A $3,200 monthly housing payment on a home bought three years ago in Manteca or Ripon typically would buy a 3,100-square-foot newer tract home with a $560,000 selling price and a 10 percent down loan.
I paid $185,000 for a two bedroom, one bathroom home with 996 square feet some 11 months ago.
Countryside Lane is a place you'd expect to see Steve Douglas and his three sons if the widely popular CBS sitcom was based in the 1980s and not the 1960s.
The best bargains may not be foreclosed homes.
Buying activity is to the point in the Manteca housing market that the available number of resale homes has finally dipped to less than a three month supply for the first time in nearly three years.
What does the median priced home in Manteca cost and look like this week?
It's that dreaded time of the year again, time to start preparing your tax returns. And since 2008 was one of the toughest years in the history of our financial markets, this also may be a time that many of us learn exactly how much of a hit our investments and retirement accounts actually took this year.
The homes along the narrow streets in the 600 blocks of Fir and Pine have served as barometers for housing affordability in Manteca since they were first built in the 1950s.
If you are renting an apartment you may want to give serious thought to buying a home.
Big for the sake of being big isn't better.
Twenty-six existing homes have closed escrow in the first 12 days of 2009 in Manteca.
How did the 2008 resale housing market shape up in Manteca?
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
If you like privacy, a house with ample space that allows you to enjoy the outdoors with minimal upkeep and you're 55 or older you may find the home that meets that criteria in what is arguably Manteca's best kept secret when it comes to neighborhoods - Camellia Gardens.
What is the better value: Three bedrooms, one bathroom with 800 square feet of living space for $855 a month or three bedrooms, two bathrooms with 1,012 with 1,296 square feet of living space for $790 a month?
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. homebuilders lost a little confidence in the housing market this month but remain generally upbeat ahead of the spring home-selling next season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the GOP-controlled House won't take up legislation aimed at neutering a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that is hitting homeowners with big premium hikes.
DEAR BENNY: I am having problems with my mortgage. I fell on some hard times lately and fell behind on my mortgage payments. My mortgage lender has been dragging this out for over a year. I have been set up on two separate trial payments and made them both with no problem. Now my loan has gone into foreclosure. The lender keeps telling me that I am under review. Can you tell me what options I have to try to keep my home? --Hodges
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices rose in December while tight inventories kept a lid on sales, a research firm reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels.
It is costing me just $52 more a month to buy my own home in Manteca when all is said and done than if I was still renting a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at Laurel Glen.
With new home trends emerging, it's an ideal time to collect ideas to inspire your next home improvement plans.
PALO ALTO - Master baths top most homeowners' lists and four in ten will be skipping the tub (43 percent), according to the Winter Houzz Bathroom Remodeling Survey of more than 7,500 Houzz users who are in the midst of, or are planning, a bathroom remodel. Houzz ( www.houzz.com ), the world's leading platform for home remodeling and design.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Another buyer might not have flinched at the idea of demolishing the tiny 1920s house in Lyon Park, with its two bedrooms, single bathroom and basement built for dwarves.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages barely changed this week, hovering near historically low levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices barely rose in November from the previous month and year-over-year gains slowed, reflecting declines in sales in the fall.
(BPT) - While giving a new $900,000 home a thorough going-over, Salt Lake City home inspector Kurt Salomon found a problem under the deck. The builder had cut corners, using the wrong kind of fasteners to secure the deck to the house. Yet, the municipal building official had approved the work.