Stockton San Joaquin Street Amtrak
Station, CA (SKN)
735 S. San Joaquin Street Stockton, CA 95203 The San
Joaquin Street Depot was constructed in Mission Revival
style in1900 which cost $24,470.to build for the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway (SF&SJV) The
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Railway took over the
station in 1899 when it obtained the SF&SJV. The ATSF
was subsequently acquired by the BNSF, who now owns the
depot. The ATSF was the third station to follow the
heels of the Southern Pacific along with the Western
Pacific depots in Stockton, and located east from the
port on the Mormon Slough. The three depots are still
standing today, however the Western Pacific depot now
has no tracks tracks or passengers as it is not served
Stockton Grocers Over the Years
During the preceding century, Stockton has seen many local, regional and national, regional, grocers come and go. The city was an early location for Piggly Wiggly and Safeway, while later there were Alpha-Beta,. Albertsons early California stores. Fry's and Lucky Stores
also operated stores in Stockton
Escalon, Lockeford, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, Tracy, Woodbridge restaurant guide with addresses, comments, photographs, menu information, restaurant links when available, maps all in one convenient location.
Stockton has literally hundreds of retail facilities, several large grocery stores, shopping malls, home and garden centers,
hotels, and wonderful restaurants to browse through or eat at. There's something here for everyone...
Stockton has three major malls along with many smaller shopping centers offering Kohls, Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, Gottschalks, and JC
Penney Department Stores
Filmed in Stockton
Many motion pictures have been filmed in Stockton. Over the years, filmmakers have used Stockton's waterways to stand in for the Mississippi delta, the surrounding farmland as the American plains and Midwest, and Pacific's campus as an Ivy League college
Stockton is a great place to see on a photography road trip, while many people
think of Stockton is a run-down old city best
known for it's high crime rate, extensive foreclosures and scorching hot summer temperatures. For me it's a living museum of history,
full of beautiful old historic, and sometimes vacant, and several with signs painted right on the buildings,
Protection of Home Equity
Home equity protection typically is available by an agreement that makes a payment to a homeowner if a home price index in particular goes down in value during a certain time period after purchasing the equity protection. The protection can be acquired for a brand new or existing homeowners with a desire to protect the equity in their home from a declining market in the future.
This equity protection is designed to ease the risk of negative home price
declines in the future. Home equity protection is typically offered by sellers
as an inducement to buy their home. Real estate brokers, Realtors, title
companies and mortgage brokers have all began to adopt using home equity
protection to smooth the progress of an underlying home acquisition.
Going Up Improving Investors Returns
With rents going up faster than a year ago, the outlook for investors profiting with residential real estate is improving even more than it's already been as a consequence of once-upon-a-generation low prices and low rates of interest.
At this point, I would downplay concerns over rumors of price declines in the near future and urge investors to reflect on the long outlook of the abundant opportunities.
People should look at this is a longer term investment opportunity, and not a "get rich quick" scheme for real estate investing. Rents are a perpetual return on your investments over the years, returning you with a desirable asset as prices improve. Which they will. The greatest real estate profits build up with long haul investors who look at the view over a long term.
Reasons Your Mortgage Could Be Rejected
"We are sorry to inform you..".No one attempting to get new mortgage loan or refinancing an old one wants to hear or see this phrase. however last year over two million borrower applicants were declined for a mortgage loan, most common reason was they did not meet particular lender requirements or due to their applications being incomplete or otherwise challenging. And those numbers, obtained from the Examination Council of Federal Financial Institutions, doesnít even take into consideration those who throw in the towel on the often complex mortgage qualifying procedure. an estimation by the national Mortgage Bankers Association figures that almost half of those home-owners who attempt to refinance while 30 percent of home-buyers either drop out or are denied.
Placing Their Bets on Real Estate
Even though the current market has put many sellers from going ahead with their plans to sell their family home, these baby boomers have become a burning market for income properties.
A recent national survey of real estate agents found that 88 percent of the 1450 brokers and agents surveyed have baby boomer customers who already possess or are seeking to buy an investment property. Some 23 percent of agents surveyed reported that at least 50 per cent of their baby boomer customers either now own or are seeking to buy income producing properties.
Roof Repairs Typically Overlooked
Tips for sealing flashings and replacing vents.
Before the bad winter weather rolls in, now is the right time to inspect your roof and take care of any necessary repairs.
Even if your shingles look good from the street, you could have issues with plumbing and attic vents, flashings, and other potential r breaches into your home that just might let water in, creating a
likelihood for big problems later on.
Repairs should start with an inspection, from both in and out. You or a licensed
roofer should do a complete roof inspection to determine the condition of a number of key areas. Take a look at the vents into the attic to determine if there's any indication of loose, loose fasteners, cracking, or torn screens, or other issues.
Americans Remain Cynical Over Home Prices, Economy, Household Finances
Extensive Fannie Mae September survey of Consumers demonstrates Timely Insights into Major Consumer Attitudes
influencing Housing Decisions
Americans remain very cynical over home prices, the economy, and their household finances, in a just released Fannie Mae September U.S. Housing Survey. Data indicates that consumers are are
staying aware of economic news and things lawmakers are talking about, and continue to tie their personal financial state of affairs with the current economic atmosphere.
Important US. Housing New and to
see the Reduced Loan Limits
In spite of efforts by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the California Association of Realtors (CAR) to have conforming loan limits Fannie Mae, FHA and Freddie Mac extended, Congress took no action to extend the maximum loan limits of $729,750 therefore they expired on Sept. 30,
2011. This allowed the maximum loan amounts for Fannie, FHA, and Freddie, can buy or guarantee has rolled back to $625,500, while any loan more that amount is considered non-conforming which will require what's considered a jumbo loan. Jumbo loans most often have a higher mortgage rate of interest plus more down payment, and consequently higher monthly payments, which hits middle-class sellers and buyers
U.S. Census Finds Worst Housing Crisis Since the Depression of 1929
The American home ownership dream has felt its largest decrease since the 1929 Depression, according to a new 2010 census report released on Oct 6, 2011. The Census Bureau analysis discovered that the rate of homeownership last year dropped to 65 percent. Although that rank remains the number two highest in a 10 year rate, analysts believe the U.S. may never get back to its middle-decade housing peak in which almost 70 percent of households were owner occupied.
Fall in Stockton is a beloved part of a year to be photographing nature's beauty.
The leaves are colorful and brilliant, skies are clear blue, while the rotating
of the seasons generates vivid, colorful landscapes that are just begging to be
photographed. There are times, even when a photograph contains wonderful fall
colors, the same power of emotion does not happen when viewing the image.
There are a number of methods I used in capturing these Stockton Fall Photos
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
To make these fall colors a little push and really stand out, I adjusted exposure compensation settings of
my camera. Although newer digital cameras can automatically set the exposure values, better picture quality
is obtained by making manual adjustments. As employing fully automatic settings, lets those brilliant subjects become much darker than their native colors.
Autumn is the Right Time to be
Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs
When the fall's in the air, then it's time to get your spring into the
ground. Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs that will erupt into bloom at
the first sight of spring. Ok, the gratification is delayed, but the smiling
daffodils and crocuses appearing when a dreary winter comes to an end is
definitely worth waiting for. And the best part? Planting bulbs for spring
doesnít require that much effort. Just make a hole, drop the bulb in, and cover
it with dirt. What could be easier? In fact bulb growers have a new slogan "Dig.
Drop. Done". Bulbs are very easy to plant. They include everything they'll
require for the first season of growing, It's hard to go wrong.
5 Clear-Cut Rules of Business Character
If you really give it some hard thought, much of the misbehavior we all seem to notice in business today, all the way from the CEO scandals to just plain bad customer service, all come down to lacking of solid character.
Character matters in real estate. And there is no other time like now for agents
to take some time and redefine their objectives for proper character of their
business dealings with their customers. Thatís right. Agents need to become
serious about deciding what their business stands for and to share in those
values with their customers. Ití amazes me how few agents set aside any time for
this, "They may suffer discomfort talking about character, or perhaps they have
never given much thought to what their business really stands for.
Earthquake Safety The Seven Steps
The information contained on this page comes from materials originated in 2006 by the Emergency Survival Program , which is based upon "The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" contained in the handbook called , Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country.
Secure it now! By diminishing and/or removing hazards throughout your
neighborhood, home, school, and workplace can vastly diminish your risk of death
or injury following another earthquake or some other major disaster. Perform a
"hazard search" to assist in identifying and fixing things like unsecured TV
sets, bookcases,, computers, furniture, unstrapped hot water heaters, etc. By
securing these items today will help protect you for tomorrow.