Real Estate

As housing market recovers, roadblocks remain

Despite median home prices and sales of homes in the Central Valley increasing since the recession, industry experts warn that many obstacles still remain for homebuyers.Despite median home prices and sales of homes in the Central Valley increasing since the recession, industry experts warn that many obstacles still remain for homebuyers.

Distressed home sales climb in September

Distressed home sales accounted for 9.1 percent of all home sales in California during September.Distressed home sales inched up in the San Joaquin Valley in September, with some counties approaching last year's dismal figures.

Home automation more common in new homes

Developers like De Young Properties are incorporating more smart home automation features into their homes.Walk into a new model home and you may be surprised by how much modern technology has changed the look and feel of even the most basic home features. From light dimmers, and thermostat control to locking the doors as you drive away from your house, many tasks can now be managed through your cell phone or mobile device. 

Foreclosure rates in Valley continue descent

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to be lower than the national average, according to new data from CoreLogic.

South Valley property values increase $206.4M

Property values in the southern San Joaquin Valley increased 5.5 percent in the last year, the state Board of Equalization reported.

Kings County avoids falling home sales

September homes sales were up 0.4 percent in California compared to the month before.Home sales fell throughout the state in September, although Kings County continued to be among the few exceptions.

National real estate brokerage expands to Fresno

Based in Seattle, real estate brokerage firm Redfin has expanded to the Fresno market.National real estate brokerage firm Redfin launched its full-service expansion into the Fresno market today. 

Fresno's Manco Abbott preps for big move

Manco Abbott real estate management is moving to a new office building in north Fresno later this month. The company will occupy the bottom floor, and slightly more than half of the 20,727-square-foot building while Gold Leaf Real Estate, MR Capital and Brent Freeman, CPA have signed leases for the top floor. 

CoreLogic: Fresno home prices up in August

Home prices in Fresno were up 8.1 percent in August compared to last year, according to a new report from CoreLogic. 

List: Fresno low risk for home investors

Fresno was named among the safest real estate markets for investors looking into single family homes, according to quarterly data by HomeVestors of America, Inc.