Portola Valley Real Estate News
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8 hrs ago | via Contra Costa Times
In an ironic twist, a new effort by the city of San Jose to provide housing for homeless veterans could send a family packing for another place to stay. The San Jose City Council approved a $3 million grant a couple of weeks ago to renovate two rundown houses in the Rose Garden area. Comment?
Saturday | via Palo Alto Weekly
This week, the oldest listed previous sale comes from Palo Alto in 1989. Learn about this home sales and others in this week's list of recent home sales. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 25 | via The Campbell Reporter
California's housing market saw a softening of home sales and prices in October but is still on target to meet forecast projections, according to the California Association of Realtors. Although home sales exceeded the 400,000 level in October for the seventh consecutive month and posted higher on a year-to-year basis for the ninth straight month, closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled 403,510 units in October. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 24 | via Almanac
Recent television shows and online documentaries paint quite a sensational portrait of Bay Area real estate, with over-the-top personalities, $2 million teardowns, frenzied bidding wars and prices that seemingly have no ceiling. These trends are the result of population growth that is far outstripping housing demand - a rush that's been on as the Bay Area's economy has exploded. Comment?
Monday Nov 23 | via NBC Bay Area
Members of Downtown Streets Team, a non-profit that helps homeless individuals in Sunnyvale and surrounding communities find housing and jobs in exchange for community service, describe the difficulty finding a home in the South Bay. Housing prices continue to climb across the Bay area, pushing rental fees out of reach for many families. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via The Washington Post
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Thursday Nov 26 | via Inman News
There's a lot to be thankful for in the world, no doubt - and while you're counting your blessings today, perhaps you'll include two organizations that are helping real estate agents promote social good and elevate their communities. Giveback Homes partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Nicaragua, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County , San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and New York. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 24 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014. Comment?
Saturday Nov 21 | via Recordpub.com
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a California company accused of failing to deliver promised mortgage loan modification services to Ohio consumers. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via Go Local
Morningstar conducted their annual ranking of the states' different 529 college savings options. The criteria include five P's Performance, Price, Parent, Process, and People. Comment?
8 min ago | via Alabama Live
According to the Morgan County Association of Realtors, there were 113 units sold during October 2015, 22 more than were sold the year prior. The number did drop by 5 percent from September, but that is consistent with seasonal trends for the month of October. Comment?
19 min ago | via Mortgage News Daily
Mortgage rate drama has been on an unapologetic, no-holds-barred, "couldn't-care-less" sort of vacation for the past 2-3 weeks . There have only been microscopic changes from day to day, and they've canceled each other out over that time frame to boot! In other words, there has been no net change in rates since the middle of November. Comment?
19 min ago | via GlobeNewswire
The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco announced November 30, 2015, that the 11th District Monthly Weighted Average Cost of Funds Index for October 2015 is 0.649%. The index for September 2015 was 0.651%. Comment?
1 hr ago | via InvestmentNews
As Pacific Investment Management Co. watched its flagship fund lose more than half its assets following the surprise departure of Bill Gross, his successor Daniel Ivascyn quietly pulled off a stunning performance. Comment?
25 min ago | via Fine Homebuilding
Interest in houses of only a few hundred square feet has picked up in the last several years, with owners and designers praising their simplicity, efficiency and and financial advantages. Websites like The Tiny Life offer guidance for escaping the tyranny of a big mortgage with a move to the "the tiny life." Comment?
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