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Higher prices, fewer distressed sales in August

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Featured, Real Estate, Social | Comments Off on Higher prices, fewer distressed sales in August

More than 80% of deals generate money for home sellers

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CAR: Double-digit price gains will give way to smaller increases as more homes listed in 2014

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Featured, Real Estate, Social | Comments Off on CAR: Double-digit price gains will give way to smaller increases as more homes listed in 2014

Homes sales expected to increase slightly; more primary homebuyers will return to the market

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Foreign, mom-and-pop investors help fuel investment market

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured, Real Estate, Social | 0 comments

Two-thirds of investment properties bought for cash

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Fewer home shoppers able to buy with fast-rising prices, higher interest rates

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured, Real Estate, Social | 0 comments

Less than 1 in 5 qualify for homes in San Francisco, San Mateo counties

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CalPERS enjoys 12.5% annual gains, thanks to real estate, stocks

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Economy, Featured, Social | 0 comments

Pension giant easily exceeds historic average returns, will meet its obligations

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Forbes: California’s four NBA teams valued at $2.5 billion; Lakers at $1B

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Sports | 0 comments

Big cable deals, an improved revenue-sharing pact for smaller-market teams and a strike-shortened season helped increase NBA team values by 30% to $509 million. California’s four teams – the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings – enjoyed a combined league-beating 35.5% gain over the past year, according to a Forbes magazine report in January. The four teams have a combined value of $2.51 billion, led by the $1 billion tag for the Lakers, the second-richest team, behind only the New York Knicks at $1.1 billion. The 16-time NBA champion Lakers – led by Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard — boast the biggest payroll in the league, thanks in part to a 20-year cable deal with Time Warner Cable valued at $3.6 billion. The Lakers had revenue of $197 million, with operating income of $47.8...

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California has fourth-highest tax rate; Arizona, Nevada among lowest

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Government, Social | 0 comments

California has the nation’s fourth-highest tax burden — and that’s before residents approved a proposition to increase taxes.

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California has 2.4M government employees, Sacramento most in U.S.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Employment, Featured, Social | 0 comments

Sacramento has the largest percentage — and number — of government employees in the U.S.

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California high school grads with 4.0 GPAs face rough road to UC schools

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Education, Featured, Social | 0 comments

Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses are among most difficult for high-achieving high school grads

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Forbes: Ellison richest Californian, Zuckerberg joins exclusive club

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Social, Wealth | 0 comments

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined California’s billionaires club in 2012, a list headed by Oracle chairman Larry Ellison at $43 billion.

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