The Federal Finance Agency (FHFA) decision to maintain the loan limit of $417,000 for Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages in 2014 is good news for potential buyers in the new year.
Local realtors Dick Keenan and Narlene Carter Keenan have been interviewed on ABC, Fox, and PBS for their expertise on the real estate market. This Saturday, they will bring their knowledge to local radio program Mortgage Matters. Tune in to KVEC 920 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for an inside look on the local housing market, the economy and more.
“My new kitchen is my favorite place to be.”
By Sarah Day
San Luis Kitchen Co.
“Neutral” is extreme praise for this BEFORE kitchen. It’s truly “blech” with funky white cabinets and mustard yellow counter tile! The homeowner is a jazzy lady who enjoys entertaining and wants her guests to have memorable experiences in her home. The kitchen was a complete misfit for her outgoing personality.
Our weekly mortgage rate calculation gives you a snapshot of rate movement across the industry. We select the best pricing for 10 loan programs, and publish the rate that is closest to 1 point in cost. (Learn more about mortgage pricing here).To obtain a 1 point loan, the borrower pays 1% of the total loan amount.
The New Times has the most comprehensive events calendar of events on the Central Coast. We will, however, politely point out that each and every day there are about 50 local events listed, and scrolling through all of these to pick out your favorites might give you carpel tunnel.
To help you through the holiday madness, we have listed a few of our favorite local events from around the Central Coast. These are mostly community-based events that involve lights, treats, and hot drinks.
There are countless other opportunities to catch the wonderful sounds of the season (music, concerts), spirit of the season (charity, gift giving), and tastes of the season (restaurants, etc). See them all over at the New Times event guide.
What do missile defense systems, innovative mammogram machines, and luggage scanners have in common? Well, not much. Except that the precise motors controlling the motion of each system are designed and assembled in San Luis Obispo.
Trust Automation, a local engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in motion control, is invested in five different industries: defense, semi-conductor, industrial automation, medical, and green technology.
During my conversation with Chuck Kass, Trust Automation’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Marketing Manager Robin Mitchell Hee, the word “proud” was the most oft-repeated word.
The company recently enjoyed news of a successful missile launch to which they contributed precise motor controls that move the radar system used to detect incoming missiles. The Mission Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is a joint effort military program between the Italian, German, and United States governments. The FT-2 Missile test was conducted during November and displayed the system’s ability to intercept two missiles arriving at the same time from different directions.
We are officially in gift-giving season. The post-Thanksgiving Black Friday, “Cyber Monday” scrum turns eyes to shiny-new electronics, toys, gadgets, clothes, and retail shelves.
During a typical day at the office, the air-conditioning is whirring, fluorescent lights are humming, muzak is playing, conversations are echoing, phones are ringing, the printer is spitting out paper, keyboards are click-clacking, raucous laughter is nearby, drawers are being banged shut, the elevator ding dongs, and a jet roars over head.
Technology has brought us speaker phones, open work stations, video conferencing and voice activated computers. Ah! The “hmmm of the workplace”.