Pleasanton Mortgage Rate News- August 5, 2013

The past week brought encouraging economic news from several sources causing pressure on Pleasanton mortgage rates. The FOMC statement indicated that the Federal Reserve has not set a date for rolling back its quantitative easing or "Tapering" program and ADP reported more private sector jobs … [Read more...]

Pending Bay Area Home Sales Point to Spring Sellers Market

Pending Bay Area Home Sales Point to Spring Sellers Market

The Pleasanton housing market appears headed for a strong spring season. After a brief setback in December, the National Pending Home Sales Index resumed its climb in January, posting a 2 percent gain over the month prior. Inventory and Days on Market Numbers Low The data puts pressure on … [Read more...]

Boost Your Credit Score Before Your Pleasanton Home Purchase

Credit scores play a huge role in today's mortgage market -- larger than at any time in recent history. Blame it on the high default rates of the last half-decade. Lenders are reserving their lowest rates for the customers most likely to make on-time repayments and are implementing loan level … [Read more...]

Inventory Down to 1 Month- Existing Home Sales Approach Bull Market Territory

Inventory Down to 1 Month- Existing Home Sales Approach Bull Market Territory

The housing market finished 2011 with strength, and is carrying measurable momentum into 2012. According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, December's Existing Home Sales climbed by 120,00 units overall from the month prior on its way to … [Read more...]

New Home Sales Approach Bull Market Territory- Pleasanton Home Buyers Act Now

New Home Sales Approach Bull Market Territory- Pleasanton Home Buyers Act Now

New home inventory is approaching bull market territory. According to the Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold rose 2 percent in November. On a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, home buyers bought 315,000 newly-built homes last month. November New Home Sales November's New Home … [Read more...]

Taking the Plunge: First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Taking the Plunge: First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Every time I go to a social gathering these days (from BBQ's to weddings to birthdays) two life-changing events keep popping up: having babies and buying a home. Sure, having kids and nesting into a home are nothing new under the sun, but in the Bay Area with home prices and cost of living the way … [Read more...]

Bay Area FHA loans drive the purchase market with City First Time Home Buyer Programs

FHA loans will be the primary financing tool used in 2009 along with city funded Down Payment Assistance Programs (DAPs). With seller funded down payment programs not available such as Nehemiah city DAP's will be the driving force in 2009 for closing cost assistance or down payment help.  FHA can be … [Read more...]

Castleview Estates Press Release- Pleasanton first to provide 100% Self Sustained Community

In an effort to finance and promote Green sustainable homes in the Bay Area I would like to share with you Castleview Estates. I will bring you information as it is released on this 100% self sufficient community in Pleasanton. If you or anyone you may know is looking for Green Real Estate in the … [Read more...]

Castleview Estates, Green Homes First to be 100% Self Sufficient Community in Pleasanton-

Castleview Estates, Green Homes First to be 100% Self Sufficient Community in Pleasanton-

Castleview Estates are touting itself the first 100% green self sufficient development in the United States. The 52-acre development will be a national model as an Ag/City development. Water treated from the residential homes will be treated to support the agriculture irrigating the alfalfa intern … [Read more...]

Pleasanton, Livermore Homes get a Solar Boost-

Pleasanton and Livermore, CA are working together to increase the amount of solar homes in these two cities. July 1st will kick off the "Solar Cities Program" that will help residents install solar power to their residential homes. The cities approach is to be able to supply a one stop shop; a place … [Read more...]