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Top 5 Best Places to Raise a Family in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to wine country in Napa and Sonoma Counties in the north and the technological epicenter of the country, Silicon Valley, in the south. Not surprisingly, the Bay Area consistently ranks high on lists of the best places in California to raise a family. We combed through data like crime statistics, school quality, and proximity to family-friendly activities to narrow down a list of the five best Bay Area cities for families.

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Top 5 Best Places to Raise a Family in Northern California

If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family in Northern California it can be tough to narrow it down. We’ve done the work for you by looking at a variety of factors in NorCal’s towns and cities, including affordability, crime rates, quality of schools, green space. Read on to learn about five fantastic Northern California cities where you and your family can put down roots. 

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3 Most Profitable Types of California Real Estate Investment Properties

There are lots of investment opportunities throughout the state of California, and though owning real estate can be hard work, it's one of the best ways to ensure long-term financial security. If you are thinking about investing in California real estate, here are some of the most profitable properties you can buy. 

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Affordability Assessment: Median Home Values Across California

The phrase "California real estate" brings beachfront cottages, multi-million dollar mansions, and sleek Silicon Valley condos to mind. But, there are many parts of California where real estate is much more modest in both appearance and price. By evaluating the median home value of a region, you can determine the area's affordability. Read on to learn about median home values across California.

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San Diego Home Sales Show No Sign of Slowing Despite Rising Costs

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise across the US, and median home prices are on the rise across California. Typically, these conditions lead to a slowdown in home sales, but so far in San Diego, there hasn't been any decline in demand. In fact, if you're considering selling, now may be a great time to do so. Let's take a look at what's causing this trend and how long we can expect it to last.

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3 Must-Know San Jose, CA Real Estate Market Trends

Thinking about selling your San Jose home? It's a great time to take the leap! Read on to learn about real estate market trends in the Bay Area that will help you sell faster and for more money. 

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3 Must-Know 2017 California Real Estate Trends

Wondering what's going on in the California real estate market? Need to know how current conditions will impact your home sale? Looking to buy and want to know what you're up against? Keep reading for answers! 

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3 Must-Know Record-Breaking Real Estate Stats

A recent article published by CNN money says, “It’s a good time to be a home seller right now… really good.” Why? Quote, “it’s the most profitable time to sell a home in almost ten years!” So what’s got CNN money so excited on behalf of home sellers? Take a look at these record-breaking real estate stats:

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California Dominates Zillow's List of Hottest Seller Markets

If you understand the basic premise of supply and demand, it should come as no surprise that a number of California cities made Zillow's recent list of the hottest seller markets. But just how far ahead of the pack are California metros? Read on to find out. 

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Market Snapshot: San Diego County Real Estate Trends

In 2016, San Diego County home values increased 6% over the previous year. By year-end, the cumulative value of all San Diego real estate was $596 billion, up 5% from 2015. This increase mirrors national shifts, and analysts believe San Diego County real estate values will continue to rise. Here's a closer look at what's happening. 

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