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Uptick in Bay Area Home Prices Will Slow Down

The frantic run-up in Bay Area home prices is expected to settle down in the coming months as a result of three factors seen in real estate markets nearby and nationwide: rising mortgage rates, expanding inventory, and declining investor demand.

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Real Estate Roundup: Home Ownership Declines, But Millennials Looking to Buy

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that homeownership has slipped to its lowest point since 1995. That report was tempered, however, by a survey that showed increasing interest in buying a home among people aged 18 to 34. Also, Oakland is named the most exciting city in America.

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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.

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Bay Area Included in Study That Links Public Transit With Stable Property Values

Access to public transportation keeps home prices stable, according to a recent study that found property values near public transit lines in the Bay Area outperformed other neighborhoods by 37 percent.

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Real Estate Roundup: New Rental Homes Reach Capacity; Pending Sales Retreat

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that rental rates have stalled after investors bought millions of homes and converted them into rental properties. Also, the tight supply of available homes is holding back sales nationwide.

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Real Estate Roundup: Lending Standards Loosen, Bright Forecasts for Spring

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes word from Fannie Mae that not all buyers need a 20 percent down payment to get a home loan, forecasts for a strong spring homebuying season, and a survey that found that nearly 90 percent of Americans dream of owning a home.

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Real Estate Roundup: Affordability Rises in Bay Area; Bullish Sales Reports; FHA Programs Safe

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that found housing affordability rising in four Bay Area counties, and sharp increases in home sales and pending sales.

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Real Estate Roundup: Fewer Markdowns, a Website Warning, and Homebuilders Busy

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report showing that markdowns in home prices are becoming rare, especially in Oakland. Also, a warning about a suspect real estate website and news of rebounding home construction.

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