Homefix: New insulation saves money, but energy prices are rising

Yes, you are consuming less electrical energy now, but the cost of the electric energy has increased since last year. http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20107937/homefix-new-insulation-saves-money-but-energy-prices?source=rss

Builders ready for home construction rebound

Home builders getting ready for a stronger construction season, filing he most building permits in more than 3 years. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_realestate/~3/uEZ4wJ3src8/index.htm

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Rises to 3.97% For the First Time in Five Months

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week to 3.97 percent, up from 3.74. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ZillowBlog/~3/4tzj_Xnq1eM/

Expansion under way at San Jose’s Santana Row

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Always a good sign for local real estate: Santana Row preparing a fresh expansion of residential, office & retail sp… http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20029961?source=rss

How to vet an investment property

Lower home prices & mortgage rates has many considering real estate investments. I’m here to answer your questions. http://www.mercurynews.com/real-estate/ci_20038865?source=rss

Pending home sales near a two-year high, boosting views on housing market

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in Jan. to highest level in nearly 2 years! http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_20055555?source=rss

Rent Payments Can Boost Credit

Experian now allows rent data in its VantageScore & lets you upload data that’s then sent to credit reporting companies http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204468004577166983580294096.html?mod=rss_Buying_and_Selling

Apple joins the $500 billion club, but could be poised for more

Apple’s market capitalization just surpassed $500 billion making it only the 6th U.S. company ever to reach this level http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_20069884?source=rss

Will a Vacation Home Work as a Retirement Home Later?

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With any investment, especially real estate, there are significant risks to be weighed. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ZillowBlog/~3/9UbtupzqGfc/

5 building permit issues you can’t ignore

Don’t get stuck with $20K bill when it’s time to sell..check the building permit record to be safe. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/inmannews/~3/Ovj26TLbLG4/5-building-permit-issues-you-cant-ignore