Portola Valley Real Estate News
Wednesday Apr 22 | 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?
1 hr ago | via Mashable
California realtor Lisa Karos talks fast and pretty much non-stop. It serves her well in her chosen profession. 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?
9 min ago | via Reuters
Cushioned by growth and facing elections, Poland is becoming an outlier in central Europe, where other countries are trying to curb the growing strength of their currencies in the face of the euro zone's massive money-printing plan. Hungary, Romania and Serbia have all cut rates this year to prevent their currencies from gaining too much, as the European Central Bank's programme feeds 60 billion euros a month into the continent's economy through September 2016. Comment?
10 min ago | via Business Journal
The Baltimore region's industrial real estate took a pause in the first quarter this year after a hot year of warehouse sales and leasing activity in 2014, according to two reports. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Investopedia
If you know a financial advisor , consider respecting the time and hard work that individual put into this endeavor. Many people with dreams of becoming a financial advisor will begin by taking a focused course at New York University, Texas Tech, College for Financial Planning, or JR Financial Group. Comment?
10 min ago | via Daily Herald
Could there be a way to help senior homeowners with their cash flow needs without saddling them -- and ultimately their families -- with high costs? That's a key question at a time when millions of seniors are flooding into their post-retirement years, many of them with equity in their homes but insufficient income to handle expenses over the long term. If they want to stay in their homes, they can opt for a government-insured reverse mortgage, which may provide them cash in exchange for repayment plus interest after they die, move out or sell. Comment?
14 min ago | via Chronicle Newspaper
More than 1 in 4 auto loans is now a subprime loan, up from 1 in 5 in 2009. Average interest rates on a subprime used-car loan are nearly 16 percent, with some rates as high as 25 percent, according to numbers from the New York State Department of Financial Services. Comment?
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