Tag Archives: Last Quarter

Home builder confidence stalls in September

There is certainly plenty of pent-up demand, especially among younger, first-time home buyers, but many of them are still struggling in today’s job market, either unable to find steady work or not earning enough to afford today’s higher down payment … Continue reading

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What to Expect From Toll Brothers Earnings

For fiscal year 2013, analysts are estimating earnings of 88 cents per share, but those estimates have been shrinking due to concerns over the broader economy. “I think it will be a pretty good report for Toll. The high-end and … Continue reading

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Notices of default up, foreclosures down in third quarter

The number of Napa County homes entering the foreclosure process jumped 18.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter in 2010, according to DataQuick, a real estate information service.  A total of 263 notices of default were … Continue reading

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Looking at Housing Climate Year by Year, Glass is Half-Full

With 2011 entering its last quarter, now might be a good time to take a fresh look at the Novato real estate market. During the darkest days of the market downturn, Marin’s most attractive affordable option suffered more than its … Continue reading

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Deal saves Blockbuster, some Bay Area stores

Blockbuster lives to fight another day, and so do a number of its stores in the Bay Area. But others will be closing their doors next month, despite the movie-rental chain’s last-minute reprieve from liquidation. A $229 million deal to … Continue reading

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