county recorder's office. Comment?
29 min ago | via Sheffield Star
A Sheffield payroll supervisor who stole more than 100,000 from her employer - resulting in one of her colleagues being made redundant to help cover the loss - has been jailed for two years. Gillian Lane, aged 49, made out fake invoices to cover her tracks as she stole the money over the course of six years from MFH Engineering, based On Charlotte Road, close to Bramall Lane. Comment?
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