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Tips for Buying a Home While Selling One

Tips for Buying a Home While Selling One We all know that this housing market can be challenging, especially for buyers. Although the market in Northern California has gradually started moving back towards a bit more balance, it still is a seller’s market in many communities. No one knows the challenges of being a buyer Read More

Helping Buyers Understand Today’s Mortgage Market

Q&A: Update on the Mortgage Market and Helpful Tips on Home Loans The mortgage market has definitely changed in the years following the financial crisis. Underwriting guidelines became much more stringent, requiring higher FICO scores and better credit histories in order to secure loans in many cases. But the good news is that interest rates Read More

Why Now May Be A Good Time To Sell Your Home

  If you have been thinking about selling your home but weren’t sure when to do it, there may not be a better time than now. To be sure, the decision to sell your home greatly depends on your own personal circumstances. However, several factors have combined to make this a good time to think Read More

Just Listed: $18.5 Million Flax Vineyard Estate

The Russian River Valley spans over 126,000 acres—arguably one of California’s most breathtaking and expansive appellations. It’s also a diverse winemaking region, a cradle of beautiful opposites. Temperatures can vary by as much as 10 degrees from the southwestern edge to the northeast making its rich terroir capable of producing world-renowned Pinot Noir on one Read More

New Report Shows Continued Strength in Bay Area Housing as 2016 Begins

A new report by CoreLogic, the Irvine-based real estate information service company, shows that the Bay Area and national housing markets turned in a strong performance as last year drew to a close and the firm predicts a solid increase in home valuations in 2016. According to CoreLogic, home prices rose 6.1 percent nationwide between Read More

San Francisco and San Jose Top List of Hottest Housing Markets in December

The San Francisco Bay Area was well represented in Realtor.com’s December ranking of the hottest housing markets in the U.S. with the San Francisco metro area and the San Jose metro area finishing first and second in the report. And the Santa Rosa metro area came in at number eight. It was the second straight Read More

2015 Year-in-Review: for Bay Area Housing Market

As we approach the end of 2015, it’s a great time to take a look back at how the Bay Area housing market fared this year. This year turned out to be another strong year overall for the local real estate market, especially for home sellers. The Bay Area housing market experienced good appreciation in Read More

Bay Area Home Sales Cool Off While Prices Keep Moving Higher

A continuing inventory shortage may be the primary reason why Bay Area home sales declined in October compared to a year ago, the first year-over-year drop in sales since February. But the limited number of homes on the market has also kept home price moving higher as we edge closer to yearend. CoreLogic, the real Read More

Home Price Report Shows Home Prices Up

US Home Price Report Shows Home Prices Up 6.4 Percent Year Over Year November 03, 2015, Irvine, Calif. –   CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ data for September 2015 which shows home prices are up both year over Read More

Why Sellers Should Consider Listing Over the Holidays

  Conventional wisdom may tell us that the holidays are not the best time to try to sell your home. After all, many buyers are busy with family activities and holiday gatherings, so they put off shopping for a home until after New Year’s, right? That may be true, but the fact is that there Read More

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