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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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California boasts some of the hottest housing markets

Also, home-flipping activity slows, rents continue to slide in major cities, wildfires spark insurance rate increases, Paradise home values plummet and equity soars.

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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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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.