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Bay Area housing prices jump 43 percent, but don’t celebrate

The area median home price shoot up by 43 percent to $620,000 in the Bay Area during the past year, according to ZipRealty. Blanca Torres Reporter- San Francisco Business Times Email  | Twitter  | Google+  | LinkedIn The Bay Area housing market is … Continue reading

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Bay Area Housing Prices Take Big Jump

advertisement U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market … Continue reading

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Home prices increased at a six-year high late in 2012, SF had second highest …

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices accelerated in November compared with a year ago, pushed higher by rising sales and a tighter supply of available homes. The Standard Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.5 percent in November compared with the … Continue reading

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Apartment Demand Ebbs as ‘Avalanche’ of New Units Open

One of the biggest upsides to the downturn in housing has been a surge in demand for apartments. Whether burned by foreclosure or afraid of losing money in homeownership, Americans have run in droves to rent. That resulted in a … Continue reading

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Bay Area sees patchwork recovery from housing crash

Click photo to enlarge The Bay Area’s recovery from the housing crash is proceeding ZIP code by ZIP code, with only a few upscale communities nearing the values they saw before the bubble popped five years ago. It may take … Continue reading

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