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Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

MODESTO — The housing recovery continues to build momentum across the Central Valley which is resulting in a continual drop in foreclosure rates in the area. Less than one-half percent (0.46 percent) of…

Cash sales near pre-crash levels in state, Stockton

Cash sales near pre-crash levels in state, Stockton

STOCKTON — Cash is no longer king in the Stockton or California housing markets. Cash sales made up just 25.2 percent of Stockton sales in March. That was down 1.5 percent…

Stockton, Modesto housing among the hottest in the country

Stockton, Modesto housing among the hottest in the country

STOCKTON — The Central Valley home market is staying hot through the early summer months, according to Realtor.com. The Stockton-Lodi market ranked as the fourth hottest market in June, up…

Stockton rates as fifth hottest home buying market

Stockton rates as fifth hottest home buying market

The Stockton-Lodi housing market is the fifth hottest in the country according to preliminary May data from realtor.com. Modesto was ranked as the 18th hottest market. Vallejo-Fairfield and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward were…

Experts think Trump, Clinton could impact home values

Experts think Trump, Clinton could impact home values

The real estate web site zillow.com polled 107 experts nationwide to offer their expectations for home value growth through 2020. Overall, they expected home values to grow by an average of…

Foreclosures down, home values expected to climb

Foreclosures down, home values expected to climb

The foreclosure rate in the Central Valley is well below the national average according to data released by CoreLogic, a real estate data collection company. The foreclosure rate was lowest…

Central Valley home prices rising faster than national average

Central Valley home prices rising faster than national average

IRVINE — Home prices in the Stockton and Modesto markets rose faster over the past year than the national average and faster than the statewide average, according to CoreLogic, a…

What’s driving the seller’s market?

What’s driving the seller’s market?

MODESTO — For anyone who has been thinking of selling their home, now is the time. Area real estate professionals say it’s a seller’s market, especially for houses priced less…

Percentage of cash home sales keeps falling

Percentage of cash home sales keeps falling

The percentage of cash sales of houses continued its downward trend in January, making up 35.5 percent of all home sales. That marked a 4.2 percent drop from one year…

Real estate is America’s top investment choice

Real estate is America’s top investment choice

WASHINGTON D.C. — Real estate is America’s top pick as the “best long-term investment” according to a new Gallup poll. Real estate has beaten out stocks for the last two…