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East Bay housing: Inventory plunges and prices shoot up

The East Bay real estate market continues to be one of extremes. The median price of a single-family house in Alamo topped $2 million in November, …

California home-buyers could face difficulty in new tax plan

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GOP tax plan disproportionately hits SoCal homebuyers

Congressional Republicans introduced a tax overhaul plan that would disproportionately affect future homebuyers in high-priced real estate markets …

Mortgage deduction cap would hit some California home buyers

The tax overhaul House Republicans unveiled Thursday keeps the mortgage interest deduction, as promised. But it adds a cap for new home buyers, who …

Realtors: California Housing Affordability Drops to 10-Year-Low

Share This Article:<p>California’s housing affordability hit a 10-year low in the third quarter, with tight housing inventory driving home prices higher …

Wanna buy a house? You need to earn $120,000 in L.A., $159,000 in Orange County and nearly $70,000 in the Inland Empire

You needed a six-figure income to afford a typical house sold in the Los Angeles metro area this past summer, according to the latest California …

Real Estate

Rent control may roil 2018 ballot

News<p>So far, most of the sound and fury in California politics has revolved around candidates. But there are increasing signs that ballot initiatives …

California Pending Home Sales Stall 3 Straight Months in September

According to the California Association of Realtors, California pending home sales dwindled for the third consecutive month in September 2017, …

$350,000: How much house can you buy here, there and everywhere?

What kind of housing might $350,000 buy you in Orange County? Start with 2678 Andover, Unit 26C, Fullerton with two bedrooms and a bathroom in 853 …

Real Estate

Report: California’s full employment and high housing costs slowing down the state’s economy

California has been one of the fastest growing states in the nation for most of the post-recession era, but its momentum has slowed in recent months …

Housing

August home sales tally best since 2005, but prices soften slightly

Low interest rates and a strong economy continued to drive Orange County homebuying to a 12-year high in August, despite a severe shortage of homes …

Real Estate

Housing affordability is a growing statewide crisis — and Bay Area prices are soaring again

The supply of available homes is shrinking across California, as prices surge and the affordability crisis deepens as a statewide concern.<p>In August, …

Real Estate

There’s a big price gap between Riverside and San Bernardino county houses

The Inland Empire is again a state leader in existing home sales, according to the California Association of Realtors.<p>Riverside and San Bernardino …

Riverside County home prices rise slightly in August

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The median price of an existing single-family home in Riverside County rose slightly last month, in conjunction with higher home …

If GOP scales back the mortgage interest deduction, Californians would be hit hardest

For decades, the home mortgage interest deduction has been one of the most sacred of cows in the U.S. tax code.<p>It is particularly revered in Los Angeles and other areas with high real estate prices, where the annual tax savings can be the difference between being able to afford a house or …

Half-glass debate defines Solano County housing market

FAIRFIELD — Home values are steadily on the rise in Solano County, finally climbing to the point of where they were at just prior to the 2008 …

Calif. Homes Sales Continue To Slip

Pending home sales have declined on an annual basis for six of the last seven months this year.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — The strong sales momentum that …

California

Slowdown in the Golden State

Most Read<p>America's housing market is booming with home prices nationwide now back to where they were a decade ago, just before the financial …

Spike in SoCal home sales is good news for sellers

Home sales spiked in Southern California for the third consecutive year, according to a new report.<p>The California Association of Realtors said San …

California

Marin real estate data show no affordability relief

The median price for a single-family home in Marin is more than $1.3 million and at that price only 17 percent of Marin households can afford to buy, …

Income needed to afford the median-priced Orange County house: $158,000

San Bernardino County remains the most affordable place in Southern California to buy a house, while Orange County is the least affordable, new …

How much do you have to make to buy a home in Fresno?

Fresnans have to make a little bit more money these days to buy the area’s median-priced home of $250,000.<p>A buyer has to have an annual income of at …

San Diego homeownership slips further out of reach

San Diego was one of the most expensive regions for home buyers in California in the second quarter of this year, with just 26 percent able to …

As prices rise, mortgage lenders are making it easier to buy a house

Redfin, other discounters bang on real estate industry’s door

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Investors are betting the time has finally come for real estate agents touting low commissions and high technology to mount a …

Our unaffordable ‘affordable housing’

Acorn Editorial Board“Affordable housing” has become the buzzword of the day, but it’s wishful thinking at best.read more

Affordable Housing

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California needs 180,000 more homes this year to meet demand, but just 100,000 are planned for construction.<p>At that rate, said Oscar Wei, it's likely …

Pending home sales going up and down, find out where

Pending home sales in Southern California continued to trend upward in June, but Los Angeles and Riverside counties both posted declines.A report …

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Pending home sales fell across Bay Area and California in June

Amid the continuing housing crunch, pending home sales dropped across the Bay Area last month.<p>A California Association of Realtors report shows …

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