Mortgage Matters Notebook – April 28

If you missed the April 28 episode of Mortgage Matters Radio, we will have a playable archive up on Wednesday, May 2. For now, we are experimenting with a new feature – Mortgage Matters Notebook. During the week, hosts Dan and Jason track the top economic and finance stories to discuss on the air. These are […]

By |April 30th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Initial Jobless Claims Increase (Again)

Many folks who track the economy and root wildly for its recovery know that the first thing to look at is housing and jobs. I had really hoped that the mild winter we experienced across the US would translate into great gains in the labor market. Indeed, we saw increase in payrolls growth and lowered […]

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

Fed to continue low interest rate policy through 2012

Citing economic growth as “moderate” the Fed will continue hold interest rates near zero. Unless pace improves substantially, the Fed will keep these rates low through 2014. The Fed also noted that the housing market has remained at a “depressed” level. No indication was made if further easing measures would take place, but given the […]

By |April 25th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

The Bay Theater and Central Coast Music: The history of theater in Morro Bay

Little known fact: human’s first words were “Did you hear…?” And the first response “Yes, but did you know…?”

I say this because the human tendency to build community by passing along news and gossip is well established. Gossip turns into rumor, and rumor doesn’t always have a strong basis in reality (kind of like that […]

By |April 25th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

How (and why) to deal with peeling paint

House paint functions first as a protective application and second for aesthetic value. For example, I recently looked at a potential exterior project involving some failing wood on my client’s porch. The area was a 2 x 10 board that went along the top of a stucco wall that closed in her front porch like […]

By |April 24th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Mortgage Matters Notebook – April 21

If you missed the April 21 episode of Mortgage Matters Radio, we will have a playable archive up later this week. For now, we are experimenting with a new feature – Mortgage Matters Notebook. During the week, hosts Dan and Jason track the top economic and finance stories to discuss on the air. These are the […]

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

Mortgage Matters Q&A: Why won’t the banks let me refinance?

From the April 14 episode of Mortgage Matters:

Question: I am looking to refinance, but the banks won’t touch my property. I have a primary residence with a manufactured home as a secondary unit out back. So I have two questions: why won’t these banks refinance my property? And is it possible to obtain a refinance in […]

By |April 19th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

2012 Savor the Central Coast Tickets on Sale May 1st

For more from our SLO County Locals Blog, including features of popular Central Coast businesses, events and people go HERE.

Tickets for our favorite food and wine festival – Savor the Central Coast, will go on sale May 1st. The event, presented by Sunset Magazine and San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau, will take place from […]

By |April 16th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Busy Thursday for Economic Stats

Three important indicators were released today:

– International Trade: The U.S. trade gap shrank to $46.0 billion in February (from $52.2 billion in January). Expectations were for a slight movement, but imports dropped more than expected (2.7 percent) and exports moved a bit up (0.1 percent). The drop in imports was led by consumer goods, which […]

By |April 12th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Estate Planning Basics Part 3: Avoiding a Probate Conservatorship

The third goal in estate planning in California is avoiding a probate conservatorship. Luckily, with good planning, a probate conservatorship can be avoided.

What Is a Conservatorship?

A conservatorship is a court process whereby a judge gives a responsible person the legal authority to care for and make decisions for another adult who is no longer able […]

By |April 12th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments