Pittsburg homeowners sue Seeno company alleging questionable sales tactics
12/06/2013 06:22 AM PST
A group of eight families who bought homes from Discovery Homes and its Seeno family-related affiliates have sued the builder, claiming the company's sales associates and other representatives deceived them by failing to warn them of an expensive special tax assessment on the Pittsburg homes.
12/05/2013 03:44 PM PST - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan jumped to 4.46 percent from 4.29 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan increased to 3.47 percent from 3.30 percent.
12/03/2013 06:27 AM PST - Several revenue measures to cope with the affordable housing funding shortfall are proposed by Housing Trust Silicon Valley and the Cities Association of Santa Clara County.
12/01/2013 08:05 AM PST - As companies like Google and Facebook set up shop in neighborhoods west of the 405 freeway, their employees have helped push the area's median home price to $952,500 last quarter, up 19.2 percent from a year ago and above pre-recession highs.
11/26/2013 10:13 AM PST - U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August, a sign that weaker sales are preventing the kinds of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year.
11/25/2013 06:13 AM PST - Oakland will soon be home to one of the nation's largest university publishing houses, bringing a noteworthy boost of academic prestige to the Lake Merritt area.
11/21/2013 04:39 PM PST - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week after two weeks of increases, keeping home-buying affordable. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 4.
11/21/2013 06:44 AM PST - In a promising sign for the Bay Area's housing recovery, the number of underwater homes in the region fell at the fastest rate in at least two years during the third quarter, according to a report released Wednesday.
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