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The Basics of Making an Offer on a House

Like marriage, home-buying is one part love, one part legal transaction, and it starts with a proposal. When you’re ready to buy a home, you need to make a written offer: Oral promises are not legally enforceable in real estate

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Promising Signs for More Improvement in Housing Market in 2013

The housing market, both in the Bay Area and across the country, certainly showed impressive gains in 2012 with sales and median sale prices up in most markets and distressed sales and foreclosures down. In fact, the biggest challenge many

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What is going on in our housing market? Here is a quick snapshot….

Existing home sales rose 5.9% in November to an annual rate of 5.04 million units, coming in higher than the consensus expected 4.90 million. Sales are up 1 4.5% versus a year ago. Sales in November were up in all

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East Bay Luxury Home Sales Jump 35% in September, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Reports

East Bay luxury home sales continued climbing in September, jumping 35 percent from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading provider of luxury real estate services. The report is based

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Mixed Economic Signals: Better GDP & Housing vs. Worse Corporate Earnings

By now it’s clear that this will not be an easy economic recovery. For every two steps forward we take one step back, as this week’s mixed economic signals show. On one hand, it was good to see improved GDP

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Bay Area Home Sales Continue Rising – Prices Highest in Four Years

The Bay Area’s housing market continued to heat up as summer got underway in June, with sales jumping 7.2 percent from a year ago and the median sale price surging to its highest level in nearly four years, according to

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Shortage of Homes for Sale in Bay Area

Shortage of Homes for Sale in Bay Area Creating a Great Opportunity for Sellers After several years of an oversupply of homes on the market and an undersupply of qualified buyers, the tables have turned for the Bay Area’s housing

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