Mountain View Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Mountain View, CA continually updated from thousands of sources.
5 hrs ago | via Monterey County Herald
When Wendy Gudalewicz heard about a new startup aimed at helping homebuyers afford down payments, she called her daughter Jamie right away. Jamie Carota, an East Oakland renter who teaches middle school science in Union City, has been searching intensively for a house in San Jose for about half a year. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via Wired
Facebook is getting into real estate. This week, the company proposed building 1,500 apartments near its campus in Menlo Park, California, 15 percent of which it would set aside for low-income families. Comment?
Thursday Jul 28 | via Silicon Alley Insider
Cash sales of homes - mostly the domain of foreign and affluent buyers - fell to 32% of total home sales in April, down 2.8 percentage points from a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. For the first four months, cash sales dropped to 34%, the lowest since 2008. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 26 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
According to Zacks, "Arbor Realty Trust is a specialized real estate finance company investing in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity, mortgage-related securities and other real estate-related assets. " was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. Comment?
Friday Jul 22 | via Palo Alto Weekly
The Gamble Garden in Palo Alto will hold its 4th annual Tomato Extravaganza on Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at 1431 Waverley St. UC master gardeners say August is a good time to prune hydrangeas by cutting off older stems that have flowered. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via US News & World Report
Homes in the largest suburbs in United States, "The Valley." San Fernando Valley, part of the city/county of Los Angeles, California. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 26 | via New York Sun
The battle over Airbnb is taking center stage at the Democratic National Convention. The fight is emblematic of the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over who should steer the economy: government regulators, on the one hand, or consumers and business innovators on the other. Comment?
Monday Jul 25 | via Inman News
The California Association of Realtors filed a federal lawsuit against Massachusetts-based PDFfiller Inc., alleging the tech firm has copied, published and sold at least 64 of CAR's copyrighted real estate forms "many hundreds of thousands of times, and possibly millions of times" through its website without authorization. Apartment List released its July rent report for Los Angeles, finding rents were flat over June, but L.A. continues to be one of California's most expensive cities for renters. Comment?
Sunday Jul 24 | via The Wave
Jennifer and Bob Hochstadter of Dana Point no longer needed five bedrooms' worth of space, so they sold their Laguna Niguel home and moved into their smaller Dana Point rental, pocketing cash for travel and retirement. Lake Forest agent Jenean Hill has had at least five clients seeking to cash out their California homes over the past several years. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via The Wave
For more than a generation, opportunistic California politicians have barraged voters with woeful tales about how the most productive, inventive, wealthy and enterprising Californians are leaving this state in droves to avoid high taxes and excessive government regulation. These stories, used successfully by the likes of Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger while running for governor, and unsuccessfully by failed candidates from Bill Simon to Meg Whitman and Neel Kashkari, tell of rich Californians seeking greener pastures in more laissez faire states like Texas and Idaho. Comment?
7 min ago | via Apartment Guide
Renting an apartment is a great way to save money, especially if your living arrangements are not permanent. Many people stress the importance of finding a good landlord, but you often don't realize until you move in that it's just as important to be a responsible tenant. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
In July 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was launched with a mission that's contrary to the Latin phrase "caveat emptor," or "let the buyer beware." For the CFPB, headed by former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, it's more like "let the businesses beware." Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Sunday Herald
Could banks really charge you for depositing your cash? The answer is yes they could, but no they probably won't. But with the Bank of England likely this week to cut the base rate to 0.25per cent, within a whisker of zero, the spectre of negative interest rates has become the latest financial scare. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Marin Independent Journal
San Rafael city leaders and the public will have a chance to mull alternatives to the city's controversial residential resale inspection program Monday, though no decisions will be made. The City Council will discuss five possible options for changing the program, which drew fire from San Rafael Assemblyman Marc Levine after his house failed inspection. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Seattle Times
A: That can happen if the company's share count shrinks, such as via share buybacks. Imagine that the One-Legged Chair Co. Comment?
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