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Big down payments follow huge home price gains

Plus, Fannie and Freddie increase loan limits, multimillion-dollar markets, record home equity gains in the third quarter, and the risk of a housing bubble.

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More investors entering the market, competing with consumers for homes

Plus, more homeowners with a mortgage are considered ‘equity rich’ and affordability improves slightly thanks to lower prices.

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California home-seller profits soar in the third quarter

Plus, the Great Escape slows, prices for new homes out of reach for many in Sacramento, and four cities that make the Livability.com grade.

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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.