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Posted: February 16, 2012

Golden State Real Estate Investors Optimistic About Price Growth
An overwhelming majority of California real estate investors believe that property prices will grow in the coming years, according to a recent survey, and they're anticipating handsome returns. The poll also found that investment activity is picking up in Northern California this year. Get all the facts and figures at

Owners: Don't Underestimate Your Home's Value
A new report revealed that Bay Area homeowners tend to underestimate the value of their own properties by more than 5 percent when compared with estimates by professional appraisers. For more information, go to

Income Growth Spurs Big Affordability Improvement in Napa County
Housing affordability increased in California and the nine-county Bay Area in the first three months of 2015, with Napa County putting up the largest quarterly gain in the state. Get the full story at

St. Francis Wood: San Francisco's Splendid 'Garden Suburb'
With its expansive, stately homes and impressive architectural pedigree, San Francisco's high-end St. Francis Wood stands out as a particularly beautiful neighborhood – even in a city that has plenty of them. Read our neighborhood profile at

Real Estate Roundup: Silicon Valley Is the Nation's Fastest-Growing Job Market
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes news that big job gains in the San Jose metro region over the past year have pushed the median home price to $900,000. Also, homeowners taking advantage of low mortgage rates in order to refinance likely caused sizable increases in Bay Area loan-origination activity in the first quarter. Get all the week’s top news at