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Home prices rise in April by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped 12.1 percent in April from a year ago, the most since March 2006. More buyers and a limited supply of available homes have lifted prices in most cities across the country, a sign of a broad-based housing recovery.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Mortgage rates jump to 2-year high of 4.46% adding thousands to cost of buying home

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. mortgage rates have suddenly jumped from near-record lows and are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of buying a home.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Signed contracts for buying existing homes at 6-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign home sales will probably rise in the months ahead.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


How can lender dictate commission agreeement?

Q: I am a real estate lawyer in practice for over 36 years and in the last three months encountered a new situation for which I find troubling. Both closings I conducted were lot purchases as part of a construction/perm loan. In both cases the realtors were to split a 10% commission. The lenders were not the same. The lenders, citing a fed regulation said the commission could not exceed 8%. How can a lender dictate the commission agreed to by the seller and realtors neither of whom have any relationship with the lenders? Hal.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


New home sales hit fastest pace in 5 years; up 2.1% from April

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


What’s the deal with ‘Coming Soon’ signs?

Boys: And I start with just 'boys' to see if you both are men enough to put my letter in print. Here goes my question for you... I have seen over the last few years different real estate signs in front of homes that say "COMING SOON" and very often never see a real "FOR SALE" sign go up. Honestly, I very seldom, if ever, thought much about the coming soon until my husband and I recently began searching for a home to buy. We saw a coming soon sign in a neighborhood in which we have always wanted to ...

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Improvements for multi-generational smart homes

The American family continues to evolve, with multiple generations living under the same roof in more households than any time since the Great Depression. Of America's 76 million households, 5.6 percent (4.3 million) were multi-generational as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homeowners are finding it's more important than ever to ensure every home improvement project delivers benefits for every member of the family - children, parents and grandparents.

June 27, 2013 | | HOME SCENE


Around the State

GOVENORS' LOVERS DUSTUP: A Sacramento artist whose exhibit of mistresses and girlfriends of California governors was censored before it opened will show the paintings after all. The S Gallery downtown will feature Maren Conrad's oil-and-lacquered paintings of singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Piper Laurie, and actress Nancy Davis before she was a Reagan, among others. The gala opened Thursday night. The exhibit was supposed to be part of a permanent collection inside a new Capitol-area nightclub. But when one of the city's top female lobbyists complained to the owners, the exhibit came down. The censorship ignited a debate in ...

June 27, 2013 | | State


Mary Conchite

Stockton

June 27, 2013 | | OBITS


Gay marriages start again in 25 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriages to resume in California following a bitter, five-year legal battle, but the nation's most populous state might have to wait at least 25 days before joining the 12 other states where gay couples already have the right to wed.

June 27, 2013 | | State


Manteca Adult School maintains status quo for next two years

The Culinary Arts vocational program, English as a Second Language and GED classes, Independent Study, and others offered by Manteca Unified through the Adult School are safe for now. The district's Adult Education programs remain status quo – meaning, it will remain the way it is – at least for the next two years, according to the 2013-14 budget approved by the Board of Trustees Tuesday night. The figures show revenue of $162,356,237 against expenses of $170,508,804.

June 27, 2013 | | Education


Griffin fires two-hit shutout for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw outduels Lincecum, Dodgers beat Giants 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings enter draft with little time to prepare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - From owner to general manager to coach, no other NBA management team has had as little time to prepare for the draft this year as the Sacramento Kings.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors looking to acquire pick

OAKLAND (AP) - The only way the Golden State Warriors will generate any news during Thursday night's NBA draft is if they make a trade or spend some money.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Deputies seek roommate in fatal shooting

A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.

May 25, 2015 | Bulletin staff report | NEWS


Tolman sets new standard

One day after breaking his own school record in the 50 freestyle, Sierra junior Scott Tolman set a new standard in the 100 breaststroke Saturday during the inaugural CIF State Swim & Diving State Championships.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State 1 win away from finals

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montoya beats Power for 2nd Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski nets 100th goal in draw with Orlando

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray hit by ball, leaves with bruised ankle as A’s top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sonny Gray was sore, but he could handle it. Wins tend to have that effect.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson struggles as Giants lose

DENVER (AP) - Tim Hudson has a fine home record against the Colorado Rockies. It is a completely different history when he travels to Coors Field.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - There were no last-second buzzer-beaters in Larry Bird's hometown on a bright, breezy Sunday.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer upset about on-court fan’s selfie at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer was not amused.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carl Edwards races to 1st victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons - and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing - moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Clutch final par gives Kirk victory at Colonial while denying Spieth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

May 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


YouTube is redefining celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Pipeline that leaked wasn’t equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Ohio patrolman’s acquittal in two deaths sets off protests

CLEVELAND (AP) - The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


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