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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. 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


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


Third-hand smoke is killing your home’s value

Second-hand smoke can injure, even kill those those who never even light up. Third-hand smoke - legal and illegal - is nearly as dangerous. It leaves the brown, tarred,


Infographic: Go solar, save energy, increase home value, earn 200% return

The sun's rays can warm you all over - from your head to your toes and to your pocket book in between. Solar energy systems - typically solar panels


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


Infographic: Housing is back, baby!

The housing recovery is here to stay, according to a survey of some 330,000 ActiveRain members who say 2013 will prove them right. The surveyed real estate agents said: •


Why your neighbors hate you

Your dog's a pig, your lawn is scrub land, your driveway looks like a campground and your garage band sounds like someone is banging on all that junk


California home sales slump with short supply; demand boosts median price 21%

DATAQUICK - An estimated 28,719 new and resale houses and condos sold statewide last month. That was down 0.5 percent from 28,871 in January, and down 3.1 percent


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


2 million Americans no longer negative equity slaves

Only 27.5 percent of mortgage homeowners suffered negative equity in the fourth quarter 2012, compared to 31.1 percent a year earlier. Zillow's Negative Equity Report says nearly 2 million


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,


High home prices in towns producing Super Bowl teams

There's a strong correlation between high home prices and towns that produce Super Bowl teams. says among the 10 National Football League (NFL) teams that have appeared in


FitchRatings: Home prices overvalued by 10%

There's growing caution in the optimism about the real estate recovery and rising home prices. A second report reveals home prices aren't what they appear to be. Global ratings


What are the financial implications of transferring home ownership?

Q: "Hi Robert. My parents would like to transfer ownership of their home to either me or one of my siblings. They've asked me to look into this.

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