Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hot Bay Area Housing Market – Also a Hot Media Story Again

As the Bay Area’s housing market continues to heat up once again, it’s catching the attention of the local news media in a big way. In a front-page story in Thursday’s Chronicle entitled Bay Area Home Sales, Prices Surging, reporter

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The Facts: Costs Associated with a Home Loan

Costs Associated with a Home Loan   Closing costs are the actual expenses that the lender incurs in the origination of a new home loan.  I want to review some of the costs you can expect to pay associated with

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Promising Signs for More Improvement in Housing Market in 2013

The housing market, both in the Bay Area and across the country, certainly showed impressive gains in 2012 with sales and median sale prices up in most markets and distressed sales and foreclosures down. In fact, the biggest challenge many

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A Great Look at Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban Home

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, HBO’s ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ focuses on the intertwining lives of two of America’s most legendary icons – writer/adventurer Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn who was a pioneer in every sense of the word. It’s

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