Lafayette Real Estate News
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Friday Feb 5 | via Freshnews
East Bay Regional Data, Inc. , a regional REALTOR association-owned real estate Multiple Listing Service for brokers and agents in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, announces its shareholders have reached a tentative agreement to restructure the corporation's ownership. The restructuring will result in the Oakland/Berkeley Association of REALTORS becoming the sole owner of EBRD. Comment?
Monday Feb 1 | via The Antioch Herald
Antioch City Council Member Monica Wilson announced, today, Monday, February 1, 2016, she will run for the open Contra Costa County's Board of Supervisor's seat in District 3, currently held by Mary Piepho. In a news release from her campaign, Wilson stated "In my time on the Antioch City Council, I have worked to bring jobs back to our community and to make sure that every resident has the opportunity to succeed in our economy. Comment?
Thursday Jan 28 | via Pleasanton Weekly
Luxury home sales in the East Bay closed out 2015 on a high note with sales climbing 32% in December from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold for more than $1 million last month in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 20 | via Inside Bay Area
Despite stratospheric prices and continuing tight inventory, sales of single-family homes in the Bay Area remained strong in 2015, rising 7.6 percent from the year before. Prices were up across the region, with the top dollars required in San Francisco and Silicon Valley pushing more buyers into the suburbs. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via San Mateo Daily Journal
California home sales surged in December, capping a year of steady sales growth and modest price gains, a research firm said Wednesday. The median price of new and existing single-family homes and condominiums reached $415,000, up 0.6 percent from $412,500 in November and up 7.8 percent from $385,000 in December 2014, CoreLogic Inc. said. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via Pasadena Star-News
California is routinely ranked as one of the most expensive places to live in the nation, mostly due to our state's sky-high housing costs. In fact, the average price of a California home is roughly $440,000, more than double the national average of $179,000. Comment?
Jun 20, 2012 | via City Journal
Say this for the $92 billion budget that California's legislature sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Friday: at least it wasn't late. 'The deadline was met,' state senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced with little fanfare or much evident pride. Comment?
Oct 19, 2008 | via City Journal
Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has spent the past six months using the trillions of dollars in promises and loans that only the government is powerful enough to make to avert the immediate collapse of the insurance giant AIG and those two mortgage behemoths, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Government officials had hoped that their actions would persuade the financial world's private lenders, trading partners, and customers to stop fleeing financial institutions in a Depression-style terror. Comment?
Friday Feb 5 | via Local TV Station KTVZ
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services warned consumers Thursday not to seek loan modification services from Liberty One Mortgage, a California-based unlicensed and unregistered company that has engaged in mortgage fraud. The department, through its Division of Financial Regulation, has issued two orders requiring Liberty One Mortgage to stop all unlawful activity in Oregon and assessed $30,000 in civil penalties against the company. Comment?
Thursday Feb 4 | via Business Wire
A detailed list of rating actions follow... )--Fitch Ratings has affirmed 10 classes of UBS Commercial Trust 2012-C1 commercial mortgage pass-through certificates. A detailed list of rating actions follo... )--Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. , today announced that the highly-anticipated Westin Nashville will o... )--Second row in list of dates for release dated February 2, 2016, should read: Ex-date: 02/11/2016 . Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via CKNW News Talk 980
The controversial real estate technique was uncovered in a bombshell Globe and Mail investigation this weekend, and has renewed the debate over what's driving housing prices in Vancouver. It allows realtors and investors to flip a property multiple times before a sale is even complete, jacking up the price along the way. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
According to Zacks, "Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It operates as a real estate finance and investment management company. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
According to Zacks, "Bankinter is in the financial services industry. They are a banking entity subject to the supervision of the Bank of Spain and the Spanish National Securities Market Commission. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via Seeking Alpha
Two Harbors Investment's stock is down ~26% over the last year as income investors turned their backs on the mortgage investment sector. Two Harbors retains potential to grow servicing income, though, and has a history of earning excess returns compared to the Pine River Mortgage REIT Index. Comment?
Monday Feb 8 | via The Globe and Mail
Vancouver MLA David Eby called for an independent inquiry Sunday. He credits The Globe investigation for pushing the government into doing something concrete about Vancouver's real estate woes. Comment?
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