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San Francisco rents rocket 14.8 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money.

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California home prices hit 7-year high, sales up

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home prices reached fresh seven-year-highs in March, a research firm said Friday, helping sales rebound from a two-month slide as some homeowners put their property on the market to reap gains.

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Rate on 30-year slips to 3.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down slightly this week and remain near historic lows.

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To sell or not to sell. . .

Dearest Real Estate Boys; My spouse and I are considering listing our house and purchasing another one just because we can.  We do love our present home but just feel at our age we need a change.  It may sound silly but we’ve had the same walls and landscape for 20 plus years and we just want to look at something different.  The question we have is while we are just considering this move we feel it may be prudent to wait for 6 or 9 months before we forge ahead.  So, that’s the question. Do say “Happy ...

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Obligations are tied to house go along with inherited home

Q: I read your column and you seem to be really great at helping people with their issues, so I am taking a long shot and asking for your advice as well.

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Add quality & comfort to your favorite rooms

When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.

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Home sales bounce back during March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing.

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Justice Department sues Quicken over underwriting

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Quicken Loans, saying the lender approved hundreds of mortgage loans that didn’t meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted.

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What’s your storage style?

What’s your storage style?

Storage has style? Really? Of course it does. And when it comes to tackling storage projects, don’t skimp on creating the style that best suits your personality.

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DIY kids’ room makeovers

DIY kids’ room makeovers

Once school lets out, it’s a great time to make updates to kids’ rooms. Not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it’s a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn.

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THE BIG SQUEEZE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.

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5 upgrades for under  $5,000 to lure buyers

5 upgrades for under $5,000 to lure buyers

It’s a sobering truth of real estate that sellers often have to spend money to make money. Even if your home is relatively new, you still face costs associated with getting it ready to show, such as repainting interior rooms or hiring professional cleaners and stagers. If your home could use some TLC and updating, spending as little as $5,000 on key upgrades could improve its appeal for buyers - and ensure a speedier sale at a better price.

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Demystifying 2015 kitchen design trends

Demystifying 2015 kitchen design trends

Every new year brings along new design trends, with homeowners often feeling the pressure to mix up their kitchen interiors to keep things current. But the truth is, when embarking on any renovation project, incorporating more timeless (and less trendy) assets will save both time and money in the long run. This ensures any kitchen styling stays current and “fits in” no matter which way the design pendulum swings.

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Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.

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