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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).

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Rents soar, mortgage rates remain low and the buy vs. rent decision gets complicated

Plus, the Best Places to Live winners in California, home-flipping profits slide, Stockton gets ‘overvalued’ label, and the state issues $1.75 billion more for affordable housing.

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5 of the most affordable housing markets for teachers are in California

Plus, an LA mega-mansion seeking $500 million enters receivership with a mountain of debt, some rents rebound from the pandemic, and San Diego home prices surge.

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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.

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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.