Petaluma Real Estate News
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Sunday Jul 26 | via Marin Independent Journal
Financing solar, water conservation and related efficiency systems has become easier for property owners in unincorporated areas after county officials expanded a program providing funding that is repaid through a property tax bill assessment. Marin County supervisors, who joined the statewide Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program in 2012, previously approved one financing vendor, but signed off on four more last week, broadening opportunities for property owners to move ahead with efficiency projects. Comment?
Sunday Jul 19 | via Marin Independent Journal
Walkker and Beyer conduct both onsite tours and computer work in the internship, giving Beyer broad experience in real estate work. “She understands the value of a view or a nice neighborhood,” said Walkker, an agent with Coldwell Banker. Comment?
Jun 26, 2015 | via Park Record
Elise St. John started a property management company about a year and a half ago. A longtime Realtor, she says her company has grown as she has proven to clients she is capable of taking care of their homes in their absence. Comment?
Jun 24, 2015 | via Patch.com
A look at why the form of neighborhoods changed after World War II and the challenge of reclaiming the diversity of form of earlier times. In my last post , I introduced the idea that neighborhoods are more stable if the housing isn't all of the same type. Comment?
Jun 19, 2015 | via Patch.com
A chat with a bartender led to a look at Pennsylvania's property tax rates, which in turn gave insights to California's fiscal status. During a recent trip to Pittsburgh, a friend, who a short time before had returned to the Steel City after a number of years in the North Bay, offered to give me a tour of his hometown. Comment?
Monday Jul 27 | via Los Angeles Times
Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section. I'm assistant Business editor Nancy Rivera Brooks filling in for David Lazarus. Comment?
Saturday Jul 25 | via The Alpenhorn News
Local Farmer's Insurance Agent Shelli Wimmer told those attending a recent meeting of Crestline Connect, a networking group of businesses and community leaders, that most California admitted insurance companies working under the rules of the California Insurance Commissioner are not writing any new homeowners policies until the Lake Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area is declared 100 percent contained. That may be a while; a long while, according to fire officials who say full containment on the devastating wildland fire isn't expected until winter. Comment?
Monday Jul 20 | via Vallejo Times-Herald
Only 23 U.S. cities are worse than Vallejo for first-time home buyers, according to a new WalletHub study. The study found half the 10 worst cities for first-time home buyers - and none of the top 10 best - are in California. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
California pending home sales continued to gain steam in June, registering seven months of continued annual increases and the fifth consecutive month of double-digit increases, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSA . In a separate report, California REALTORSA responding to C.A.R.'s June Market Pulse Survey saw a reduction in floor calls, listing appointments, and open house traffic, compared with May. The Market Pulse Survey is a monthly online survey of more than 300 California REALTORSA , which measures data about their last closed transaction and sentiment about business activity in their market area for the previous month and the last year. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
Los Angeles one of the top area Americans are ditching: Areas losing Americans but gaining people from outside the country. I've talked about the reality that many native Californians have been leaving the state in droves over the past decade. Comment?
6 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
At 2x P/B, 1.1x P/S, 27x P/E TTM and 13x EV/EBITDA, it's difficult to argue that Cavco Industries is a screaming bargain in the traditional sense of a 'value' stock. But the more I look at Cavco, the more I'm reminded of the oft-cited quote from Warren Buffett, "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price". Comment?
6 min ago | via The Daily Caller
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis may look lean and svelte ever since her weight reduction surgery down in Mexico , but she has been on a recent political losing streak that would worry the point guard of the Washington Generals . Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union blasted out an email urging members to sever all ties with Bank of America. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Star Tribune
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.98 percent this week from 4.04 percent a week earlier. Comment?
1 hr ago | via US News & World Report
U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Comment?
11 min ago | via The Washington Post
The three housing reports - new home sales, pending home sales and Case-Shiller - that were released earlier in the week underwhelmed, and the 8 percent decline in Chinese stock prices fueled a flight to bonds, driving Treasury yields down almost five basis points. Because bonds have the most direct effect on home loan rates - when yields tumble, mortgage rates typically follow - rates dipped this week, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. Comment?
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