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Archive for August, 2007

What Housing Characteristics Are People Looking For?

Guest Author in House Features, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips   •   0 comments Aug 27, 2007

With the current state of the housing market, there is at least one thing to be happy about if you’re a buyer, and that’s choice. According to CNN, current home inventories are at a 16-year high. This means that there are a lot more homes for sale on the market for buyers to choose

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Need to re-finance your loan? Tips on mortgage strategies.

Guest Author in Interest Rates, Market Trends, Mortgage   •   1 comment Aug 15, 2007

Recently the media has been covering a lot of mortgage industry troubles, such as Countrywide Financial getting downgraded. On the other hand, the number of mortgage applications rose to a 3-month pead last week, driven by a rush to buy or refinance homes before lenders clamp down harder and approve fewer loans, reported by Reuters.

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Buying your own property in the wine country? Sonoma and Napa real estate.

Guest Author in Homeownership, Homes for Sale, Inventory, Median Home Price, Northern California, Vacation Property   •   0 comments Aug 13, 2007

The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported renouned vintner Warren Winiarski sold his famed winnery Stag’s Leap for $185 million. That is a lot of money to pay for a property up in the California wine country, but there are probably affordable real estate and homes for sale in the region that people can purchase. In

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July Real Estate Market Trends: Foreclosure and Inventory Up, Price Down

Guest Author in Foreclosures, Inventory, Market Trends, Mortgage, Northern California, Southern California   •   0 comments Aug 6, 2007

Movoto just published their monthly market update for the month of July that shows real estate trends based on all the listing data from the MLS systems.A month ago, we took a look at foreclosure statistics in thisarticle, pointing out how the amount of foreclosures has been hitting a record high. One month later, we

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