Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

California REALTORS® call on HUD and new Administration to make reinstatement of FHA insurance...

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will indefinitely suspend a recently announced cut in its annual mortgage insurance premium
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KTGY-designed Muir Pointe in Hercules Expects to Open Models in Early 2017

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Muir Pointe featuring 144 single-family homes within two neighborhoods, The Cove and The Tides, will be the newest residential community to open at the 106-acre Bayside master-planned community in the city of Hercules, Calif. Built by Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer, and designed by KTGY, Muir Pointe’s waterfront location offers easy access to freeways and public transportation and provides a convenient commute to major employment centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Models for the new community are currently under construction and are slated to open in February 2017.

California home price ends year on high note while sales moderate in December; housing...

Despite strong headwinds of tight housing supplies and an affordability squeeze throughout much of 2016, California’s housing market ended the year on a positive note, posting a moderate sales pace and home price increases in December, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today
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New Owners Unveil Revitalization Plan for East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, Calif.

Local developers C & C Properties, Inc. and MarkChris Investments announced their plans for the revitalization of East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, Calif. The vision is to transform the enclosed mall into an exciting, destination open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of restaurants, shopping and entertainment in 350,000 square feet. A new, state-of-the-art, movie theater complex will serve as the centerpiece of the new development.
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Meridian Completes $4 Million Repositioning of 12,500 SF General Office Building in Palo Alto,...

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of general and medical office real estate, is pleased to announce that it has completed the repositioning of a 12,500-square-foot single-tenant office building located in Santa Clara County at 2626 Hanover Street in Palo Alto, Calif. The building is located in the Stanford Research Park.
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KTGY-Designed Artisan Alley Wins Approval from City Council and Planning Commission

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Orange County-based Civic Partners, the developer of Artisan Alley at The Diamond, a unique retail development located in western Riverside County in the City of Lake Elsinore, Calif., designed by KTGY, recently received approval from the city council and planning commission.
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Meridian Buys 105,000 SF Office Building in San Mateo County for $29 Million

Meridian, a full-service office property developer in California, is pleased to announce the purchase of 1000 Marina, a six-story 105,000-square-foot office building in San Mateo County, Calif. The seller was TA Associates, a private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Meridian paid just under $29 million for the 90%-leased building located in the Sierra Point Submarket in the city of Brisbane.

November pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Pending home sales dropped from both the previous month and last year in November, indicating that the robust sales registered in November will likely not be repeated in the months ahead, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today

Silicon Valley REALTORS® Create Scholarship Endowment for Student Veterans at Foothill-De Anza Colleges

At the presentation marking the creation of “The John Tripp-Silicon Valley REALTORS® Veterans Scholarship Endowment” for student veterans of De Anza and Foothill Colleges were (left to right) Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® Board Director Katherine Frey, SILVAR President Karen Trolan, President-elect Denise Welsh, De Anza College Development Director Dennis Cima, Dean of the Disability Resource Center & Veterans Programs at Foothill College Teresa Ong, Foothill-De Anza Colleges Foundation Executive Director Tess Chandler, and Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation President Eileen Giorgi

November existing home sales and median price accelerate from year ago

Following last year’s new mortgage industry regulations that delayed some escrow closings, double-digit annual sales increases across every major region of the state propelled California existing home sales higher in November on a year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today
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SummerHill Apartment Communities to Celebrate Completion of New Live-Work-Play Apartment Community in Sunnyvale, Calif.

SummerHill Apartment Communities, a division of SummerHill Housing Group and a leader in providing quality, smart growth, multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of 481 on Mathilda, a new 105-unit luxury residential rental community in downtown Sunnyvale, Calif. The completion celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at 481 South Mathilda, between Olive and Iowa streets, in the City of Sunnyvale.
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The Muller Company’s Westwood Medical Plaza in Los Angeles and Taj Mahal Medical Center...

The Muller Company, a full-service real estate company specializing in management, investment and development of commercial real estate in the western United States, announced today that two Southern California medical office buildings owned and managed by The Muller Company have received the 2016 The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in each of their respective markets.
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R.J. Sommerdyke Joins Meridian Healthcare Acquisition Team

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer specializing in acquiring and developing real estate facilities for the healthcare sector, announced today that R.J. Sommerdyke has joined the company’s acquisition team in Southern California. Sommerdyke will play a key role in expanding Meridian’s platform of acquiring value-add healthcare properties throughout Southern California.
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRIG-West Team Complete Sale of Southgate Plaza in Sacramento,...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he, Jimmy Slusher and their National Retail Investment Group – West (NRIG-West) team completed the sale of Southgate Plaza, a 339,369-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in Sacramento, Calif., leased to three high-performing grocers, Walmart Neighborhood Market, 99 Ranch Market and 99 Cents Only, along with a complementary mix of co-tenants including, Ross Dress for Less, Skechers, Baskin Robbins, Sally Beauty, Payless Shoe Source, Chase Bank, Farmer & Merchants Bank, Taco Bell, H&R Block and others.

California REALTORS® commend FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2017 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $424,100 on one-unit properties and a cap of $636,150 in high-cost areas. The previous loan limits were $417,000 and $625,500, respectively.

California pending home sales expand in October

Led by the Southern California region, California statewide pending home sales grew modestly in October from the previous year and were down from September as the market begins its seasonal cooldown, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

CIT Group Accused of Redlining and Violating Fair Housing Act

Yesterday, two nonprofit organizations formally filed a complaint requesting that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) investigate whether CIT Group violated and continues to violate the Fair Housing Act through its subsidiary, OneWest Bank. In 2014, CIT Group applied to acquire OneWest Bank, and after receiving regulatory approvals, the merger was completed in August, 2015

California home sales and median price post higher in October

Bolstered by healthy sales activity in Southern California and the Central Valley, California existing home sales and median price gained ground in October on a month-to-month and year-over-year basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.
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Central Valley Builders Supply Doubles Down With Simpson Strong-Tie

In an environment that is experiencing changing demographics, a shrinking workforce, and reduced spending, the conventional wisdom is that brick and mortar retail building supply companies should be shying away from the big box format, opting instead for smaller formats with leaner inventories.

Counter to Utility Claims, Solar Users Provide Net Benefits

Solar panels provide pollution-free energy that delivers far-reaching benefits to the environment and the electric grid, said a new report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center. The report outlines how solar panels on homes, schools and businesses often provide more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, counter to utility claims that solar owners don’t pay their fair share

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

California State Parks Seeks Public Input on the Land-Based Concessions at...

California State Parks will hold a public meeting on the future of the land-based concessions located at Angel Island State Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 in Corte Madera. The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive

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Lofgren announces federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport

A new, nearly $3.2 million federal grant was awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to purchase six zero-emissions shuttle buses and associated charging infrastructure, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today