Location Archives: napa-county

Bay Area Home Prices and Sales Dip in September

The number of Bay Area homes sold in September fell more than what we would seasonally-expect. Prices also declined from August. DataQuick reports: Bay Area home sales dropped more than usual in September compared with August but climbed slightly above the year-ago level thanks to more robust sales above $500,000 this year. For the second […]

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Oh What a Difference a Year Makes

Noticed some insane data today from the California Association of Realtors. Bay Area median home prices have skyrocketed in the last year. And much of the gains came in the last month. Check out the median prices of existing single family home sales in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, […]

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If You Cannot Qualify For The Loan, Don’t Bother With Rate

Consumers shopping for a mortgage typically concentrate on attaining lowest possible interest rate. Rates have risen slightly in recent weeks as a more exuberant stock market has taken shape. Current consensus points to more consumers entering the mortgage market, motivated to take action, as a result. Factors At Work The financial markets, jobs data, and […]

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Bay Area Median Home Price Up 27% In January

Reflecting the tight inventory, high demand, and a changing mix of homes for sale, the median price of a bay area home shot up 27% in January. DataQuick reports: A total of 5,501 new and resale houses and condos were sold in the nine-county Bay Area last month. That was down 28.4 percent from 7,688 […]

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Flippers- Buyers dont sink!

An issue I have run into this week  in Santa Cruz area is that 90 day flip rule. Something to remember. It has come up twice for me this last week. It’s very exciting to find a home that has been renovated and is basically “move-in-ready”. Many homes  have been purchased by investors and then […]

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An eclectic selection of nice (Or interesting) properties

MLS# 20924537. 199 Headlands Close, “The Sea Ranch”  is a .837 acre buildable lot in Sea Ranch with approved plans for a 2 Br 2 Ba home. According to the listing it’s OK’d for a septic system and it’s on city water. The owners paid $78k for it in 2001 and spent money on the […]

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Bay Area Home Sales and Prices Surge in November

Bay Area median home prices and home sales continued to surge in November. DQ News reports: La Jolla, CA.–The Bay Area housing market continued its march toward normalcy in November, with strong sales and rising sale prices fueled by increased demand, strained inventory, record-low mortgage rates and robust investor interest, a real estate information service […]

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