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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today, we get the final reading for both the Productivity and Labor Costs for the 3rd Quarter.  Productivity dropped 5.2%; and Labor Costs spiked upward to 9.6%.  The latter is an index closely watched by the Fed, whom have already indicated a shift in policy in their upcoming FOMC.  This new report will only add more incentive for the Fed to react quickly to stave off out of control inflation.  Tomorrow, we'll have the 10 year Treasury Auction, which can impact Mortgage Rates, as we watch for any appetite from Investors.  Currently, MBS is Down 16pbs, so Mortgage Rates have worsened again today, as Investors are shifting their investment funds away from Bonds back to Equities.  Yields are also rising as a result, as they are currently just under 1.47...
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By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
For all Calistoga properties for sale click hereMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                 17,  medium price $2,950,000, average days on market  160current sale pendings       3,  medium price $895,000, average days on market   36sold in last 6 months      33,  medium price $1,175,000, average days on market  106Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS and/or Napa CountyRealist tax records, accuracy is not guaranteed nor has been verifiedStats for last 7 daysnew listings 2, price reductions 1, sale pendings 1, solds 3New Listings 1426 3rd Street, Calistoga, CA 94515 (MLS # 321110643)(all data current as of 12/7/2021) Price $765,000 Beds 2 Baths 2 Baths Home size 1,591 sqft Lot Size 7,136 sqft   Well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1591sq. ft. home located just ...
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By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $7,900. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for November 2021 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market should be aware of, and understand, local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for November 2021 based on MLS data (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable at the time this was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 48 homes sold in Encinitas in November, the same as last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Si...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
This Saturday, December 11th, there will be a Jingle and Mingle at the Eagle Ridge pool clubhouse for the residents of Eagle Ridge.  There are two time:  One for kids and one for adults only.  Please RSVP!Breakfast and Photo with SANTA! December 11, 20219:00-11:00am Donuts, Fruit, Hot Chocolate, Coffee & more!Lots of games, art & craftsFamily Event at Pool Clubhouse  Jingle & Mingle Ugly Sweater Party!Prizes awarded for creativity!! December 11, 20214:00-7:00 pm Potluck, Appetizers & DrinksAdults Only - Pool ClubhouseVolunteers needed please emailadults@eagleridgehoa.us
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
        Santa Barbara’s own Foo Fighter, Chris Shiflett, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the group this year!       Recently, Santa Barbara’s weekly rag the Independent featured Chris on their cover and the week’s cover story was written by Marko DeSantis a longtime friend.  They both grew up in Santa Barbara, and at one time, were in competing Punk bands.  The WASPs and the KITTENZ!  Eventually, they merged into the same band and that’s where this story begins. It’s a lot of fun and a good read.         Rather than continue to babble on the links to the article and a secondary link to the Independent’s staff’s interview of Marko DeSantis are included below.  Love the Foo Fighters! They’re keeping Rock and Roll alive!Santa Barbara’s Own Foo Fighter lead guitarist C...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Thanksgiving may be over, but the spirit of giving should never end. We only have 19 days until we celebrate Christmas Day. While you run around conducting your errands for Christmas dinner, add a few extra items to your grocery cart. Then, consider donating them to one of the Ventura food pantries. Your heart fills with joy when helping others. A couple of other ways to get you into the Christmas spirit could be going to see the Ventura Tree Lighting or watching the Parade of Lights.Ventura Tree LightingThis Friday, December 10th, Downtown Ventura lights up the Christmas tree located right outside of the Mission. Starting at 6 pm, gather 'round the tree. At dusk, they flip the switch on the lights. I hear that Santa promises to make an appearance around 7 pm. But he can only stay for a...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There's no economic data released today, but the big report to watch for, will be on Friday, which is the CPI.  The last time CPI was reported, then there was a fairly big spike, which the Markets reacted very negatively.  So beware!  The Markets are taking their cues from the weekend's news, which includes recent reports on the the Omicron variant, which may appear to be more mild than past variants.  Also, China's PBOC reduced the reserve requirements for their banks; and Evergrande is coming clean that it may not be able to repay their creditors.  Currently, MBS is currently Down 16bps, as investment dollars leave bonds back to equities today.  Mortgage Rates have worsened slightly from Friday's close.  Yields have jumped up to just under 1.44%.Ple...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday Honey Lebkuchen  I've written about our family's decades-long holiday tradition of cookie making, using a recipe passed down from my wife's family for a number of generations. This year our younger daughter and her family (the 2 grandkids are 6+ and 4) visited for Thanksgiving. I mixed the dough on Wednesday (it stays refrigerated for days without a problem) and Saturday was the big day.  It's a several hour project typically, especially with kids involved, and this year yielded around 17 dozen cookies, in the traditional diamond shapes along with the kids using cookie cutters for other shapes - angels, snowflakes, snowmen and more. The photo was taken from the upstairs landing but I couldn't quite get the entire table-full - you get the idea! 
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Turlock Ca Home Sales By Zip Codes- November 2021 The sales figures for Turlock California for November 2021 are in.  The totals below are for single family homes sold in Turlock. November Zip Code # of Sales Median Sales Price Average % of List Price Average Days on Market Average # of Offers 2020 95380 22 $377,750 99.53 % 25 2.5 2021 95380 35 $405,000 97.91 % 22 2.4 2020 95382 36 $432,500 99.09 % 18 3.7 2021 95382 50 $482,450 98.80 % 19 2.3  The total number of sales for November 2021 (85)  was significantly higher than November 2020 (58).  Both zip codes had more sales in 2021.  This has not happened in a long time. The median price of homes in both zip codes was up with both zip codes showing substantial increases. The average days on the market were just slightly down in both zip ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for November 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, with some changes from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports typically speak in general terms, and therefore do not reflect the local Carlsbad housing market conditions. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make well-informed purchase and/or sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 132 homes sold in Carlsbad in November (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), ...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Abalone Cove Beach Views & TipsAbalone Cove beach is located on the southwest portion of rancho palos verdes on the palos verdes peninsula. This 1.1 mile out-and-back hike whose path seems straightforward, but here are 9 "things I wish I'd known" before visiting: Abalone cove beach and its hiking trails feature rugged hills with coastal vegetation and wild flowers and is good for most skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Let’s get to our numbered tips:1. PARKING: There is a paid parking lot. The first 30 minutes are not charged, and then it's $2 an hour. If you're wanting the steps and watching the budget, there is street parking near the fire station that is west of abalone cove.2. CLOSURES: There is a hiking trail that can be closed...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Stuff the Bus with Holiday Joy Saturday December 11th will be a very special day, a day to Stuff the Bus with Holiday Joy in Carlsbad. This holiday event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. There are plenty of families who need help this holiday season, and you can make a child’s holiday a bit more special! Here’s how to help. Bring an unwrapped new toy, or more than one if you want, to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad clubhouse at 3115 Roosevelt between 10 am and 3 pm to help Stuff the Bus. Why not share some joy with a needy child this holiday season! Call the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad with questions or for more information at (760) 729-0956. Check out their website for more information about this organization and the programs they offer for local kids (e....
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In Oakland, you'll find something for everyone's interest. There are numerous advantages to coming to this thriving metropolis, which has a population of more than 400,000 people. Summers are warm, and the cost of living is significantly less than in other regions of the Bay Area. The city of Oakland in California indeed has a wide range of neighborhoods. Most importantly, in 2021, it will be one of the most sought-after places to live and work because of its diverse culture and booming economic landscape. You'll meet people from all walks of life and enjoy some of the best food in the city.Despite the fact that it is an exciting area to live and work in, it can be daunting if you aren't prepared. If you are used to living in a big metropolis, you'll feel perfectly at home in the city's...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?  Cardiff Home Sales for November 2021 It’s essential for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate, up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to make educated buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Local market conditions impact buying and selling in several ways, including inventory, pricing, competition, and time on market. You should understand how these market conditions can affect your buying and/or selling decisions. Let’s talk! Read More About Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CAWant to Live in a Musical Community? Try the Composer District in Cardiff, CA Here’s a summary of ...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
 New Year’s Eve Party Friday, December 31st at 7:30 PM Eagle Ridge Clubhouse -2951 Club Drive  Details* Cocktail attire* DJ & Dancing* Photo Booth* Sparklers* Food includes appetizers, buffet dinner & dessert  •Beverages include non-alcoholic drinks, wine w/ meal service & champagne to toast(Guests may bring their own wine; however, they are responsible for corkage fees) Limited tickets are available to purchase for $125.00 each. Checks can be made out to Eagle Ridge HOA and dropped off with along with the form at the gate house. Questions: community@eagleridgehoa.us
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Divorce is an unfortunate occurrence, yet it has become common in our culture.  Among the most prominent demographics to experience divorce are senior citizens.  There are even nicknames such as "Gray Divorce" and "Silver Splitters" to describe the dissolution of marriages amongst this population.  Did you know that a Reverse Mortgage may be a perfect solution to help Divorcing Seniors who are seeking an Equity Buyout?  Below is a sample case study of a divorcing couple we recently assisted: Husband (70 years old) & Wife (67 years old) decided to get divorced.  The marital home ("Property A") was owned free & clear (there was no mortgage balance left against this property) and had a present market value of $400,000.  The goal was for the wife to retain ownership & occupancy of "Property...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
What sold in Ceres Ca - November 2021The sales figures for Ceres Ca for November 2021 are in.  The totals below are for single family homes sold in Ceres. November # of sales Median Sale Price Average % of List Price Avg. Days on Market Average # of Offers 2020 25 $370,000 99.44% 12 2.7 2021 22 $402,000 98.44% 20 3.0  The lowest price home sold in Ceres during November 2021 was $198,000.    The highest price home sold in Ceres during November 2021 was $855,000 The number of total sales for November 2021 was down slightly over November 2020.  The median price was up considerably again this month.  The number of days on the market took a big jump this year.  The average number of offers received per listing in November 2021 was slightly more than what seller's received in November 2020.  ...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is the Big Jobs data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)!  We'll start with the Average Earnings (MoM) for November, which rose 0.3%; while the Average Work Week increased by 0.1 to 34.8 hrs/week.  The Non-Farm Payrolls came in at 210k, which was WAY below it's forecast of 550k.  However, it's Unemployment Rate dropped from 4.6% in October to 4.2%.  Meanwhile, Factory Orders increased 1.0% in October; and the ISM Non-Manufacturing (Services sector) jumped up  to 69.1 (anything above 50 is expansion).  The Markets showed a lot of Uncertainty early in trading, as they didn't know how to respond to a low Jobs number, but also see a lower Unemployment number.  Currently, Stocks are selling.  Investors are concerned at the timing of the Fed's abr...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Discover Tradition Golf Club Homes, La Quinta CA Real Estate. Located in beautiful La Quinta, the stunning 746-acre golf community with lush green landscaping is rated as one of America’s top 100 golf communities (#23) by Travel and Leisure magazine.  This iconic community of Spanish and Mediterranian-style architecture encompasses elegance, comfort, and luxury from the moment you enter the private gates. Whether you desire to build your own home or purchase one of the gorgeous existing homes, The Tradition is the perfect location -  adorned with panoramic mountain and golf course views.Golf Members have unlimited access to the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship course and 9-hole short course, golf practice facilities, clubhouse, fitness center & spa, bocce ball, and all dining...
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