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Real estate investors adapting to changing marketplace

Westbrook REI has been investing in real estate for nearly 10 years by buying properties, fixing them and then selling at a profit.

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Artist lofts project to begin construction in Stockton

The MediCo Dental building in Downtown Stockton is the site for the new Medici Artist Lofts.

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Residential construction gathers momentum in Valley

Residential construction gathers momentum in Valley

Residential construction is beginning to show signs of life after collapsing during the recession.

“Throughout the northern San Joaquin Valley and throughout the state, we’ve seen significant gains in 2013,” said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center at University of the Pacific.

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing home information on their smart phones and computer tablets, according to the California Association of Realtors’ (CAR) 2013 Survey of California Home Buyers. This information shouldn’t come as a surprise with 90 percent of media consumption being screen-based. Seems like this “trend” is becoming a lifestyle.

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Stockton, Modesto home price increases higher than national rate

Stockton, Modesto home price increases higher than national rate

Home prices in December in Modesto and Stockton increased year over year at a rate higher than the national average, according to a report released Tuesday by CoreLogic.

"We are heading into 2013 with home prices on the rebound," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "The upward trend in home prices in 2012 was broad based with 46 of 50 states registering gains for the year. All signals point to a continued improvement in the fundamentals underpinning the U.S. housing market recovery."

Modesto ranked among most affordable housing markets

Modesto ranked among most affordable housing markets

Modesto's unemployment may be on the high side, but if you have good credit and the down payment, now is a great time to buy a house, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

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Stanislaus County to release redistricting draft maps Thursday

Stanislaus County to release redistricting draft maps Thursday

MODESTO - Stanislaus County officials will release draft maps for public review of possible new County Supervisorial Districts, on Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. Officials have held six public meetings and received more than 20 comments in regard to communities of interest and other factors that could influence redistricting that is occurring as a resu;t of the 2010 U.S. Census.

After the public meetings were completed in late June, the Stanislaus County Redistricting Steering Committee together with the Stanislaus County Ad Hoc Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee, have finished two draft maps for community feedback.

The maps will be posted on the Stanislaus County website at www.stancounty.com/redistricting and can be downloaded for review.

After public comment on July 20, the draft maps will be reviewed and finalized by county officials.