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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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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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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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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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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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Is the residential real estate inventory shortgage real?

For the past few months there has been a steady stream of reports that the real estate marketplace somehow has an inventory shortage. This simply isn't possible when at

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Infographic: What women want from the American Dream

Women, compared to men, see home ownership as more important to the American Dream. So now, men, you KNOW what women want. A survey by TD Bank reveals that while

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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,

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