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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of January 25, 2016

 
     
 
Feature

Mortgage access improves for racial minorities

Racial disparities in mortgage financing are on the decline.

 
 
     
 

Poll  Vote on it

Within the past year, have you assisted an international client in buying or selling real estate?

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Rent increase slows in Q4 2015

See what's slowing steep rent increases throughout California.

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Do pre-eminent domain surveying actions constitute a taking of property entitling the owner to compensation?

A California court of appeals weighs in.

 
 
     
 
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Market Trends

ARM rates linger near their bottom

Average mortgage rates showed little movement in December 2015.

 
 
     
 
LEgal Aspects

Is a recorded grant deed necessary to prove title to a property?

Get the ruling here.

 
 
     
 
Poll  Video

Top 5 home improvements with the highest resale value

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: New agent in your neighborhood

Introduce yourself to the neighborhood with this printable flier.

 
 
     
 
Market Trends

Jobs move real estate

California job numbers continued to rise in December 2015.

 
     
 
Poll  online forum

Discuss your opinions and ask questions about all things related to California real estate. Join the conversation with other agents on our online forum here!

 
 
     
 
Marketing

Client Q&A: How do I determine how much home I can afford?

A response to client questions about qualifying for mortgage financing.

 
     
 
Market Trends

Today’s consumer price index change: tomorrow’s residential rents

The CPI rose in December 2015 from the prior year.

 
 
     
 
Marketing

Client Q&A: What’s the difference between buying a condo and a free-standing single family residence (SFR)?

Help your clients understand how condos differ from SFRs.

 
 
     
 
Poll  Featured Comment

"Solar energy is a good thing, however, the contractual side of the issue contains too many tricks and traps for the consumer to fall into if not fully understood. I don’t understand why anyone would put themselves into a twenty (20) year financial trap; especially when the house is up for sale and a quasi lien is placed on the house. Many of these contracts are too complex. Wisdom dictates if something is too complex with vague ambiguous language — leave it alone. I cannot handle deception."

- Cleo, on All about solar leases