Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday Restaurant Review: Cafe M in Berkeley

Today I checked out Cafe M near Fourth Street in Berkeley.  I’ve been here a couple of times in the past and have generally enjoyed their food. It isn’t often that you can find outdoor seating at a Berkeley cafe but Cafe M has plenty, perfect for people watching.  The indoor seating is spacious and […]

Bay Area Median Sales Price

According to DataQuick the median price paid for a home in California last month was $299,000, the highest since it was $301,000 in August 2008. Last month’s median was up 2.7 percent from $291,000 in November and up 21.5 percent from $246,000 in December 2011. December was the 10th consecutive month in which the state’s […]

Sean O’toole’s California Forecast for 2013

Interesting article from www.foreclosuretruth.com http://www.foreclosuretruth.com/blog/sean/california-forecast-for-2013-more-of-the-same-save-the-black-swan/#comments I actually agree with most of this article, with my key thoughts being: In our neck of the woods trustee sale investors (think large suitcases full of cash on the courthouse steps) are seeing more competition but still finding amazing deals.  Most are not banking on large ROI’s anymore, just […]

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Act Extended!

Hear ye hear ye! The Federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Act Extended Through 2013! The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 that was set to expire on December 31, 2012, was extended through January 1, 2014. What that means is that mortgage debt that is forgiven as part of a debt restructuring agreement will not […]

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