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Wednesday Jun 17 | via Credit.com
If rising mortgage rates have spooked you into refinancing but your loan size is more than $417,000, pay particularly close attention. Traditionally, these loans cost homeowners more, but there are new investors in the marketplace offering better rates and deals on larger mortgages. Comment?
Monday Jun 8 | via Zillow Blog
Do you dream of owning a vacation home, but find the idea of buying one too intimidating? It's actually easier than you may think. Here's a guide to help you analyze your options. Comment?
May 26, 2015 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
To combat air pollution from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is proposing a rule that would phase out burning wood for heat in the Bay Area. Designed to eliminate every wood-burning fireplace within 30 years, the proposal, which will be submitted for vote early June, would have exemptions for households that only have wood as a heat source. Comment?
May 13, 2015 | via Bohemian.com
The group has pushed lawmakers to amend SB 593 so that it doesn't affect its members - but the lobbying organization won't commit to support the bill if that's done. State Sen. Mike McGuire's bill to regulate the online vacation-rental industry has picked up numerous supporters as it has wended through the California legislature this spring. Comment?
May 21, 2015 | via Sonoma Index Tribune
Sonoma County's Planning Commission faced the multitudes last Monday night at the Veterans Building in Santa Rosa, and again found that public sentiment on the issue of vacation rentals is, on the whole, passionate and negative. "It was a pretty impressive showing by a lot of residents of our community negatively impacted by some of the rentals," said commission member Greg Carr, representing the First District that includes Sonoma Valley. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via Dr. Housing Bubble Blog
The rise of inventory in Southern California: Inventory is up 70 percent from 2013 in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Real estate markets are notoriously slow when it comes to shifting momentum. Comment?
8 hrs ago | via National Mortgage News
After it all but stopped making real estate and development loans following the housing crash, the $5.6 billion-asset bank over the last two years has increased its total real estate loans by more than 61%, to $3 billion as of March 31. It is a figure that is likely to keep rising as California's real estate market heats up and the bank continues to add commercial real estate, construction and mortgage lending specialists to keep pace. "The commercial market is growing very strong here in California, more so than in other states," said Chairman and Chief Executive Daniel Walker. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Mortgage News Daily
The Fourth of July is nearly here our very own Census Bureau has dished up some tasty numerical facts. The estimated U.S. population for July Fourth this year is 321 million, whereas in July 1776 the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Comment?
Sunday Jun 28 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The Southern California real-estate market is feeling the sting of a changing climate, as a pair of new reports finds renters, would-be homebuyers and black households losing ground in the face of competition from investors and a widening racial wealth gap. In a survey of 80 community-based nonprofits, the California Reinvestment Coalition found that long-term tenants are being displaced by high rents while potential first-time homebuyers are losing out to all-cash offers from investors. Comment?
Monday Jun 29 | via Almanac
Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder's Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks. Comment?
18 min ago | via The Independent
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The rapid growth of the buy-to-let mortgage market is considered one of the "main risks" facing the UK's financial system, the Bank of England has warned. Comment?
31 min ago | via Wall Street Journal
The chief executives of government-controlled mortgage-finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will get multimillion-dollar paydays thanks to a big raise approved by the companies' regulator over the objections of lawmakers and the White House. Comment?
37 min ago | via Saratoga News
Buyers have a little more breathing room to deal with the implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure rule. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a proposal to delay the effective date of the new disclosure forms until Oct. 1 instead of Aug. 1. The proposed postponement is not final until publication and public comment, but many in the real estate industry expect it will happen. Comment?
38 min ago | via Manawatu Evening Standard
Low interest rates and a shortage of listings continue to propel the Auckland housing market to new heights, with house values in June 17 per cent higher than they were a year ago. Monthly figures from state valuer QV also show that nationally house values have risen 9.3 per cent over the past year, putting them nearly 26 per cent above the previous market peak in 2007. Comment?
46 min ago | via TheStreet.com
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