Brentwood Real Estate News
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Friday May 22 | via East Bay Express
Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. A federal grand jury has opened a criminal probe into the cozy relationship between PG&E and the state agency that was supposed to regulate it - the California Public Utilities Commission , the Chron $ reports. As part of the probe, investigators served search warrants on the homes of former CPUC chair Michael Peevey and ex-PG&E executive Brian Cherry. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Santa Cruz Sentinel
April home sales in the Bay Area increased 13.5 percent from March totals and 2.4 percent from April 2014 sales. The 7,778 new and existing houses and condominiums sold in the region's nine counties is the second highest April total since 2006, only trailing April 2013, when 7,801 homes sold. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via The Campbell Reporter
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on Feb. 23, 2015, in San Rafael. How high does this ladder stretch? With spring buyers vying for a limited number of properties, the median price for Santa Clara County homes reached yet another all-time high in April, climbing to $905,000. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via San Jose Mercury News
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a home for sale on Feb. 23, 2015, in San Rafael. April home sales in the Bay Area increased 13.5 percent from March totals and 2.4 percent from April 2014 sales. Comment?
Friday May 1 | via Vallejo Times-Herald
Mina Diaz will have two things to celebrate at Diaz & Loera Centro Latino's party Sunday afternoon: One year of serving the community and receiving United Way of the Bay Area's 'Achieve Award.” “We're very excited that United Way considered the centro and what they do for this award,” Diaz said by phone on Wednesday. “I'm humbled and honored to receive this and I'm blessed that I work with a wonderful group of volunteers that really, really care about Vallejo.” The award, which the center received Friday, serves to cap off a year that Diaz and others have worked to keep the center running and thriving. Comment?
8 hrs ago | via LA Daily News
Welcome to Flip-Boom-Bust, the game show that tests your knowledge of reckless government housing policy! Here's your question: Ding! Ding! You're right! Both A and B are correct answers to: “How can the government possibly justify its destructive meddling in the housing market?” On Dec. 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the American Dream Downpayment Act , announcing, “We want more people owning their own home.” Standing in front of a wall-size drawing of a house with “A Home of Your Own” written in large, friendly letters across the roof, the president declared that home ownership was “in our national interest.” The down payment aid was one of many bipartisan efforts to fuel easy credit for home buying. Comment?
16 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now ten cities that have a population of greater than 1 million with California and Texas each home to three of these cities. San Jose, CA has now been added to the top 10 most populous cities, which also includes Los Angeles and San Diego. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via Counterpunch
Jay Shafer got the attention of the US in 2007 with an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show to promote his "tiny house" idea. He was living alone deep in the country in a 9-square metre wooden house on wheels, full of ingenious ideas. Comment?
Thursday | via MarketWatch
The fact that "Generation Rent" - 25- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. - isn't getting off the fence when it comes to buying homes has been well documented. Even with near record-low interest rates, just 38% of this cohort - also known as millennials - owned homes in 2012, according to CoreLogic, compared with nearly 52% of the same age group in 1980, when mortgage rates were in the double digits. Comment?
Friday May 22 | via Daily Herald
There's plenty you can do to affect how much money you make on a home sale or spend on a purchase, according to Consumer Reports' recent survey of real estate pros. In a typical transaction, the money you stand to gain from making smart moves -- or lose from making poor ones--can be substantial, from 11 percent to 20 percent of a home's value, according to the survey. Comment?
Yesterday | via Breitbart.com
On Friday, the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis released its revised economic report for the first quarter of 2015 - and in a "surprising" and "unexpected" twist , the GDP dropped -0.7%. As Zero Hedge points out, the contraction isn't because of the rain and the snow and the sleet, as the Obama administration is wont to blame. Comment?
16 min ago | via IPPMEDIA
Chief Executive Officer of Posta na Simu SACCOS Ltd Deogratias Ngalawa announces sales of 1,500 plots belonging to the cooperative in Msata, Bagamoyo Region. He is flanked by chairman of the cooperative Lawrence Mwasikili and administrative officer Jeremiah Miselya during a press conference held in Dar es Salaam on Thursday Workers of the state-run posts and telecommunications services have only a day to make their dream for a modern village in Bagamoyo District come true, as the deadline for mortgage application from their Saccos to buy 1,500 plots in Msata area ends tomorrow. Comment?
54 min ago | via The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
The Child Advocacy Program Board of Directors announces the appointment of Anne-Elizabeth "Betsy" Goldman as president and Karen Dolce as vice-president. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Daily Star
Neverland, the sprawling California ranch that was once the location of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park, is up for sale for $100 million, realtors said Friday. But an expert said the price tag is "optimistic," given the unproven charges of child molestation which tainted Jackson's final years before his death in 2009. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Home construction continues to heat up in New Jersey, especially in the multifamily sector, as builders obtained the largest number of monthly permits in April since the housing-boom days of 2005. More than 3,700 building permits were issued last month. Comment?
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