Archive for January, 2009

Rate Watch For The Week of 1/26/09

  CONFORMING (under $417k) 30 Year Fixed, No Points    5.125% 30 Year Fixed, 1 Point        4.75% 30 Year Fixed, 2 Points      4.25% 5 Year Fixed, No Points     5.25% 5 Year Fixed, 1 Point         5.0% 5 Year Fixed, 2 Points       4.75% 7 Year Fixed, No Points     5.375% 7 Year Fixed, 1 Point         4.125% 7 Year Fixed, 2 Points       4.875% […]

December 2008 Bay Area Sales

Bargain hunting dominated the Bay Area housing market last month as the purchase of foreclosure properties accounted for more than half of all resales for the first time. Sales patterns also reflected continued problems for buyers looking to finance purchases in the upper half of the market’s price range, a real estate information service reported. […]

The Most Expensive Bay Area Homes of 2008

This according to the MLS, of course.   When the market shifts the first markets to become affected are the top and the bottom, as well as condos.  So I thought it would be fun to see what the top of the market did in 2008.    I was suprised to learn that the most […]

Sewer Lateral Replacement Rebate Program in Richmond

This just in from Richmond’s North and East Newsletter: “City rebate program offers financial incentive to comply with sewer lateral standards — Qualified residents and non-profit business owners in Richmond’s Sanitary Sewer District Number One can apply for grants to offset the cost of bringing sewer laterals into compliance with ordinance 12/17, article XII of […]

Calling All Skaters, Head To The Pool

Skaters are traveling across the country to skate in the pools of homes that have been foreclosed on.  Flashing smiles as wide as half pipes, kids everywhere are finding a surplus of empty pools with which to perfect their acrobatic skills.  To read the entire article, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/29/us/29pools.html?_r=3&partner=rss&emc=rss

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