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Archive for August 2014

Despite July Slip, Bay Area Employment Rates Still Best in State

August 30th, 2014   by lisasheppard

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Jobless claims increased in all nine Bay Area counties from June to July, but four of our local markets still boast the lowest unemployment rates in California. And another recent study predicts continued prosperity for the Silicon Valley economy, which should help keep demand for real estate high.

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In-Law Units Keep Families Together, Add Value

August 28th, 2014   by lisasheppard

In-law apartment

One of the latest, hottest trends in real estate is a renewed focus on the family — specifically, aging parents and accommodations that help keep families together.

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Construction Is Well Above Normal

August 28th, 2014   by lisasheppard

one rincon

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes news that home construction in San Jose and San Francisco is picking up in 2014. And that’s sure to come as welcome news to local home shoppers, who are grappling with some of the largest annual inventory declines in the country.

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Bay Area Home Prices Take Midsummer Dip

August 27th, 2014   by lisasheppard

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Home prices fell from June to July across the nine-county Bay Area, the first time since January that our region has experienced a month-over-month decline.

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Survey: Investors Losing Interest in Bay Area, Opening the Door for First-Time Buyers

August 27th, 2014   by lisasheppard

Toy houses

A new survey says investors today are far less active in the Bay Area’s real estate markets than in years past, helping to ease some of the fierce competition for homes — especially for first-time buyers.

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Housing is Key to Happiness, and U.S. Ranks High

August 21st, 2014   by lisasheppard

Sausalito homes

Americans are quite happy with their current housing situation, with 86 percent saying they are satisfied, according to a worldwide survey.

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Real Estate Roundup: Silicon Valley – Home to Highest Salaries in U.S.

August 19th, 2014   by lisasheppard

dollarsign

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a study that found nearly half of Silicon Valley workers earned at least $100,000. Also, tight inventory conditions keep Bay Area home prices growing at more than twice the national rate.

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Moving Into a New Home? Choose Your Moving Company Carefully.

August 19th, 2014   by lisasheppard

Moving boxes

Moving into a new home? You will greatly reduce your chance of trouble with moving companies by conducting a bit of due diligence and choosing carefully.

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Bay Area Housing Affordability Drops to 1 in 5

August 18th, 2014   by lisasheppard

empty wallet

Hefty price tags are putting Bay Area homes out of reach for more buyers, with three of our local counties ranking as California’s least affordable in the second quarter.

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Bay Area Homebuyers to Benefit From Credit Agencies’ New, Relaxed Rules

August 16th, 2014   by lisasheppard

Yellow road sign bearing the word "credit"

The Bay Area leads the nation in the percentage of residents with top credit scores. But even here, more homebuyers will qualify for loans, and at lower interest rates, thanks to recent policy changes by several U.S. credit agencies.

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