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Would you live in Downtown Modesto? Many say ‘yes’

The majority of survey respondents in a recent poll said they would have no reservations about living in Downtown Modesto.

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Modesto, Stockton rank among nation’s highest renter to owner ratio

In a recent report, it was found that cities in California’s Central Valley are among the highest when it comes to the amount of residents who rent versus those who own their homes.

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Rent prices rise rapidly in Central Valley

Rent is on the rise in the Central Valley.

The Central Valley experienced some of the fastest growing rents in the mid-sized city category, according to a study by RENTCafe, a website that connects renters with properties.

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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

Mortgage delinquency rates lowest in decade in Central Valley region

Mortgage delinquency rates are the lowest in more than 10 years across the nation and in the Central Valley, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by a real estate data firm.

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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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