Tag Archives: Inflation

Election and Housing: Is Your Home’s Value Better Off?

Are we better off today than we were four years ago? That is the constant question on the eve of yet another tight presidential race. From the perspective of home prices, the answer is, as always, it depends on where … Continue reading

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Property tax assessments gradually bouncing back

After several years of downturns, property tax assessments are back up in most Bay Area counties this year, a sign that the beleaguered real estate market is finding stability, even while Silicon Valley firms are in full expansion mode. Still, … Continue reading

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US Household Shifts Could Impact Housing Recovery

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article Every now and then you need to take a step back and put the housing market into perspective, take a break from all the monthly motions and commotions, stress and distress. … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Fall Less Than Expected

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article Sales of existing homes fell 3.8 percent in May, not as deep a drop as some had forecast, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.81 million units. April’s figure was … Continue reading

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Short Sales Surge, But No Thanks to Government Program

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article Any time I see a 74 percent jump in anything, I hear alarm bells, so when the Treasury Department reported just that big a jump in its Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives … Continue reading

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