An April housing survey by Fannie Mae found that 51 percent of Americans expect home prices to climb at least 3 percent over the next year, a big jump in confidence from a year ago, when only 32 percent were optimistic prices would rise.
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The prospects for robust real estate activity in the coming year just got a shot in the arm with a report from UCLA’s business school that predicts a steady drop in unemployment across California and continued improvements in the state and national economy.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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