There is only a large enough supply of homes Manteca to satisfy the current buying pace of 121 homes a month for the next six weeks.
You can buy a $170,000 home with nothing down, have a payment of less than $980 a month, have the seller possibly contribute up to 6 percent of the selling price toward closing costs and get an $8,000 tax credit from the federal government.
"There's nothing out there." People in the hunt to buy houses are starting to use those four words more and more as buyer interest continues to drive down the Manteca resale inventory despite foreclosures and short sales entering the market at a steady clip. As of Monday, there were 201 existing homes available. That's down from a record 651 in September 2007 and down a jaw dropping 175 since the first of the year. To ...
RIPON - It's a home worthy of a cover spread in Sunset Magazine. It offers warmth, clean lines and flows inside to outside effortlessly in true California contemporary style. It was a labor of love five years in the making. It was built three years ago with an appraised value in excess of $1.2 million. The owners who designed and oversaw the building of the home with Santa Barbara sensibilities in terms of function, feel ...
Sometimes I feel like I am living in the real estate twilight zone, you know? I mean, some of us old timers helped invent short sales about 15 years ago and I have been completely focusing on short sales for the past three years or more. In that time, I have closed well over 50 of them and have almost 30 in escrow right now. In case you don't know...that's a lot!! Now, suddenly, after ...
It is one of the biggest bargains in Manteca when it comes to getting more home per dollar. For $83.85 per square foot you get: • A five bedroom, three bathroom home with 3,518 square feet of living space. • A three -car garage. • A large 8,276-square-foot lot in a quiet neighborhood. • Well-maintained landscaping both in front and back. • A swimming pool with extensive landscaping. • RV access, dog run and a ...
During the first quarter of 2009, the first 100 days of the new President's term, you are no doubt going to hear a lot of news stories about the economic stimulus plan and the financial rescue package and their possible ramifications to the real estate and mortgage markets.
What does it take to jump start serious interest in new housing in Manteca? Up to $18,000 on tax credits can help but if you really want to get traffic that includes serious buyers just roll out refined floor plans that emphasize functional spacious rooms with style as opposed to the same-old simply building bigger house trend that reached a crescendo earlier this decade. Atherton Homes – the firm that broke ground in the mid-1990s ...
It is definitely a trend. More homes have been selling each week than are going on the market in Manteca since the first of the year. Last week, as an example, 23 resale homes closed escrow while 13 more homes became available. The week prior 24 homes changed hands while 19 homes were put up for sale. Perhaps even more of a milestone is the overall available homes through the Multiple Listing Service in Manteca ...
It is arguably Manteca's best kept secret – a short segment of Joaquin Street tucked away in the neighborhood between Center Street, Yosemite Avenue, the Tidewater Bikeway, and Walnut Avenue.
Thirty months ago the Cherry Lane Apartments condo conversion was being billed as the most affordable housing option for buyers in Manteca.
Are you just looking for a house or are you in the market for a home? You'll understand the difference the second you step into Jennifer Harnden's listing at 1713 Bingham Lane although you'll be pretty impressed when you just pull up to the curb. The Coldwell Banker Real Estate agent represents the owners of a two-story, four bedroom, and three full bathroom Beck-built home with 2,612 square feet of living space plus a two ...
There are two scams you need to look out for if you're a homeowner looking to reduce property taxes or someone trying to stay above water. One is trying to get you to fork over $179 to have your property taxes lowered and the others are popping up since President Obama's administration unveiled Wednesday how they are going to help homeowners who are current but are struggling to make mortgage payments.
It's not a misprint. You can buy a virtually new home at Del Webb at Woodbridge for $217,000. A motivated seller is offering a several-years-old, two bedroom with two full bathrooms home with 1,329 square feet at 2476 Bellchase Drive through Carol Bragan of Bragan Realty (481-3540). The active community for those 55 and older – one resident has to be at least 55 – is well-kept plus has a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with two ...
Christine Papworth – The Real Estate Doctor – is demonstrating her passion to help homeowners facing foreclosure to remain in their homes and eventually regain their ownership.
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.