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Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing home information on their smart phones and computer tablets, according to the California Association of Realtors’ (CAR) 2013 Survey of California Home Buyers. This information shouldn’t come as a surprise with 90 percent of media consumption being screen-based. Seems like this “trend” is becoming a lifestyle.

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Home prices continue year over year increases

Home prices continue year over year increases

Home prices in the Central Valley, including those for distressed sales saw double-digit increases in January compared to the year before, according to a report by leading residential property information, analytics and services provider CoreLogic.

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Central Valley housing market comes alive

Central Valley housing market comes alive

After years of topping just about every negative list real estate watchers pump out every month, the Modesto and Stockton housing markets are finally pulling out of the doldrums.

Stockton, Modesto still good places for real estate investors

Stockton, Modesto still good places for real estate investors

Stockton and Modesto were near the top of the list when it comes to best markets for investing in homes as rental properties, according to Local Market Monitor and HomeVestors of America Inc.

Las Vegas was number one on the list, followed by Stockton, Modesto, Detroit, Vallejo, Visalia, Port Stl Lucie, Florida, Warren, Nevada, Reno and Flint, Michigan.

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California home sales prices continue to rise

California home sales prices continue to rise

For the ninth month in a row, the median sales price of a home in California went up year-over-year, according to the real estate monitoring firm DataQuick.

The median price paid for a home in California last month was $291,000, up 2.1 percent from $285,000 in October and up 19.3 percent from $244,000 in November 2011.

San Joaquin County residential building permits on the rise!

The San Joaquin County Community Development Department's monthly building report for November shows that permits for 75 new homes were pulled in November in the unincorporated part of the County with a value of $18,254,000.

Not too long ago the number of new home permits was zero.

Community Development Director Kerry Sullivan says the majority of the new home permits are are for Mountain House. Year-to-date statistics now total 197 new home permits since June.

Permit reports from the City of Manteca show 32 hew home permits were pulled in November bringing that city's total to 247 new home permits.

And in Lathrop, William Lyons Homes is building again, and 144 new home permits were taken out since January 1, 2012.

 

Foreclosure filings continue decline in Stockton, Modesto

Foreclosure filings continue decline in Stockton, Modesto

After topping the charts, Modesto and Stockton were falling on the list of top 10 metro areas with the highest foreclosure filings, according to new figures from RealtyTrac. Stockton ranked sixth and Modesto came in seventh for November.

The two cities posted annual decreases in foreclosure activity. Florida metro areas took over the top spots.