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Bay Area Ranks High Among US Housing-Recovery Leaders

Two Bay Area regions rank among the top five leading the U.S. housing recovery, outperforming most of the nation in decreased foreclosure activity, growing median price, fewer underwater homes, and rising employment.

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Bay Area’s Strong Economy, Rising Home Prices Attracting Attention

Both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today have noted recently that rising home prices in the San Francisco metropolitan area are sustainable because of its strong economic base.

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Bay Area Job Growth Leads U.S. in January

The San Francisco metropolitan area ranked No. 1 in the United States in January for job growth, up 4.3 percent from a year earlier, and the Oakland area wasn’t far behind. The strong job growth helps boost local real estate markets.

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Housing Leads California, U.S. Recovery, Signals Strong Sales in 2013 — UCLA Analysis

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.

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East Bay Economic Recovery Picking Up Steam

The East Bay economy is poised for substantial growth in the coming year, and that’s good news for its local real estate markets. Here’s a look at the factors behind the region’s recovery.

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