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  The library provides a comforting respite amid the stress and pressures of work or just the boredom of one’s daily routine. And so it was with much anticipation that drove a few blocks down to the local Centerville Library, not so much as to seek quiet – since most of the library patrons were ...
Everyone seems to want to take advantage of a “free rent.” That’s actually what happens when you decide you will stop paying your mortgage (for hardship or other reasons), and will wait for the bank to foreclose your home. Realistically, it could take a good six months or more before a foreclosu...
  January 2011 saw Newark’s housing inventory go up to a level that will take 7 months to clear, based on the rate of sales in recent months.   The slowdown in completed sales added to the rise in supply.   Short sales still comprise a big percentage of properties on the market.   Here is the re...
Sellers who delayed listing their homes in December finally made that jump in January, as new listings increased by 50% from the previous month. At the same time, the number of sold homes in January plummeted by nearly 50% to its lowest level in 12 months.   As a result of an increase in new lis...
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, we decided to drive down to San Jose and take a stroll on ritzy Santana Row’s alleys lined up with classy boutiques and fine dining restaurants. Santana Row is an upscale complex that combines high-end shopping with premium real estate. Watch this video tour and see f...
Nobody doubts the fact that short sales take long to close. It’s like saying the Sunday precedes Monday; nobody questions that. So in wanting to present solid data to support this assumption, I collected MLS data and conduct an analysis of the following:   - From the purchase contract date, how ...
  Whenever a property changes hands and a transfer of title is recorded, the county where the property is located will impose what is known as a transfer tax. In a typical home purchase in Alameda County, the seller usually pays for the county transfer tax.   That being said, the purchase contra...
The newest version of Microsoft Excel has not been quite friendly to users like us, and most especially to those who have been well-versed with the older versions of Excel. Creating a line chart is like a discovery game, and the icons that you used to find with ease, are now playing hide and see...
  The trip to DMV in Fremont, CA proved to be a very smooth one, contrary to my expectations. I went there to register my new address (finally!) after learning that DMV’s fine for failing to notify them of an address change within 10 days has increased to a whopping $214! DMV did say that the fi...

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