First gain for Calif. prices in 16 months

REALTORS®: First gain for Calif. prices in 16 months The median price for an existing, single-family home in California rose 1.6 percent in March compared with the year before, marking the first year-over-year increase in 16 months, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® reported Monday. Making sense of the story The statewide median price of an …

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Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Freddie Mac reported Thursday that mortgage interest rates have done a 180 and are now starting to climb, buoyed by positive housing data over recent weeks which show the market ended 2011 on a high note. Still, interest rates on home loans remain extremely low by historical standards. For the week ending January 26, the …

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A New Year for Our Industry

I enjoyed reading this article by the editor of DSNews.com, and thought you might too: CEO’s Corner: A New Year for Our Industry With a New Year comes new challenges for our industry – and the promise of a better tomorrow. For homeowners. For our economy. For our nation. As it does for many Americans, …

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California home sales increase in October

Home sales increased 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 493,240 units in October compared with a year earlier, C.A.R. reported.  On a month-over-month basis, home sales in the state rose 0.9 percent. “Based on preliminary analysis, it appears that the lower conforming loan limits has had a cooling effect on home sales …

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