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Archive for July 30, 2015

First-Time Buyers’ Toughest Hurdle: The Down Payment

lisasheppard | July 30, 2015
In a recent survey of would-be homebuyers, nearly two-thirds said that they would like to provide a sizable down payment of 20 percent or more, but most were unable to do so. In fact, needing to save money for a down payment was the biggest...

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q2 2015

lisasheppard | July 24, 2015
SONOMA COUNTY After a slow first quarter, home sales picked up in Pacific Union’s Sonoma County region during the second quarter. The number of available homes rose above first-quarter levels but still lagged behind totals recorded one yea...

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Real Estate Roundup: U.S Foreclosures Drop to Decade Low

lisasheppard | July 23, 2015
Recent news of interest to home buyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: U.S. and California foreclosure starts have reached precession lows, Google's stock price has climbed to a record high, and mega-basements are all the rage in Silic...

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Survey: Delays to Closings Are Few and Far Between

lisasheppard | July 15, 2015
It’s a predictable worry among homebuyers: What if there’s a problem at the closing that torpedoes the sales contract? But worries and reality are two different things. In fact, a recent survey of real estate professionals by the Na...

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