Buying

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Infograpic: What makes Millennials tick?

Millennials, those aged from 18 to 35 are the next big wave of home buyers beginning to move through the home buying market and real estate agents had better bone up and get to know what they want. They don’t want their parents home. A tech-equipped home is more important than curb appeal. And they expect agents to keep up with their mobile lifestyle.

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Storage space seeking skills

Storage facilities are coming in handy these days, in the tough housing recovery market. Given the low inventory of homes for sale, there can be a forced or strategic

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Mortgage ‘borrower health’ on the mend

One of the primary reasons the housing recovery is hot to trot in some states is that those states have home buyers with the financial prowess buyers don't

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Silicon Valley home prices up 15.7% in July

"Home owners can rejoice that their homes and condos are worth more than they were a year ago." Average home sale prices in Santa Clara County continued to rise

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Mobile technology dominates home buying process

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS – Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing

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SF Bay Area posts record 33.1% home price gain; sales drop 9.4%

DATAQUICK -The median price paid for a Bay Area home rose at its fastest pace on record in June, the result of disappearing distress sales, an improving economy,

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California home prices up a record 28.5%, sales tumble 3.5%

The median price paid for a home in California last month was $352,000, skyrocketing by a record 28.5 percent from $274,000 in June 2012. The state's June median

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Demystifying real estate terminology for homebuyers

KRISTIN BROWN - First-time home buyers can have a tough time sorting through real estate terms spewed by real estate agents, lenders, real estate attorneys and other real

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Infographic: Getting to know the Millennials, the next generation of homebuyers

Millennials are more likely to brag to a friend about a home automation system then newly renovated kitchen. Also known as "Gen Yers" or "Generation Y", they want smart

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Most consumers misunderstand budgeting

Budgeting goes hand-in-hand with planning to buy a home, but many consumers don't make the connection. A survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) revealed 57 percent

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How to get your home purchase offer declined

Web sites and news publications are loaded with tips on how to get your home purchase offer accepted. In a strong seller's market home buyers would do well to

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SF Bay Area home prices rise, sales fall as distressed share shrinks

San Francisco Bay Area home prices haven't been higher since 2008, but market conditions are less favorable for home sales. SF Bay Area home prices continued to rise in

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Racial, ethnic minorities face covert housing discrimination

“To detect housing discrimination today, HUD and local fair housing organizations need to conduct proactive testing, especially in the sales market, where discrimination appears higher than in the

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Basement deserves special inspection scrutiny

HANS BRINGS - Basements aren't considered as glamorous as a hi-tech gourmet kitchen, gleaming custom bathrooms or well-manicured landscaping. But that lower level can be equally important to many

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Silicon Valley’s housing recovery, by the numbers

News about the housing recovery is blindingly bright, here in Silicon Valley and throughout much of the nation. Bolstered by burgeoning consumer confidence, rising stock prices and interest rates

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