Appraisers less confident about housing market

Appraisers remain mildly encouraged, but less confident than a quarter ago, by the current state of the housing market according to a recent survey that found. 49.6 percent of appraisers were mildly or moderately strongly confident in the housing recovery, down from 54.5 percent.

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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,


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


South SF Bay Area inventories tight, prices booming

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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


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


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,


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


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


South SF Bay Area market remains short on supply; sales mixed, prices rising

"For sellers, stick with the comparables and don"t be overzealous in pricing your property. For buyers, get yourself pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking and be


Gen Yers buying homes sooner than expected in Silicon Valley

Generation Y or Gen Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, is poised to be the next big demographic to enter the housing market. Gen Y elders are already


Silicon Valley nonprofit buys, rehabs homes for first-time, moderate-income home buyers

NHSSV - Allen and Erin Johnson were more than a little discouraged in their attempts to buy a home. Time after time, they would make an offer on


SF Bay Area home sales droop with tight supply; median price off the hook, up 24.6%

"The last time the number of homes sold exceeded the historical average for a given month was back in 2006." DATAQUICK - San Francisco Bay Area home sales eased


South SF Bay Area’s low housing supply stifles sales, inflates bubble fears

The South San Francisco Bay Area's tumbling supply of homes for sale is causing prices to skyrocket, sales to crash and some market watchers to, well, see bubble. With


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,

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