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    3195 Puffin Cir, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
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    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    4 Bd / 2F/1H Ba
    2250 sqft,  2 Stories
    Listing #: 21607742
    Sold: 5/18/2016
    Represented: Seller
    7685 Pleasants Valley Rd, Vacaville, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
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    Pending
    Single Family/Single Family
    4 Bd / 3F/0H Ba
    4811 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 21507512
    Represented: Seller
    1422 Shasta St, Suisun City, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
    29
    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    2 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
    1130 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 21602594
    Sold: 3/23/2016
    Represented: Seller
    150 Terrybrook Ln, Vallejo, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
    48
    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    4 Bd / 2F/1H Ba
    1909 sqft
    Listing #: 21602152
    Sold: 4/8/2016
    Represented: Seller
    2035 Swan Ct, Fairfield, CA Single Family/Single Family sold.
    27
    Sold
    Single Family/Single Family
    4 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
    1285 sqft,  1 Stories
    Listing #: 21600119
    Sold: 3/9/2016
    Represented: Seller
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    • VA Loans: What They Are and How They Work

      Most active-duty service members and veterans and some National Guard members and reservists can seek out home-related loans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

      VA home loan programs may be used to finance the purchase of homes, condominiums or manufactured homes, refinance an existing home loan, or install energy-saving improvements. The three main types of guaranteed home loan benefits are:

      • Purchase Loans
      • Cash-Out Refinance Loans
      • Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans

      Qualified vets need suitable credit, sufficient income and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be eligible for a VA-guaranteed home loan. Private lenders underwrite and fund VA home loans according to VA standards. VA’s partial guaranty for these loans means that nearly 90 percent of all VA-guaranteed home loans are made with no down payment required.

      If a VA-guaranteed loan becomes delinquent, the VA will work with the borrower to avoid foreclosure, including providing financial counseling and, in some cases, direct intervention with a mortgage loan servicer on the borrower’s behalf.

      Any veteran or service member having difficulty making mortgage payments should call (877) 827-3702 to speak with a VA Loan Technician. More information about avoiding foreclosure can be found at: benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/resources_payments.asp.

      Native American veterans who want to live on Federal Trust land can seek assistance through the VA’s Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program, which provides direct loans to eligible Native American veterans for the purchase, construction or improvement of a home.

      The VA also offers grants to veterans with certain service-connected disabilities to build an adapted home or make modifications to an existing home. Three types of grants exist: Specially Adapted Housing, Special Housing Adaptation, and Temporary Residence Adaptation.

      Homeless veterans, or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless, are urged to contact their local VA medical center, call (877) 424-3838, or visit va.gov/homeless.

      Consult your real estate professional to learn more about the VA’s home-related services, or visit explore.va.gov/home-loans-and-housing.

      Published with permission from RISMedia.



    • The Future Is Calling! Homebuilding Innovations to Watch

      (BPT)—Technology’s evolving at a rapid pace, no more so than in our homes—and in fact, there are innovations pioneering the next phase of advanced homebuilding as we speak. Three of the most exciting:

      Bio Concrete – Concrete is the world’s most common building material—but that doesn’t mean it’s the most durable. Chemicals, shifting Earth, temperature fluctuations and weather-related wear and tear all contribute to cracks and deterioration.

      Several years ago, scientists in the Netherlands developed bio concrete, a type of concrete that can repair itself if cracked. The material is laden with limestone-creating bacteria that work to "heal" cracks, similar to the way bones heal themselves when broken.

      Cross-Laminated Timber – An alternative to concrete, cross-laminated timber (CLT) is produced from small bits of timber glued into large slabs. CLT is as strong (and fireproof!) as steel. It is cut via a robotic router, which shapes the slabs based on dimensions fed to it by a computer. The pieces are then assembled much like IKEA furniture, cutting down construction time significantly.

      Sound-Dampening Drywall – In a household where several devices may be running at any given moment, finding quiet can be a challenge. A new development in drywall reduces noise between rooms, blocking the amount of sound carried through walls and ceilings.

      Which innovation are you most excited about? These may become the norm sooner than you think!

      Source: CertainTeed

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    • Memorial Day Travelers Approach 40 Million

      On the road this Memorial Day weekend? You and millions more!

      A near record-breaking 38 million travelers will trek to destinations all over the country this weekend, AAA projects—the highest travel volume since before the recession, and the second-highest ever. The top five destinations this year are:

      1. Orlando, Fla.
      2. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
      3. Washington, D.C.
      4. New York, N.Y.
      5. Miami, Fla.

      Low gas prices will motivate many travelers to take to the roads this weekend, AAA forecasts. A gallon of gasoline averages $2.26—45 cents lower than last year.

      “Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade,” says Marshall Doney, president and CEO of AAA. “The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and millions of people from coast to coast are ready to kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway.”

      Source: AAA

      Published with permission from RISMedia.



    • Market Watch: 10 Up-and-Coming Tech Hubs

      The tech field is booming—and so are tech cities.

      Cities best suited for technology professionals boast high average earnings and steady employment in the sector. These factors, plus home prices, were recently analyzed in Homes.com’s New Tech City Index, ranking the top emerging tech cities in the country.

      The 10 best, according to the Index, are:

      1. Denver, Colo.
      2. Framingham, Mass.
      3. Oakland, Calif.
      4. Atlanta, Ga.
      5. Boston, Mass.
      6. Austin, Texas
      7. Santa Ana, Calif.
      8. Baltimore, Md.
      9. Durham, N.C.
      10. Boulder, Colo.

      Denver’s house prices have shot up over 40 percent in the last five years, cementing its place at No. 1, while Framingham, though less populated, is home to some of the nation’s most well-known—and well-paying—tech companies. Oakland’s proximity to tech centers like San Francisco and San Jose make it ideal for tech professionals, as well.

      “Many areas exist outside of the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest where tech folks can find both their dream job and the home of their dreams,” says Grant Simmons, VP at Homes.com. “Cities like Denver not only offer tech-focused career opportunities, but also more bang for their housing buck, great schools and lifestyle options that suit both small-town and big-city appetites.”

      Source: Homes.com

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    • Barbecuing This Weekend? 5 Food Safety Tips

      ‘Tis the season for eating out—doors, that is!

      If you’re hosting a backyard soirée this summer, make food safety a priority when planning the meal. Seasonal temperatures can accelerate the growth of foodborne bacteria, compromising the safety of you and your guests, cautions the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

      “From picnics to cookouts, eating outside is a fun and tasty way to enjoy the warmer weather,” says Torey Armul, a registered dietitian and nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy. “Be sure to follow proper food safety practices every step of the way to keep unwanted bacteria from crashing your party.”

      These practices include:

      • Washing Your Hands – Wash your hands before and after handling any foods. “Bring along hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol in case water is not available,” Armul says. “Remember to regularly clean your cooler, picnic basket and tote bags, because these items can be a breeding ground for bacteria.”

      • Separating Raw from Ready-to-Eat – If you plan to cook food on-site, separate raw meats, poultry and seafood from other ready-to-eat foods. “Use one cooler for raw meats and another one for ready-to-eat foods, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese and desserts,” says Armul. “Bring two sets of plates and utensils: one for handling raw meats and one for serving cooked foods.”

      • Using a Thermometer – Have a food thermometer on hand when cooking—all food must be cooked to a safe internal temperature, and a food thermometer is the only way to ensure it has reached this temperature. Download the Is My Food Safe? mobile app, found at eatrightstore.org, for a complete list of cooking temperatures.

      • Keeping Perishables Cold – Keep perishables in a cooler packed with frozen water bottles and juice boxes. Stow the cooler in the shade and with the lid closed. “Pack a thermometer in the cooler to ensure it remains at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below,” Armul adds.

      • Tossing After Two Hours – At the end of your gathering, throw out all perishable food that has been unrefrigerated for more than two hours (or only one hour, if the outdoor temperature is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit). The clock starts as soon as your food is served.

      These tips come courtesy of the Home Food Safety program, a ConAgra Foods’ campaign in partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To learn more food safety practices, visit HomeFoodSafety.org.

      Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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