Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mortgage delinquencies take a sharp turn up

The Home Affordable Modification Program has helped 865,100 homeowners avoid foreclosure, but more than 306,000 could not keep up with even the modified monthly payments, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The program does … Continue reading

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Home builders boost prices amid rising rates

Mortgage rates jumped over a full percentage point from May through June of this year, robbing home buyers of much-needed purchasing power. While they have now settled back a bit, they are far from the record lows of the past … Continue reading

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Street Fight: Plan Bay Area falls short of a worthy goal

Print Share By Jason Henderson Last week’s adoption of Plan Bay Area by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission was a watershed moment in regional planning. The plan links regional planning to state policies mandating reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and aims … Continue reading

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Transit Screen Brings First Multimodal Transit Displays to San Francisco Bay Area

Transit Screen Display Screen Shot of Real-Time Digital Signage for San Francisco Bay Area “The San Francisco Bay Area was an obvious next step for Transit Screen, with its similar culture of carless living, abundance of transportation options and the … Continue reading

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Investors are moving out of housing. Here’s why

First-time homebuyers could say the same. Usually about 40 to 45 percent of the market, they made up just 29 percent of buyers in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. A lack of supply has made the market … Continue reading

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