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Millions Of Consumers Getting A Credit Score Boost

Millions of Consumers Getting a Credit Score BoostAugust 15, 2018An overhaul in how several major credit reporting agencies factor in negative credit information is prompting

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Your Markets Slowing Down Heres Why

Your Market's Slowing Down? Here's why... BY JOHN MEUSSNERJuly 31, 2018 01:44 PM Your Market's Slowing Down?  Here's why...     Across the nation, many in the real

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Has The Inventory Crunch Begun To Subside

© brijith vijayan - iStock/Getty Images Plus Has the Inventory Crunch Begun to Subside?July 30, 2018Contract signings rose in all four major regions across the U.S. last,

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The Cost Of Selling Without A Real Estate Agent

© Somsak Bumroongwong - EyeEm/Getty Images The Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate AgentJuly 16, 2018You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without your market expertise

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Single Women Over 55 Double Their Buying Force

© Richard Drury - DigitalVision/Getty Images Single Women Over 55 Double Their Buying ForceJuly 3, 2018Single women over the age of 55 have been the fastest-growing

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More Americans Are Homeowners In 2018

More Americans Are Homeowners in 2018 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018 Over the last year, more Americans became homeowners as the number of renters continued to decrease. The

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Owners Earn Big Monthly Income On Airbnb

Owners Earn Big Monthly Income on Airbnb DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 Property owners who offer short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb and Getaround have the most lucrative

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Home Sales Overcome Inventory Price Woes

Home Sales Overcome Inventory, Price Woes DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018 Inventory shortages and pressing affordability issues didn’t suppress home sales activity in March.

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Hero On Southwest Flight Is A REALTOR

Hero on Southwest Flight Is a REALTOR® DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 Southwest Flight 1380 was traveling from New York to Dallas when an engine blew after takeoff,

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FOMO Drives Young Buyers Toward Ownership

FOMO Drives Young Buyers Toward Ownership DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Fear of missing out—or FOMO, as millennials have coined it—has become a powerful motivator for young

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New Wallpaper Will Tell You A

New Wallpaper Will Tell You a Home is on Fire DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 Wallpaper tends to be highly flammable and can be a major contributor to house fires. But researchers

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Multigenerational Households Hit New High

Multigenerational Households Hit New High DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 More generations are living under one roof together. A new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows

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Are Prepaid Property Taxes Deductible

Are Prepaid Property Taxes Deductible? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, APRIL 05, 2018 April 17 is the tax deadline, and tax advisers still can’t agree on whether prepaid 2018 property taxes

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Board Curbs Appraiser Requirements

Board Curbs Appraiser Requirements DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, APRIL 02, 2018 Faced with labor shortages in the appraisal field, the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board is

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Homeowner Equity Is Hitting A Record High

Homeowner Equity Is Hitting a Record High DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 03, 2018 Homeowners are getting richer, thanks to rising home values. The amount of equity that homeowners can tap

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What To Do With All That Stuff

What to Do With All That Stuff Decluttering makes staging, selling, and moving easier—and less costly. As selling and spring cleaning seasons kick into high gear, create a toolbox of local

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How Unstaged Rooms Hamper A Home Sale

How Unstaged Rooms Hamper a Home Sale DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Sellers may be shooting themselves in the foot when they leave an empty, dark, or cluttered room unstaged,

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Some Owners Making Efforts To Cut Property Taxes

Some Owners Making Efforts to Cut Property Taxes DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 Some homeowners are taking steps to appeal their property taxes after the new tax law that took

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Will Granny Flats Resolve Housing Shortages

Will ‘Granny Flats’ Resolve Housing Shortages? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 Some housing economists believe that “granny flats” could be the key to alleviating housing

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GSEs Try To Boost Affordable Housing Efforts

GSEs Try to Boost Affordable Housing Efforts DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 Under an umbrella of higher home prices, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have

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Are You BUYING OR SELLING With Non Permitted Additions

Non-Permitted Addition, Improvement, or ConversionsFHA / VANon-Permitted Additions, Improvements or Conversions require:* The quality of the work to be described in the appraisal and deemed

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Are You Being Spied On During Showings

Are You Being Spied On During Showings? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 Be careful: You and your buyer may be under surveillance when touring a property. Some sellers are using

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5 Surprising Stats About Buyers

5 Surprising Stats About Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 Millennial buyers are more diverse and mobile than their predecessors, and expect real estate professionals to be

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Why Buyers May Lose If They Dont Act Now

Why Buyers May Lose If They Don’t Act Now DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 Rising mortgage rates could have a big impact on the direction your buyers choose when shopping for real

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Student Housing Just Got A Jolt

Student Housing Just Got a Jolt DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, MARCH 08, 2018 Investors are once again being lured to student housing properties. Purchases of student housing properties slowed

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Housing Markets Need Landlords To Sell

Housing Markets Need Landlords to Sell DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 06, 2018 Landlords own thousands of single-family homes across the U.S. With housing shortages abounding, some are

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Manufactured Homes To Ease Housing Shortages

Manufactured Homes to Ease Housing Shortages? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MARCH 05, 2018 The federal government may increasingly be eyeing manufactured housing as one potential solution to

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5 Decor Trends That Could Hurt A Sale

5 Decor Trends That Could Hurt a Sale DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 2018 For those who hope to put their home on the market, a few of the latest decor trends may best be avoided to

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Why Property Taxes Everywhere Are Surging

Why Property Taxes Everywhere Are Surging DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 Homeowners may question why their property taxes keep going up, and some owners may be shocked by just

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Townhouse Starts Indicate Sturdy Market

Townhouse Starts Indicate Sturdy Market DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 Townhouse construction continues to post gains. Over 2017, townhome starts totaled 104,000, a 7 percent

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IRS HELOCs Still Deductible For Renovations

IRS: HELOCs Still Deductible for Renovations DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 Taxpayers can continue to deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans when the funds are

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Homeowners Are Using Rental Income Earned Through Airbnb To Refinance Their Mortgages

Homeowners are using rental income earned through Airbnb to refinance their mortgages Fannie Mae allows borrowers to use the rental income as part of the income qualification to refinance

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The Mythical Value Of Smart Homes

The Mythical Value of Smart Homes Disabuse buyers and sellers of these common misunderstandings about what constitutes a true smart home and what different technology features are actually worth.

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Airbnb Income Counts Toward Refinancing

Airbnb Income Counts Toward Refinancing DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 With the backing of Fannie Mae, home-sharing giant Airbnb has announced a new partnership with select

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When In Life Do Most People Achieve Ownership

When in Life Do Most People Achieve Ownership? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2018 The average consumer’s life is filled with financial milestones, and buying a home is a major

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Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes To June

Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes to June DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2018 Following the largest data breach in the nation’s history, Equifax announced that it is extending

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Time To Loosen Manufactured Housing Regs

Time to Loosen Manufactured Housing Regs? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting public comments about whether to

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10 States With Highest Lowest Credit Scores

10 States With Highest, Lowest Credit Scores DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 The average credit score in the U.S. was 675 last year—the highest since 2012, according to

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Shutdown Over But Real Estate Not In Clear

Shutdown Over, But Real Estate Not in Clear DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill Monday evening to reopen the federal

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Why Zestimates Are Zillows Weak Spot

Why Zestimates Are Zillow’s Weak SpotPosted on January 16, 2018 by Karen Highland  Why Realtors® Dispise Have Strong Feelings About Zestimates Zillow is a

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Starved For Inventory Some Cities Eye Granny Flats

Starved for Inventory, Some Cities Eye ‘Granny Flats’ DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 “Granny flats” or in-law units are surging in popularity in some housing-starved

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Employers Can Now Add To Down Payments

Employers Can Now Add to Down Payments DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 A new program allows employers to help workers' down payment on a home, similar to how companies 

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Where You Most Have To Worry About Bedbugs

Where You Most Have to Worry About Bedbugs DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018 Bedbugs travel from place to place and can make their way into homes, apartments, and even offices.

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4 Types Of Open House Visitors

4 Types of Open House Visitors DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, JANUARY 08, 2018 Open house visitors generally fall into four main categories: The snooper, the confirmation seeker, the

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Vacation Safety Tips

Shared from VacationCluster.comOne of the most popular things to do is to rent out your vacation rental when you aren’t using it. Whether you are renting it or not, the big question is – how to

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Buying A House Before Marriage What You Need To Know

December 18, 2017 by Bill Gassett  SaveBuying a Home Prior to MarriageOne of the questions I am sure many kids ask their parents is should we buy a house before we’re married or

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5 Homeownership Changes Coming Under New Tax Law

5 Homeownership Changes Coming Under New Tax Law HOLDEN LEWISDecember 20, 2017 SaveManaging Your Mortgage, Mortgages You can trust that we maintain stricteditorial integrityin our writing

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Are Trees Hurting Or Helping Your Listing

Are Trees Hurting or Helping Your Listing? Certified arborist John Palmer reveals the benefits and drawbacks of a home’s landscaping that both buyers and sellers need to keep in mind. DECEMBER

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4 Reasons December Is Favorable For Buyers

4 Reasons December Is Favorable for Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2017 Many home shoppers don’t think about purchasing a house during the holiday months—many even put

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How To Hang Your Holiday Lights

How to Hang Your Holiday LightsBrenna Malmberg  December 2, 2017  Houzz Editorial Staff. Learn to put up outdoor Christmas lights like the professionals Holiday lights take

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5 Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice

5 Overlooked Dirt Spots Buyers Will Notice DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2017 Make sure your home sellers pay attention to several areas in a home that often go uncleaned but could

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Siblings Opt To Live Apart On Shared Property

Siblings Opt to Live Apart on Shared Property DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 A new niche in multigenerational living is emerging for siblings who want to stay close to one

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Fading FSBOs More Sellers Admit They Need You

Fading FSBOs: More Sellers Admit They Need You DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2017 Homeowners are increasingly turning to real estate agents for help in selling their home, as the

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What Home Insurance Doesnt Cover

What Home Insurance Doesn’t Cover DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 A home insurance policy won’t cover every thing that could possibly go wrong with a home. The details are

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10 True Tales Of Real Estate Terror

10 True Tales of Real Estate Terror Practitioners recall the scariest moments they’ve faced in the field. OCTOBER 2017 | BYREALTOR® MAGAZINE STAFFReal estate professionals are a brave bunch.

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HUD Disaster Resources

HUD Disaster ResourcesHUD provides a variety of disaster resources listed below. We also partner with Federal and state agencies to help implement disaster recovery assistance. Under the 

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What To Do After The Fire

What To Do After the FireApply for FEMA Disaster Relief FundsThose affected by the California wildfire should apply for assistance by calling toll-free to (800) 621-FEMA (3362).  Disaster

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Equifax Just Changed The Rest Of Your Life

LIZ WESTONAssociated PressOctober 2, 2017Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million

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5 Tips For A Lower Heating Bill

5 Tips For A Lower Heating Bill DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2017 Keeping a home warm during the colder months of the year can prove to be expensive. With energy costs on the,

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Kitchen Remodels Offer Big Paybacks At Resale

Kitchen Remodels Offer Big Paybacks at Resale DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Homeowners looking for a remodeling project may be smart to tackle a kitchen renovation—that,

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Real Estate Investing And Entity Selection

J Darrin Gross /COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONSGroup Owner Commercial Real Estate Insurance Specialist - *48 POINT HAZARD CHECKLIST BELOW*Real Estate Investing and Entity SelectionReal

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Student Debt Forces 7 Year Homebuying Delay

Student Debt Forces 7-Year Homebuying Delay DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 Young adults strapped with student debt are delaying buying a home an average of seven years,

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What Great Bones Really

What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 “This house has great bones.” As a real estate professional, you’ve heard the phrase countless times.

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A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is Coming

A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is ComingDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Homeowners who have decided to stay put in their current properties may soon be ready for a move,

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Causes Of Inventory Shortage

Data suggests overall satisfaction with homes and boomers' desire to stay put as top reasons for the lack of homes on the marketSANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The.

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The Pros Cons Of Buying An Older Home Romance Vs Reality

The Pros & Cons of Buying an Older Home | Romance vs. RealityPosted by Mike Rosenhahn on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017Thinking of buying an older home? Read this first…“We’ve found a

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Who Really Owns SingleFamily Investment Properties

Who Really Owns Single-Family Investment Properties? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 About 23 percent of residential homes built for one to four families are now owned by investors,

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7 Habits To Be Successful Vacation Rental Owner

Success isn’t the coincidence; it is the result of the hard work, planning and good habits. To make your vacation rental business successful, you also need to have some habits which lead to the

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5 Ways To Sell Potential Homebuyers On Your Fixerupper

5 ways to sell potential homebuyers on your fixer-upperHelp buyers find their dream home using a little imaginationSelling a fixer-upper isn’t magic -- it just takes good pricing, charming

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Rancho Cucamonga Executive Home Open House June 3 And June 4 12 Noon To 4

OPEN HOUSE In Rancho Cucamonga this weekend; Sat & Sun June 3 & June 4 12:00 pm - 4:00 PM.  Absolutely stunning executive home in prestigious Rancho Cucamonga. This 2 story paradise boasts

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Staging Tips

Having your client stage their home is an important step in the selling/buying process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price their home sells. Helping your client

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Open House Hesperia Amazing House Saturday April 15 12pm

18023 Willow St, Hesperia 92345 STATUS:   Active LIST PRICE:   $300,000 ;

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A Secret Amenity Couples Want 2 Masters

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017If your listing has two master bedrooms, you may very well have a highly desired feature that many couples want in their next home and are willing to

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California Housing Market Kicks Off Year Higher in JanuarySource: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®California’s housing market started the year on a high note, following up on

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