Monthly Archives: August 2014

Current Mortgage Rates – 8/29/14

30 Year Conforming Fixed 4.1250%            0  point   5/1 Conforming ARM 3.250%               0  point   30 Yr Agency Jumbo Fixed 4.250%                  0  point   5/1  Agency Jumbo ARM 3.125 %              0  point (WOW,LOOK AT THAT RATE!)   30 Year Jumbo

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update by County

Bay Area’s Soaring Home Prices Finally Leveling Off   After two straight years of soaring home prices, Bay Area homebuyers may finally be getting a little relief. While prices are still rising in most areas, the rate of increase has

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The Pool Conundrum: Saline vs. Chlorine vs. Natural

The Pool Conundrum: Saline vs. Chlorine vs. Natural Once upon a time, the mere mention of a swimming pool brought a clear image to our minds: it consisted of sparkling, blue water and that unmistakable scent of bleach—or chlorine, to

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Secret Getaways for Labor Day

Secret Getaways for Labor Day For many of us, Labor Day is that special treat of a long weekend that hits just as the grind of the new school year is starting to get to us, providing a welcome respite

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Extraordinary Home of the Week: Big Sur Wonder

Just thought I would share a beautiful house in Big Sur, CA “Big Sur’s dramatic vistas entrance residents and day-trippers alike. In 1912 or so, watercolorist Francis McComas described the landscape as the “greatest meeting of land and water in

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Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

  As we move through the heart of summer, many Bay Area residents are enjoying their annual vacation trips to the lake, the mountains, the coast or perhaps tropical locales like Hawaii or Mexico. Relaxing in such a beautiful setting

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Bay Area Market Update

Bay Area Luxury Home Sales Hit Record High A new report this week confirmed what we all suspected in the local real estate industry: The Bay Area’s luxury housing market is red hot. Million-dollar home sales last quarter set a

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