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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  There's no economic data released today, but the big report to watch for, will be on Friday, which is the CPI.  The last time CPI was reported, then there was a fairly big spike, which the Markets reacted very negatively.  So beware!  The Markets are taking their cues from the weekend's news, which includes recent reports on the the Omicron variant, which may appear to be more mild than past variants.  Also, China's PBOC reduced the reserve requirements for their banks; and Evergrande is coming clean that it may not be able to repay their creditors.  Currently, MBS is currently Down 16bps, as investment dollars leave bonds back to equities today.  Mortgage Rates have worsened slightly from Friday's close.  Yields have jumped up to just under 1.44%.Ple...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sunday: So what are your gas prices looking like in your neighborhood compared to this photo? I heard prices dropped two cents so I ran out and filled up right away:))Check out the final price for the fill up.... not long ago I remember complaining that the same amount of gas cost me $49+ dollars. So there comes a time when we should not complain, but accept that this is 'the good old days':)) on a side note not wanting to age myself but I remember the good old days, when regular gas was 20 cents per gallon and high-test was 25 cents..... the year was 1967:))Just for fun feel free to post your neighborhood Gas Prices and or photos in the comments.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-o...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday Honey Lebkuchen  I've written about our family's decades-long holiday tradition of cookie making, using a recipe passed down from my wife's family for a number of generations. This year our younger daughter and her family (the 2 grandkids are 6+ and 4) visited for Thanksgiving. I mixed the dough on Wednesday (it stays refrigerated for days without a problem) and Saturday was the big day.  It's a several hour project typically, especially with kids involved, and this year yielded around 17 dozen cookies, in the traditional diamond shapes along with the kids using cookie cutters for other shapes - angels, snowflakes, snowmen and more. The photo was taken from the upstairs landing but I couldn't quite get the entire table-full - you get the idea! 
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Turlock Ca Home Sales By Zip Codes- November 2021 The sales figures for Turlock California for November 2021 are in.  The totals below are for single family homes sold in Turlock. November Zip Code # of Sales Median Sales Price Average % of List Price Average Days on Market Average # of Offers 2020 95380 22 $377,750 99.53 % 25 2.5 2021 95380 35 $405,000 97.91 % 22 2.4 2020 95382 36 $432,500 99.09 % 18 3.7 2021 95382 50 $482,450 98.80 % 19 2.3  The total number of sales for November 2021 (85)  was significantly higher than November 2020 (58).  Both zip codes had more sales in 2021.  This has not happened in a long time. The median price of homes in both zip codes was up with both zip codes showing substantial increases. The average days on the market were just slightly down in both zip ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for November 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, with some changes from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports typically speak in general terms, and therefore do not reflect the local Carlsbad housing market conditions. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make well-informed purchase and/or sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 132 homes sold in Carlsbad in November (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), ...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Abalone Cove Beach Views & TipsAbalone Cove beach is located on the southwest portion of rancho palos verdes on the palos verdes peninsula. This 1.1 mile out-and-back hike whose path seems straightforward, but here are 9 "things I wish I'd known" before visiting: Abalone cove beach and its hiking trails feature rugged hills with coastal vegetation and wild flowers and is good for most skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Let’s get to our numbered tips:1. PARKING: There is a paid parking lot. The first 30 minutes are not charged, and then it's $2 an hour. If you're wanting the steps and watching the budget, there is street parking near the fire station that is west of abalone cove.2. CLOSURES: There is a hiking trail that can be closed...
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In Oakland, you'll find something for everyone's interest. There are numerous advantages to coming to this thriving metropolis, which has a population of more than 400,000 people. Summers are warm, and the cost of living is significantly less than in other regions of the Bay Area. The city of Oakland in California indeed has a wide range of neighborhoods. Most importantly, in 2021, it will be one of the most sought-after places to live and work because of its diverse culture and booming economic landscape. You'll meet people from all walks of life and enjoy some of the best food in the city.Despite the fact that it is an exciting area to live and work in, it can be daunting if you aren't prepared. If you are used to living in a big metropolis, you'll feel perfectly at home in the city's...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?  Cardiff Home Sales for November 2021 It’s essential for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate, up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to make educated buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Local market conditions impact buying and selling in several ways, including inventory, pricing, competition, and time on market. You should understand how these market conditions can affect your buying and/or selling decisions. Let’s talk! Read More About Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CAWant to Live in a Musical Community? Try the Composer District in Cardiff, CA Here’s a summary of ...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
 New Year’s Eve Party Friday, December 31st at 7:30 PM Eagle Ridge Clubhouse -2951 Club Drive  Details* Cocktail attire* DJ & Dancing* Photo Booth* Sparklers* Food includes appetizers, buffet dinner & dessert  •Beverages include non-alcoholic drinks, wine w/ meal service & champagne to toast(Guests may bring their own wine; however, they are responsible for corkage fees) Limited tickets are available to purchase for $125.00 each. Checks can be made out to Eagle Ridge HOA and dropped off with along with the form at the gate house. Questions: community@eagleridgehoa.us
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Divorce is an unfortunate occurrence, yet it has become common in our culture.  Among the most prominent demographics to experience divorce are senior citizens.  There are even nicknames such as "Gray Divorce" and "Silver Splitters" to describe the dissolution of marriages amongst this population.  Did you know that a Reverse Mortgage may be a perfect solution to help Divorcing Seniors who are seeking an Equity Buyout?  Below is a sample case study of a divorcing couple we recently assisted: Husband (70 years old) & Wife (67 years old) decided to get divorced.  The marital home ("Property A") was owned free & clear (there was no mortgage balance left against this property) and had a present market value of $400,000.  The goal was for the wife to retain ownership & occupancy of "Property...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
What sold in Ceres Ca - November 2021The sales figures for Ceres Ca for November 2021 are in.  The totals below are for single family homes sold in Ceres. November # of sales Median Sale Price Average % of List Price Avg. Days on Market Average # of Offers 2020 25 $370,000 99.44% 12 2.7 2021 22 $402,000 98.44% 20 3.0  The lowest price home sold in Ceres during November 2021 was $198,000.    The highest price home sold in Ceres during November 2021 was $855,000 The number of total sales for November 2021 was down slightly over November 2020.  The median price was up considerably again this month.  The number of days on the market took a big jump this year.  The average number of offers received per listing in November 2021 was slightly more than what seller's received in November 2020.  ...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is the Big Jobs data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)!  We'll start with the Average Earnings (MoM) for November, which rose 0.3%; while the Average Work Week increased by 0.1 to 34.8 hrs/week.  The Non-Farm Payrolls came in at 210k, which was WAY below it's forecast of 550k.  However, it's Unemployment Rate dropped from 4.6% in October to 4.2%.  Meanwhile, Factory Orders increased 1.0% in October; and the ISM Non-Manufacturing (Services sector) jumped up  to 69.1 (anything above 50 is expansion).  The Markets showed a lot of Uncertainty early in trading, as they didn't know how to respond to a low Jobs number, but also see a lower Unemployment number.  Currently, Stocks are selling.  Investors are concerned at the timing of the Fed's abr...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Discover Tradition Golf Club Homes, La Quinta CA Real Estate. Located in beautiful La Quinta, the stunning 746-acre golf community with lush green landscaping is rated as one of America’s top 100 golf communities (#23) by Travel and Leisure magazine.  This iconic community of Spanish and Mediterranian-style architecture encompasses elegance, comfort, and luxury from the moment you enter the private gates. Whether you desire to build your own home or purchase one of the gorgeous existing homes, The Tradition is the perfect location -  adorned with panoramic mountain and golf course views.Golf Members have unlimited access to the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship course and 9-hole short course, golf practice facilities, clubhouse, fitness center & spa, bocce ball, and all dining...
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By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Yountville Weekly Real Estate Updatefor all Yountville listings current available, go to Yountville Real Estate for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                  3, medium price $1,69500, average days on market 63sold in last 6 months       22 medium price $1,107,500, average days on market  83Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS and/or Napa CountyRealist tax records, accuracy is not guaranteed nor has been verifiedStats for last 7 daysnew listings 0, price reductions 0, sale pendings 0, solds 1New Listings nonePrice Reductions noneSale Pendings noneSolds2006 Webber Ave, $1,900,000, 4 br 2 ba, 1,329 sf, .13 acre lotSince there were no other changes here, I have featured here the only single family home for sale in Town. There is one condo!! 1918 Oak Ci...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
In Oakland, California, the microclimate is about 10 degrees warmer than San Francisco, making it a fascinating city feature. It is also worth noting that Oakland, California, has an excellent plan for those who are looking to buy their first home.There is fierce competition to buy the home of your dreams in this market, even though affordable does not necessarily mean cheap. That's why considering working with an experienced real estate agent and being prepared to seal the deal are essential first steps. Especially if you're a first-time homebuyer, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Oakland's unique characteristics.Top 3 Peculiar Factors for Owning a Home in OaklandWhen looking to buy a house in Oakland, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. A few of the mos...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
                     I believe I can do anything.I am limited only by my own beliefs, and I believe I can do anything. What one person can do, another can do too.I know that anything worth getting in life takes hard work and perseverance. However, I can make such tasks look easy because I have an excellent work ethic. I think that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well, so I naturally work hard at it.When I focus on positive thoughts, everything seems to fall into place.I remind myself of my amazing feats and realize that I am immensely capable. I possess unique talents that the world desperately needs to see, and I am willing to share them.I look forward to achieving even more. My future is headed in a positive direction. I am so excited to see where I end up.I am pushing ...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Don Pedro Park Neighborhood - Ceres Ca Here's the latest update on the Don Pedro Park Neighborhood in Ceres Ca.  This neighborhood is in the southwest part of Ceres Ca in the 95307 zip code.  This neighborhood is an established area of Ceres consisting of mostly single family homes.   The statistics below are for single family homes in the Don Pedro Park Neighborhood of Ceres Ca. Active Listings Address Beds/Baths Square Feet Price 3925 Harvestwood Cir. 3/2 1270 $399,000 1412 Hackett Rd. 3/2 1517 $420,000                 There are currently only 2 active listings available in the Don Pedro Park Neighborhood.  There were two closing each in October and November 2021 and one so far in December.  Pending Listings Address Bed/Bath Sq. Ft. Price Offers 1705 Don Pedro Rd. 4/2 1961 $399,777 4 ...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The Initial Jobless Claims rose back above the 200k level after (it was reported at 194k last week), which 222k applied for first time benefits last week.  Some good news, lies with the Challenger Layoff (announced layoffs), which dropped by nearly 8 million; and the Continuing Claims dropped below 2 million.  Tomorrow will be the BLS' Jobs data, which we'll see the  Non Farm Payrolls and Unemployment Rate.  Stocks are in positive territory today after a few days of beat downs.  As the old adage goes, buy on the dip!  There are a few Fed Members speaking today.  We already know that the Fed wants to taper faster, so they can raise rates sooner to stave off inflation.  Also, they're watching to see if any new lock downs will occur, as it was reported y...
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By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
St Helena Weekly Real Estate UpdateTo see all St Helena real estate currently for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                 41,  medium price $2,750,000, average days on market  101current sale pendings       7,  medium price $1,395,000, average days on market  101sold in last 6 months       67,  medium price $2,050,000, average days on market   81Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS and/or Napa County Realist tax records, accuracy is not guaranteed nor has been verifiedStats for last 7 daysnew listings 2, price reductions 0, sale pendings 1, solds 0New Listings 1330 Mountain View Avenue, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (MLS # 321108633)(all data current as of 12/2/2021) Price $889,000 Beds 3 Baths 1 Bath Home size 972 sqft Lot Size 8,765 sqft   Cottage home...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
When life throws me for a loop, I step back and give myself time to recover. Renewal is a formidable source of positive energy.I listen to cues from my body to know when to take a break. When aloofness starts to set in, I know that it is time to focus on other things. Balance is important to my overall success in life.Making time for that balance is one way for me to recharge. I switch between work and social interaction when I feel my energy waning.Spending time with the people I love gives me an intense jolt of positivity. My special people serve as the boost that pushes me towards challenging goals.Recharging means focusing on things that stimulate my mood. Cooking something delicious gives me a feeling of blissful satisfaction.I enjoy cooking for myself and also for my family and fr...
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