Golden State Real Estate Markets Stay Sizzling in June
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June 24, 2015 • Posted in Sonoma County
Perhaps best locally known for its concentration of handsome and historic homes, Petaluma's D Street neighborhood also earns points with Sonoma County homebuyers for its excellent schools and proximity to the city's thriving downtown.
June 23, 2015 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
Although unemployment claims inched up in California and across most of the Bay Area from April to May, the Golden State ranks among the top five in the country for year-over-year job growth. And here in the Bay Area, employment levels are further above their prerecession peaks than anywhere else in the state.
June 22, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that homeowners in one Palo Alto ZIP code have enjoyed housing-wealth gains in excess of $100,000. Also, one company says that median home prices have reached new highs in Santa Clara and Alameda counties.
June 19, 2015 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
A survey from the California Association of Realtors also found that 85 percent of buyers believe their home is worth the price they paid for it. Buyers also reported significantly fewer troubles obtaining a home loan.
June 18, 2015 • Posted in Real Estate Trends
Buyers from China have been steadily increasing in ranks over the past five years, leading the country to overtake Canada as the largest foreign investor in U.S. real estate. Here in the Golden State, more than half of international sales involve a buyer from Asia.
June 17, 2015 • Posted in Economic & Employment News
San Francisco and San Jose placed second and third, respectively, on a list of the nation's top 10 housing markets where job growth is powering home price increases.
June 16, 2015 • Posted in Home Price Conditions
The California Association of Realtors reports that the Bay Area was the only region in California where homes sold at a premium in May, with final sales prices an average of 7.3 percent above asking prices.
June 15, 2015 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report from Freddie Mac that mortgage rates reached new highs for 2015. The U.S real estate market, meanwhile, is on track for its best year since 2006.
June 12, 2015 • Posted in Industry Surveys & Studies
A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors found that 90 percent of all sales contracts closed successfully.
June 11, 2015 • Posted in Market Forecasts
New home sales and prices should rise in the coming year, say recent projections from housing industry executives, while the chance of a downturn over the next three years appears less likely than it did one year ago.
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