Tag Archive: equity

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Sales See Seasonal August Slips

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that Bay Area home sales leveled off in August and prices dipped slightly. Also, a discussion on the impact of rising mortgage rates and a report on homeowners regaining equity. And in the we're-not-making-this-up department, observers see a link between rising home prices and divorce rates.

Real Estate Roundup: Strong Forecast for Home Prices; Equity Loans Stage Comeback

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a forecast of 10 percent growth in home prices this year and 8 percent growth next year. Also, lenders are warming up to home equity loans again, and sales of new and existing homes posted solid gains in March.

Real Estate Week: Bay Area Leads U.S. in Home Price Gains; Homeownership Still Lags

News this week of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious: The Bay Area is No. 1 in the nation for home price gains since January 2009. In just the month of August, homes prices were up 5.3 percent from a year earlier. Also: Americans remain wary of home ownership, and the collateral cost of foreclosures is nearly $2 trillion.

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