housing market: So the listing has a pool... - 03/14/18 04:53 PM
So the home you're selling or buying has a pool or spa...
Who cares right?  A pool is a personal preference. Some love them, some loathe them.  Either way, you sell homes with and without pools every day.  Sometimes they have safety equipment, many times they do not.  
Is there something you're missing?
The state of California Senate Bill 442 now requires that all homes with new or remodeled pools/spas have at least 2 of the 7 safety features listed here with the State of California under section 4
It is also now required that a property inspector include in their reports whether there is or is not pool/spa safety equipment … (1 comments)

housing market: Hottest neighborhoods in the United States? - 02/01/18 10:18 AM

I was reading the San Jose Mercury News the other day.  Well, not an actual newspaper, but the online real estate section.  An article caught my eye...
Instead of a news story about states or cities that have booming real estate markets, it was hyper-local forecast by Redfin.  It talked about which "neighborhoods" are the hottest across the US.  
It seems that 8 of the nations hottest markets are in the South Bay Area (Silicon Valley), one in the East Bay and one in San Francisco.  So basically, the top 10 neighborhoods are in the Bay Area of California.
Zillow is projecting San Jose has the hottest housing … (3 comments)

housing market: Effects of a hot housing market - 01/17/18 10:49 AM
The San Jose Mercury News (In the heart of Silicon Valley), is showing that San Jose will be the nations hottest market in 2018 based on a Zillow report.  They believe we will see an increase in values of about 8.9%.  San Francisco to show 3.8%.
 
So why are the prices going up up up?  Talk to 10 economist, and you fall asleep, right? But put it this way, a homeowner in Silicon Valley must have a reason to sell. If they are moving out of state, then it is a no brainer that they will sell.  But if they are not … (0 comments)

housing market: Can Another Home Buyer Tax Credit Stimulate the Housing Sector? - 08/31/10 04:16 AM

This is an interesting topic that of course can generate enormous amount of passions...  For and against.  So I thought I would jump into the topic head first and see what my thoughts were, and hopefully illicit the responses from the ActiveRain community itself.  I enjoy debate, and am open to all points of view, as we all can learn by understanding other opinions and learn from others.
I have to admit, I am not a big fan of giving buyers  tax credits to encourage them to buy...  In my opinion it seems that we are only borrowing future home … (14 comments)

 
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