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Wednesday May, 27:  The City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Pleasanton Weekly and the Bay East Association of REALTORS® are hosting a Town Hall style meeting about the status of the residential real estate market this Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00 to 8:30pm.  The event will be held ...
05/22/2009
Location: Veterans Hall 301 Main Street in Pleasanton Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm The City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Pleasanton Weekly and the Bay East Association of REALTORS® are hosting a Town Hall style meeting about the status of the residential real es...
05/20/2009
Hayward residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 19, to vote on Measure A - the 5.5 percent utility tax for basic city services.  The Bay East Association of REALTORS® endorses Measure A because it will provide critical funding for police and fire services to help make neighborhoods safer....
05/17/2009
Bay East Goes to Washington D.C.: With the federal government deeply involved in trying to jump-start the real estate market, the timing could not have been better to take our concerns to Washington D.C. A team of Bay East REALTORS® including President Pat Huffman, President-Elect Pam Winterbauer...
05/17/2009
The Alameda County Planning Department will hold a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday, April 22, to gather community input on the South Livermore Specific Plan. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center at 4444 East Ave. in Livermore. The topic for the town ...
04/18/2009
Anna May, a Bay East REALTOR® and Hayward city council member, will make a presentation at the Central County Marketing Meeting on Wednesday, April 25.  The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and is held at Knudsens Ice Creamery at 3323 Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley.  Her presentation will be a ...
04/18/2009
The City of Hayward wants to do something about blighted vacant residential properties.  Last month a group of Bay East REALTORS® and Bay East staff met with City officials to educate them about the realities of dealing with vacant foreclosed properties.  We suggested several alternatives, howeve...
04/11/2009
No one ever wants to pay more taxes than necessary, but this year it's even more important to save every penny you can. Here are some tips that can help you get a larger refund: Property Tax Deduction for Non-Itemizers: Before 2008, only people who itemized their deductions could deduct property...
04/04/2009
On Wednesday, April 2, the California Association of REALTORS® announced the Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program (MPP) for first-time home buyers. The MPP will provide up to $1,500 in mortgage payment assistance per month for six months to qualified first-time home buyers who ...
04/04/2009
On Monday, March 30, NAR announced that budget resolutions passed by both the House and Senate do not include any changes to to the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Earlier this year, President Obama had suggested modifying the Mortgage Interest Deduction as a way to generate additional tax revenue t...
04/04/2009
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