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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?

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Zillow: California housing market to cool off after a red-hot decade

Economists and real estate experts say several California cities could endure lower home prices and values. Also, impressive home price growth during the past decade and affordability is a major problem in the state.

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January is the new April when it comes to home searches

New calendar, new home for many home-shoppers. Also, rent control starts, Fannie and Freddie less friendly, home equity growth takes a break and home-flipping profits tumble.

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Higher loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgages

Federal housing finance agency approves higher lending limits for mortgages, buying a home in December is a savings gift and soaring rents result in less space.