With low interest rates and supply of homes down, Danville becomes hot real estate market | Business News

Robert Bridgforth with Wilkins & Co. Realtors said the boom has been going on since about January.

“Sellers are getting multiple offers within two weeks of listing dates. The historically lowest interest rates, sometimes below 3%, are driving buyers to commit to 30-year fixed rates,” he said.

Other aspects of the pandemic

Moody also cites the low interest rates, but added that some workers actually got an economic boom during the pandemic.

“The essential workers are working extra, and the workers who got temporarily laid off got an economic boost from the government,” she said.

That can be tricky, though. She said that workers need to be back at work for a couple of paychecks before being approved for a home loan.

One of her clients had to postpone his new home search because he took a free pass on a house payment, which disqualified him.

Another way the pandemic

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Danville Student Tapped For CA Board Of Education

SACRAMENTO, CA — A San Ramon Valley Unified School District student has been chosen to serve as the lone student member on the board that sets education policy for public schools across California.

Monte Vista High School senior Zaid Fattah, 17, of Danville recently found out he was appointed to the board after a nearly yearlong selection process in which he was interviewed by the governor’s office and current board. As a student member, Fattah will be able to cast votes, just like the rest of the board.

Fattah said he’s had his eye on this position for years.

“I’m feeling exhilarated for this opportunity,” he said. “It’s something that’s really been close to my heart since I really started paying attention to the things that are going on in our education system.”

While he said he’s open-minded on a variety of key education issues, one thing is for sure:

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