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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties when they go on sale at public auction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, aided by rising home values, low interest rates and stable job gains.
DEAR BENNY: My mother and her boyfriend lived together for 18 years. He owned the house by himself. He has two surviving adult children. He always told me he wanted my mom to have everything. He did not have a close relationship to his children.
Boys: My husband and I have just made an offer to purchase a home and when we wrote the offer, we found out it must be approved by the court. The Realtor used the word "probate." Our Realtor could not give a clear picture of what's going on or what is going to happen. Can you Real Estate Boys come to the rescue and explain what in the world we've gotten ourselves into with this purchase?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose for the second straight week amid some signs of economic strength. Still rates remain near historically low levels.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales and prices were fairly flat in October compared to September, but other figures indicate a market that is slowly regaining its health after a yearslong slump, a research firm reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly last week but remained near historically low levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted strong earnings for the July-September period as the housing market continued to recover. The gains will enable the mortgage giants to finish repaying their taxpayer aid or come close to doing so five years after they were rescued by the government.
Every holiday party is as individual as the hosts and interesting as the guests. Yet whether you plan a sophisticated dinner party or an afternoon buffet, all parties do have one thing in common: the need for entertaining space.
Homeowners will pay 13 percent more this year to heat their homes with natural gas, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.
Q: I haven't noticed this issue in your column. My neighbor's townhouse smells! When she has her windows or doors open, the odor is so overwhelming that I am unable to be outside or even have my windows open. This past summer, the smell was even drawn in by the air conditioner. I've had guests suddenly cover their nose and comment on the smell so, it's not my imagination.
Many triggers can affect our moods. From sights to sounds to smells - it's a sensory experience that we don't seem to have much control over. Or so we used to think. But with more research being done on exactly how these elements might affect our stress or happiness levels, we now have better insight on how to enhance our mood. This is good news for those looking to make home improvements.
When looking to transform your home, elements such as doors, ceilings and trim are perfect places to add color. These architectural details can create a wow factor with well-placed splashes of color.
Hey Real Estate Boys; This should be a quick and easy question for you boys. Sometime in April or March the market picked up, as you both reported, and we seemed to have a resurgent market all of a sudden. Well, the end of the summer, say July, I saw signs sitting a lot longer in front yards. Then looking at the closed sales in another newspaper, the sales seemed to have dropped or stopped ...