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.
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 ...