July 2010

There are 20 blog entries for July 2010.

Upcoming listings: $825,000 // Noe Valley // Duncan Street BR/BA: 3/2 PKG: 1 Brief Description: Oversized contemporary condo on 2 levels with amazing downtown views. For your clients who want space and to put their own stamp on things. $780,000 //Parkside // confidential BR/BA: 3/2 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Center Patio home with great Ocean Views. @ BR 1 BA up and 1 BR one BA down. Full garage. $729,000 //Pacific Heights // Presidio BR/BA: 2/2 PKG: 0 Brief Description: Charming garden condominium with lovely detail, FAB location. $699,000 // Bernal Heights // Nevada BR/BA: 2/1 PKG: 1 Brief Description: Super cute SFH with a nicely updated kitchen, cherry hardwood floors and new bath. Has Double pained windows, skylights and a fabulous…
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By J.W. Elphinstone, AP Real Estate Writer

NEW YORK — Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level on record for the fifth time in six weeks, making homebuying and refinancing the most attractive in decades for those who can get loans.

The average rate for 30-year fixed loans this week was 4.54%, down from 4.56 last week, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday. That's the lowest since Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971.

The last time rates were lower was during the 1950s, when most mortgages lasted just 20 or 25 years.

The rate on the 15-year fixed loan dropped to 4%, down from 4.03% last week and the lowest on record.

Rates have fallen since the spring. Yields on U.S. Treasury bonds have dropped as jittery investors seek safer

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Bargains, low mortgage rates boost Dallas-area home sales in 2010

 

10:38 AM CDT on Friday, July 23, 2010

 

By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News
stevebrown@dallasnews.com

 

Home sales and prices were up in the first half of the year in most Dallas-area residential districts.

The big question is: Will it last?

Some real estate agents who pound the streets representing buyers and sellers say business is still pretty good – even without the federal tax credits that fueled so much homebuying earlier this year.

"I'm written a ton of contracts in the past 2 ½ weeks," said Scott Schueler of Keller Williams Realty. "The bulk of my business right now is first-time buyers."

The tax credits, which ran out at the end of

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Video Presentations Available Online Regarding the State of Hawaii Real Estate

A series of videos can be found online regarding the State of Hawaii Real Estate.  Video topics include:

Paul H. Brewbaker
Topic: Hawaii, U.S., and global economic factors that affect the Hawaii residential real estate market.

Dr. Michael Sklarz
President of Collateral Analytics
Topic:
U.S. real estate markets compared to Hawaii - - How are we faring?

Bill S. Chee
Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Locations LLC
Topic:
Bill gives his unique take on the Hawaii Real Estate Market.

Question and Answer Session

Online Videos link for State of Hawaii Real Estate

Click here to view the event presentation slides for State of Hawaii Real Estate.

Mahalo For

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Upcoming listings:
$1,100,000 // Marina // Divisadero BR/BA: 2/2 PKG: 1 Brief Description: Top floor, corner condo with views of Pac Height & Presidio. 10-unit contemporary building with elevator. Great location.

$939,000 //Noe Valley // 28th Street BR/BA: 2/1.5 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Totally done single-family home with beautiful downtown views from the living room. Great, level yard and patio with southern exposure. On market in August, but happy to show sooner Property Website: www.noeviewhome.com

$739,000 // Miraloma // Marietta Drive BR/BA: 2/1 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Single family with expansion potential. 2 Bedrooms, period bath, beautifully remodeled kitchen, terraced back yard, double pane windows, hardwood floors,

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Rosen Consulting Group Forecasts Overall Positive Year for San Francisco Housing Market

(Editor’s Note: Appearing below is the press release accompanying the Association’s Market Focus report for June. The report can be viewed by clicking on the link below the press release. A report is issued each month jointly by Rosen Consulting Group and the Association. The reports are intended to provide the media and REALTOR® members of the Association with monthly analyses of the state of the local economy and the housing and mortgage markets.

The reports are issued ahead of reports from CAR and NAR and, hopefully, will go a long way to dispelling the notion that the San Francisco residential real estate market is little different than other markets in the

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These are for San Francisco SFDs, condos, TICs & 2-4 unit buildings, by week over the past 6 months, through July 18, 2010.

Home Listings Accepting Offers: slightly declining, but not crashing (discounting the 4th of July week)


New Listings Coming on Market: steady inflow of new inventory onto market

Active Listings For Sale: slowly climbing in small increments, now at highest level in past 6 months

Percent of Active Listings Accepting Offers by Week: generally declining in small increments (discounting the July 4th week)

Listings Expired & Withdrawn by Week: climbing

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FORT WORTH — There is yet another reason to be proud of the uniquely western feel combined with a modern touch we call downtown Fort Worth…ESPN announced on Wednesday, July 23, 2010, from the patio of 8.0 restaurant that “Cowtown” has sealed the deal!

Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth will be the home of ESPN during Super Bowl week, beginning January 31, 2011. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ESPN’s coverage will encompass 80 hours of television worldwide, in addition to local and nationally syndicated ESPN radio shows. Also, ESPN the Magazine will host its annual Super Bowl party in Fort Worth.

Super Bowl viewers world-wide will be treated to the backdrop of the Chisolm Trail parking lot’s famous mural of longhorn cattle

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Tuesday, July 20th, Dallas Business Journal

Spire Realty Group plans to develop a six-building office, hotel, retail and parking complex on 12 acres in the northeast section of downtown Dallas next to the Arts District.

The initial phase of the project, called The Spire, will include a 21-story office building with about 360,000 square feet of office space, 25,000 square feet of retail and 36 residential units.

Caleb Smith, president of Dallas-based Spire Realty Group LP, said The Spire will be a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that "not only allows for interaction with the surrounding cultural destinations, but promotes retail and commercial viability."

Spire Realty began analyzing the expansion plans of the Arts District several years

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