Archive for Real Estate

’40 Under 40′ – Barrett Annis – Quiring General

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments

Barry Annis is senior project manager with The Quiring General, LLC.  During his tenure he has worked on numerous projects, which include retail, multi-family, custom homes, medical, and senior living.  Currently, he is responsible for managing the completion of San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community and presently one of Fresno’s largest construction projects. [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Joanna Odabashian – Keller Williams Realty

Oct 09, 2013 No Comments

Joanna Odabashian is the wife of Matthew Odabashian, and their children are Kelly and Lauren. Her family is her greatest accomplishment. In 2006, Odabashian changed the course of her life. She resigned from a teaching job and joined her family’s real estate business. She became a realtor in 2007. She worked side by side with [...]

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Home Prices Rise by 12.4 Percent Year Over Year in August

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its August CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in August 2013 compared to August 2012. This change represents the 18th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase in home prices nationally. On [...]

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Real Estate Market Slowed for Fourth Consecutive Month in August

Sep 27, 2013 No Comments

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage, today issued its Fastest Markets Report for August 2013. Home-selling speeds fell for the fourth month in a row. In August, 27.9 percent of homes went under contract in less than two weeks, down from 29 percent in July and 33.7 percent in April. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/SF87062-INFO) As [...]

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Fresno Officials Hold Downtown Open House for High-Speed Rail Teams

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Dignitaries including CEO of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County Lee Ann Eager, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales and others celebrated the official opening of three floor’s worth of offices in downtown Fresno’s historic building The Grand.  The floors now house the design, construction and management [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home ‘Early Bird’ Deadline is Friday

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Fewer than 2,000 tickets have been sold for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.  This year’s house will be located in the De Young CountryCourt community in Clovis. Individuals who reserve tickets by Friday, September 20th will also be eligible to win the Early Bird prize, gas for a year, valued at $3,000, courtesy [...]

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California Stands Out as the State Where Americans Most – and Least – Want to Live

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Someone light the candles! California, our nation’s 31st state, celebrates its 164th birthday next Monday. Clearly many Americans think its best years are still ahead of it – when asked where, excluding their current state, they would most like to live, The Golden State is at the top of the list; fellow oceanfront states Hawaii (2) [...]

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Fulton Mall Shut Down Due to Gas Leak

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A large pipe near the Gottschalks building in downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall has ruptured, causing an area of the Fulton Mall to be closed this morning. The mall’s eastern section north of Inyo Street was the area shut down.  The leak was supposedly caused when workers accidentally damaged a small gas line while [...]

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July Home Prices Rise by 12.4 Percent Year Over Year

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its July CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in July 2013 compared to July 2012. This change represents the 17th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase in home prices nationally. On [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Sponsors, Supporters Turn Out for Floor Signing

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Dozens of St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sponsors and supporters visited this year’s St. Jude Dream Home in De Young Properties’ CountryCourt community in Clovis Friday to write messages of love for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The floor signing for the 10th St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway occurred just over a [...]

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Economy Picks Up Steam; Housing Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Manufacturing Pave the Way

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Economic growth continues to gain momentum in the second half of the year, as expected, despite the slow start at the beginning of 2013. Fannie Mae’s (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) Economic & Strategic Research Group’s full-year forecast for both the economy and housing market remains on track, with GDP expected [...]

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U.S. Annual Home Value Appreciation Rate in July Hits 6 Percent for First Time Since 2006

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — National home value appreciation rose again in July, up 0.4 percent from June to a Zillow® Home Value Index[i] of $161,600, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Reports[ii]. Home values were up 6 percent year-over-year in July, the 14th straight month of annual appreciation and the first time year-over-year appreciation rates [...]

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Bass Lake Lions Club Announces 8th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

BASS LAKE – The Bass Lake Lions Club have announced their 8th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour taking place Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The annual tour showcases some of the unique and impressive homes that have been built around the popular resort destination located just a short distance from Yosemite National Park. “Everybody [...]

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JC Penney Building’s New Owner Reveals Revitalization Plans

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The new owner of the historic JC Penney Building on downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall addressed media and the general public Thursday morning inside the nearly 90-year old structure, outlining plans for its future. Shay Maghame is referring to the building as “The Diamanti,” which is Greek for “diamond.”  He says the building’s top [...]

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New Selma Arts Center Ribbon Cutting is Aug. 21

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

SELMA – Selma City leaders will open the first new cultural arts facility in Fresno County in recent years when the new Selma Arts Center is dedicated.  The official ribbon cutting, and reception will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.  The new Arts Center is located at 1935 High St. in Selma. [...]

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New Construction Starts to Climb 6% in 2013

Aug 13, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – New construction starts are forecast to rise 6% this year to$506 billion, according to the Midyear Update to the 2013 Construction Outlook from McGraw Hill Construction (http://construction.com/), a division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI).  This is the same rate of increase for total construction starts that was predicted last October, [...]

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U.S. Home Value Appreciation Expected to Top 6 Percent in 2013 as Rising Interest Rates Fail to Derail Recovery

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — More than 100 forecasters said they expect the Zillow® Home Value Index [i] to end 2013 up an average of 6.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, a significant jump from the 5.4 percent annual increase predicted the last time the survey was conducted. Additionally, while relatively few [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Tickets Go on Sale Thursday

Aug 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be available beginning Thursday at all Fresno County Federal Credit Union branches, Fresno Coin Gallery and De Young Model Home Centers or by calling (800) 543-5887. For more information visit www.dreamhome.org. This year’s home will be located in the CountryCourt community in Clovis and [...]

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Family Homebuyers Remain Optimistic About Housing Recovery

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Current homeowners are optimistic about selling their home and are looking to move up their timeline to purchase a new home, according to the most recent survey by PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. In the latest PulteGroup Home Index Survey (PGHI), 43 percent of move-up [...]

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June Home Prices Up 19%, Sales Volume Weakens After Hitting Four-Year High in May

Jul 16, 2013 No Comments

SEATTLE, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Technology-powered real estate brokerage Redfin (www.redfin.com) today released its Real-Time Home Price Tracker for June 2013, showing home prices increasing 19 percent year over year across 19 major U.S. markets. Strong price increases continue to support growing inventory, which increased for the third consecutive month. However, home sales faltered in June, with a [...]

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