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We spend a lot of time focusing on housing prices in the United States – and rightfully so with the roller coaster we’ve seen over the last 10 years.  But I came across some interesting information about real estate prices around the world that I thought you’d get a kick out of.  Is Canada the m...
12/29/2013
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to take a statistician's look into the real estate numbers in our own Placer County, California.     These numbers are compiled from TrendGraphix, Inc. and span September 2012 into November, 2013, and the December information will be tallied and updated soon.  ...
12/29/2013
An unexpected casualty of the mortgage bust and recalibration has emerged – the rental market.  The cost to rent a property is skyrocketing, and at the same time supply is shrinking.  It’s a new problem, as prior to 2008 home ownership levels were at all-time highs, thanks to loosening lending s...
12/29/2013
  A strong economy and jobs.  The economy is thriving in Placer, with a mix of 72% jobs in private industry, 17% government employees, and 10% self-employed and in service industries.  That healthy mix keeps the economy vibrant, with unemployment under 7%, much lower than the state average, and t...
12/07/2013
The holidays are almost here, time to string up the lights, put up the tree, and make your house cozy for your family to enjoy.  It’s definitely not the time to be out looking to buy a home, driving all over town in the cold and the rain when everyone else is drinking eggnog in front of the fire...
12/07/2013
Have you been stuck on hold for an hour when you call a companies’ customer service number, only to get hung up on?  Do you get 10 different answers from 9 different representatives?  Are they lighting fast to take your cash but impossibly slow to help you with any issues?  You’re not alone – wel...
12/07/2013
Our favorite ski resorts a day trip away from Sacramento.   As the leaves change colors and nights grew cold, some of us just turn up the heat, reach for a sweatshirt, and prepare for another chilly, rainy winter in Sacramento. But there are others who rejoice when the thermostat drops, eyeing th...
12/07/2013
Today, news came down that J.P. Morgan Chase, the disgraced Wall Street giant that had its collective fingerprints all over the mortgage and financial collapse of 2008, is set to pay a $12 billion settlement.  The payment is restitution, levied by the US Justice Department, for its illegal missp...
11/22/2013
How much did you pay for the artwork in your home?  $50 for that cityscape print in your living room?  $29 for the Italian-inspired plaque with a wine glass and grapes in your kitchen?  Or even nothing, for the weird painting of clowns and monkeys your mother-in-law made for you, which you have p...
11/22/2013
1781 – The first legitimate commercial bank is founded in America, introducing a new system of banknotes for exchange, government involvement, and decreased liability for bankers, spurning the modern mortgage.  Early 1800’s - Commercial, mutual savings, and property banks expand their role.  Eac...
11/22/2013
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