Archive for September, 2008

Real Estate is like the San Francisco 49ers

I love the 49ers. I’ve been a Niner’s girl for a long time. Each week I watch with hope, excitement, and anticipation…anticipation for that almighty touchdown. Of course, most weeks they don’t come through. But look at the history of football…football can be categorized in cycles: some weeks you are up, some you are down. […]

Grand Opening of Five Fields Sports Complex @ Gilman

Five years ago five cities came together to address the challenge of a shortage of sports fields in the region. The cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville came up with this: Develop a regional sports complex at the intersection of I-80 and Gilman Street in northwest Berkeley. Earlier this month the leaders […]

Ode to the stock market cloud

The stock market went bonkers today. I hope you aren’t flipping assets. How does someone who is looking to buy or sell a house decipher what is happening on Wall Street? How will all of this turmoil affect them? Sure, it could, and probably will, mean lower interest rates, but any benefit on the housing […]

Bailout of Freddie Mae & Mac

Rates dropped today about a quarter point, and are the lowest we have seen in 4 months. But just because money is cheaper, it still isn’t easy to get a loan. This article best articulates what all of this means: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/business/08consumer.html?_r=1&ei=5070&emc=eta1&oref=slogin

Struggling homeowners worry about credit score

Aye aye aye. It’s a sign of the times. Over the last year and a half, the mortgage market has undergone more changes than in any comparable period since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The current housing market malaise has some homeowners up in arms. With the threat of losing their house on their […]

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