Friday, July 22, 2016

FRIDAY - hot dogs, cool nights

Dining & Living room

- A Cozy Dublin Condo Full of Smart Storage Ideas
- 10 ways homebuyers can improve credit scores
- NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers
- Who’s leaving California? Not who you think
- Do jobs numbers indicate the strength of California's economy?
- California property taxes show sharp gains, especially in Bay Area
- 14 To-Dos to Make the Most of Summer

Enjoy!

10 ways homebuyers can improve credit scores - Potential home buyers looking to acquire a home loan and make their dream of homeownership a reality can do a lot to ensure their credit scores are in good shape, as buyers will find it easier to get a loan with a few key tips.


NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers - Changes include efforts to make FHA's recertification process "substantially less burdensome," while lowering FHA's current owner-occupancy requirement from 50 percent to 35 percent. The bill also requires FHA to replace existing policy on transfer fees with the less-restrictive model already in place at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Who’s leaving California? Not who you think - the majority of those departing are not the extremely prosperous residents. Rather, of those who left during the latest years for which statistics exist, the vast majority earned less than $30,000 per year. A net total of 469,000 of those leaving possessed no college degree. Given the prevailing levels of rents and home prices in California, it’s easy to see their financial motive in leaving for far lower-priced states like Texas, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.


Do jobs numbers indicate the strength of California's economy? - Not really. These numbers only tell a part of the employment story because they don’t pick up a lot of the structural shifts in our state economy.


California property taxes show sharp gains, especially in Bay Area - County property tax assessors are reporting strong upticks in taxable values for the 2016-17 fiscal year that began July 1. The total, when all the data are reported, will be close to the 6.16 percent gain estimated by Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget staff.


14 To-Dos to Make the Most of Summer - Having an agenda can be a very good thing — like when it involves hammocks, outdoor games and farm-fresh fruit. Some of my favorites:

Santa Ynez

Travis Heights Art Studio

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