Tag Archives: Price Declines

Is Housing Recovering as Much as Everyone Thinks?

The news is finally good: Consumer sentiment in housing is at the highest level since the recovery began.  Realtors say not only are buyers coming back, but much-needed sellers are too. Inventories of distressed properties are shrinking, and mortgage rates … Continue reading

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‘Underwater Mortgage’ Refis Get Fresh Push in Congress

A slight improvement in home prices has helped to pull some U.S. homeowners back above water on their mortgages, but the gains are small, and the problem is still epidemic.  As of July, 22.4 percent of homeowners with a mortgage … Continue reading

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Home prices fall in US, SF region

Home prices nationally and in the Bay Area fell more than expected in September and in the third quarter, according to a closely watched index. The continued declines show a still-struggling housing market that is unable to give a boost … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area Home Sales Below Average as Buyers Wait

Enlarge image San Francisco Bay Area Home Sales Below Average Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Real estate agent Paul Barbagelata, left, talks with a client during an open house in San Francisco. Real estate agent Paul Barbagelata, left, talks with a client … Continue reading

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U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: San Francisco District (Text)

The following is the text of the Federal Reserve Board’s Twelfth District– San Francisco TWELFTH DISTRICT-SAN FRANCISCO Economic activity in the Twelfth District continued to expand modestly during the reporting period of mid-July through the end of August. Upward price … Continue reading

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