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    Mortgage rates climb for third straight week

    Mortgage rates climbed higher this week as lenders on average offered a 30-year fixed loan at 3.80 percent, up from 3.76 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.

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    Turnaround in downtown Oakland

    Boarded-up windows in the wake of street demonstrations have become a familiar sight in downtown Oakland, but business and civic leaders can tout a new set of images to define the city's urban heart: a growing crop of tech company offices, crowds for lunch and an emerging art and dining hub.

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    The Mortgage Professor: Buying a new house before selling the old one

    Home owners buy their second or third homes for a variety of reasons. They may be trading up to get more space and amenities; they may be downsizing, because they don't need as much space and want to cut expenses; they may want to relocate to get closer to their place of employment or their children...

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    Downtown San Jose may finally be ready to be resurrected from the dead

    It was at a similar moment more than three decades ago - with a new mayor just settling into City Hall - that a grand plan was devised for reanimating the decaying corpse of the city's once bustling downtown. A river of redevelopment money that would swell to nearly $2 billion flooded into projects...

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    Real estate Q&A: Cast a wide net in hunting for a house

    Q: I've read recently that it's getting harder to find rentals. I'm thinking about buying a home after our lease expires. I already have seen all the advice online about cleaning up my credit and saving up for a down payment. Do you have any other words of wisdom about finding a home?

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    Case-Shiller shows housing market is cooling

    Home prices climbed 4.6 percent nationwide in the 12 months ending in December, down slightly from the previous month and the slowest pace since 2011, according to the Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices. Its measure of 20 major cities was up 4.3 percent, also the slowest rate since 2011.

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    Sales of existing homes sag in January

    Amid high prices and tight supply, sales of previously owned homes fell to their lowest rate in nine months in January as the housing market continued its erratic recovery.

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    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise for second week; 30-year at 3.76 percent

    Mortgage rates edged higher for a second week, with Freddie Mac's weekly survey showing that lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average 3.76 percent, up from 3.69 percent last week.

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    The Mortgage Professor: Before paying down loan balance, know how mortgage amortization works

    Recently, I have been getting a lot of mail from mortgage borrowers asking about amortization. Most are considering whether to pay down their loan balance more rapidly and have suddenly realized that they don't know how best to do that, or even whether it is a good idea because they never fully ...

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    LA's Broadway is poised for a major revival

    After Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927, thousands gathered on Broadway to give the famed aviator a ticker tape parade. A similar throng hailed John F. Kennedy for during the presidential campaign of 1960. For most of the 20th century, Broadway was Los Angeles' cultural center.

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