Tag Archives: California

Bidding Wars Loom On Low Inventory

The Bay Area’s housing market looks like it’s headed for a competitive free-for-all this year as a low supply of homes for sale has droves of buyers bidding up prices everywhere. Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Mike Castle at Century 21 M&M and Associates!

Happy 2015 from Mike Castle- Real Estate Broker with Century 21 M&M and Associates. Continue reading

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To Purchase or not to purchase earthquake insurance, that is the question

While friends and relatives post their images of frozen, snowbound misery from the Midwest and East Coast, the Bay Area continues to enjoy the advantages of a mild winter with the occasional, though not enough, rain shower.  The test of … Continue reading

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Housing gets tough for buyers, renters (Part 2)

For rent:  Shortage of units keeps apartment prices high Rents in large Bay Area apartment complexes flattened out in the last quarter of 2013, according to a report Wednesday from RealFacts, continuing a slowing trend from the previous quarter. The … Continue reading

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Distressed California Homeowners May Qualify for California’s Keep Your Home California Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

If your financially distressed California clients can no longer afford their homes and are pursuing a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, they may be eligible for financial help with their relocation to alternative housing. The funds … Continue reading

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Market Update – San Cruz County

Median Home Prices and Sales Photo via San Jose Mercury Newspaper, pg. I10, Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Local Government-Assisted Housing Programs

Income restrictions apply to these programs and vary depending on the number in your family. We will assume that you have a four person family, but programs vary according to family size and household income. You are only eligible for … Continue reading

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FHA MIP Mortgage Insurance Definition: FHA MIP FHA = Federal Housing Administration MIP = Mortgage Insurance Premium The FHA is overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] The FHA was established in 1934 by Congress to … Continue reading

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February Santa Cruz Median Home Prices

Photo from San Jose Mercury News, dated April 27, 2013, page I-4.

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News From Soquel Union Elementary School District: Student Test Scores Continue to Rise

At each of our elementary and middle schools in Soquel Union Elemenray School District (SUESD), our focus is on student success. With excellent teachers and an emphasis on core academic subjects like reading, writing, math and science, SUESD student test … Continue reading

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