Portola Valley Real Estate News
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Friday Dec 19 | via SFGate
Robo-advisers are supposed to offer a simple, low-cost way to get investment advice, but there are so many popping up you almost need a robo-adviser to help you choose one. The term loosely describes startups that use technology to deliver money management to the masses. Comment?
Friday Dec 19 | via Sampan
It may seem like the size of your home is the be-all and end-all of your home's value. But there are many other factors that come into play when determining the listing price of a particular home. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 17 | via Business Wire
Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 376,480 units in November, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTORA associations and MLSs statewide. Sales in November were down 5.3 percent from a revised 397,400 in October and down 3.4 percent from a revised 389,580 in November 2013. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 16 | via The Bennington Banner
This Monday, July 14, 2014 file photo shows a home for sale in Alameda, Calif. A booming economy has minted crowds of would-be homebuyers, drawn by low interest rates and pushed by rising rents, but the latest home sales report shows they're stuck once again in a competitive market marked by bidding wars and all-cash buyers, pushing prices ever higher. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 16 | via The Campbell Reporter
Simone Underwood, with her son, Aiden, 9, go for a walk near their apartment in a small affordable apartment complex owned by the Community Working Group in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. For Simone, the most important thing is to take care of her son. Comment?
Friday | via RecordNET
Thus the state-managed Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program can provide as much as $54,000 in financial aid to low-and moderate-income homeowners, while they look for work. “We're always looking at ways to improve the program and we are confident these changes will help more homeowners get much-needed help,” said Tia Boatman Patterson, executive director of the California Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Keep Your Home California. Comment?
Friday Dec 19 | via Mortgage News Daily
Bottom Right Default State Name: State Name underscore: State Name dash: State Name lower underscore: State Name lower dash: State Name lower: State Abbreviation: State Abbreviation Lower: It is a continuously updated stream of news from around the web Visit throughout the day for the latest breaking news. CR Note: The consensus is that on Monday, the NAR will report 5.20 million existing home sales for November, on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis . Comment?
Thursday Dec 18 | via The Fresno Bee
Keep Your Home California has made a change to one of its four foreclosure relief programs to help homeowners struggling to find a job. The Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program has expanded from 12 months to 18 months. Comment?
Thursday Dec 18 | via Contra Costa Times
By most measures, the housing market these days is a bit sluggish. Prices are flat. Comment?
Thursday Dec 18 | via Mortgage News Daily
"Congress extends Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act " - hey, that's good news, right? In fact the Senate approved a bill that would retroactively extend over 50 expiring tax provisions for one year, including the one that shields distressed homeowners from paying taxes on any mortgage debt forgiven in a short sale. The latest Issue of Arch MI's Housing and Mortgage Market Review with a new version of the Arch MI Risk Index is currently available. Comment?
13 min ago | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
There may still be time to make a wish for a new home come true for the holidays thanks to a program from the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. The First-Time Homebuyer Program is available to veterans or those who have never owned a home, have not owned a home in the last three years. Comment?
15 min ago | via The City Wire
Editor's note: David Potts is a certified public accountant with more than 33 years experience. Although every effort is made to provide you accurate and timely tax information, it is general in nature and not specific to your facts and circumstances. Comment?
30 min ago | via Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Nearly a decade since problem loans and subsequent bank failures helped usher in the Great Recession, Florida's lending industry continues to be rife with fraud, a new study shows. Nationwide, mortgage application fraud also is on the rise, with nearly three-fourths of all loan activity marred by some type of misrepresentation, according to a recent analysis by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Comment?
51 min ago | via Daily Journal
A southeastern Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to bank fraud has been ordered to repay more than $48,000 to a bank where she was once a loan manager. Tammy M. Hayes of Vevay pleaded guilty to fraud on a financial institution in August in exchange for prosecutors dropping a theft charge she had faced. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Citizens' Voice
Longtime Harveys Lake resident and past Harveys Lake Protective Association president Guy Giordano is moving to Florida with his wife, Patty. This column looks back on his years at Harveys Lake. Comment?
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