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Archive for March 26, 2013

Rising Prices Mean Fewer Homes Underwater

lisasheppard | March 25, 2013
A report from the research firm CoreLogic found that underwater homes — those with mortgages greater than their appraised value, also known as negative equity – fell steadily last year.  More good news: Housing prices rose steadily thro...

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Pacific Union’s Monthly Real Estate Update

lisasheppard | March 22, 2013
February home prices posted exceptionally strong gains across the Bay Area. Sales prices topped asking prices in many regions, and local real estate markets remained exceptionally tight in February, with the supply of available homes down fro...

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The Time is Right for Buying Rental Properties

lisasheppard | March 11, 2013
If the idea of becoming a landlord seems attractive, you should move quickly. Home prices have been rising gradually for almost a year and will soon reach pre-2007 levels, ending the price advantage that currently favors buyers. To read th...

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In Bay Area, Numbers Add Up in Sellers’ Favor

lisasheppard | March 8, 2013
A new report says the San Francisco metro area is among the top five best places in the United States to sell a home in the coming year, thanks to robust sales prices. We agree, and local sales data shows homes in some Bay Area regions are go...

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Sonoma’s East Side Keeps History Alive

lisasheppard | March 6, 2013
Sonoma's East Side neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of vintage housing styles, with adobe-brick homes alongside Victorian and Craftsman properties. Many of the homes have mature landscaping and present a well-maintained, homogenous streets...

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