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What’s Ahead For Bay Area Mortgage Rates This Week – May 6, 2013

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Bay Area mortgage rates fell last week and approached or reached record low levels. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) fell from 3.40 percent to 3.35 percent. Average rates for a 15-year FRM moved … Continue reading...

Fed Meeting Points To Continuing Low Interest Rates in the Bay Area

Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement indicates the Federal Reserve's commitment to keeping long term interest rates and inflation under control. This should continue a pattern of low interest rates for Bay Area home purchasers … Continue reading...

What’s Ahead For Pleasanton Mortgage Rates This Week – April 29, 2013

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Pleasanton's mortgage rates fell again last week and are again near record lows for your purchase or refinance. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage did achieve a record low of 2.61 percent as compared to … Continue reading...

Existing Home Sales Numbers Show Value Gains Across America- Bay Area Even More

The National Association of REALTORS® released its Existing Home Sales report for March on Monday. The news as we know in the Bay Area is good. Sales dipped from February's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.95 million to 4.92 million existing … Continue reading...

5 Important Questions To Ask Before You Invest In Solar Power For Your Bay Area Home

If you've been considering taking your home in a green direction, April is the perfect month to make an environmentally friendly update. Installing a solar energy system to your Bay Area home may be a very smart way to help the … Continue reading...

What’s Ahead For Pleasanton Mortgage Rates This Week – April 22, 2013

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 Pleasanton Mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week. According to Freddie Mac, the average conforming rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell by two basis points to 3.41 percent as compared to last week's 3.43 percent and 3.90 … Continue reading...

Federal Jobs Report Shows Largest Increase Since 2008- Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report for February on Tuesday, June 9th, 2013. The data was mixed with preliminary figures for all non-farm jobs increasing from 3.62 million jobs in January to 3.93 … Continue reading...

What’s Ahead For Dublin, CA Mortgage Rates This Week – April 8, 2013

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Last week's economic news includes several factors that drove Bay Area mortgage rates lower. The Bank of Japan announced that it would increase its purchase of bonds by $1.4 trillion over the next two years. Japans version of QE but on … Continue reading...

Don’t Get Fooled By Tricky Terms When Purchasing Bay Area Real Estate

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When looking to buy or sell Pleasanton real estate, confusing terminology can leave you feeling somewhat uneasy. From a multitude of numbers to marketing jargon, property listings can provide you with an overwhelming amount of information — and … Continue reading...

Simplified Home Loan Modification Program Recently Announced for Bay Area Home Owners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced a new, streamlined home loan modification program to help Livermore home owners who are behind in their payments or own a home with a mortgage that is under water. The purpose of the … Continue reading...