Los Olivos Real Estate News
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Monday Sep 21 | via Noozhawk
Nine of the 12 candidates r unning for a spot on the Santa Barbara City Council gathered on the Mesa Monday night to express their views on everything from affordable housing and the minimum wage to the drought and vacation rentals. Even though the city this year moved to a district election format , Monday's forum invited all the candidates from three districts to participate and talk mostly about common themes throughout the city. Comment?
Sep 6, 2015 | via Noozhawk
Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals offers some 40 dwellings as short-term rentals - most of them large properties catering to high-end clients. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is considering new regulations for such rentals operating in the county's unincorporated areas. Comment?
Jul 25, 2015 | via Noozhawk
The City of Santa Barbara has no interest in making zoning information reports voluntary, despite a request from the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury and the longtime advocacy of local real estate agents. Dozens of real estate agents on Tuesday called on the City Council to make the reports - performed by city staff at a cost of $465 each - voluntary and informational rather than mandatory during a home transaction. Comment?
Jul 19, 2015 | via Noozhawk
La Casa de La Raza will renegotiate with its mortgage lender to ensure the 44-year-old Lower Eastside community center will remain open - and not on the auction block. The nonprofit organization's executive director, Raquel Lopez, told Noozhawk on Friday that La Casa unsuccessfully tried to sue Fidelity Mortgage Lenders Inc. in June to avoid foreclosure proceedings on its 601 E. Montecito St. headquarters. Comment?
Jul 17, 2015 | via Noozhawk
Spann assumes the position from Kenny Kahn , who led the Unity Shoppe board for the past six years. "I am honored to be named as board chair for Unity Shoppe and look forward to promoting Unity's mission of providing basic necessities of life while encouraging self-sufficiency and independent living for the low-income in Santa Barbara County," Spann said. Comment?
Saturday Oct 10 | via Redlands Daily Facts
California's housing market will continue to improve into 2016, but a housing shortage and a lack of affordability in some areas will also persist, according to the California Association of Realtors' 2016 California Housing Market Forecast. The forecast, released this week, sees an increase in existing home sales of 6.3 percent to reach 433,000 units next year, up from the projected 2015 sales figure of 407,500 homes sold. Comment?
Friday Oct 9 | via Patch.com
The California median home price is forecast to increase 3.2 percent to $491,300 in 2016, the slowest appreciation rate in five years. California's housing market will continue to improve into 2016, but a shortage of homes on the market and a crimp in housing affordability will persist as well, the California Association of Realtors said Thursday in its 2016 California Housing Market Forecast. Comment?
Friday Oct 9 | via National Mortgage News
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Thursday Oct 8 | via Housing Wire
California's housing market is expected to improve in 2016, but a shortage of available inventory and continuing high costs are expected to limit the improvement, according to a report released Thursday by the California Association of Realtors . According to CAR's 2016 California Housing Market Forecast, existing home sales are expected to rise in 2016 by 6.3% over 2015's expected total. Comment?
Thursday Oct 8 | via Bloomberg
International buyers are accounting for the smallest share of California home sales in at least eight years as prices climb and investors from China, the biggest source of foreign purchases, slow buying, according to the state's Realtors group. The share of international buyers fell this year to less than 4 percent, compared with a peak of 8 percent in 2013, the California Association of Realtors said in a report Thursday. Comment?
6 min ago | via MLive.com
With month-over-month declining prices and increased time on the market, the landscape has transitioned into a buyer's market, according to Realtor.com's "Advance Read of September Trends," the most recent month for which complete data is available. This means that it is now easier for buyers to purchase a home - and possibly negotiate a better price - than it has been any time so far this year. Comment?
6 min ago | via MLive.com
You may have heard that the slowly improving real estate market is quickly becoming a buyer's market. That means that the power of negotiating a home sale has shifted from sellers being in the driver's seat to buyer's taking control of the wheel. Comment?
1 hr ago | via NEWS.com.au
THERE were smiles, rosy cheeks and fluoro shoelaces aplenty as Crows star Scott Thompson joined SA students to help start Kay-A-Day - a Jodi Lee Foundation fundraising initiative. WESTPAC is raising its mortgage rates in response to rule requiring banks to hold more capital as a buffer for absorbing losses. Comment?
9 min ago | via Sunherald.com
The rules that financial pros say people should follow if they want to build wealth are usually straightforward -- pay your bills on time, have cash on hand for a rainy day and invest money for your future. Sounds easy enough, but for many people these milestones can feel out of reach. Comment?
15 min ago | via ABC News
Westpac plans to raise home loan interest rates to shore up its capital buffers to protect against future financial crises. The bank's variable rate mortgage loans for owner occupiers and property investors will rise by 20 basis points from the middle of next month. Comment?
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