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Home Sellers, Buyers: Start Planning Now

For homeowners who are considering selling their homes, it is not too early to start preparing for the spring selling season, which is traditionally the real estate industry’s busiest season. Whether you’re thinking of putting your home on the market

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update

The Cost of a Down Payment Saving for a down payment can often be challenging for first-time homebuyers, particularly in high-cost areas like Northern California, and it is likely an issue that most consumers carefully weigh before the housing hunt

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Bay Area Housing Market Turns in Strong Performance in 2016

The Bay Area housing market had its challenges in 2016, including low inventory of homes for sale, rising prices that challenged would-be buyers, and political uncertainty with the presidential election. But despite the headwinds, this turned out to be a

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update

San Francisco and San Jose Top List of Hottest Housing Markets in December   The Bay Area was well represented in Realtor.com’s December ranking of the hottest housing markets in the U.S. with the San Francisco metro area and the

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Bob Vila’s Spring Home Maintenance Tips

This year, many parts of the country have enjoyed such a mild winter that even in the Northeast, spring weather seems like it’s just around the corner—if it hasn’t arrived already. Take advantage of the moderate temperatures to get a

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Luxury Sales Keep Rising, but Inventory Shortage Having an Impact

The luxury housing market around the Bay remains strong as we head toward spring, with sales and prices climbing in most areas. But inventory shortages are starting to have an impact in some communities where listings are even more scarce

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3 Inexpensive Makeovers That Will Boost Your Home’s Appeal To Young Buyers

When preparing to list your home for sale, you may be wondering who will buy your home. While this initial thought may be one spurred by curiosity, the fact is that understanding who your target audience is and what they

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