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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Realtors: California Home Sales Rise in January

Good news!  Sales of New Homes in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast

From Burlingame Patch: Sustainability Plan Connects Housing and Transit.  At SummerHill we’re committed to sustainability, did you know that our newest community will be all solar?  That’s right, every home at The Enclave at Waverly Park will have solar power!

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New Year’s Real Estate Round Up

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The LA Times reports:  When will housing come back in California? Five experts offer their views. Foreclosures in the state are still high. Sales of new homes are at historic lows. And millions of homeowners are underwater on their mortgages. So what’s the outlook for 2011 and beyond? - Well if this story is any indicator, the outlook ahead is still to be determined as five experts offer very different views.  Part of the recovery does seem to be hinged on location, the adage location, location, location is more important now than ever.  At SummerHill, we continue to be focused on the locations where we plan to build new communities.

Sarah Yaussi of Big Builder shares insight about changes made by a Southern California builder to boost customer care by adding value to home designs: Builders begin to apply customer care insights to home design.  - This is something that we’re also doing at SummerHill, refining our designs based on customer feedback from GuildQuality surveys.  How would you like to see home designs and features improved to make your homebuying experience better? (more…)

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Real Estate News Roundup

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

A roundup of some of the top recent stories about the Real Estate Market.  Signs are pointing to a stable market that is increasing.

Associated Press: Home price index shows 1st annual gain in 3 years

Yahoo! News (AFP): US new home sales up sharply in March

Yahoo! News (Associated Press): New home sales, orders for most durable goods rise

CNNMoney: New-home sales rise fastest in 47 years (more…)

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The SummerHill Gratitude List

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

This year we are grateful for many, many things, including:

- New members of the SummerHill family: our new homeowners at Merimont, Park Station, Parkwood, Redwood Gate, Rosewood, Satake Estates, Talavera and Village Square; new babies of SummerHill team members; and new members of the SummerHill team. (more…)

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Real Estate in 6 lines or less

Friday, November 20th, 2009

House made of Money It’s been a while since our last round of Real Estate in 6 lines or less… hope you enjoy!

The news this week has mostly focused on our sister market, commercial real estate, as it continues to struggle through this tough time- see this Forbes.com summary article. Meanwhile, CNN published a story about the ups and downs of small real estate business. Local news regarding the home market has improved, the SJMN says prices are up in the Silicon Valley. With the newly extended tax credit, many  are forecasting a bright 2010. Here’s our quick referral sheet for more information about this great tax extension.

Happy Friday!

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Going Green? nah… Go Red.

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Redfinnian that is. Just checking out the recent newsletter from RedFin (a real estate brokerage firm) that reviewed the recent Case Shiller index. Why does this matter? Because they report that home prices and sales are up! (more…)

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California Realtors offers perks to home buyers

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Robert Freed, president and CEO of SummerHill Homes interviewed by Carolyn Said of San Francisco Chronicle …”We’ve definitely seen an uptick in buyer traffic and an increase in sales velocity that appears to be driven both by the tax credits as well as very favorable interest rates and very favorable new home pricing,” Freed said… (more…)

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