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Nervous About Mortgage Rates Rising? Lock Thursday — Ahead Of Friday’s Jobs Report

By Cheryl Bower | August 5, 2010

Analysts expect that a net 65,000 jobs were lost in July. Wall Street — and Main Street — have a big interest in those results.

Friday’s July Jobs Report Could Spur Mortgage Rates Higher

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  1. Tying Friday’s Jobs Report To Rising Mortgage Rates
  2. Good Friday + Jobs Report Data = Major Mortgage Rates Movement
  3. The January 2010 Jobs Report May Lead Mortgage Rates And Home Prices Higher
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As The Pending Home Sales Index Falls, Home Buyers See Dollar Signs

By Cheryl Bower | August 4, 2010

June’s Pending Home Sales Index is weak by most measures, but if you’re a home buyer, the headlines aren’t so bad. Fewer home sales can push negotiation leverage to the buy-side of a transaction.

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  1. How To Make Sense Of The Pending Home Sales Index
  2. Pending Home Sales Soar In February, As Expected. Buyers Are Everywhere.
  3. Higher Home Prices Ahead, Says The Pending Home Sales Index
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WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 7/28/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage

By Cheryl Bower | July 29, 2010

  WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 7/28/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage Wow!  I’ve never seen rates this low.  It’s nice to see jumbo loan rates have come down as well. Did you think rates would ever go below 5%? 30 Yr Fixed Conforming to $417K 4.125% 1.000″ POINTS APR = 4.225% 30…

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Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 95% Of Cities

By Cheryl Bower | July 28, 2010

Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, between April and May 2010, home prices rose in 19 of Case-Shiller’s 20 tracked markets. It’s the second straight month of strong Case-Shiller findings.

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  1. Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 90% Of Cities
  2. Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In A Majority Of Cities Nationwide
  3. Home Prices Show Improvement In 19 of the 20 Case-Shiller Markets
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Summer 2010 Market Outlook for San Francisco’s Real Estate Market

By Cheryl Bower | July 26, 2010

Summer 2010 Market Outlook for San Francisco’s Real Estate Market   July 23, 2010 Real Estate Report News and Updates for Homeowners In This Issue Summer Market Outlook Applications Now Being Accepted for GoSolarSF Tax Credit Extension is Welcome News Living With Nature in the City SFPL Now Offers Free Language Learning Tools How the…

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SOLD: Stoneyford Avenue, Excelsior District, San Francisco, CA

By Cheryl Bower | July 23, 2010

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West Portal, S.F. Market Trends as of July 23, 2010

By Cheryl Bower | July 23, 2010

West Portal, SF, CA Market Trends as of July 23, 2010   If you have a West Portal home that you are thinking about selling now may be the perfect time.  There is solid buyer demand, the properties that are well priced & show well are receiving multiple offers and inventory is really low (a…

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WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 7/22/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage

By Cheryl Bower | July 22, 2010

WEEKLY HOT RATES for the week of 7/22/2010 as provided by Guarantee Mortgage   Wow!  These low interest rates should help get into our pricey S.F. real estate market. 30 Yr Fixed Conforming to $417K 4.250% “1.000” POINTS APR = 4.435% 30 Yr Fixed Jumbo to $729,750. 4.375% “1.000” POINTS APR= 4.568% 30 Year Fixed…

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Yes, You Can Still Get A Mortgage If You’re Pregnant

By Cheryl Bower | July 21, 2010

The New York Times ran an important story this week concerning pregnancy and mortgage approvals. Titled “Need a Mortgage? Don’t Get Pregnant”, the article discussed the difficulties that expecting and recently-expanded families are having with their mortgage financing.

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  1. Your Mortgage Approval Isn’t Final Until It’s Funded
  2. How Today’s Employment Data Is Hurting Mortgage Rates
  3. The New Conforming Mortgage Guidelines, Effective September 1, 2009
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Latest Issue of Zephyr Real Estate SF MarketTracker Week of 7/20/2010

By Cheryl Bower | July 20, 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 Cars to Condos CityPlace Becoming a Reality Greening Our City, One Block at a Time San Francisco Market Overview Single Family Homes Condos/TICs/Lofts 2-4 Units Median Sales Price, last 180…

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