EDD adds 40,000 NEW jobs for the state of California. Sonoma County Real Estate prices are tied to Unemployment. But a new report today, as reported by Beacon Economics, shows the California “Coastal” zones leading in shrinking unemployment roles. Unemployment came down 2/10ths of a percent. Good news is on the [...]
Come this January 1st a whole new era in the foreclosure/distressed Market Place will come alive–the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”, most every state will have one, goes into effect. Some of the more dramatic highlights:
Tenants with valid leases written PRIOR to the foreclosure can have them REMAIN in effect. Tenant leases a home for [...]
Presentation on 2012 Real Estate Outlook–Leslie Appleton-Young
We discussed some of these key slides this morning on our radio show and wanted to give our listeners full acess to the presentation by CAR’s Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young. Here’s the Link. Just CLICK HERE to go to the presentation. What’s REALLY startling is the [...]
Sonoma County, California–Allison and I met with Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Senator Noreen Evans in a whirlwind day at Sacramento where California Realtors are influencing legislation on private property rights. The Govenor of the greatest state of California, Jerry Brown, addressed our combined delegations from every county in the State. He showed off his wit [...]
……………………………………. Federal Government & Attorneys General reach landmark settlement with major banks
Roughly $25 billion in relief for distressed borrowers, states and federal government.
From the “NationalMortgageSettlement.com” website.
After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest [...]
You’re a landlord with tenant issues…. a tenant in a home facing foreclosure, wondering what your rights are? You have a real estate contract you just don’t understand… Private loan….TIC (tenant in common) terms to be drafted You’re a property owner with a lot line dispute, a neighbor’s tree hanging precariously over your yard…a [...]
John Sutter of Applied Building Science is our featured guest today. We’ll discuss the best way to winterize your home, Energy Audits (updated 2011 information), the SCIEP (Sonoma County Energy Independence Program) plus the HERS rating system. Follow THIS LINK for a downloadable color booklet ON the HERS rating system. As they say, “You wouldn’t [...]
Owners of tenant occupied properties are required to install Carbon Monoxide Detectors in existing Single Family Homes beginning July 1st, 2011. Home Sellers are required to install upon sale. ______________________________________________________________________ The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that existing single family homes have carbon monoxide detectors installed by July 1st. Other existing dwelling units must [...]
Me and Allison at Leg Day 2011 in Sacramento
Allison and I joined forces with thousands of other Realtors throughout the State of California
Are We Standing Still? California Still Among Most Unemployed States; Minimal Job Gains Posted California Still A Dubious Member of The ‘Top Three’: California’s unemployment rate inched down by one-tenth of one percentage point last month dropping to 12.4%… but the Golden State still has one of the three highest state unemployment rates [...]