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Far Fewer Mortgage Borrowers “Deeply Under”

Far fewer mortgage borrowers ‘deeply underwater’ By Les Christie  @CNNMoney January 9, 2014: 7:13 AM ET Las Vegas still has more homeowners deeply underwater than any other city, leading to a lot of foreclosures. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) A growing number of mortgage … Continue Reading

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DOW Above 16,000!!

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of Boeing led the blue chip Dow index above the 16,000 level on Monday while the S&P 500 topped 1,800 for the first time in history. Boeing Co shares gained 2 percent to $138.77 after … Continue Reading

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Why You Should Sell Your Home During the Holidays…

We all know that the upcoming holiday season will be filled with family, fun and craziness.  With trips to the stores, malls and airports, and with family coming and going…it certainly can be a hectic time.  What many homeowners do … Continue Reading

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Five Women Worth Talking About in Rancho Santa Fe

Sitting at a traffic light in Encinitas, while the turn signal flashed on my dashboard, I had the distinct feeling that if I didn’t make that appointment, I might be missing out on a golden opportunity. That meeting just happened … Continue Reading

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San Diego Housing Prices Continue to Rise

Housing prices in San Diego rose 21.5 percent from August 2012 to August 2013, says the latest report from Case-Shiller. Photo: Diana McCabe Home prices in San Diego County continue to rise, but the pace is slowing. The S&P Case-Shiller … Continue Reading

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San Diego Home Prices Back On the Rise (UT San Diego, October 16, 2013)

Homes in Carmel Valley, San Diego on a recent Friday. — Hayne Palmour IV San Diego County home prices ticked up in September after dipping slightly in August, but the number of transactions declined for the third straight month, DataQuick reported … Continue Reading

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What Homeowners Across the US Spend on Home Improvement

How much to remodel a kitchen in Springfield? The answer greatly depends on whether the Springfield is in Arkansas, New York, Minnesota—or any of the many Springfields in the U.S. A recent survey commissioned by Houzz, a home-remodeling and design … Continue Reading

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More Del Mar Racing, Breeder’s Cup in Sight (UT San Diego, 2013)

SACRAMENTO — Could the Breeders’ Cup drop in where the “surf meets the turf?” Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation that ensures an extended horse racing season at the Del Mar track and at the same time helping lure the … Continue Reading

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Home Prices Rising at Fastest Pace Since of Bubble (Wall Street Journal)

Home prices rose faster during the first seven months of 2013 than any year since 2004, the year that marked the beginning of the home-price bubble. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for 20 major metro areas released Tuesday offers the … Continue Reading

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Homes Prices Up 12.4%, Most in 7.5 Years (Associated Press, September 24, 2013)

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared to a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home … Continue Reading

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