Santa Rosa Real Estate News
Real Estate news for Santa Rosa, CA continually updated from thousands of sources.
4 hrs ago | via Credit.com
If you're ready for a lower interest rate or shorter term for your mortgage, now could be a great time to consider refinancing. Rates available to consumers are low right now and probably aren't going to go any lower in the foreseeable future, according to Scott Sheldon, a senior loan officer and consumer advocate based in Santa Rosa, California, as well as a Credit.com contributor. Comment?
Thursday | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Working mom Renee Crocker is expecting her second child. She says she's "lost all hope" that her family will be able to purchase their own home in Sonoma. Comment?
Sunday Jul 24 | via Wine Business Online
Napa-based Huneeus Vintners has decided to buy a winery complex in Sonoma County for $15.5 million, ending months of speculation over the future of the property, according to court records. The Healdsburg property was scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder after owner Hambrecht Wine Group LP, owned by investment banker William Hambrecht, allegedly failed to pay $8 million in debt. Comment?
Thursday Jul 21 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Has Sonoma Valley's "housing crisis" reached a tipping point? Many think so and are calling for action. But action from whom, and action as to what? In this second part of our four-part series focused on Sonoma Valley housing needs, Index-Tribune reporter David Templeton takes a look at workforce housing in the Springs - who is in need and how much is it going to cost them? Look for upcoming parts in the series in the coming Fridays, with stories highlighting perspectives from the real-estate industry, and the difficulties of young Sonomans struggling to make a life for themselves in their own hometown. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Sonoma County voters this November will be asked to approve two new tax hikes - one to support the county's celebrated park system, and another that could generate millions of dollars a year to help fix the county's beleaguered road network and develop workforce housing outside city limits. One is a 10-year, half-cent sales tax increase that could raise nearly $10 million per year for Sonoma County Regional Parks to develop new education programs, improve existing parks and fast-track the opening of future sites. 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?
Tuesday Jul 19 | via Inside Bay Area
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced they are backing state Attorney General Kamala Harris, a longtime political ally of the president, in California's historic Democrat-on-Democrat U.S. Senate race. The president praised Harris as a "lifelong courtroom prosecutor" who has fought international gangs, oil companies and the big banks responsible for the mortgage crisis. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via Yahoo!
Your best friend flips houses, your uncle has a growing portfolio of commercial properties and your parents are renting out their old home to a family who just moved to town. Are you the only one not making money from real estate? It's a unique time for real estate investment as interest rates remain near historic lows following a housing crisis that began at the close of 2007 and a subsequent recession that wreaked havoc on residential and commercial real estate for the duration of the economic downturn. Comment?
59 min ago | via FindLaw
IN RE: Timmy Dewayne Jester, a/k/a Tim D. Jester; Rebecca Jo Jester, a/k/a Becky Jo Jester, f/k/a Rebecca Jo Hillsberry, f/k/a Becky Jo Hillsberry, Debtors. Timmy Dewayne Jester; Rebecca Jo Jester, Appellants, v. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Daily Republic
Many sellers decide to wait until they find a new home before they list their home for sale. This presents a huge problem in the event that they do find a home that they want to make an offer on. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Daily Republic
Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how that decision would affect the U.S. residential mortgage market. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via The Harbor Times Soup
A lifelong resident of Camden, Jeri started her real estate career in 1999 after 20 years as a critical care nurse. That training provided a valuable set of skills. Comment?
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