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A big payday, thanks to your home

Plus, the flip side of the equity gain for homeowners means home-shoppers are losing ground (see how much income needed by market). Mortgage lenders expect much higher FHA conforming loan limits and closing costs increase (sort of).

Worried about wildfires? Check the risk

Plus, Fannie Mae will consider rent payments as part of the application process for first-time buyers, affordability plummets to 14-year low, and half of homeowners in Golden State are equity rich.

Home-seller profits slip in second quarter

Plus, real estate investors are buying more homes and competing with everyday folks for properties, foreign homebuyers have declined with the pandemic, and the governor appoints a new CalHFA executive director.

Carbon-neutral community in the works in Valencia

Plus, high-end homebuyers are outpacing the rest of us, home equity soars in the first quarter, excess state land becomes affordable housing, and LGBTQ home buying and ownership practices.