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Housing Sentiment sours as mortgage rates rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … Continue reading

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Housing Sentiment Sours as Mortgage Rates Rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … Continue reading

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Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action

Roughly 10 million refinances took place over the past two years, although that may include borrowers who have refinanced more than once, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. From mid-2011 to mid-2012, rates dropped by 100 basis points, making it worthwhile … Continue reading

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San Francisco Housing Bubble May Be Brewing, Says New Report

SAN FRANCISCO — As anyone who even thought about buying a home in San Francisco in the past few years can readily attest, the city’s real estate market is both insanely expensive and insanely competitive. And if a recent analysis … Continue reading

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Tech jobs near all-time highs, fuel office-space boom

In November, Lookout Mobile Security relocated into an office building near San Francisco’s South Park, snagging a bigger space that could accommodate the company’s swelling ranks. Six months, millions of new users and a doubling of its staff later, the … Continue reading

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