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Realtors: California home prices and sales expected to rise next year

Home prices Al Seib / Los Angeles Times A home in South Pasadena is listed for sale last year. The state’s median price is projected to end this year at $503,900, up 6.2% from last year. A home in South Pasadena is listed for sale last year. The state’s median price is projected to end …

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One in Four U.S. Housing Markets Historically Less Affordable in Q3

Residential News » Irvine Edition | By Michael Gerrity | September 29, 2016 9:00 AM ET According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Q3 2016 Home Affordability Index, 24 percent of U.S. county housing markets were less affordable than their historic affordability averages in the third quarter, up from 22 percent of markets in the previous quarter …

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How to make post-suburbanism work: Joel Kotkin

A view of downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers on Sept. 29, 2014. (File photo by Dakota Smith/Los Angeles Daily News) By Joel Kotkin Posted: 10/02/16, 8:52 AM PDT | Are you ready to become a “real” city yet, Southern California? Being “truly livable,” our betters suggest, means being “infatuated” with spending more billions of dollars on …

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State of Luxury: California Dominates List of Counties With Most Expensive Real Estate

Manhattan ranks no. 1, but 7 of top 10 are in California By Kathryn HopkinsOriginally published on October 04, 2016|Mansion Global| California is dominating the U.S. luxury market. While Manhattan still ranks No. 1 when it comes to luxury real estate prices, seven of the top 10 counties were in California, according to Realtor.com’s Luxury …

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The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and local volunteers to help build Community Gardens in Indio as part of its Healthy Housing Initiative

By RealEstateRama – October 5, 2016 The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and local volunteers to help build Community Gardens in Indio as part of its Healthy Housing Initiative Indio, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) has received a $15,200 grant from Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC) to support its …

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Homeowners Reveal: 6 Reasons To Buy A Unique Property

Ever dream of owning a windmill or a vineyard? You’re not alone. Here’s what makes living in a special home great. Erica and Aaron Garner always knew they wanted to live on a big property with a lot of land and very few neighbors. “We wanted to get out of the concrete jungle,” laughs Erica. …

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The Final Walk-Through Checklist

Bring this checklist on the final walk-through to ensure that all repairs have been made and the home is move-in ready — before you sign those closing papers. After the negotiations, home inspection, and repairs, saying that you’re excited to sign on the dotted line and close on your new house is an understatement. You’re …

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9 Porch Makeovers For Less Than $1,000

Save the big cash for major projects. Update your porch — and curb appeal — with these inexpensive tips. When you’re hoping to add curb appeal to your home, look no further than the part that’s closest to the curb: your porch. A porch makeover can help you make a great first impression on visitors, …

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Lender Overlays: 3 Things You Need To Know

Think you meet minimum standards to qualify for a mortgage? Some lenders might say otherwise. Here’s the scenario: You’re getting closer to the home of your dreams in Dallas, TX. Your research shows you’ll qualify for the mortgage you want, based on minimum eligibility guidelines. Everything seems very black-and-white — until your lender says you …

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6 Ways To Achieve Apartment Parking Bliss

Here are the expert-approved strategies for getting the best spot in the lot. Few victories are sweeter than finding the perfect parking spot. But such victories can be fleeting, which is something that car-owning renters know all too well. No matter if you rent a suburban apartment in Cary, NC, or a midtown apartment in …

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