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Eight of the top ten fastest-moving housing markets are located in California, according to a recent report by Trulia.

The report shows the share of homes sold within 60 days of their list date are:

  • 74% in San Francisco;
  • 70% in San Jose;
  • 70% in Oakland;
  • 67% in San Diego;
  • 59% in Orange County;
  • 58% in Sacramento;
  • 57% in Los Angeles; and
  • 57% in Ventura.

Today, each of these local markets has more homes selling within 60 days than one year ago. San Diego experienced the biggest jump from 56% sold within 60 days of listing last year to 67% today. In other words, California’s swiftly moving housing market is only moving faster.   (Read More)

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The Wells Fargo LIFT Programs

Apply for $15,000 in down payment assistance1

Upcoming events in your area may help make homeownership a real possibility

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The HomeLIFTSM, NeighborhoodLIFT®, and CityLIFT® Programs

To support sustainable homeownership and advance neighborhood stability, the Wells Fargo LIFT programs look to the future by delivering down payment assistance and financial education to homebuyers in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations.

Money may still be available for down payment assistance in your area. Look for your city or neighborhood today. Check Cities

Find information and support at every turn

  • Get help with your down payment. Apply for $15,000 in down payment assistance per qualified loan from local nonprofit groups, when the program is available in your area.1
  • Find out if you’re ready to buy a home. Financial education is available to help buyers prepare for homeownership.
  • Picture yourself at home. Special events will showcase homes for sale in your area.

Global forces make themselves at home 

Given California’s enormous size — both geographically and economically — it’s a real player in the global economy. In fact, it has the largest gross domestic product (GDP) of any other state, and the ninth largest GDP in the world.

How does California real estate fit into this global puzzle? Most home sales are actually excluded from GDP measures, as only new home sales are included in GDP. However, a large portion of the state’s wealth is held in the housing market, and it’s not just U.S. citizens who want to get into California real estate.    (Read More)

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

 

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We love our community here in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley.  There is exciting news, today we launched our new web site!  Come check it out you can find that perfect home you have been looking for, or follow our blog to find things like cooking and cleaning tips to market analysis.    We are here for all your real estate needs.   Also, a big thank you to Scott McDonald of Monster Studio Designs, for designing this web site.

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Sustainable sensibility

By industry definition, Jeff King is a contractor specializing in sustainable building, but he’ll be the first to warn you against the G-word. “Green has become so overused a lot of people don’t take it seriously,” says King, who became a certified green builder in 2004. So he reframed the conversation, telling his clients about the health benefits of cleaner air from zero-VOC paints, the dollars saved by radiant-heat flooring, and the durability of Caesarstone countertops—all choices that happen to be environmentally friendly.

Smart design

Of course, green design was a given when he and his wife, Margot Beall, started remodeling the San Francisco Edwardian they share with their kids. It needed a kitchen update, a family room, and a more open layout. “I wanted to be able to cook in the kitchen while watching the kids in the backyard and family room,” says Beall. “I envisioned them doing homework at the breakfast table.”

But first, they had to make room for it. An 11½-foot addition to the back of the house let them lengthen the galley kitchen. They also gained a modest family room that opens directly to the backyard, and a master suite with a deck and rooftop garden on the top level. Behind the scenes, King reworked the home’s infrastructure for maximum energy efficiency.

Even better than the extra square footage is the sense of openness. Airtight and long-lasting aluminum-clad windows now span the back façade, providing views of the yard from almost anywhere on the lower level. Now that’s genius.

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Whip your yard into shape. When you’re selling in the spring, you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won’t be affected if a late cold spell hits. Or, invest in silk flowers for a touch of color that you don’t have to worry about watering.

Do some spring cleaning. It’s natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring, so scrub away! A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.

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