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- 2017 Begins with Spike in Number of Renters Shopping for Homes
- Former Sunnyvale mobile home park to become 108-unit housing project
- BART stations in Milpitas and Berryessa won’t open early after all
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Scammers Target Real Estate Buyers Through Email Schemes - "...the crime is always the same: impersonating someone involved in the transaction by sending emails from their account and provide instructions to wire money, at precisely the moment the client is expecting to make a payment. The Bay Area is particularly vulnerable because it’s a hot market and buyers are doing deals quickly, according to Fuller. “There is this urgency associated with transactions.”
Higher Housing Prices and Tight Inventory Drag Down California Housing Affordability - A minimum annual income of $110,890 was needed to qualify for the purchase of a $553,260 statewide median-priced, existing single-family home in the second quarter of 2017. The monthly payment, including taxes and insurance on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, would be $2,770, assuming a 20 percent down payment and an effective composite interest rate of 4.09 percent. The effective composite interest rate in first-quarter 2017 was 4.36 percent and 3.85 percent in the second quarter of 2016.
2017 Begins with Spike in Number of Renters Shopping for Homes - In a sign that consumers may be shifting preferences from renting to homeownership, an analysis by TransUnion found that 55 percent of those who shopped for a mortgage in Q1 2017 were non-homeowners – most of whom are renters. This is a significant rise from Q1 2016 (50 percent) and Q1 2015 (45 percent).
Former Sunnyvale mobile home park to become 108-unit housing project - The majority of the land was formerly Nick’s Trailer Court, which was purchased in 2014 by Sunnyvale Park LLC and owned by St. Anton Communities Capital. Nick’s was home to mostly low-income families and had 44 mobile homes. The site also includes a duplex that was acquired by the applicant. According to the presentation by St. Anton, affordable unit rents will be from $1,045 for a studio, $1,120 for a one-bedroom, $1,343 for a two-bedroom and $1,552 for a three-bedroom apartment.
BART stations in Milpitas and Berryessa won’t open early after all - The Bay Area Rapid Transit stations in Milpitas and Berryessa are no longer set to open in December, six months ahead of schedule. Instead, they are projected to open as originally planned for passenger service by June 2018, according to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
Decorating Master Class: 10 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them - Didn’t get your decor right the first time around? No problem — you can turn your styling errors into successes. Some of my faves: