Portola Valley Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Portola Valley, CA continually updated from thousands of sources.
Friday Sep 26 | via Milpitas Post
Milpitans have yet another reason to be proud. Their city was named one of the top 50 small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, by Money Magazine on Sept. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via San Jose Mercury News
With all of Paris as a backdrop, Jose Batto hailed the attention of 50 other visitors on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower: "Ladies and gentlemen, you will be my witnesses tonight!" He took the hands of his longtime girlfriend, Helen Raimundo, dropped to one knee and asked, "Helen, will you marry me?" That was September 1997, nine years after Jose and Helen met when he hired her to sell his house in San Jose's Almaden Valley. He was divorcing his first wife and needed a top-producing real estate agent to help him get the best price on his house. Comment?
Monday Sep 22 | via Bank Rate
On average, says security expert Elliott Frantz, mortgage websites tend to be more secure than those of many other industries. But, he cautions, "that's no reason to let your guard down." Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via Information Technology
Transfersafe allows borrowers and their loan officers to collaborate and share documents in a secure environment powered by Box, dramatically improving the experience of buying and financing a home. "If there's any industry ripe for disruption from smart technology, it's the mortgage industry," said Martin J. Logan, chief information officer of Guaranteed Rate. Comment?
Thursday Sep 11 | via Marin Independent Journal
The median price of a Marin home ticked up 2 percent in August, to $912,409 compared with last August, and sales dropped nearly 10 percent, a data service reported Thursday. A mere 248 single-family dwellings sold in Marin this August, compared with 275 in August 2013, according to Irvine-based CoreLogic DataQuick. Comment?
10 hrs ago | via Housing Wire
WinWater Home Mortgage is set to launch its second jumbo residential mortgage-backed securitization. The company, which refers to itself as "a residential mortgage conduit aggregator focused on opportunities in the non-agency jumbo sector," is bringing WinWater Mortgage Loan Trust 2014-2 to market. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via SFGate
Today I have answers to reader questions on putting a new spouse on title to a home and California's new paid sick-leave law, plus an update on the state's Medi-Cal estate-recovery bill. Q: Julie B. asks, "I own and reside in a house in El Cerrito, which I bought by myself and am the sole title holder. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via Examiner.com
Realtors from Kern County in California have set up a fund to help peers burdened with financial problems , a report on The Bakers Field Californian said. The said fund called Real Estate Professionals Family Relief Fund, was established by Tony Ayon and local real estate practitioners. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 24 | via The Jewish Journal
Hard to believe that only a decade ago - back in the fall of 2014 - the future of pre-kindergarten looked so promising in California. State leaders were congratulating themselves on passing a budget and new legislation that promised more than 40,000 new full-day pre-K spots for low-income 4-year-olds. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via Finance and Commerce
The 160 units at Santa Monica, California's Belmar Apartments received 4,600 applications ahead of the project's July opening, a measure of the competition for scarce affordable housing. The Related Cos. Comment?
6 min ago | via Rock FM
The body of real estate agent Beverly Carter, missing since last week, has been found in Arkansas, local reports say. The body of real estate agent Beverly Carter, missing since last week, has been found in Arkansas, local reports say. Comment?
10 min ago | via Reuters
China relaxed mortgage rules for second-home buyers on Tuesday by cutting their interest rates and downpayment levels, taking a major step toward rejuvenating flagging growth in the world's second biggest economy. Second-home buyers can now get a 30 percent discount on their mortgage rates, a privilege previously limited only to first-home buyers. Comment?
12 min ago | via WGAL-TV Lancaster
The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said early Tuesday. "Lewis admitted ... to kidnapping Beverly Carter, but would not divulge her whereabouts," the sheriff's office said. Comment?
12 min ago | via Xinhuanet
China's central bank announced on Tuesday that buyers of a second home will be able to enjoy a lower down payment as first-time home buyers, in the country's latest effort to meet the reasonable demand for home loans amid a cooling property market. Chinese citizens who wish to buy a second home, will be able to enjoy the same 30 percent down payment requirement as first-time home buyers if they have fully repaid their previous mortgage loans, according to the announcement jointly made by the The People's Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission. Comment?
16 min ago | via The Independent
Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. Comment?
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