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Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

$439,000, 2Bd/2Ba Condo, 1159 sqft. Carol Thornberry, BRE# 01382406 | REeBroker, Inc./Thornberry Team | 510-569-5439thornberryteam@sbcglobal.net | 22739 Watkins St, Hayward, CA 94541 Downtown City Living 2Bd/2Ba Condo $439,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 1159 sqft. Bedrooms 2 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Floors 2 Parking 2 Garage Laundry In Unit HOA/Maint $245 Virtual Tour www.tourfactory.c… Website www.thornberrytea… DESCRIPTION OPEN HOUSE – Aug. 8 & Aug 9 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM OPEN HOUSE AUG 8 & AUG 9, 1 – 4...

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6 MYTHS ABOUT CREDIT SCORES

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Bay Area Housing Statistics, Blog, Credit Myths, East Bay Buyers Guilde, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to credit reports and FICO scores, there is a lot of confusion about what impacts one’s ability to open a credit card, finance a car or purchase a home. MYTH 1 – YOUR CREDIT SCORE DROPS IF YOU CHECK YOUR OWN CREDIT TRUTH: Viewing your credit report counts only as a “soft inquiry” and doesn’t change the score. “Hard Inquiries” by a lender or credit, though, can slightly lower your credit score. MYTH 2 – YOU SHOULD CLOSE OLD OR INACTIVE ACCOUNTS TO HELP YOUR CREDIT SCORE TRUTH:...

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THE STUDENT LOAN OBSTACLE

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Bay Area Housing Statistics, Blog, East Bay Buyers Guilde, Homedowner Tips, Housing Outlook | 0 comments

THE STUDENT LOAN OBSTACLE

The majority of adults say that owning a home is either the “most important” or a “very important” part of the American Dream. However, the burden of student loan debt and a tight lending environment appear to be working against many potential home buyers. 1 OUT of 4 AMERICANS Knows someone who has delayed buying a home because of student loan debt. POTENTIAL OBSTACLES PREVENTING HOME OWNERSHIP 17% – Student Loan Debt 14% – Lack of a Down Payment 13% – Ability to Purchase a Home in a Preferred Neighborhood 11% – Lack...

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California Real Estate Investor Update

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Bay Area Housing Statistics, Blog, Housing Outlook, Interest Rates | 0 comments

California Real Estate Investor Update

•The 2015 Investor Survey from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® found 21 percent of investors purchased in multifamily properties in the past year, up from 19 percent in 2014 and 14 percent in 2013. •Eighty percent of the transactions were non-distressed, up from 70 percent in 2014, reflecting the recovering housing market. •Additionally, consistent with investors purchasing more equity and multifamily properties, the median sales price increased to $375,000 in 2015, up from $320,000 in 2014 and $292,000 in...

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Bay Area Housing Statistics – Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Bay Area Housing Statistics, Blog, Housing Outlook | 0 comments

Hayward: Condominiums & Townhomes March 2015 Market Activity Summary: ● Inventory: 99 units were listed for sale as of the last day of March – approximately 1 month of inventory. ● Sales Activity: 61 single-family attached units were sold during March. ● Median Sales Price: $316,000 during March. ● Days-on-Market (DOM) year-to-date is approximately 14 days. Average sales price was 105.33% of the average list price during March. Hayward: Detached Single-Family Homes March 2015 Market Activity Summary: ● Inventory: 21 units were...

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Bay Area Housing Statistics – Newark, Fremont, Union City

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Bay Area Housing Statistics, Blog, Housing Outlook | 0 comments

Newark: Condominiums & Townhomes March 2015 Market Activity Summary: ● Inventory: 5 units were listed for sale as of the last day of March – approximately 1 month of inventory. ● Sales Activity: 5 single-family attached units were sold during March. ● Median Sales Price: $433,000 during March. ● Days-on-Market (DOM) year-to-date is approximately 20 days. Average sales price was 106.65% of the average list price during March. Newark: Detached Single-Family Homes March 2015 Market Activity Summary: ● Inventory: 21 units were listed...

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Is a Rate Increase in our Future? Maybe – Maybe Not.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog, Housing Outlook, Interest Rates | 0 comments

Have the odds of a June rate increase by the Federal Reserve gone up? Probably, however, look below the headline numbers and there are plenty of reasons the Fed may want to hold off on hiking rates until later in the year: • Growth in factory orders fell for the 6th straight month in January, which is the longest stretch since start of the Great Recession. Export orders are contracting. • The unemployment rate declined, but total workforce participation fell as more Americans dropped out of the labor force. And wage growth remains sluggish....

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Water Saving Tips

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Hayward Neighborhoods, Homedowner Tips, Water Saving Tips | 0 comments

Water Saving Tips

The East Bay Municipal Utilities District reminds East Bay residents and businesses that water is too precious to waste. Until further notice, all EBMUD customers are required to: Limit watering of outdoor landscapes to two times per week maximum and prevent excess runoff. Use only hoses with shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles. Use a broom or air blower, not water, to clean hard surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks, except as needed for health and safety purposes. Turn off any fountain or decorative water feature unless the water is...

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Hayward Hills Family Friendly Neighborhoods

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Hayward Home News, Hayward Homes for Sale News, Hayward Neighborhoods | 0 comments

The Hayward Hills has always been one of the most desirable areas to live in Hayward. It’s like living in the country, but with the convenience of being only minutes from downtown Hayward. Lots of trees and open space. Single family homes for sale in the Hayward hills range in price from $254,000 to over $1,000,000. Some have views all the way to San Francisco. The Hayward Hills is a fantastic place to raise a family. There are parks, hiking and bicycling trails and a championship golf course. Plenty of fun places for families to explore....

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Ramifications of Foreclosure in the Bay Area

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Castro Valley Home News, Castro Valley Homes for Sale, East Bay Buyers Guilde, Foreclosure in California, Hayward Homes for Sale News | 0 comments

Foreclosure and how it will affect your credit. Can a Lender sue a homeowner for the amount owed if their home goes into foreclosure? Each state has its own rules. California is called a “single action state.” That means that a Lender can either foreclose on the homeowner or they can sue for the full loan amount. Keep in mind that even if the Lender chooses to foreclose, they can still bring a civil lawsuit against the homeowner for a second mortgage or a line of credit. The bottom line is that a foreclosure should not be taken...

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