Refinance Options… Opportunity is All Around You

Have you ever seen someone’s eyes light after grabbing a warm tray at the beginning of a buffet line?  Ever take a 5-year-old to a yogurt shop and watch the […]

By |March 30th, 2012|Loan Program News|0 Comments

San Luis Obispo County Adds Jobs in February

San Luis Obispo County added 400 people to the work force in February, but the unemployment rate increased slightly and is now at 8.4 percent. The rate went up (despite […]

By |March 29th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Solar Panels Installed at San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay Schools

As you may have noticed, four local schools are getting a makeover – of the solar panel persuasion. San Luis Obispo High School, Laguna Middle School, Morro Bay High School […]

By |March 29th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

San Luis Obispo County Home Sales Increase

In February, 215 homes sold in San Luis Obispo County, which is a 9.7 percent increase from the same month in 2011. As reported by the Tribune, this number represents a […]

By |March 28th, 2012|SLO County Real Estate|0 Comments

EcoPlanners: Fighting Toxic Chemicals in Your Home

Fitness guru Jack Lalanne used to say, “If it tastes good, spit it out.”  On the other hand, we can say that if it smells bad, it’s probably bad for […]

By |March 27th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

March Pending Home Sales Jump

The overall upward trend continues for pending home sales, with a 4.1 percent jump in March. Here is something interesting though – while contract signings have increased 17 percent since […]

By |March 26th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

New Home Sales Down, Median Prices Up

New home sales fell for their third consecutive month in February. Sales fell 1.6 percent in February, falling below consensus range (315,000 to 345,000) with an annual rate of 313,000.

At […]

By |March 23rd, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Estate Planning Basics (Part 2): Avoid Probate

Bradley Liggett, an estate planner based in San Luis Obispo, returns with his second installment of the basics. His first went over how to give to who you want. In Part 2, […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Why Interest Rates are Higher and Where They Will Go

Over the last two weeks, we have seen interest rates make a strong move upward. This post will discuss why they have trended up, and where we think they will […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Home Re-Sales Had Best Winter in 5 Years

The last three months marked the best winter in five years for previously occupied homes. January had the highest level since May 2010, at 4.63 million units sold. February sales […]

By |March 21st, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments