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Buying more affordable than renting in most of nation … barely

A recent report shows that buying may be cheaper than renting in many counties across the U.S. Locally, renting is still more affordable than buying.

ATTOM Data Solutions, a national property database curator, recently released a report detailing housing affordability in 447 counties across the country. It is more affordable to buy a home in fifty-four percent of those counties than to rent.

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Stockton-Lodi Ranks No. 4 on top market list for 2018

By NORA HESTON TARTE

Buying and selling homes in the Stockton-Lodi metro should get easier in 2018. During its annual housing forecast, realtor.com ranked the metro area No. 4 on its list of top housing markets based on both sales and price gains, signaling a positive trend for number of homes sold and home values.

Predictions include a 4.55 percent sales growth in 2018 and a 6.43 percent growth in price, according to realtor.com.

For the first time since 2015, realtor.com is also predicting a positive trend in housing inventory across the country, with easing of the housing shortage allowing for steadier price growth and more millennial mortgage share.

Kris Klair, a Central Valley Realtor and president of the Central Valley Association of Realtors agrees the 2018 housing market in Stockton-Lodi will be hot. His chief concerns about the market are exactly what area builders are addressing — a shortage of homes... Read More

San Joaquin County tax collector calls for property taxes

Property taxes are due in San Joaquin County, and the treasurer-tax collector, Shabbir A. Khan wants property owners to be aware of the deadline.

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Proposed tax cut legislation opposed by Realtor group

The Central Valley Association of Realtors, along with the state and national associations, have come out against the Congressional Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed recently.

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Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Mobile technology dominates home buying process, Realtor survey finds

Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing home information on their smart phones and computer tablets, according to the California Association of Realtors’ (CAR) 2013 Survey of California Home Buyers. This information shouldn’t come as a surprise with 90 percent of media consumption being screen-based. Seems like this “trend” is becoming a lifestyle.

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Home foreclosure rescue fair stops in Stockton July 8-9

Home foreclosure rescue fair stops in Stockton July 8-9

STOCKTON - In a continued commitment to assist multicultural homeowners in neighborhoods hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, the Alliance for Stabilizing our Communities will return to the Stockton area to host a Home Rescue Fair to assist households at risk of foreclosure.

3rd Annual 'RED Day' set to lend a hand in Stockton May 12

3rd Annual 'RED Day' set to lend a hand in Stockton May 12

STOCKTON - Keller Williams Realty associates may be taking the day off on Thursday, May 12, but it will hardly be a day of rest. Associates with the Keller Williams Realty Central Valley have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, one of the biggest events in the real estate industry.

Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service. As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Realty Central Valley has chosen to spend the day with Boggs Tract Community Center at 533 South Los Angeles Street.

Boggs Tract Community Center is a non-profit organization that supports its community (including 8 zip codes) with Senior, Youth and Community Services.