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PORTOLA VALLEY -- If the architecture of Silicon Valley calls to mind the tilt-up office parks that surround its freeway exits, you might have missed Beverly Thorne’s jagged, steel-framed house nestled in a cliff overlooking the South Bay.

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Renters satisfied in pricey cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are worth it.

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.84 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks.

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California home prices, sales increase in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home prices climbed to a new 7 1/2-year high in April as low interest rates and job growth lured buyers, a research firm said Thursday. Sales were brisk.

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WATERPOINTE

WATERPOINTE

Home shoppers are finding the home of their dreams in a resort like setting at Van Daele’s Waterpointe at River Islands in Lathrop.

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What you need to know about the kitchen sink

If the kitchen is the heart of your home, it would be easy to make the case that the sink is the heart of your kitchen. It’s where you prepare foods, clean dirty hands and scrub dishes before the next culinary project. It’s also one of the best features to update when planning a kitchen remodel, thanks to new technology and designs aimed at improving how well kitchen sinks perform.

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Keep man cave top of mind when choosing a new home

It used to be that the man’s room —or man cave— was relegated to the basement or the garage. Now homes are being designed with the man cave already in mind to give men a place to call their own.

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New condos in Patterson in low $200,000s

PATTERSON — Ivy Terrace is Patterson’s first gated “for sale” condominium community.

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Why buyers face a tough spring

LOS ANGLES (AP) — Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there’ll be plenty of competition

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Spring project breakdown

As a kickoff to home improvement season, there are many home updates homeowners are undertaking. But before you grab your toolkit or enlist the help of a professional, do your wallet a favor, and conduct a little research.

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Four steps to find your home’s perfect patio door

Do you feel like your house could use more natural light to brighten and warm your favorite spaces? Patio doors offer unobstructed views that flood your home with natural light and provide convenient access to the outside.

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Dream outdoor kitchens

It often starts as a blank spot on the patio, usually somewhere just outside the back door. Then come the “things” to fill the spot. There’s so much to consider that it gets difficult to make a decision.

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Average 30-year mortgage rises to 3.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March.

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Seeking advice on buying first home

Hey you Real Estate Boys: There’s a lot going on my/our lives in the coming months.  First and most importantly we will be getting married right after we both graduate in May, from Stanislaus with our respective degrees.  We both have good jobs in this area and are looking forward to becoming old and boring and raising a family.  “She is so brilliant.”   So, being the conservative future couple we’d like to make sure we start our lives on the correct foot/feet.  And that, sirs, is our question.  How does a young couple start a life ...

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