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Study: The income needed to buy a home in the Bay Area has …

The most arresting data point in a new report from the California Association of Realtors reveals that the income needed to buy a median-priced single-family home in the Bay Area has nearly doubled in five years. Back in 2012, a minimum annual … Continue reading

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Baby boomers head by the hundreds to Sacramento ‘active-adult’ communities

Past building booms in Sacramento relied on first-time home buyers and growing families. These days developers see a major market in the wave of retiring baby boomers ready to cash out, downsize and enjoy “resort-style living.” A growing number of … Continue reading

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Real estate: Developer describes ‘epic’ impact of Google’s downtown San Jose plans

Mike Kim grew up in San Jose and can deftly describe the transformation of the city’s downtown — its gradual, and at times painful, progress toward becoming an urban destination. Planners and developers have been waiting for the day when … Continue reading

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Many Bay Area homebuyers want out, look to Sacramento

Overwhelmed by traffic and the steady climb of housing costs, potential homebuyers in the Bay Area are setting their sights on other markets, especially Sacramento and Seattle. Analyzing 75 housing markets across the U.S., a new report by Redfin finds … Continue reading

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Income needed to buy a Bay Area home has doubled since 2012

The income needed to buy a median-priced home in the Bay Area has more than doubled since 2012. That striking bit of news comes from a second-quarter report by the California Association of Realtors. It shows that a minimum income … Continue reading

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