Government to Decrease Financial Involvement in Freddie and Fannie

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The Obama administration has announced a ‘winding down’ of financial involvement in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at an annual rate of no less than 10% per year. Timothy Geithner predicts it will take three years for the housing market to recover. Then, an additional two to three years for legislators to come to agreement […]

Forbes Bayonets Stockton and Central Valley Real Estate

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Each year Forbes magazine analyzes the 200 largest U.S. cities and ranks them into their ‘Top Miserable List’. This year, for the first time Forbes introduced housing as one of the criteria, in addition to the previous criteria which included unemployment, weather, taxes, traffic and violent crime. Stockton, in California’s Central Valley, was number one. […]

Mortgage Rates Up to 6 Month High

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Download now or preview on posterous 12 16 10 SB1000142405274870407380457602348.pdf (59 KB) Thirty year mortgage rates have hit a six month high of 5.09% in response to an increase in treasury yields. This is a dramatic turnaround from where rates were only one month ago at 4.17%. This is sobering news for the housing market […]

San Joaquin County 8th in AP Economic Stress Index

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Download now or preview on posterous 12 14 10.pdf (22 KB) Ten of the twenty most economically stressed counties in the nation are in California according to the Associated Press. San Joaquin ranks eighth followed by Stanislaus and Merced respectively. High foreclosure rates and continued unemployment contributed to the San Joaquin ranking. The ranking is […]

Bank of America Restarting Foreclosures

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Download now or preview on posterous 12 09 10.pdf (85 KB) Bank of America has restarted 16,000 foreclosures but it is still unknown if  judges will be satisfied with their assessment of the pending files. Other banks such as Wells Fargo and Chase have also attempted to restart their foreclosures.  The approach focuses primarily on […]

Investment Fraud Involves 13 From Central Valley

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Download now or preview on posterous 12 07 10.pdf (28 KB) Thirteen Central Valley residents were arrested related to a national investigation into investment fraud schemes. These schemes deliberately  targeted the investing public. Just the latest headline to remind us that fraud is prevalent in this difficult real estate market. One way to help avoid […]

California October Foreclosures are Down

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RealtyTrac, has reported that 66,475 properties foreclosed in California this October. That is down nearly 12% from September and 22% from last October. However even with the drop in overall reported foreclosures, Modesto and Stockton still remain in the top 5 cities nationwide for foreclosures. Although this downward trend has been consistent over the past […]

Stockton Foreclosure Rates Decrease

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Download now or preview on posterous 09 30 10.pdf (27 KB) According to the Central Valley Business Times, CoreLogic reports foreclosure rates in Stockton decreased in July compared to a year earlier. Foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans were 4.38 percent down from last year’s 5.42 percent. However foreclosures are still higher than the national average […]

Stockton Credit Holds On – Know Your FICO and Vantage Scores

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According to Experian the Stockton area currently ranks 79th out of 142 credit markets the company follows. This is optimistic news for the area which has been the real estate poster child for this recession with some of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. Stockton with a current score of 744 is now just […]

San Joaquin First In and Last Out of Recession

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Download now or preview on posterous 09 21 10.pdf (47 KB) Expert economists announced on September 20th that the recession ended in June 2009. This is good news for the country, but not all areas are benefitting at the same rate of progress. Due to ongoing unemployment struggles faced by California and the valley, analysts […]

The Good News and the Bad News for San Joaquin

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Real estate market analysts have been hard at work crunching the latest round of numbers but what does it all mean? Wednesday the news looked optimistic for San Joaquin when it was reported that the area experienced a second quarter decline in foreclosures despite the fact that Stockton still remained 96th in the nation for […]

Obama Launches New Mortgage Aid

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Download now or preview on posterous Obama Mortgage Aid.pdf (70 KB) Over the last month we have mentioned in Could This Be The End of Short Sales? and No New Ideas From Mortgage Summit that it was rumored the Obama administration was about to order the government-controlled lenders to forgive a portion of the mortgage […]