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Bay Area, California Home Prices Reach Prerecession Levels

April median home prices in the Bay Area and California have returned to levels not seen since late 2007, though they still fall short of their historical peaks. The median single-family home price in the Bay Area was $768,110 in April, up 12 percent on an annual basis. Get the details at »

Jumbo Mortgage Rates Competitive with Conforming Loans

Rates and terms on jumbo mortgages have relaxed in the last six to 12 months, to the point that interest rates on 30-year fixed jumbos are now comparable to rates on conventional loans, and borrowers with credit scores of 700 or below now have a better shot at obtaining one,’s Polyana da Costa reports. […]

Fidelity Sets Exchange Ratio for Thursday’s $2.9B LPS Acquisition

Title insurer Fidelity National Financial Inc. will issue 25.9 million shares of common stock to shareholders of Lender Processing Services Inc. as the stock component of a $2.9 billion acquisition scheduled to close Thursday, Jan. 2. In announcing the exchange ratio today, Fidelity said the total consideration for a share of LPS common stock will consist of […]

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Interior Designer Billy Beson’s Penthouse Condominium For Sale

A special thanks to Lynn Underwood for writing the article which appeared in last Sunday’s Star Tribune featuring a spectacular listing of mine – The 317 Groveland Penthouse of award winning interior designer, Billy Beson: View Star Tribune Article » A Minneapolis condo with a sleek tangerine lacquer kitchen, luxe master suite and a view […]