Archive for October, 2011

Cash Buyers

Dang, 33% of all home sales in California in 2010 were cash.  Cash purchases continue to rise in California, and might exceed last years high. Yes, cash! I just had a listing in Berkeley that received 6 offers, 2 were all cash. My 2-bed El Cerrito listing received 4 offers, 1 was all cash. Another […]

Great news! Jumbo Conforming Loan Limits to be Restored!

JUMBO Great news!  Jumbo Conforming Loan Limits to be Restored!  Inman News just reported that in a 60-38 vote Thursday, the Senate approved an amendment to a spending bill that would restore the $729,750 ceiling that was first put in place in 2008 to allow Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration to […]

Anatomy of a Bank

Seriously?  Seriously.

Michelin Releases its 77 “Bib Gourmand” Picks for Bay Area Foodies

On Tuesday Michelin released its  “Bib Gourmand” picks for Bay Area foodies- the favorite cheap eats for Michelin eaters. What constitutes a restaurant as worthy of a Bib Gourmand rating?  A Bib Gourmand restaurant is a d-lish eatery somewhere between Los Gatos and Geyserville where you can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine […]

El Cerrito Do-It-Yourself Arts Fair, October 15th

Looking for something fun and different to do with your kids this weekend?  Check out the El Cerrito Do-It-Yourself Arts Fair at the El Cerrito Community Center this Saturday, Oct 15th from 2:00 – 5:30. In addition to experiencing art and culture there will be fun events for children and adults of all ages.  Tooling […]

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