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Latest real estate scam turns for sale homes into ‘for rent’ homes

Is it time for the real estate industry to cut ties with Craigslist and other websites that don’t police their ads or take action against violators? It the industry moving to fast with digital marketing?

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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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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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Open house, by the numbers

Having an open house? Don't run in circles. Well, maybe this one, offered by Mortgage Capital Associates. In an infographic produced by Andrea Osmun, Mortgage Capital offers a five, circular

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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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Callifornia’s May equity sales up; REO share in single-digits

Prices boom, sales falter   CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS – The share of equity sales in California continued to grow in May, making up nearly four of every five home

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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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Housing recovery lures FSBOs

LAURA N. OATLEY - Buyers are pitted against investors scrambling to snatch up flash sales that sell in 24 hours. Pocket listings also never see the light of

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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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Short sale scammers still making the rounds

RAE CATANESE - If you've been struggling with your mortgage payments, miss a few and then get a call from an "investor" claiming a desire to buy your

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Home improvements that improve your bottom line

KRISTIN BROWN - Whether or not you have plans to move to a new home in the future, it’s always wise to think about the home improvements that

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Contingencies for real estate contracts

LILLIAN MONTALTO - Anticipate potential problems, include these contingencies in your offer and, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned homebuyer, you'll save yourself some headaches. A contingency is

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Mortgage reform targets home appraisals

Appraisal rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) soon will give consumers additional rights to information on how a home value is determined as well as new

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San Francisco Bay Area home prices set to surpass pre-crash record highs

Remember predictions that forecast San Francisco Bay Area home prices wouldn't return to pre-crash levels for five, 10, 15 years or more? Fugedabouddit. If the current rate of home price

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Silicon Valley real estate listings nearly double, inventories remain low

Encouraged by rising home prices, more sellers are coming to market in Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County has seen its active inventory almost double in the first four

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