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In California buying is about timing and speculation: Since 2000 the California housing market has experienced more dramatic booms and busts courtesy of speculation, investors, and new financial products.


What happened to the traditional home buyer? California has the highest percentage of young adults living at home with parents. Existing home sales collapse.


Baby boomers value real estate much higher than their offspring: 6 ways traditional buyers are entering high priced markets with the assistance of baby boomer parents.


The myth of real estate and economic mobility: Americans face lowest geographic mobility in over two generations. Is staying put the new American Dream?


Serfdom nation: First time where a six year period of household formation of renters outpaced that of homeowners. Purchase applications back to levels last seen 20 years ago.


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