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In 2004 a pair of California Bald Eagles made a nest in Redding CA. In 2007 CalTrans in pursuit of Highway work at Hiway 44 and 5 placed a safety cone in the nest in an attempt to relocate the nesting pair. The attempts were to no avail and after public "input" the cone was removed. The Eagle pair have made themselves at home ever since. A Live Cam to monitor the pair of eagles has been streaming live video. The pair were dubbed "Patriot and (6 comments)
Tax Credit - $8,000 max. / 10 Percent of Purchase Price ( Max. Purchase Price $800,000) Who Qualifies - 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit - $6,500 max./ 10 Percent of Purchase Price Who Qualifies - Existing Home Owners (Owners living in their Primary Residence 5 consecutive yrs/last 8) Purchase Deadline: Contract Signed By April 30, (0 comments)
Nationwide Home Affordability Summary- February 2010 - Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale - 02/21/10 09:34 PM
Nationwide Home Affordability Summary - February 2010 - Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale NATIONAL HOUSING AFFORDABILTY LEVELS REACH ALMOST 71% According to the 18 year survey results Housing Affordability has reached near historic levels. The positive move in Affordability can be attributed to 1st Time Home Buyer Federal Tax Credits, low home prices and interest rates.
First here's the round up on the affordability levels for California Statewide and the North State: CALIFORNIA:(California Association of REALTORS, Q4, 2009) 64% of homes sold were affordable for median income families Median (4 comments)
Have you ever wondered which professions have the most dangerous drivers? Well the findings may surprise you. The survey is based upon the results of accident history of insurance policy applicants. While the results don't rule out REALTORS I glad we didn't actually make the list.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Drivers by Profession 1. Attorney/Judge - 44% of attorneys seeking insurance quotes had a previous accident claim 2. Financial professionals 3. Government worker 4. Bartender or Waiter 5. Other (7 comments)
Supply & Demand - Bank's Senior Loan Officers Speak Out - January 2010 - Chico Real Estate
The FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD'S January 2010 survey addressed changes in the supply of, and demand for, loans to businesses and households over the past three months.
BANKING RESPONDENTS: 55 domestic banks and 23 U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. COMMERCIAL BANKS: Ceased tightening standards on many loan types in the fourth quarter of last year Majority of banks reporting tighter loan terms continued to trend lower. COMMERCIAL LENDING POLICIES: Banks' policies on commercial real estate lending was another (0 comments)
The Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau today released data on new residential construction in January 2010. Housing starts rose 2.8 percent in January Permits decreased 4.9 percent. Permits have risen 24.7 percent overall since April 2009 Commerce Under Secretary Rebecca Blank states: “Despite the mixed performance at the start of the year, the outlook for growth in housing activity remains positive,” “Americans continue to recognize that this is a good time to buy a home. Mortgage rates are low Tax credit through April provides attractive (0 comments)
Have you wondered, where Buyers find their homes? Well, Buyers reported to the National Association of REALTORS® the following:
* 34% find their home through their Real Estate Agent * 32% find their home through the Internet * 15% located their home through the Yard Sign * 7% through a Friend, Neighbor or Relative * 7% through a Home Builder * 3% through Print or Newspaper ad * 2% directly from Seller * 1% Home book or Magazine If you are a Seller seeking to sell (9 comments)
Commerce Department -US Retail Sales Still Rising January 2010 - Chico Real Estate - 02/14/10 11:55 PM
Commerce Department - US Retail Sales Still Rising - January 2010 - Chico Real Estate The U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau today released retail sales data for January 2010. January retail sales increased 0.5 percent from December, exceeding expectations Retail sales rose 7.6 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter 2009, This increase is up following the 6.4 percent gains in the third quarter. The Federal Government is still emphasizing the importance of new jobs
Buyers & Sellers Seeking Transaction Assistance With Chico Real Estate Please Contact: Phone: 530-370-1818 Email: email@example.com (7 comments)
Home Affordable Modification Program – Program Update and Resolution of Active Trial Modifications Many homeowners are aware of the efforts of borrowers seeking to modify the terms of their mortgages with their lenders. You may also be aware of borrowers and servicers and their respective disappointments with the process. The Department of the Treasury issued a Supplemental Directive dated the end of January 2010 amending key features of the program. A significant program change is a requirement for full verification of borrower eligibility prior to offering a trial period (2 comments)
LOTS 80 Price Range: $7,000 - $325,000 Lot Size: Less Than 1/4 Acre
The listings range includes homes located on the airport, water, view or open space. Buyers can also purchase a vacant lot. Design / Build construction services are available (0 comments)
Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale - CALIFORNIA -A River Runs Through It - Lake California CA HOmes For Sale - 02/14/10 04:11 PM
Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale - CALIFORNIA - A River Runs Through It - Lake California CA Homes For Sale The Sacramento River is the longest river entirely within the state of California. The River starts near Mount Shasta and winds it's way southward through the California North State and ending at the San Fransico Bay. The Sacramento River is 447 miles long The Sacramento River joins the San Joaquin River in the Sacramento River Delta, which empties into the San Francisco Bay. The River is the third largest river in the US by volume (#2 Columbia River, #3 (2 comments)
Lake Oroville is a large man-made reservoir created by Oroville Dam in central Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Located east of Oroville, California in Butte County. Capacity of 3,537,580 acre feet Created by the Oroville Dam on the Feather River Completed in 1968, Oroville Dam is the tallest earthen dam located in the United States, measuring over 770 feet (235 m) high and 6,920 feet across. Shoreline estimate 167 miles The lake supplies (2 comments)
Chico Real Estate - CAL-VET Home Loans - Chico Houses - 02/13/10 09:03 PM
Chico Real Estate - CAL-VET Home Loans - Chico Houses California veterans in the market of Chico Real Estate should consider Cal-Vet and VA loans. Veterans with and without wartime service maybe eligible for the program. Veterans are qualified according to income, but veterans with disablities are entitled to additional program benefits and reduced fees and downpayment requirements. Many Counties will waive property tax payments upon Veteran's request. Cal - Vet provides a unique hazard insurance policy included with the loan (mobile home insurance exc)
California Veterans Seeking Transaction Assistance With Chico Real Estate And A Cal - (0 comments)
California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) reported that in a recent court case a "nonrefundable" escrow deposit was deemed unenforceable (CA kuish vs. smith/2010 WL373225). The court's opinion: Provisions for forfeiting money or property must be for ACTUAL LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Neither party in this case signed or intial the liquidated damages provision of the agreement Even if both parties agree to a nonrefundable escrow deposit the agreement is unenforceable. According to the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA)of CAR: Seller's (0 comments)
If you are seeking your piece of paradise you may well have found it. The town of Paradise CA was voted #10 out of the top 20 best retirement values, but there is no skimping required here. With it's plentiful tall evergreen trees the area provides just a hint of an alpine influence providing pleasant respite from the Valley's warm summers. The initial impression is of a quaint community. As you travel the town's numerous tree lined streets that initial impression slowly gives way to (5 comments)
Lake California's Under Valued Amenties-Part V-Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale - 02/07/10 09:18 PM
Lake California's Under Valued Amenities-Part V-Cottonwood CA Homes For Sale The Sacramento River boat launch access and Salmon fishing are little known features of home ownership in Lake California. While Salmon fishing has been closed along much of the Sacramento River a portion of the Sacramento River is still open for late fall Chinook (king) Salmon fishing Cottonwood (May 2009 DFG). That portion of the Sacramento River adjacent to Lake California is included in that open area . DFG reports consistent populations, of the Chinook Salmon, are still running here. For those in the market for a home very near some (0 comments)
I came across a bill introduced February 2, 2010 in the US House of Representatives. While I have no idea of it's potential of success I was delighted that there are some elected officials that giving some thought to the topic of Erasing Debt, Creating Fiscal Accountiblity and Reponsibilty. Here are the names of the Congressmen (women) associated with the bill: Mr. PAULSEN (for himself, Mr. HERGER, (6 comments)
Press Release Federal Reserve Bank, Board of Governors, Date: January 27, 2010 I know you're saying it doesn't sound like much. But a trillion dollars here and a trillion dollars there, pretty soon your talking real money. In theory these purchases have a stabilzing effect on interest rates allowing lenders to recapitalize and reinvest in new mortgage/legal interest assets. The Federal Reserve Bank purchases are forcast to end in Februay and March. Interested market observers would like to know what effect that forcasted end will (4 comments)
HAMP Remodels Loan Modification Process, Chico Real Estate Home Affordable Modification Program – Program Update and Resolution of Active Trial Modifications Many homeowners are aware of the efforts of borrowers seeking to modify the terms of their mortgages with their lenders. You may also be aware of borrowers and servicers and their respective disappointments with the process. The Department of the Treasury issued a Supplemental Directive dated the end of January 2010 amending key features of the program. A significant program change is a requirement for full verification of borrower eligibility prior to offering a trial period plan.
HUMOR: Some people may be worried about making a buck today. Perhaps a better approach might be to keep your eyes open. Have you ever been looking for a buck and found the buck was looking for you. We "made this buck" resting in the open space behind our home in Lake California. There are many great homes for sale in this Cottonwood community. You might even consider purchasing a lot and designing and building your dream home with a local custom home builder. There are lots available on (3 comments)
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