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By Jeannine Aversa, AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON - Sales of previously owned homes inched up in November but that didn't change the overall bleak picture for an ailing housing industry that has been suffering through a painful slump.The National Association of Realtors reported Monday that sales...
Bakersfield, California is located in between two of the biggest cities in the state - Los Angeles and Fresno. The city has experience economic and social growth over the past ten years and has become comparable to other large American cities. The real estate market in Bakersfield is currently a...
Real Estate Guide-Buying Real Estate How Much House Can You Afford?There are several ways to gauge how much you can afford to spend on a house. But, before you go house-hunting, get pre-qualified for a mortgage so you'll know in what price range you can shop. It is not unusual for first-time buye...
When you make the decision to sell your home, you are under no obligation to hire a real estate agent or broker to help you with the sale. Nonetheless, most people prefer to hire a real estate agent in order to better protect themselves. And, it also puts them in a better position to successfully...
Buying a new home is great! You get to choose where your home will be built, add a sunroom here, third garage bay there and before you know it you are moving into your dream home. With all the options to choose from it is very easy to overlook crucial elements to your new home buying experience t...
Negotiation Tips to Remove Contingency to Sell Your HomeMaking an offer to buy a home when your own home is not yet sold is a dilemma for many home buyers. Regardless of whether it's a buyer's market or a seller's market, sellers aren't too eager to accept an offer that is contingent upon the sal...
Current State of the Mortgage MarketBy Matthew Graham - OP-ED COLUMNIST What a fascinating and tumultuous time is upon us! Both the housing and the mortgage market are convulsing wildly! There are so many facets to the "big picture" that I would never presume have all the answers, so the followin...
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Notices of Default: Houses and condosCounty/Region2006Q32007Q3Yr/Yr%Los Angeles5,56513,583144.1%Orange1,5003,882158.8%San Diego2,3555,673140.9%Riverside3,0409,250204.3%San Bernardino2,5487,038176.2%Ventura5781,377138.2%SoCal*15,67641,062161.9%San Francisco14925269.1%Alameda8032,126164.8%Contra Co...