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Bay Area Housing Market Update

Housing Market Starts Off Year on the Upswing As the housing market approaches the end of the first quarter, there have been some encouraging signs for home sellers and homeowners who may be weighing whether to sell. The year kicked

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update

Investment and Vacation Home Sales Going Strong   According to the National Association REALTORSâ (NAR), sales of investment homes increased 7 percent to nearly 1.1 million in 2015, the first time in four years. And while vacation home sales cooled

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update

First-Time Home Buyers Finally Jumping into the Market One of the big headwinds of the housing market nationwide has been the lack of first-time home buyers – millennials in particular. But the market got a bit of good news on

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Why Fall May be a Good Time to Sell Your Home

The California housing market has been strong this year with steady price increases in a number of communities and relatively low inventory to meet the buyer demand. Now that fall has arrived, some homeowners may believe that they have missed their

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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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While Overall Economy Struggles, Housing Market Continues Improving

As we begin the third quarter and the final weeks before the presidential election, more eyes will be focused on the nation’s economy, which continues to struggle to gain traction. The most recent data showed the U.S. economy grew at

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Top 10 Legal Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Accepting the buyer with the highest offer without regard to the other contractual terms. Not properly handling multiple offer situations with multiple buyers. Not properly handling back-up offers. Entering into an agreement with no earnest money deposit from the buyer,

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