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Location, amenities & value for $189K

You want a newer home with all the architectural touches but not a Mellos-Roos tax?

May 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tax credit helps stabilize Manteca home prices

The clock is running out on $8,000 in free money.

May 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Ready to move in for $267K

The best value on the resale market today in Manteca?

May 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Interactive real estate seminar for troubled homeowners this Saturday in Modesto

Manteca Realtor Christine Papworth – "the Real Estate Doctor" – is hosting a free hands-on interactive seminar for members of the public facing mortgage dilemmas at 1 p.m. Saturday at 1401 F Street in Modesto.

May 15, 2009 | | HOME SCENE


The proverbial light at tunnel’s end?

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.

May 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


USDA: Zero down loans for buyers

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.

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


201 homes available & dropping

"There's nothing out there."

May 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


California contemporary living

RIPON - It's a home worthy of a cover spread in Sunset Magazine.

April 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Some advice on tricky short sale process

Sometimes I feel like I am living in the real estate twilight zone, you know?

April 03, 2009 | By CHRISTINE PAPWORTH The Central Valley’s Real Estate Doctor! | HOME SCENE


Big home, big pluses, big value

It is one of the biggest bargains in Manteca when it comes to getting more home per dollar.

March 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Are you still waiting for the government?

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.

March 27, 2009 | By DEBORAH ROMERO Ability Mortgage loan office | HOME SCENE


New heights with Summit Collection

What does it take to jump start serious interest in new housing in Manteca?

March 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Inventory dips below 300 homes for 1st time in three years

It is definitely a trend.

March 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


A unique home & neighborhood

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.

March 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Condos drop from $220K down to $60K

Thirty months ago the Cherry Lane Apartments condo conversion was being billed as the most affordable housing option for buyers in Manteca.

March 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


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Backyard projects to help create treasured sanctuary

You love the days when you can go home from work, open the windows and enjoy dinner out on the deck. And it sure isn't hard to rise early on those sunny weekend days to spend all day in the backyard. Those days are here, and it's time to get outside to spend time with the grill, the garden and the deck.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home renovation starts with good planning, good insurance

The United States is a country of renovators and remodelers, judging from the steady growth of home improvement projects across the nation in recent years.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


5 hot ways to update your home with wood

Wood may be known for its timeless visual appeal, but there's nothing static about the way people showcase it in American homes. Designers, homeowners and DIYers are re-discovering the warmth and beauty of wood. From inventive new uses to re-interpretations of existing styles, they're finding creative ways to use wood throughout the home.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Contracts to buy homes rise in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


4 steps for garage organization

Organizing the garage may be one of the most feared tasks in household history. According to a recent Gladiator GarageWorks survey, nearly three out of four households can only park one car in their two-car garage, illustrating the need for a serious garage intervention.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Average home price gains slows in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June - a cooldown that could continue for several more months.

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Room-to-room home additions

Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms

August 29, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


UNDER $230,000

The under $230,000 market when it comes to nicer resale homes is almost history once again in Manteca.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Overcome challenges with raised beds and planters

Small yards, city dwelling or soil that's sandy, rocky or full of clay - it seems no obstacles can keep Americans from the joys of gardening. More than 78 million U.S. households grow gardens, according to the Garden Writers Association Foundation, and many of them don't have optimal conditions to plant their gardens in the ground. When space constraints or soil conditions make traditional gardens impossible or inconvenient, gardeners turn to raised beds and planter boxes to grow the vegetables, herbs and flowers they crave.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Decor through the decades: Kitchen, bath design evolves

Remember when brass fixtures and mauve countertops were all the rage in kitchen design? How about the days of shag carpet (yes, in the bathroom) and avocado tile? Fortunately, those particular trends have come and gone. And, whether you embraced them or not, they did have an influence on the space you live in right now. Take a look through the decades to see how decor styles have evolved into the modern kitchens and bathrooms of today.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Improvements boost safety, comfort and value of home

Home improvement season is in full swing, and homeowners across the country are deciding which projects to tackle this year. By taking a strategic approach to selecting home improvements, you can go beyond adding value to your property - you can also boost your comfort and safety as well.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Housing recovery picking up steam

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home renovation starts with good planning, good insurance

The United States is a country of renovators and remodelers, judging from the steady growth of home improvement projects across the nation in recent years.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Average 30-year rate on fixed rate mortgage at 4.10 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.

August 22, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


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