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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, all cash buyers and fewer distressed properties is generating extreme dot-com-boom-like bidding wars.

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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


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,


Silicon Valley home prices jump more than 7.5 percent, sales up 26 percent, as more sellers come to market

SANTA CLARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS – The Santa Clara County housing market continues to show signs of a rising market: more closed sales and shorter days-on-the-market when


Is it time to move up in Silicon Valley?

Those who have money to buy have been sitting tight for the past half decade. Suddenly, everyone wants to buy real estate - first-time home buyers, investors, move-up, even


Silicon Valley housing posts strong returns

SANTA CLARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - The Santa Clara County housing market is showing multiple signs of a robust recovery: prices are up, days-on-the-market are shorter, and


San Jose, CA cleans up in USA Today ‘Make A Difference’ competition

JANICE ROMBECK - San Jose is one of three cities to win a USA Weekend Magazine Make a Difference Day award for the efforts of a city-school-neighborhood collaboration


Rents’ pedal to the metal

LAWRENCE YUN - By now most are aware of the rising rent phenomenon. Our survey indicated only a sliver of the market will see falling rents, with a vast


Infographic: MLSListings launches MLS Source mobile app for SF Bay Area buyers, sellers, real estate professionals

MLSLISTINGS.COM – Just in time for the spring home buying season, a new mobile real estate app is available for northern California home buyers and sellers – but


Art that thinks outside the utility box

NEIGHBORWEBSJ - The landscape of San Jose, CA, like any metropolis, is dotted with power boxes that interrupt otherwise charming vistas of urban & suburban life. Art Box Project


Silicon Valley housing fire sale low on fuel

The bargain basement housing stock is running short in Silicon Valley and this spring could be the last time -- until the next boom-bust -- to cash in


Silicon Valley home buyers: ‘Bigger ain’t necessarily better, baby’

From young, qualified first-time home buyers to 50-and-olders, moving, up, over or down, a new breed of buyer is descending upon the Silicon Valley Housing market. They've worked hard

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