How’s The Market

by Mark Buford August 3, 2011 How's The Market

Market update for July 2011
Santa Clara County Home Sales Update

Home Sales prices are up for Santa Clara County! Inventory is down. Days on the market are down.

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Events Affecting Real Estate Posts to Come

by Mark Buford March 16, 2011 Events Affecting Real Estate

These will be the not too obvious events taking place in the world that affect real estate

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Santa Clara County Monthly Sales Trend

by Mark Buford March 14, 2011 Home Prices and Trends

Here is the monthly sales trend for single family homes in Santa Clara County as of Feb 2011

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California’s liberals behave like conservatives & conservatives behaving like liberals

by Mark Buford June 23, 2010 How's The Market

Who Pays and Who receives

An article caught my eye that surprised me in that the people who advocate less Government spending take the most Government funds and, obviously, those who ask for those funds, use the least.


This info was foune in the San Jose Mercury

Bay Area counties give so rural counties can receive

Counties …

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What is a Depression or Recession

by Mark Buford June 4, 2010 How's The Market

I am by no means an economist and have a terrible retention when Depression or Recession is explained to me. The following is an explanation I finally get from John Williams. Hope this is clear to you also

Let me define what I mean by depression and great depression, because there’s no formal definition out there …

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There is Still a TAX CREDIT out there, but for how long?

by Mark Buford June 3, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

What is the California Tax Credit &how does it relate to Sunnyvale Real Estate?

The California tax credit that began on May 1st, the day after the Federal tax credit ended, is there for 1st time home buyers, but for how long.

The stipulations for the 2010 California Tax credit taken for the Californian Franchise tax board …

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Who Knows? Group Think Knows!

by Mark Buford April 8, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

Sunnyvale real estate has reason for hope

Fannie Mae has good news with a new survey, The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, conducted between December 2009 and January 2010. Explaining this survey is an article concerning those interested in Sunnyvale Real Estate. How many people would prefer to own vs. rent, 65%! In the senate, 60 …

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The Feds are looking to lower the debt using the small guy

by Mark Buford March 31, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

FHA Hurting Sunnyvale Real Estate by Raising Upfront Premium Insurance

On April 5th, the FHA fees are going up dramatically to 2.25% from 1.75%.  That is a .5% increase or a 28% rise. This was known in day of past as “PMI”. Buyers are weary of any unnecessary spending and may be hesitant to buy …

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Is it Time to look again at Interest Rates?

by Mark Buford March 15, 2010 Interest Rates

REmember to RE-finance

Interest Rates have been so low in the Sunnyvale real estate market, as well as the nation, I’ve taken it for granted that everyone who could re-finance, would have. Per the Wall Street Journal, about 37% of homeowners have mortgages of 6% or higher per the article in the Journal. The 30 …

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To Use or Not To Use (Tax Credit that is)

by Mark Buford March 2, 2010 Financing/Mortgage

Are You Smarter NOT to use the Tax Credit?

With the first time home buyer Federal tax credit set to expire April 30, 2010 (Offer has to be accepted by then), it seems obvious to rush out an make an offer. Not so fast. The Wall Street Journal is givng an alternative to contempleate. In that …

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