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- Consumer sentiment tumbles in February after hitting 11-year high in January
- Construction spending slows in January
Pending home sales rose from December’s extreme lows and posted month-to-month and year-to-year increases in January. »
hpi_chg-in-sales_jan2015California’s housing market started the new year still bearing the scars of 2014’s tight housing inventory and low housing affordability as statewide home sales fell from the previous month and year. »
hpi_intl_realestateDespite a slowing in the California housing market and appreciation of the U.S. dollar in 2014, international home-buying activity continued its momentum. »
California housing affordability inched up from third quarter but slipped from a year ago; 19 regions see improvement, with Santa Barbara, Contra Costa, Napa, and Los Angeles counties leading the way.  »
In an editorial to the Sacramento Bee, C.A.R. President Chris Kutzkey says that Washington needs to support homeownership. »
hpi_chris-kutzkyREALTOR® Chris Kutzkey was installed as the new C.A.R President by Gov. Jerry Brown. »
hpi_power200Singer has been named one of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate, ranking No. 32.
hpi_keyReducing FHA mortgage insurance premiums will make it easier for hundreds of thousands of home buyers to get a mortgage and provide greater access to homeownership for historically underserved groups and credit worthy families. »
Baby boomers will continue to be a pillar of the housing market; previous homeowners twice as likely to buy again as non-owners. »


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