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Buying a home earlier in life can seriously boost your financial picture in retirement

Burdened by student debt and less inclined to marry young, Millennials are putting offhomeownership, waiting longer to buy a home than generations past. A study by independent think tank the Urban Institute dove into the data, revealing the notable financial impact delaying homeownership can have on an individual’s overall financial picture as they near retirement. Using data from the Panel

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More Americans are using real estate agents than ever before

More Americans are using real estate agents to buy and sell their home than ever before, even among the younger generations. A new Harris Insights housing consumer study, which was underwritten by the California Association of Realtors, The CE Shop and REAL Trends, shows a full 90% of consumers use real estate agents to buy and sell their homes. This is

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30+ Years of Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

The CoreLogic S&P Case-Shiller high-price-tier Home Price Index for the 5- county San Francisco Metro Area, illustrated above by the blue line, applies best to more expensive Bay Area housing markets such as most of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo …

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Here’s how much Zillow is paying to get into the mortgage business

Company reveals cost of Mortgage Lenders of America acquisition Zillow’s stock tanked on Wednesday after the online real estate giant released softer-than-expected guidance about the company’s expectations for the near-term, but that wasn’t the only big piece of news that Zillow released. Zillow also disclosed, for the first time, exactly how much it is paying to get

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Millennials drive homeownership rate increase in Q3

The homeownership rate increased slightly in the third quarter, driven primarily by a jump in first-time homebuyers. The homeownership rate increased to 64.4% in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is up slightly from 64.3% in the second quarter and from 63.9% in the third quarter of 2017.

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Mixed Signals in San Francisco Real Estate Market

Autumn markets in counties around the Bay Area have seen significant shifts, with wide variance in the magnitude of these changes between counties. So far, San Francisco itself has seen less dramatic changes than other local markets such as Santa …

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