With the active and bustling lifestyle families lead, it is no surprise that they frequently change the way they interact with, and in, their living spaces. Different stages of life call for different living spaces. Most homes are not equipped to offer this versatility. Outfitted with traditional swinging doors that squander space, standard-width doorways offer limited accessibility and restrictive living areas.
Three years into the great foreclosure meltdown and people are still wondering whether it is worth the risk of buying a home as they have fears over the future being uncertain.
Home prices aren't going to go up again. Bet you've heard that line. It's typically uttered by people who believe it makes no sense to buy a home, someone who is stewing over the fact they've lost equity, or someone trying to tell someone else that they are "stupid" to stay in a house that is "underwater" even though they can still make the payments. Those eight words aren't uttered by everyone but for the ...
Even Santa is surprised by the behavior of banks. As the end of the year approaches it would do us well to analyze the behavior of the banks. Short sale lien holders have caused many homeowners and real estate agents both grief and joy throughout the year. We have all heard the stories and unfortunately some of us have been on the receiving end of their "gifts". These wonderful packages sometimes come wrapped up in ...
Manteca south of the Highway 120 Bypass could add 6,058 homes over the next 15 years between four projects that are at various stages in the entitlement process.
Almost a fifth of Manteca's single family homes that are in existence today have sold in the past three years.
It is still happening. You rent a home in a nice neighborhood. The landlord seems nice enough. You pay your rent on time Then four to eight months down the road you get home and find there is a notice taped to the front door. The home you are renting is in foreclosure. You find out that the landlord you've been paying rent to has not been paying the bank. The bank wants you out. ...
A 1,482-square-foot home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dual pane windows, new interior paint and a large backyard sold for $400,000 in the 300 block of North Powers in April of 2006.
Every 13 hours plus a few odd minutes for the past 34 months in Manteca an existing home has closed escrow.
The Manteca housing gods must be crazy. New home builders are starting to peel off a small but growing number of people who had thought resale was the least expensive way to go. It is happening for two reasons. First, new home builders have re-designed their offerings making them somewhat smaller without sacrificing amenities by cutting down on gingerbread angles that are more costly to bring to market models that compete well with the resale ...
It is one of the enduring myths of the housing bubble bust: New home construction is driving down the price of resales in Manteca.
Growing up in our valley, I loved fog! Because fog for us represents the changing of a season. It meant "red cups" are coming back to Starbucks, turkey will become a meal staple for a week and Christmas is around the corner. But a "foggy" or "gray" understanding of our real estate market can make for a great deal of anxiety.
Florsheim Homes has a solid reputation for building quality and providing homes that fit well into customers' lifestyles and needs.
"Sorry, no free houses." - Glenn Schorr, an analyst with Norton Securities International in a research report sent to clients concerning the foreclosure moratorium
Springtime Estates is part of a series of small, semi-custom and custom neighborhoods east of Highway 99 that for years has drawn strong interest from long-time Manteca residents looking to move-up.
All Woodside Homes new home communities in the Sacramento and Northern Central Valley areas are collection sites for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
Home decor can convey many different emotions - from warmth and comfort on cold and dreary winter days to elegance and festiveness during the holiday season. The colors and materials you use set the stage; everything from the textures that appear in the accessories, the arrangement of the furniture and even how sound reverberates in a room.
RESPONSE FROM A READER: I have given some thought to the timeshare thing – and yes we had one and paid money to get rid of it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this week, a move that makes home-buying a bit less affordable. Still, rates remain near historically low levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August, a sign that weaker sales are preventing the kinds of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year.
It's that time of year again, when the cold wind blows outdoors and your home works as hard as it can to keep you warm and comfortable indoors. Yet your home may be working harder than necessary, while inflating your energy bills in the process. By making a few home renovations this winter, you can boost energy efficiency, save money and add value to your home in the long run.
Excited about hosting a holiday party; but dreading the decorating? You don't have to spend a great deal of money or invest a lot of time to get your home holiday ready. There are a number of quick, easy and inexpensive projects you can complete to update your decor before the first guest rings the doorbell.
Expanding livable space using decks and patios is a top home improvement trend, but today's homeowners aren't satisfied with limiting entertaining outdoors to the warmer months. With a few smart updates, they're creating spaces that make outdoor entertaining possible all year long. Breathe new life into your existing deck and create a space that can be used for entertaining year-round with a few expert tips.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to delay implementation of changes in the federal flood insurance program have run into roadblocks on both sides of Capitol Hill.
The holiday season's here - time for enjoying your favorite foods, cider simmering on the stove and gatherings of friends and family. If you're hosting a holiday celebration, prepping your home now will help reduce last-minute chores and make the season more enjoyable.
Q: About a month ago, our son sold his home he had owned for 9 years. Three years ago, he obtained a loan modification to lower his payments. The title attorney that handled the recent closing received a pay-off from the lender in the amount of XXXXX. Our son needed to sell, so he took a loss and had to pay over $5,000 at the closing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week after two weeks of increases, keeping home-buying affordable.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans bought existing homes in October, as higher mortgage rates, the 16-day partial government shutdown and a limited supply of houses on the market reduced sales.
"A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life." That's how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it's probably even truer today. The kitchen's central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more attention than ever to the design and decoration of this vital space - a search for functionality, comfort and beauty that's reflected in current ...
Do you have the blues this holiday season? How about the pinks? Non-traditional holiday colors are a popular trend in home decor this yuletide, especially when it comes to decking the table for special gatherings with family and friends.