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Real Estate Fraud
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Fraud in Unsolicited Home Offers

A recent press release was issued by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit concerning potential fraud in home buying businesses (www.sccgov.org/sites/da/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/NRA2018/SellingLow.aspx): For

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Affordability by County
Market Reports

California Affordability Q2 2017

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has released an update on the “affordability” of housing in California for the second quarter of 2017. “Affordability” is

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Below Market Rate Programs
New Homes

Below Market Rate Programs

Considering a “Below Market Rate” home purchase? Maybe you’ve seen the offers – Brand New Construction 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 1902 sq. ft. BMR Price:

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CDE Dashboard
Schools

California School Dashboard

On March 15, 2017, the California Department of Education released the new California School Dashboard that is intended to provide school rating information to take

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2017 School ratings
Schools

California School Ratings

Let’s face it – it’s difficult today to get a clear sense of a school’s “rating” in California. Up until 2012, we used the somewhat

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Market Reports

Home Ownership and Voting

According to Apartment List, an online apartment search and data gathering site, homeowners are 25% more likely to vote in an election than renters. Their

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Ray Dalio Economics
Market Reports

How the Economy Works

This is a classic and easy to understand video explaining economic cycles that renowned investor Ray Dalio created in September 2013. Understanding economic cycles is

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