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Archive for October, 2007

California Real Estate Market Update – Buying or Selling?

Guest Author in Homes for Sale, Los Angeles Real Estate, Market Trends, Northern California, Southern California   •   1 comment Oct 31, 2007

Home sales in Southern California were the slowest in 20 years for September despite low interest rates, according to real estate research firm DataQuick Information Systems. Potential buyers have continued to hold out for lower prices. Reuters reporter Daisuke Wakabayash analyzed the impact that the recent wildfires near the San Diego area had on the

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Mortgage Myths – You Can Still Get 100% Loan Financing

Guest Author in Interest Rates, Mortgage, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips   •   3 comments Oct 11, 2007

Myth #1: Jumbo loan programs are no longer available, or they’re too expensive. With the recent turmoil in the mortgage market, it is true that rates on single Jumbo 30 year fixed loans (loan amounts over $417,000) have increased over the past couple months. However, it is still possible to structure your purchase or refinance

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September 2007 California Home Market Statistics

Guest Author in Market Trends, Northern California, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips, Southern California   •   0 comments Oct 4, 2007

Home for Sale inventories are generally up across Movoto’s coverage area with 10 of 13 counties showing a month to month increase in active listings. San Francisco showed a large percentage increase in listings, though with a small base number of listings.Silicon Valley listings and inventory in Los Angeles and Orange counties also rose rapidly.

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