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THE BOSCHKEN GROUP

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Davis - El Macero - Woodland

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Davis CA Real Estate - El Macero CA Real Estate - Woodland CA Real Estate

Yolo County California

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Feel free to look through this site to discover the Northern California communities of Davis, El Macero, Woodland, Dixon, Sacramento, Yolo County, Solano County, and Sacramento County. These online tools offer direct access to up-to-the-minute properties for sale in your area. Featuring extensive community information, consumer links, school information, city parks, sports organizations and community activities, free real estate reports, answers to frequently asked real estate questions and information about Davis and surrounding area real estate within one easy source!

 

Looking for a new home? Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties in the area, or use my Dream Home Finder form and I'll conduct a personalized search for you.

If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. I would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis. I will use comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

 

STEVE BOSCHKEN

Steve Boschken is not your typical Real Estate Agent. He received his BS degree in Environmental Design & Urban Planning from The University of California, Davis, and his MBA from the University of Maryland. With over 25 years’ experience as a Real Estate Broker, a licensed General Building Contractor, licensed Electrical Contractor, and a licensed Locksmith under his belt, Steve is an extraodinary Reatlor. 

  Steve, and his wife Kit, also own Absolute Mortgage Company, which has loan operations in Davis, Redlands, and San Diego. By owning their own mortgage company, Steve has the expertise and ability to handle all of his client’s loan transactions in-house. Making Steve’s services truly a one-stop operation for his clients. For the legal and banking industry, Steve is one of the select few in the State to be a Receiver for The Superior Courts of California. Often the courts will appoint Steve during a Judicial Foreclosure case to take over, manage, and dispose of commercial and multi-family properties as they work their way through the court system. 

With three kids in college, and a new puppy to train and love, Steve is a family man and a Davis citizen who cares about his clients and his community. He does everything in his power to make his clients happy, comfortable and at ease during all aspects of their real estate transaction. A true Real Estate Renaissance man of our time, Steve Boschken is a Realtor not to be missed.

Contact Steve at steve@boschken.com and find him on

Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/boschkenrealestate


CA BRE # 01158604

JAMES BOSCHKEN

James Boschken is a Davis native, having attended St James Elementary School and Jesuit High School while growing up, as well as attending the University of California, Davis after high school. While at UC Davis, James was an NCAA Collegiate Water Polo Athlete, and majored in both Psychology and Economics. Much of James’ business experience was obtained by working for Boschken Inc., the family real estate, property management, and construction businesses. This is where he learned to manage real estate sales and construction operations. James has worked and managed all aspects of real estate and construction projects throughout his tenure with the company. Being well versed in both Commercial and residential real estate, he is particularly good at analyzing real estate valuations and opportunities. In addition to being a real estate agent, James is also a State of California appointed Notary Public. James has recently joined Steve and Kit Boschken, prominent Davis real estate Brokers at Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate.

James is available to assist you with all your Real Estate needs. Find him on Facebook at  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Boschken-Real-Estate/402761759897002

Please contact him at james@boschken.com or (530) 220-4663. 

 


CA BRE # 01954242

BOSCHKEN PROPERTIES

Kit Boschken manages local property management company, Boschken Properties. Davis is a fast-paced town that has a lot of movement due to the university with students and professors coming and going. "Turnover" is the period at the end of August and beginning of September where renters are moving out and moving in, often time overlapping with each other's time frames. Kit knows all about Davis, it's rental community, and is always there to help. She knows the best companies around town for repairs, and maintenance, and will never leave you hanging. Kit is also an expert home baker and manages to transform local California fruit into delectable treats that Steve Boschken adores. 

Contact Kit at kit@boschkenproperties.com, or find Boschken Properties on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boschken-Properties/227276110794067

as well as the website with tenant and owner services: www.boschkenproperties.com

 

Real Estate News!!!

Latest Realty News from NAR

Can an EU Rule Impact Your Real Estate Business? It Might

What authority does the European Union have over your real estate business? That’s a tricky question, but an E.U. rule that takes effect next month could end up affecting your business in some manner. That’s because any European that comes to your web site to browse listings will be covered by what’s called the GDPR. That stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it won’t let your web site drop a cookie on a European’s computer unless you get affirmative consent. That means a box that says something like, “We use cookies. OK if we put one on your computer?,” has to pop up when someone from the European Economic Area comes to your web site. What’s more, if you process data on a European you have to be ready to delete that data if you’re requested to. That means you have to have a way to identify  that data so you can take the action requested.

As you can imagine, how the EU would enforce this is a big, unanswered question. There will probably be litigation, too. So, it’s possible it will be a while before anything actually happens that affects U.S. businesses. But there are other things to keep in mind. First, the United States might align its rules with the E.U. Second, regardless of that, many U.S. businesses might align their online privacy and security  practices with the E.U. model, regardless of enforcement. That means you’ll probably see more U.S. companies asking for affirmative consent when anyone comes to their web sites. Third, there could be alignment with European rules on data processing, too.

This is all speculation. The rule is real but it’s actual impact here can’t be fully known yet. But you can see where things are heading and it’s not a bad idea to take steps to be prepared for however things shake out.

NAR will be hosting a Facebook Live webcast next week, on Tuesday, April 24, at 1 p.m., Central time (2 p.m., Eastern time) to walk you through what’s happening and what you might do to be ready. The presenters will be Finley Maxson, NAR senior counsel, and Liz Sturrock, NAR vice president of information technology. They’ll be talking with Meg White, managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.

You’re encouraged to ask questions. Here’s more information on the event: EU Privacy Rule: Are You Impacted?

How Suburbanization Impacts Rural Home Loans

Federally backed home loans from the Rural Housing Service have been called one of the the government’s best kept secrets because buyers can get safe, affordable mortgage financing in areas where few other loan options are available. The underwriting requirements are considered both strong and reasonable, and, maybe most important, homes that wouldn’t be eligible for loans by conventional lenders are often eligible under the federal program. That’s because RHS recognizes that in rural areas, houses are not always built to meet the needs of suburban or urban buyers. The agency’s old name—Farmers Home Administration (FmHA)—says a lot about where the agency is coming from.

That’s why it’s significant that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees RHS, undertook a reassessment of what constitutes a rural area. That assessment was just completed and in about two months—June 4—a new map of rural areas takes affect. When it does, some areas that used to be considered rural are no longer considered that. One example is Ashburn, Va. Like so many areas in Northern Virginia, it’s being swallowed up by the D.C. metropolitan area. It’s now another suburb.

That means households who might struggle to get financing to buy a home can no longer count on direct or guaranteed loans from RHS. They’ll have to find conventional financing or maybe try FHA.

The good news for buyers in many of these new suburbs is their choice in lenders has probably increased along with the area’s population. In other words, maybe RHS is less needed now, because conventional lenders have moved in to take advantage of the area’s growth. But every area is different. There are probably a number of areas where the choice in lenders hasn’t kept up with growth, so the RHS loans will be missed.

In any case, it makes sense to learn if your area has been affected. The latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR talks about this and walks you through how you can see the status of your area.

The video also looks at some things FEMA is doing to encourage growth in private flood insurance options. Thanks in large part to a new consumer advocate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the agency said it will allow homeowners to drop their federal coverage and get private coverage instead without incurring any penalty. Prior to this change, you couldn’t do that. You had to keep your federal coverage even if you found cheaper or better private coverage. That consumer advocate, by the way, is there in large part thanks to NAR, which made sure it was part of flood insurance reform legislation that passed a few years ago. We’re now seeing the benefits of that.

In another change, insurance companies that offer the federal coverage can now also offer a private alternative. Again, that wasn’t allowed before. There are a few more improvements like that. The video walks you through them.

Also in the video is an update on competition in the real estate industry. You might recall that it was 10 years ago that NAR and the U.S. Department of Justice entered into an agreement to make sure virtual office websites (VOWs) are treated the same as brick and mortar brokerages in obtaining MLS data to share with people. That agreement expires later this year and the first of two workshops was held in Washington looking at the state of competition today. NAR Associate General Counsel Ralph Holmen (retired) participated in that workshop and made the point that the VOW business model wasn’t a big part of the market 10 years ago and is even smaller today, in part because it involves creating a client relationship with people who want to look at listings on your site. For many brokerages, it’s easier just to offer up listings without having to set up that client relationship first. NAR has said it doesn’t plan to change its VOW policy when that DOJ agreement expires.

The video also excerpts from the NAR Broker Summit that was held in Nashville earlier this month and also introduces a monthly video series NAR is launching for the year, Fair Housing Focus. The video is part of NAR’s recognition of the 50-year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

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Infrastructure Improvement Means Real Estate Activity

When the Trump administration released its $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan last month, it set in motion a multi-year process that could eventually lead to considerable investment in communities. Of course, Congress must pass legislation to make much of it happen. Although there are some parts that the administration can do on its own, a lot of the plan will require both authorizing and funding legislation, so how close we get to that $1.5 trillion goal is dependent on what lawmakers can agree on in the next year or two.

Regardless, with the country’s roads, bridges, waterways, dams, and other public projects aging, some projects will be getting funds in the years ahead whether or not the plan is all or partly enacted. The question for you is, how will you get involved? Will you get involved upfront, when projects are in the planning stages, or will you get involved after projects get going? Often, bridge replacement means land transactions, because it’s not unusual for a replacement bridge to be built alongside the existing bridge. That means government might have to acquire or condemn nearby property. Or if a road is widened—will that involve acquisition or condemnation of land?

Property values tend to go up after infrastructure improvements are made. In northern Virginia, expansion of the metropolitan subway system had a tremendous impact on property values along the new tracks. Huge condo, apartment, retail, office, and mixed-use projects followed. It triggered a real estate boom.

The administration’s infrastructure plan is featured in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR. Access that segment now.

The video also looks at why NAR supports the banking reform bill that passed the Senate a couple of weeks ago, why passage of long-term reform of federal flood insurance is just as much about improving communities as it is about continuation of insurance policies, and why Congress needs to make mortgage debt forgiveness relief a permanent part of the tax code. Cyber crime and association health plans are covered, too.

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North American Title Company is centered around many strengths - an absolute commitment to the customer, a talented and dedicated staff, and superior underwriting skills, among others. Further, North American's affiliation with LENNAR Corp brings many additional assets to our customer; recognized financial strength, national support services, and an unrelenting commitment to the real estate and homebuilding industries. We're excited about our future and want you to be a partner with us.

 

Steve Boschken is a licensed locksmith and your local and reliable source for rekeying, key copying, and repairing and replacing locks.

Contact Lock and Key for the best quality service in Davis. 

steve@boschken.com

(530) 756-7000/(530) 756-7653

Steve Boschken is a licensed business contractor and general electrician. Hiring Boschken Construction is your one stop shop in home construction: everything from small to large remodels. Steve Boschken has many renovations under his belt, including his own home. He knows where to get the best products and knows the most established businesses to help make your home just what you envision.

Contact Boschken Construction for inquiries. 

(530) 756-7653/steve@boschken.com

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"My wife and I were coming up on our 1 year wedding anniversary, and decided
we wanted to buy a house. I asked around about Realtors and had been
connected to someone who knew their stuff, but to whom I did not feel the
personal connection that I did when Steve Boschken and I started working
together. I handed him a stack of paperwork, and in a little over a month he
handed me the keys to our beautiful dream home. While working with Steve, he
became a friend who shared in our personal journey toward obtaining our
house. From sitting in his office, to picking us up and showing us houses,
to constantly keeping us updated on the process--he offered the perfect
balance between being personable and professional. He is a man who is
dedicated to his craft, and his family…Steve Boschken is a California Real
Estate Super Hero!"

 Chay McCambell
"I chose to work with Steve Boschken because he knows Davis and is a good person and hard worker. When I look back at this Real Estate experience, Steve's responsiveness and attention to detail stand out most in my memory. I can't think of one thing he could have done differently; it was such a positive experience. Steve Boschken is excellent! Ms. Sharon Tobar
"There is nothing I could have asked to be different with Steve Boschken. Steve is great!!! He is very patient, easy going and very knowledgeable. I had a really good experience working with Steve. Liza Hazard
"From the first time I spoke to Steve on the phone, I knew he was going to be great. We didn't know anyone (contractors etc.) in Davis. Steve was very instrumental in guiding us to some great subs. There is absolutely nothing I would change about my experience. Steve is warm, friendly, above all extremely knowledgeable. He KNOWS Davis." Fred and Pam Ross
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