Lenders vs. owners and the real estate interest of each: 2000-2011 and beyond

From First Tuesday Journal Online This article takes a concentrated look at the causes behind the severity of the recent real estate downturn, discusses California’s nascent recovery and prognosticates on the Golden State’s promising future. When the financial levies broke In 1998 America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve (the Fed), started raising short-term interest rates…

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A property’s energy demands: an evolving factor in marketing

An article from First Tuesday Journal Online The future is green As California’s energy supply struggles to adjust to unrelenting population growth and ever-advancing technology, the search is on for renewable local energy sources and innovative ways to further increase a home’s energy efficiency. Buyers and sellers of real estate are becoming progressively aware that…

Observations to note during an agent’s home inspection

Selling agents with homebuyers shopping for their dream homes, take note: a few keen observations about a property can help you determine whether your buyers are getting a bargain. California is climbing out of a recession that left many homes (especially foreclosures) vacant for quite some time, susceptible to water damage, mold, rodent infestation and…