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Manteca program conserves water, energy

The Manteca City Council has launched the HERO Property assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.

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Fastest rising rents in US? Try Jackson, Mississippi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 8:38 p.m. | | Fastest rising rents in US?  Try Jackson, Mississippi Comments 0 Comments
Open the door to fresh air

Open the door to fresh air

For homeowners who enjoy spending time outside, the doorway is an important architectural element that blends style and function to connect indoor and outdoor spaces. 

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Questions about using a reverse mortgage

Q: What is your opinion about a reverse mortgage? We are in our late 60s, have a small savings and an acceptable pension. Our home is free and clear and is worth approximately $400,000. We have seen some famous people raving about the concept on television, but we have some concerns whether this is right for us. Clara.

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Putting farm, water use in perspective

Hey Real Estate Boys; We read your article last week on the water situation here in the Valley. While I agree with you that it’s not a government conspiracy, there really is a drought and we all need to be aware of wasting water. I do take offense that farmers seem to feel they are entitled to just open gates and flood their fields and not cut back like the government is asking of us. If I read correctly, we’ve been asked to cut back 30% maybe more, maybe a little less. As I drive around I see ...

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Average 30-year rate edges up to 4.02%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed this week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Average 30-year rate edges up to 4.02% Comments 0 Comments
Simple home safety  improvement steps

Simple home safety improvement steps

Renovating a house can be a tough job. With so many details to consider, just knowing where to begin can be a challenge. But one consideration homeowners shouldn’t skip is safety. 

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Simple home safety  improvement steps Comments 0 Comments
Brisk sales  at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

Brisk sales at Atherton means model homes are now for sale

By DENNIS WYATT

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Brisk sales  at Atherton means model homes are now for sale Comments 0 Comments
‘THE ADDRESS’

‘THE ADDRESS’

Here’s an interesting tidbit: Fifty percent of the home buyers at River Islands at Lathrop are coming from Mountain House and Tracy,

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Floor your house with design twists

Hardwood flooring brings enduring beauty, charm and value to a home. Not content to keep a good thing underfoot, inspired homeowners are now finding new and creative locations to use it for a dramatic effect.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 8:16 p.m. | | Floor your house  with design twists Comments 0 Comments


Is your money going out of the windows?

One of the largest contributors to a home’s energy efficiency is its windows. Energy-efficient windows can lower your energy costs and increase your home’s comfort while reducing your carbon footprint and increasing your home’s value.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 8:16 p.m. | | Is your money going  out of the windows?   Comments 0 Comments


California home sales rise; median price tops $400,000

IRVINE (AP) — California home sales continued their year-over-year rise last month as the state recovers from its housing slump. The median price of homes hit $401,000 statewide and $650,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area, a real estate research firm reported Thursday.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 8:15 p.m. | | California home sales rise; median  price tops $400,000 Comments 0 Comments


Kitchen designer tells all

When remodeling your kitchen, it can be tricky to know where to start. Certified Kitchen Designer MaryJo Camp has been there, in more ways than one. As a designer certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Camp has designed thousands of kitchens in her 35-year career – including her own. With a newfound personal understanding of remodeling challenges, Camp has pulled together her top tips for a successful kitchen revamp.

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Average rate on 30-year loan drops to 4%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates eased this week after hitting their highest levels this year in the previous week.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 8:14 p.m. | | Average rate on 30-year loan drops to 4%  Comments 0 Comments

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