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More than 30,000 California families will face higher down payments, higher mortgage rates, and stricter loan qualification requirements if conforming loan limits on mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac are reduced beginning October 1, 2011, ac...
A The Wall Street Journal article a few days ago reported that 26.7 percent of all home mortgage applications were denied in 2010 by the 10 largest mortgage lenders. I have heard constant stories about how difficult it is to get a home loan but this is the first hard number I have seen on how lar...
California pending home sales rose in May, posting the first year-over-year increase in 18 months, C.A.R. reported Tuesday.  C.A.R.'s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) was 118.3 in May, up 1.6 percent from April's revised index of 116.4, based on contracts signed in May.  The index also was up 12 p...
Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, fell 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.81 million in May from a downwardly revised 5 million in April, according to NAR.  Sales also are 15.3 percent below th...
Stats for last 7 days new listing 0, price reduced 0, sale pending 0,  sold 0 Median prices, average days on market current for sale           21 med price $640,000; avg days on market 220 current sale pendings  2  med price $411,475; avg days on market 123 sold in last 6 months   11 med price $5...
Here is a reprint of  an article from REALTORMag newsletter I receive by Michael Russer, his web site, on testing your website to determine if what you are doing is getting you the results you desire. Hope it helps. Increase Web Site Profitability With Testing Thin...
Foreclosure filing activity was down in May 2011, with fewer foreclosure filings in all states except California, where there was an increase in Notice of Trustee Sale filings, which may lead to more foreclosure sales in future months.  Activity on the courthouse steps was mixed, with California ...
Another great post from a blog I recently found called 7x7SF which has several sections you can look at, one being Napa. The below is their story by Ian White called Napa Valley's Best Dog-Friendly Wineries. Though not a winery, both the Vintage Inn and Villagio Inn & Spa in Yountville allow dogs...
Stats for last 7 days new listing 1, price reduced 1, sale pending 1,  sold 0 Median prices, average days on market current for sale           21 med price $640,000; avg days on market 213 current sale pendings  2  med price $411,475; avg days on market 116 sold in last 6 months   11 med price $5...
Napa County cities see smallest of gain in 2010 in year over year increase in assessed values for all properties here, just .058%. Here is a list of how several different cities/areas fared: Napa City -.80% Unicorporrated areas of Napa County +.47% American Canyon +2.27% Calistoga -3.82% St. Hele...

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