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Bay Area homeowners had the largest Q1 profits, equity gains

California homeowners are enjoying hefty profits when selling — and when they don’t. Also, bigger down payments and higher credit scores needed for buyers, and don’t expect 3.5 million more homes anytime soon.

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A mortgage program may not be the best medicine for this recession

Uncle Sam has already pumped a lot of money into the economy during the past several weeks. Do we need more to help out-of-work homeowners with their mortgages?

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Short-term financial relief available for homeowners, renters affected by COVID-19

Some dramatic efforts could help millions of Californians avoid evictions and foreclosures as they shelter in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

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Ditch kitchen, bath remodels in favor of outdoor projects

Outside home-improvement projects generate the best return. Also, time to refinance with record-low mortgage rates and Bakersfield is the top luxury market in the state, likely because LA is too pricey.

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Irvine Ranch top master-planned community in the state, again

California had five of the top 20-selling master-planned communities in the U.S. Also, the state adds some cities to the million-dollar list, but a few fall off. What makes more sense, buying or renting?