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Most California home buyers use a REALTOR® to assist them in the home buying process. Have a look at the top six reasons. »
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- Housing Shortage Eases in Some Markets
- Understanding Sticker Shock in the Los Angeles Housing Market
An increase in pending sales across all major regions buoyed statewide California pending home sales in August from a year ago. »
California home sales downshifted in August as low housing affordability and a tight supply of homes for sale cut into demand, especially in high cost areas of the San Francisco Bay region. »
C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli recently submitted a Letter to the Editor of The Economist to rebut an article arguing that the U.S. hasn’t done enough to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and that the GSEs should play by the same rules as banks. »
At its core, Horiike v. Coldwell Banker is an issue of a buyer not reading all of the information that was presented to him, but Horiike is trying to turn a normal disclosure case into an agency case. »
Lower interest rates failed to offset strong seasonal price increases, making it harder for Californians to purchase a home in the second quarter of 2016. »
C.A.R. believes that HUD was ill advised to approve placing PACE loans in a senior position to FHA first mortgages. »
hpi_condosSenate passed H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," by unanimous consent. »
Prospective home buyers face numerous challenges when it comes to achieving the American Dream, and homeownership obstacles vary among ethnic groups. »


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