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Bay Area Real Estate Market Update

Tips for Buying a Home While Selling One We all know that this housing market can be challenging, especially for buyers. Although the market in Northern California has gradually started moving back towards a bit more balance, it still is

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Bay Area Home Prices Hit Record High as Inventory Shortage Continues

    Bay Area single-family home prices hit a record high last month, reaching $750,000 for the nine-county region, according to CoreLogic, the Irvine-based real estate information services firm. That marked a 7.1 percent increase from a year ago and

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Warriors vs. Cavs: A Stark Contrast in Basketball and Housing Markets

  The NBA finals between our Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is a showcase for starkly different basketball styles – the run and gun, three-point-happy Warriors and the bigger, slower-paced Cavs who like to play under the hoop.

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East Bay Luxury Home Sales Edge Higher in April

East Bay luxury home sales edged up more than 2 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading provider of luxury real estate

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What’s Going On With the Mortgage Market?

Mortgage Market Commentary In spite of a better-than-expected Retail Sales report, mortgage rates managed to inch slightly downward again last week. The 1.3 percent increase in Retail Sales was a bit of a relief for some analysts. There had been

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Rising interest rates could spur even more buyers into the market

We all knew it was only a matter of time before record-low mortgage interest rates began to rise once again. And it looks like that time is here.   Over the past month, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has hinted that

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A Number of Bay Area Housing Markets Setting New Price Records

Home prices all across the country are bouncing back sharply from their recessionary lows. In fact, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report found prices in major cities were up nearly 11 percent in March from the same period in 2012, the biggest

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