Real Estate

Valley home sales increase in October

California homes sales were unchanged in October compared to the month before.The Central Valley saw some healthy increases in home sales in October, even as figures stayed flat throughout the state as a whole.

List shows Fresno attractive to retirees

A new list by Apartments.com included Fresno as one of the top cities attracting retirees or those fleeing winter weather.

Housing affordability flat in Q3

Throughout California, 30 percent of homebuyers could afford a home in the third quarter of 2014.Like much of the state, housing affordability was mostly unchanged throughout the San Joaquin Valley in the third quarter.

Fresno home prices rose in September

Home prices increased in Fresno by 7.7 percent in September 2014 compared to last year, according to new data from real estate statistics firm CoreLogic. 

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.