Benicia, CA Real Estate News

By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Terrific Thursday morning to all, W-St is up 200 pts  with existing home sales for the year at 9.8% and corp earnings coming in. Rate Guard Update have a great day!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
Nicole Monary of Coldwell Banker Identifies Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Benicia Condo If you're looking for home-buying information, you've come to the right place. One of the first questions in deciding to buy a home is house or condo? If you're leaning toward a condo, read on. Here are five important topics to discuss with your real estate agent before beginning your home buying search: 1) What You Can't Live Without If your version of the American Dream doesn't include mowing the lawn, a condo might be a great choice. If you can't live without your own backyard, a big garage, or plenty of space between you and your neighbors, your needs may be better suited to a detached single-family residence. However, if the idea of a condo sounds right, talk t...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Wonderful Weds morning to all, Nice opening this morning, be careful as W-St has positive earnings coming in. Tomorrow Jobless reports could be rosy which could put pressure on bonds. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
BENICIA HOMES FOR SALE FOR JULY 2010 Here is the current list of home for sale in Benicia.  There are three new this week in Water's End.  The largest one being 735 Kearney at 4380 square feet and five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  PRICE ADDRESS CITY BEDS BATHS SQUARE FEET $154,900 7 Del Centro Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 1092 $199,500 5 Corte Dorado Benicia 2 2 (2 0) 1192 $204,900 170 El Bonito Way Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 832 $209,900 46 Corte Dorado Ave Benicia 4 2 (2 0) 2374 $218,000 54 La Cruz Ave Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 832 $219,900 32 Linda Vista St Benicia 3 2 (2 0) 1375 $229,000 64 Vista Grande Ave Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 1092 $229,900 1730 Francisca Ct Benicia 3 1 (1 0) 1120 $235,000 25 Del Centro Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 832 $235,000 1001 E 5th St Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 970 $259,900 41 La Prenda Ave Benicia 2 1 (1 0) 117...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
A Marvelous Monday Morning to all, W-ST will be trying to recover lost ground with a positive outlook on corp earnings being released, be careful! Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
When our family moved to Benicia, CA in 1995 our daughters were 6 years old.  Prime age to scout out the local Benicia parks and hiking trails that surround our new home. The one I am featuring today is called "Gateway Park" and tucked in between single family homes at the top of Barton Way.  Rose Drive is the main road through the Southampton neighborhoods.  From Rose Drive, make your way around several turns along side the residential neighborhood til you almost get to the top.  Once you make the last curve, on your right a small park appears. It is intimate because there is a small playground and a spacious grassy area for games.  Lush leaf laden tress provide shade to the park with benches close by to watch the children play. Well kept playground equipment provides hours of enjoymen...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Terrific Thursday morning to all, Initial jobless claims came in lower than expectations, continuing jobless claims were still very high. Manufacturing reports were way down which will help bonds today. W-St is selling off this morning but be cautious. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Wonderful Weds Morning to all, Retail sales and business inventories both came in under expectations. We will be watching the auction results and FED minutes released later today. Grab your REALTOR and get in contract while rates are at all-time lows. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
Benicia Homes- Caught in between selling and buying a home? Nicole Monary of Coldwell Banker® has tips on what to do. Trying to sell a home and buy one at the same time can be a challenging task. Many home buyers find themselves caught in a difficult position as they often cannot place an offer on a desired home and simultaneously sell their current one. Below are some tips from Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific on how to close the gap between buying and selling a home:Consider bridge loans. A bridge loan means borrowing from the current home's equity until the proceeds from its sale are obtained. Some bridge loans require that only the interest be repaid; others mandate a single payment of interest and principal when the loan needs to be paid back. If protracted, bridge loans can be expen...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Terrific Tuesday morning to all, Economic news: The trade balance widens which was a surprise exports up 2.4% and imports up by 2.9%. W-St is rallying  on Alcoa's better than expected earnings so be careful. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
Benicia Homes--Tips for Single Home Buyers - Today's housing environment has more single home buyers entering the real estate market than ever before. With inventory levels high, interest rates near record lows and affordability up in many areas across the country, many people who may have never considered buying a home in the past are recognizing that a mortgage payment on a house can actually be the same or less than what they would spend on renting an apartment or home. For most people, buying a home is the most significant financial investment they will ever make, and perhaps even more so for singles who are making the transition on their own. With that in mind, Nicole Monary at Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific has come up with five tips to help single home buyers navigate the home bu...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
A Marvelous Monday morning to all, No economic news today. W-St will be focused on corporate earnings. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Fabulous Friday Morning to all, Quiet morning with just wholesale inventories as economic news which was up slightly. Rate Guard Update Have a great weekend!
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Terrific Thursday morning to all, Jobless claims dropped which has W-St back on a rally. Be very careful we could be heading back to 100.60. Rate Guard update Have a great day
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
I apologize for the late update, What I learned this morning. #1 The only items that should be on your startup menu is anti-virus and anti-spyware pretty much. #2 Check your drivers for updates and also computers bios. Tomorrow jobless claims will steer $ back to W-St which gained 274pts today or back to bonds. Rate Guard Update Have a wonderful evening!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
WATER'S END HOMES--My bank says I don't qualify for a permanent modification.  What now? More and more, I am getting calls like this from clients.  These clients have entered into a temporary loan modification program with their lenders under the Making Homes Affordable Program (HAMP).  They made their three months worth of trial payments at a payment they could afford.  They thought this would be permanent.  Now they are being told that they do qualify, but the payment will be much higher.  For example, I have a client whose payment prior to modification was $4800.  For her temporary modification, it was $3500.  After the trial period, the bank increased it to $4300.  Due to a recent divorce and lack of income, she cannot make that amount. When she spoke with her bank, they told her th...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Terrific Tuesday Morning to all, Light economic news today, ISM manufacturing came in under expectations but still a positive number.  Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Rate Guard Update Have a great day!
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
BENICIA HOMES--My bank says I don't qualify for a permanent modification.  What now? More and more, I am getting calls like this from clients.  These clients have entered into a temporary loan modification program with their lenders under the Making Homes Affordable Program (HAMP).  They made their three months worth of trial payments at a payment they could afford.  They thought this would be permanent.  Now they are being told that they do qualify, but the payment will be much higher.  For example, I have a client whose payment prior to modification was $4800.  For her temporary modification, it was $3500.  After the trial period, the bank increased it to $4300.  Due to a recent divorce and lack of income, she cannot make that amount. When she spoke with her bank, they told her that s...
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By Nicole Monary, Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods
(Sellstate Next Gen Realty)
Benicia's Freedom Festival Independence Day "Torchlight Parade" and Fireworks 2010 Nobody does the 4th like Benicia. Just ask anyone who's visited Benicia over the 4th of July. And actually, when I say the 4th of July, I REALLY mean the 3rd and 4th -- for Benicia's Independence Day activities begin on the 3rd and run straight through fireworks on the 4th.  If you hanker for that feels like you just stepped into Back to the Future's Hill Valley of old, don't miss the Independence Day festivities in Benicia. It is a true slice of Main Street America. Fourth of July in downtown Benicia is full of exciting events and activities. The events take place in beautiful, historic downtown Benicia. First Street is the main street in Benicia and is lined with wonderful shops, charming restaurants, a...
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By Paul Walton, CMPS
(Cherry Creek Mortgage Co)
Fantastic Friday morning to all, The Unemployment rate drops to 9.5%? Non- farm payrolls lose 125k jobs. Expect choppy trading as investors look to take advantage of W-St's selloff the last few days. Rate guard Update Enjoy the  4th of July Weekend!
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