Real Estate

Alameda Musuem - Robert R. Thompson

Lincoln Park Denizen Made His Fortune in Oregon

Jul 03,2014

Captain Robert R. Thompson once lived in a stately mansion in today’s Lincoln Park. Before coming to Alameda he made his fortune as a principal shareholder of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company. Thompson came overland to Oregon in 1846 on an emigrant wagon train.  

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Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline

Jun 26,2014

Sun Staff Reports
The deadline to file for an exemption from the Alameda Unified School District’s Measure A parcel tax is next Monday, June 30. Under the terms of the ballot measure, the school district can grant two types of exemptions:

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Sales Up All Across U.S., Realtors Report

Jun 26,2014

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported on Monday that existing-home sales across the country rose strongly in May. Existing-home sales in the west rose 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.09 million last month, which is 11.4 percent below sales this time last year. 

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Mortgage Rates Rise Once Again

Jun 19,2014

Freddie Mac’s June 12 Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that the 30-year fixed mortgage rose 6 basis points to 4.20 percent. This marked the the second consecutive week that rates have risen. In the second week of June 2013, the 30-year fixed averaged 3.98 percent.

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Planning Board Goes for Rent Control Study

Jun 12,2014

The Planning Board stopped short of recommending the city enact rent controls Monday, instead voting 4-3 to ask the City Council to consider setting up a task force to study whether people are being displaced by rising rents.

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