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Ever Thought of Owning a Vacation Home?

Vacation Homes Offer Great Income-Generating Potential The arrival of summer is always a popular time to scout for the perfect vacation home, whether it be in the mountains or near the beach. Many people dream about purchasing a vacation home

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The Strongest Selling Season in a Decade

Real estate is currently booming and experts attest that this is the strongest market since the 2006 price peak, but with the added benefit of market stability. The latest National Association of REALTORS® Confidence Index concluded that much of the

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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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