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. However, with Silicon Valley home sale prices rising and inventories growing, sales fell in July and there are small signs of crimps in the area’s silicon armor, according to the local association.

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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


Holy Sacramento!

Remember when Sacramento was one of the hardest hit cities in the nation during the housing crisis? Now, with the nation's largest drop in homes for sale, Sacramento, CA


Vacation rental owners cashing in on Austin’s 2013 SXSW

The impending influx of South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) visitors will give the Austin, TX vacation home rental market a big boost this spring. An estimated


Silicon Valley enjoys increased home sales, price boosts; suffers low inventories, multiple-offer competition

Demand for homes in Silicon Valley's low-inventory housing market, along with easier credit is generating extreme dot-com-boom-like bidding wars. Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley), home to 1.8 million people,


Looking for love in all the right places

If your journey for love is on its last legs and being on the make has been so unproductive that you're moved to leave town to hook up,


SF Bay Area leading California’s accelerating housing recovery

They don't call them the Golden State and the Golden Gate for nothing. California is often the mother lode in any national housing recovery and the San Francisco


Silicon Valley doubles down on small spaces as market posts gains in condo sector

MLSLISTINGS, INC. - Four years after the crash, housing's "new normal" is anything but. With double-digit price increases and multiple competing offers the talk of the Bay Area


Home price increases mask true, smaller home value increases

Today's home price increases often don't reflect true increases in home values. In fact, today's home price increases may be well off real home value increases in some metropolitan


Reason to give thanks: Many Silicon Valley home values have returned to 2005 levels

The wait for the return to "pre-recession home prices" is over in some Silicon Valley neighborhoods. Happy Thanksgiving. However, that pre-recession price has yet to wipe out equity losses homeowners


Silicon Valley housing recovery strong, inventory weak

With the election just weeks away and renewed focus on the national economy, the national housing market is one of the economy's few bright spots. Silicon Valley is one


Most housing markets worse off than four years ago

REALTYTRAC.COM - "Election 2012 Housing Health Check" found that 65 percent of local housing markets nationwide are worse off than four years ago based on an analysis of


City’s mobile app speeding neighborhood graffiti removal

NEIGHBORWEBSJ - In the first six months of its use, a California city's app for smart phones has become the No. 1 method of reporting graffiti for clean


Silicon Valley rolling out larger short sale bargains, inventories

Want a below-median price bargain on a home in a market where home values are rising by double digits? Consider buying a short sale or REO in Silicon Valley,


Infographic: Renting three times as expensive as owning in many metros

It's easier to land a rental home than a mortgage to buy one, but monthly rent is three times as expensive as the monthly cost of home ownership

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