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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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Apartment developers target Millennials

The apartment housing sector isn't about to be left out of the Millennial movement. A huge demographic group, 80 million strong and aged about 13 to 35, is now

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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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Appraisers less confident about housing market

UNITED STATES APPRAISALS - Appraisers remain mildly encouraged, but less confident than a quarter ago, about the current state of the housing market according to a recently completed

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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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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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Real estate transactions go green

KIM CLARK - It's easier than ever to put a green spin on housing, but not always quite how you may think. "Green" real estate often refers to planet-friendly

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Silicon Valley ‘second bubble’ a drop in a bucket of booming home prices

Drooping inventories, heavy demand, the lure of a major tech-mecca economy – and, yes, the weather – have combined to resurrect Silicon Valley's housing market. And it's off to

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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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South SF Bay Area inventories tight, prices booming

JAMES HARRISON - Silicon Valley's single-family inventories continue to be significantly lower than a year ago, but inventories are on the rise in 2013. Single-family home inventories were up

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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

β€œTo 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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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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Property taxes rising with booming home values in Silicon Valley

It was inevitable. For homeowners, the cost of higher home values is higher property taxes. In Silicon Valley, where the tech economy has pushed unemployment levels down to 6.6 percent,

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