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Archive for September 2015

California Homeowners Hesitant to Sell Due to Affordability, Inventory Concerns

September 16th, 2015   by lisasheppard

Inventory levels have been rising in the U.S.

Rising prices have tempted some Golden State property owners to consider putting their homes on the market in the past year. But the majority are wary of actually pulling the trigger, as they are not sure where they will find their next home.

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Real Estate Roundup: Will Job Growth Spur Interest-Rate Hikes?

September 14th, 2015   by lisasheppard

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Recent news of interest to home buyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes predictions of looming interest-rate increases due to the latest U.S. jobs report.  September is a great month for home buyers.  Also, the San Francisco Bay’s only privately owned island is on the market — and at a drastically reduced price.

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Pacific Union’s August 2015 Real Estate Update

September 10th, 2015   by lisasheppard

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Sonoma County is showing stabilizing prices: the median hasn’t varied month to month by more than $4,000 since May and closed August at $549,000. The MSI increased from June and July to 2.0, though there are still fewer available homes than there were one year ago.

The average home sold in 60 days — one day faster than August 2014 — and for 95 percent of asking price.

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Coming Soon: A Spike in Demand for U.S. Housing

September 9th, 2015   by lisasheppard

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A new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that nearly 16 million additional households will be formed by 2024, making the next decade “one of the strongest in housing in U.S. history.  The extraordinary growth in housing demand will be driven by Hispanics, baby boomers, and millennials.

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New Report Further Examines California, Bay Area Housing-Affordability Gap

September 1st, 2015   by lisasheppard


Less than one-third of California’s housing stock is affordable for a median-income household, and in certain Bay Area counties the amount of affordable properties on the market is practically nonexistent.

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