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Archive for April 2016

Investors Struggle in California’s Competitive Housing Market

April 26th, 2016   by lisasheppard

San Francisco

Due to California’s competitive housing market and lack of inventory, investors are finding it quite challenging to find good investment deals.

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First-Time Homebuyers Want to Skip ‘Starter Home’

April 20th, 2016   by lisasheppard

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With interest rates at all-time lows, why aren’t more first-time home-buyers jumping into the housing market?  Studies show that many would prefer to wait and purchase their dream home rather than purchase a “starter home”.

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Sonoma County Foreclosures Continue to Drop

April 19th, 2016   by lisasheppard

More great news for the Sonoma County housing market.  Foreclosures are continuing to decline in Sonoma County, with the number of homes sold in an auction dropping 29% last quarter from a year earlier.

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Sonoma County Millennials’ Tales of Home Buying Woes Confirmed in Studies

April 11th, 2016   by lisasheppard

In Sonoma County, where median prices continue to climb, millennials are having difficulty breaking into the housing market.  Saving up for a down payment and finding affordable housing has become a daunting task for many.

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Rising Construction Costs Squeeze Housing Supply

April 7th, 2016   by lisasheppard


While housing demand remains strong in most major cities and urban areas, rising construction costs and homebuyers struggling to come up with a down payment are the biggest challenges to a balanced market.

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What’s the Fastest Way to Improve Your Credit Score?

April 1st, 2016   by lisasheppard


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Attention Spring home buyers and those looking to refinance.  As you know, credit scores can mean the difference between a good rate and a great rate.  What is the best way to improve your credit score so that you’ll be in good shape….these tips will help you improve or repair your credit score.

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