Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Real Estate Roundup: Mortgage Rules to Loosen While Home Prices Keep Rising

March 11, 2013 by Pacific Union

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Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a promising report that tight mortgage standards will loosen in 2013. Also, government data suggests home prices will continue to rise for at least another five years, and the Federal Reserve says Americans have finally recovered the $16 trillion in wealth they lost during the recent recession.

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California Housing Shortage Holds Back Sales

February 26, 2013 by Pacific Union

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A typical seasonal slowdown coupled with an exceptionally tight supply of available homes for sale held back California’s housing market at the start of 2013.

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Real Estate Roundup: New Mortgage Rules, Bold Housing Forecast, Foreclosure Cash

January 14, 2013 by Pacific Union

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Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious, including new rules that will reshape the mortgage industry and commentary from a Wall Street analyst who declares “a housing renaissance has begun.”

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Real Estate Week: Big Turnaround in Oakland

January 4, 2013 by Pacific Union

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Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: December asking prices for homes in Oakland are up 21 percent over the past two years. Also: Look for fewer distressed-home sales in California and more equity sales.

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Washington’s Budget Deal Spares Housing

January 3, 2013 by Pacific Union

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Congress stepped back from the fiscal cliff without eliminating several tax provisions that favor homeowners and the housing market.

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Rising Prices, Bidding Wars and Recovery: A Last Look at a Busy Year in Bay Area Real Estate

January 2, 2013 by Pacific Union

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The new year dawns with bright prospects for Bay Area real estate, as 2012 led us into a stronger economy and a housing recovery. Here’s a look back at the major moments from the past 12 months.

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Bay Area Job Growth, Healthy Housing Markets May Outshine Washington’s Fiscal Cliff

November 27, 2012 by Pacific Union

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Dire warnings of the approaching “fiscal cliff” in Washington obscure solid economic fundamentals in the Bay Area that point to continued economic recovery in 2013 and equally strong forecasts for our housing markets.

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Petaluma Celebrates Ghoulies and Ghosties and Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 31, 2012 by Pacific Union

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Petaluma is a city that knows how to celebrate Halloween. With a wealth of Halloween-themed events every year, Sonoma County’s second largest city has become an annual autumnal destination for the young, and the young at heart.

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East Bay Economic Recovery Picking Up Steam

October 2, 2012 by Pacific Union

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The East Bay economy is poised for substantial growth in the coming year, and that’s good news for its local real estate markets. Here’s a look at the factors behind the region’s recovery.

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Real Estate Week: Fannie Mae Has Good News, Bad News; a Seller’s Best Friend; Tips for Buyers

August 24, 2012 by Pacific Union

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News this week for homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious include a variety of announcements from Fannie Mae: The housing recovery continues to pick up steam, short-sale rules will be streamlined, and mortgage qualification standards will be tightened. Elsewhere: further proof that it pays to have a real estate professional on your side, and advice for real estate investors.

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