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California Response to Foreclosure Crisis Weak

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of California consumer organizations demanded stronger, swifter action on the part of the California legislature in response to the subprime mortgage crisis at a press conference in Sacramento today as well as in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

Researchers explore increasing foreign investment in U.S. bonds, mortgage securities

BERKELEY – Unprecedented investment in U.S. securities such as government bonds and mortgage-backed securities by China and other foreign countries reflects a growing globalization of real estate finance and generally benefits all sides - including U.S. home buyers enjoying lower interest rates - say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

California MLSs to share real estate data

The California MLSAlliance, a new search platform that gives agents and brokers the ability to find real estate listings statewide, launched this week with more than 2.5 million listings.

New defaults for Crisp, Cole, records show

Four new defaults have rolled in for former Crisp & Cole Real Estate partners and spouses in less than a week, public records show.

Chicago firm plans to bolster its Inland real-estate holdings

First Industrial Realty Trust already has industrial land holdings in Inland Southern California and its growth plan includes substantial increases, a company official said Wednesday.

A faint light at the end of the real estate tunnel

Two years after the number of unsold homes began to rise and a year after prices began to slide, the local real estate market is showing the first signs of what could become a rebound, according to agents and others in the industry.

Donate to Charity when Buying or Selling Your House

When buying or selling your home, you have the chance to give big to the cause of your choice.I’ll admit it: I am one of those Californians that everyone loves to hate. I left the “Golden State” and am considering buying a house in another state because, as radio host might say, outside of California, “all the women are strong, the mountains are good-looking, and all the Real Estate prices are below California’s average.”

Real estate still booming in Koreatown

Developers and realtors in pockets of Southern California are channeling a new stream of South Korean investment money to stave off the slump that's hit much of the U.S. housing market. Lenora Chu has the story.

More homeowners to receive tax breaks because of falling house values

As the residential real estate market cooled and the commercial sector heated up, the total assessed value of property in Santa Clara County grew 8.25 percent last year, to a record $283.51 billion, county assessor Larry Stone said today.

Wannabe Buyers Welcome Housing Slump

LOS ANGELES -- Kurt Montufar isn't stressing over the housing slump. He's actually hoping things get worse. Like many wannabe homebuyers who were priced out of the market during the last boom, Montufar spends time these days scanning real estate ads and news reports to determine if it's time to take the plunge and buy.

FSBOs do better than agent listings in Wisconsin town

A new study based on data in Madison, Wis., concludes that sellers in the city do not get a higher price for their homes when using an agent and the local multiple listing service. But with a relatively low FSBO market share, that could mean that either more sellers are willing to pay agent commissions regardless of the sale price or that homeowners aren't aware of the FSBO Internet option.

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Jessica Musick Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Musick as a shareholder. Musick, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, California office, Musick joins other KTGY Oakland shareholders: Jill D. Williams, AIA, principal and chairman of the board; and Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, principal

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Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal