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Mortgage Rates Make New Lows For The 9th Week In A Row

By Cheryl Bower | August 20, 2010

Mortgage rates are (again) at their lowest levels in history.

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Latest Issue of Zephyr Real Estate S.F. MarketTracker week of 8/15/2010

By Cheryl Bower | August 18, 2010

  Real Estate Update for San Francisco Homebuyers and Sellers courtesy of: Cheryl Bower DRE# 01505551 415.999.3450 cheryl@cbower.com In This Issue… San Francisco Market Overview Is “Transability” the Next “Walkability”? Ike’s Place…Get It While You Can Greening in the Mission San Francisco Market Overview Single Family Homes Condos/TICs/Lofts 2-4 Units Median Sales Price, last 180…

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How to save a few trees & time on your next real estate purchase or sale with Docusign (e-signature)!

By Cheryl Bower | August 17, 2010

How to save a few trees & time on your next real estate purchase or sale with Docusign (e-signature)! I never tire of the ease in using Docusign for my clients real estate transactions.  I can’t imagine having to inconvenience clients by asking them to ink sign the sometimes 400+ pages of documents (particularly with…

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Creative, checkered paint job on Bernal Heights, S.F. home

By Cheryl Bower | August 16, 2010

Creative, checkered paint job on Bernal Heights, S.F. home … Posted by: Cheryl Bower, Realtor CRS, GRI, ABR Cell 415.999.3450 cheryl@cbower.com DRE #: 01505551 Zephyr Real Estate Chat Skype: cherylbowersf Follow Me on S.F. Bungalow Blog Bea M. – First Time Buyer 6/2010 — @ WiseStamp Signature. Get it now

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"Interesting" bathroom in a Pacifica, CA home for sale

By Cheryl Bower | August 15, 2010

“Interesting” bathroom in a Pacifica, CA home for sale I get to see lots of peculiar, interesting and sometimes downright disturbing properties when out looking at real estate. This Pacifica home is the prize of the week for having the strangest bathroom which also included an indoor red hot tub with photo wallpaper of a…

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RENTED: 115 Cuvier St., S.F., CA – Single family pet friendly home on Glen Park/Bernal Heights border

By Cheryl Bower | August 14, 2010

S.F. Pet Friendly rental on Glen Park/Bernal Heights border 115 Cuvier St., S.F., CA- Leased 7/2010 $2700/mo [property_details details=”1″] Craigslist post template Spacious 3br/2ba home on Glen Park/Bernal border $2,700 | 115 Cuvier St. SF, CA ·     3 sizable bedrooms located on one level ·     Updated kitchen – Granite counters, dishwasher, gas stove, eat-in kitchen, porcelain…

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WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 8/11/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage

By Cheryl Bower | August 13, 2010

WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 8/11/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage   30 Yr Fixed Conforming to $417K 4.000% “1.000” POINTS            APR =    4.225% 30 Yr Fixed Jumbo to $729,750. 4.250% “1.000” POINTS            APR =    4.568% 30 Year Fixed Jumbo to 1 Million 5.500% “1.000” POINTS            APR…

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How Big Is The Foreclosure Market? It Depends On Where You Live, Of Course.

By Cheryl Bower | August 12, 2010

Foreclosure filings rose 4 percent nationwide last month versus June, according to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac.com. For the 17th straight month, total filings topped 300,000. 6 states dominated activity levels.

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A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (August 10, 2010 Edition)

By Cheryl Bower | August 10, 2010

Today, in its first meeting in 6 weeks, the Federal Open Market Committee voted 9-to-1 to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged. The Fed Fund Rate remains at a historical low, within a prescribed target range of 0.000-0.250 percent.

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Home Values Within 12.5 Percent Of April 2007 Peak, Nationwide

By Cheryl Bower | August 6, 2010

According the Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index, home values are now just 12.5 percent off their April 2007 peak nationwide. This after a half-percent monthly increase in prices in May,on average.

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