Monthly Archives: September 2014

August Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam

As cash investors pull away from the housing market, August’s existing home sales also slipped, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Click here to read article.

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Mom-and-Dad Banks Step Up Aid to First-Time Home Buyers

The Bank of Mom and Dad is playing a growing role as lender of last resort for a housing recovery struggling to provide more traction for the U.S. economy. Click here to read article.

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Negotiating the Deal

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Can a New Home Improve Your Sex Life?

The scene is set. Crackling fireplace. Homemade desert. Candles flickering. Drinks sparkling. Click here to read article.

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August 2014 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. We had a very busy month in August – a total of 18 sales (a 40% increase from the previous … Continue reading

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Conserving Water Helps Environment and May Add Value to Your Home

In California, like many states, we’re experiencing a drought again. About 50 percent of U.S. states are facing some level of drought conditions. If this California weather pattern continues through October of this year, this will be California’s driest year … Continue reading

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Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are Still the Happiest

City centers and downtowns across the United States may very well be in the midst of a comeback or a renaissance…[but] according to the new Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll, when it comes to overall community satisfaction, the … Continue reading

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Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Click here to read article.

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Bank of America to pay record $16.65 billion to settle mortgage claims

Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end federal and state investigations into the sale of toxic mortgage securities during the subprime housing boom, the largest settlement by a single company in U.S. history, the Justice … Continue reading

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