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Top 10 California Real Estate News Articles for June 2012

  
  
  

Here are our Top 10 California and Nationwide Real Estate News Articles for June 2012:

Calif. homes sell at fastest pace in three years

http://lansner.ocregister.com/2012/06/15/calif-homes-sell-at-fastest-pace-in-three-years/163728/
California’s housing market moved at its fastest pace — and biggest year-over-year gain — in three years in May, according to the California Association of Realtors.

 

From Zillow: http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-06-25/zillow-home-price-expectation-survey-home-prices-will-bottom-by-2013/

Homes for sale in the Bay Area, but with 40% wealth loss is now a good time to buy?

  
  
  

Homes for sale in the Bay Area, but with Americans losing 40% of their wealth, is now a good time to buy?

 

A few weeks ago, the LA Times as well as every other news outlet reported that the typical American familiy lost an average of 40% of their wealth from 2007 to 2010, according to a Federal Reserve report.  Were you hit by this fiscal loss?  I know I was, and that average percentage just about hit it on target.  I have a few friends who also have lost just as much, some more, some less.  Never the less, it put us all in the same boat, we all have lost wealth in these last few years. But who hasn't?  The better question may be, what should we do from here?

 

Nationwide Open House Weekend 2012 this Sat/Sun.

  
  
  

This Saturday and Sunday April 28-29 in the Bay Area, as well as across the country, hundreds of homes for sale will open their doors to potential buyers with agents ready to explain the benefits of home ownership, bringing buyers and sellers together.

Nationwide Open House Weekend 2012! 

Bay Area Real Estate: Review - Get that House Inspection… yesterday

  
  
  

With next weekend coming up as one of the busiest weekends for Open House showings in the Real Estate market, we thought we would re share this blog from last October about the importance of home inspections. Whether you will be looking at homes for sale by owner, or assisted by real estate agents, this step cannot be missed.  Happy house hunting!  

 

Bay Area Real Estate: Staging your house to sell!

  
  
  

When you are ready to list your home for sale in the Bay Area Real Estate market, one of the most important steps is to prepare your house to sell.  Arranging your rooms and all visible areas to appeal to the eye of the buyer, is of utmost importance.  This is called "Staging".  If you are going to have an Open House for potential buyers to view your property, staging your house is key to bringing them back for that all important second visit.

STAGING YOUR HOME

Bay Area Real Estate | North Bay vs South Bay?

  
  
  

Bay Area Real Estate | Better living: North Bay vs South Bay?

Some say it's a no brainer as to which part of the Bay area is the most desirable place to live. The best place to live in the Bay Area is.... well, before we give the answer, let's explore a little bit of each area.   Whether you're going to move into an apartment for rent, or looking for houses for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area, deciding which city or county  to live in can be a difficult choice to make.  I mean, come on, we live in the best area in the world!  The weather, the variety, the diversity, makes this great Bay Area a mini-America!

 

Bay Area Real Estate News | February Top 10 Real Estate News Roundup

  
  
  

Bay Area Real Estate News | February Top 10 Real Estate News Roundup

California seeks suspension of foreclosures
California officials have asked the federal government to suspend real estate foreclosures in the state and consider reducing mortgages for those at-risk homeowners who have loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_20055552

 

Bay Area Real Estate Report | NAR to Obama: Lay off the mortgage interest deduction!

  
  
  

A few weeks ago, National Association of Realtors® President Moe Veissi issued a statement aimed at Obama's budget proposal that can be summarized as follows: "Lay off the mortgage interest deduction!" (MID). 

 

Homeowners in the Bay Area, or California for that matter can relate to this. Californians are already at a high tax rate.  Income tax, sales tax, gas tax, property tax, recycle tax, phone surcharge tax, utility tax, and many other taxes, to eliminate the MID would only add another burden to California homeowners.  And the NAR is making notice that they aren't too keen on Obama's budget proposal to limit real estate itemized deductions.

 

Bay Area Real Estate Short Sales: Mortgage Debt Relief Act is expiring Dec 2012

  
  
  

ALERT! For those thinking of doing a short sale on your primary residency: Time is running out!  The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 will be expiring this coming December 31 2012, if it is not extended by the government before then. 

 

Top 10 California Real Estate News Articles for January 2012

  
  
  

Top 10 real estate news articles for January 2012...

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