From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Q2 Bay Area market reports

July 26, 2011

Q2 market activity is now available for all Bay Area counties. Alameda County San Francisco Contra Costa County San Mateo County Santa Clara County Marin County Napa County Sonoma County

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LuxeTrends

July 22, 2011

Here is the latest edition of LuxeTrends, a monthly e-newsletter from Luxury Portfolio™. Alain Pinel Realtors is a charter member of Luxury Portfolio™, Fine Property Collection, a division of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This gives us the ability to enroll high-end listings into this gateway to the world’s most distinctive estates.

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Oakland zip 94602 trends

July 18, 2011

Here are the latest trends in the 94602 zip code for single family homes. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to many of the months.

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Emeryville condo & townhouse trends

July 18, 2011

Here’s an 18-month snapshot of Emeryville’s condo & townhouse market. Keep in mind the small sample sizes corresponding to most of the months.

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New RESPA rules & loan origination

July 10, 2011

Here’s a helpful primer from Chicago Title regarding the new RESPA rules’ effect on the mortgage industry. These rules were designed to build more transparency in the lending process prior to close of escrow. This may make for pretty dry reading. However, with these updates—though some may deem complications—to the mechanics of the closing documents, […]

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New law on CO detectors

July 6, 2011

Effective July 1st, SB 183 (aka the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act) requires CO detectors to be installed in California residences with an attached garage or fossil fuel source—gas stove or furnace, etc. Carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, is a toxic indoor pollutant. Exposure to it in enclosed spaces can lead to mild […]

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