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California Housing Markets Are Among the Nation’s Most Competitive

Anyone who is searching for a home in a major Golden State job market as...
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Americans’ Credit Scores Improve as They Age

Back in the summer, an Experian study found that 61 percent of millennials lack a...
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Real Estate Roundup: California Homebuyers Can Save the Most...

San Francisco homebuyers who shop around for a mortgage can save almost $100,000 over the...
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Real Estate Roundup: Is the U.S. Headed for a...

Some prominent economists fear that the nation's housing inventory shortage could soon become an emergency....
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Closed Home Loan Activity Is Among Nation’s Lowest for...

Sky-high real estate prices are keeping the vast majority of young buyers on the sidelines...
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Title Insurance — Is It Really Necessary?

The lender that holds your mortgage will insist on title insurance as a condition of...
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Mortgage Lenders Get a Year-End Surprise After Complaints About...

Three months after new mortgage disclosure rules took effect, federal regulators and U.S. lenders are...
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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Cash-Out Refinancing

California homeowners are becoming equity-rich, and an increasing number of them are taking advantage of...
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Homebuyers: It’s October. Are You Ready?

October is here. If you're a buyer in the Bay Area or the Lake Tahoe/Truckee...