San Mateo Real Estate News
23 hrs ago | via GlobeNewswire
HSH.com releases its latest Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar showing a slight decline in mortgage rates during the seven-day period ending March 31, as markets await some important economic data due later this week. The Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar reports the average rates and points offered by lenders for the two most popular types of mortgages, the conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and the conforming 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage . Comment?
Monday Mar 30 | via Housing Wire
Burlingame, California-based ComplianceEase , a provider of automated compliance solutions, acquired the assets of Mortgage Banking Systems , a provider of mortgage document preparation and closing software solutions. Mortgage Banking Systems' main product is ProClose Platinum, which is a software-as-a-service document preparation and management solution for mortgage lenders, incorporating the most up-to-date MISMO mapping standards. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Almanac
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via San Mateo Daily Journal
Proper land planning for a community dictates that employment , housing and infrastructure be kept in balance. We rejoice that we have in high-tech industries an economic engine that is the envy of the world. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via SFGate
A look at the plunge in bay area homes for sale. We know that construction of new homes/units is not keeping up with demand, but why are so few existing homes on the market? Many reasons. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via Mountain View Voice
Although the practice is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent both the buyer and the seller in the same transaction, even when the situation is properly disclosed. Simply too much conflict of interest exists. Comment?
Tuesday | via Contra Costa Times
The statewide housing crunch is raising prices and putting lower income groups into deeper financial straits as they attempt to keep up with housing costs, according to a new state report. "California's High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences," released March 17 by the state Legislative Analyst's Office, examines the shortage of housing and says the state needs to revamp policies to build several hundred thousand new dwellings. Comment?
Tuesday | via San Diego Mortgage Report
I've probably funded over 400 VA home loans this decade; over 60 of those loans funded for condominium complexes not approved by the Veterans Administration. In Southern California, it's quite common along the coastal communities for buyers to look at condos, townhomes, or PUDs as lower-cost alternatives to single-family homes. Comment?
Tuesday | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
Pasadena and the art of marketing old homes: Los Angeles has many areas with very old homes and unsuspecting buyers purchasing into future cash outflows. People are desperately trying to find great deals on crap shacks . Comment?
Tuesday | via Mortgage News Daily
Home prices flattened on a month-over-month basis in January even as annual prices continued to increase S&P Dow Jones Indices said today. The Case-Shiller indexes for national as well as selected metropolitan areas changed only minimally from December, partially attributable to usually cold and wet weather according to the S&P monthly report. Comment?
11 min ago | via Columbia Daily Herald
Seven months after ranking fiscal responsibility as a top priority, Mike Kuzawinski resigned his post Wednesday after losing his home to foreclosure and moving out of District 5 he was elected to represent. Kuzawinski, the top vote getter in the August general election, did not address his personal financial issues in a written resignation letter, citing only his change of residency as the reason. Comment?
16 min ago | via Atlanta Real Estate Forum
Metro Atlanta Realtors, save the date for an agent event at Traditions on Tuesday, April 14! FrontDoor Communities is hosting a Taste and Tour from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., giving agents the opportunity to tour the newly-decorated model homes in this fantastic South Forsyth community. At the event, agents will be able to enjoy great food from Angelfire 7 Food Truck Experience and King of Pops, enter to win prizes and see why Traditions is the talk of the town. Comment?
17 min ago | via WAND-TV Decatur
The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami with millions to spend on second or third homes. Comment?
20 min ago | via Madison Park Times
According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service , pending sales surged almost 19 percent in February compared to one year ago. At the same time, the inventory of homes for sale is near a 10-year low. Comment?
24 min ago | via Cape Cod Times
Reader question: My employer has just asked me to accept a different position that includes a nice pay raise. The new opportunities this represents career-wise are great, but because it involves a cross-country move, I am expecting this news will be unsettling to my family. Comment?
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