Santa Rosa Real Estate News
Yesterday | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Sonoma County's Planning Commission faced the multitudes last Monday night at the Veterans Building in Santa Rosa, and again found that public sentiment on the issue of vacation rentals is, on the whole, passionate and negative. "It was a pretty impressive showing by a lot of residents of our community negatively impacted by some of the rentals," said commission member Greg Carr, representing the First District that includes Sonoma Valley. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via The Community Voice
All too often, the water cooler talk circulates and the stories about mortgage companies dropping the ball become ingrained with would be borrowers and the real estate community alike. How to stop changes before they happen Fees changing and rising, sting the most. Comment?
Sunday May 17 | via Times-Standard
The Eureka Council voted in mid-March to enroll in Property Assessed Clean Energy a program where business and homeowners can make energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements and pay for the cost through an assessment on their property tax. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors did the same at its April 7 meeting. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
A California Senate finance committee on Wednesday approved a North Coast senator's controversial bill to more closely track online vacation rentals, over objections from industry representatives who decried the bill as an unprecedented intrusion on privacy. The bill by state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, now heads to the full Senate and into what is expected to be an increasingly pitched battled centered around the so-called sharing economy and traditional methods of tax collection to fund services ranging from road maintenance to firefighting. Comment?
Wednesday May 13 | via Credit.com
You might have heard the horror stories from homebuyers about mortgage companies dropping the ball just before the sale closes. But there are ways to anticipate the changes before they happen Nothing can be more frustrating for consumers than when their interest rate and loan fees change during the loan process . Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Banker & Tradesman
A new report from real estate data collector RealtyTrac shows U.S. foreclosure filings were up 3 percent in April compared with March and up 9 percent from the same time last year, reaching their highest levels in over a year. The U.S. foreclosure rate in April was one in every 1,049 housing units with a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac. Comment?
Yesterday | via Monterey County Herald
The University Village Apartments, an affordable housing development off Second Avenue in Marina, are under contruction in March 2014. Monterey >> Rising home prices so far this year have kept Monterey County home affordability at near-record lows, contributing to an increase in rents. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via Palo Alto Weekly
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?
Wednesday May 20 | via JD Supra
Policyholders seeking insurance funds to settle a case often face an insurer's demand that some amount should be allocated to uncovered claims or parties. The issue arises often under directors and officers liability policies, when settlements resolve the liability of covered directors and the uncovered company. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via The Orange County Register
Not so long ago, Orange County was a comparatively affordable place to buy a home. Not anymore. Comment?
22 min ago | via Journal Gazette
A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions. Comment?
48 min ago | via Seattle Times
A: It's a way to get a more realistic view of a company's performance. Imagine that Carrier Pigeon Communications is growing rapidly. Comment?
48 min ago | via MindaNews
The city's Scholarship on Tertiary Education Program has asked the local finance board to consider renting a house for Lumad scholars here. STEP coordinator Marcelino Escalada said he was working with the finance committee to rent a house where the STEP scholars from far-flung areas in the city could all stay, to help with their expenses. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Examiner
Contracts for the building, due to settle at the end of June, were signed last week, according to real estate agent Knight Frank. Comment?
1 hr ago | via NWAonline
Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family ownership of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru. Frisch's Restaurants Inc. said NRD Partners I will buy all outstanding shares for $34 each, or about $175 million. Comment?
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