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C.A.R. (California Association of REALTORS® reports in their on-line news release dated 11/28/07 that homes sales in California decreased 40.2 % compared to the same period a year ago.C.A.R. also reports that the median price of existing homes fell 9.9%. By comparison, sales activity in Del Nort...
 FHASecure may be able to help you with your house payment.  FHASecure is a new program from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  The program is meant to assist homeowners with an impending ARM reset refinance their mortgage into a fixed-rate loan.  To qualify for FHASecure, eligible homeow...
I have learned the hard and expensive way that there is a right way to remodel your bathroom...and a wrong way.  If you undertake a bathroom remodeling project, choose to do it the right way and you will add value to your home.  According to the Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report of 2006 put out by...
Paul Bunyan's babe loses his head...literallyBabe's weakening neck was not match for Del Norte County rain and wind last week when his head fell off directly on the ground in front of him.  According to folklore, Bunyan found a freezing Babe in a snowdrift when he was just a young ox, which is wh...
The Del Norte High Warriors took on the Healdsburg Greyhounds Friday night at Mike Whalen field in Crescent City and prevailed 25-14.The number 3 seed Warriors sent the number 2 seed Greyhounds packing to move within one game of the NCS championship in Oakland.Coach Lewis Nova said, "Our kids ro...
How do you fix a troubled housing market? asked real estate experts who said there are solutions:1. Restore investor faith. "Mortgage fraud, by both borrowers and insiders, must be identified and prosecuted in order for faith to be restored in the market," says Anthony Sanders, profess...
Fiscal Disaster - The government's top watchdog warns of a coming catastropheDavid Walker, a former partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, has been the comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office since he was appointed to a 15-year term in 1998.The GAO is a ...
Home Owners are Still Remodeling, But Watching CostsInterest in remodeling remains high, but home owners are more conservative about costs in light of declining home prices, according to a survey by found.The Web site found that Home owners who plan to do some of them work th...
House Committee Passes Mortgage Reform BillThe U.S. House Financial Services Committee approved legislation on Tuesday creating new consumer protection standards in the mortgage industry.  The bill now moves to the full House.The bill drafted by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) would:Ban lenders from ...
C.A.R. ROLLS OUT NEW STANDARD FORMS - If you're a California REALTOR®, why should you car(e)?Unfortunately, forms are a neccessary evil in a real estate transaction. Here are highlights of the November 2007 Forms Release from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.):- Short Sale Addendum ...

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