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San Francisco home sales fall to lowest level since crisis

Distressed property sales fall to 15-year low
It’s still getting more expensive to buy a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, and those continually rising costs are depressing home sales in the area to levels not seen since the housing crisis. Here are more details on the Bay Area housing market, and a look at what the future holds.
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California home sales decline as market moves into autumn

Follows seasonal trends
Summer is over, and the housing market is transitioning into the fall and winter months. As a result, California home sales followed typical seasonal trends in September and decreased. Madeline Schnapp, director of Economic Research for PropertyRadar, takes a longer-term view to give a better picture of the market.
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Game changer: California investigating Wells Fargo for identity theft

Could lead to charges against former employees who opened fake accounts
A group of senators is already asking the Department of Justice to use a new policy to target individuals at Wells Fargo for corporate misconduct (and maybe even more) in the wake of the fake account scandal surrounding the bank. But the state of California is making a move that could lead to a whole new world of hurt for Wells Fargo, its current and former executives, and the 5,000 former employees who opened the fake accounts.
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Looking to buy a home? Now is not the time

Housing affordability keeps homeownership out of reach
Fall is bringing with it new highs in home prices, crushing potential buyers' hopes for relief from the affordability crisis. While sellers continue to benefit with the rising prices, buyers are not so lucky. Even with interest rates near all-time lows, would-be buyers may struggle to enter the market.
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Wells Fargo heat turned up: Oregon wants big changes, California wants Stumpf to resign

Another state wants structural changes at embattled megabank
The hot seat Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf currently resides on is nowhere close to cooling off, especially in the wake of Stumpf’s rough appearance Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee to discuss the bank’s fake account scandal. Now, two separate states are calling for significant changes at Wells Fargo, with one calling for Stumpf's resignation.
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Will California real estate experience the toughest year yet in 2017?

Projected to have lowest housing affordability in six years
The trials that plagued the California housing market in 2016 aren’t expected to get too much better in 2017. The California Association of Realtors' forecast for 2017 is out and some parts of it look very familiar. Once again, the real estate market is projected to face a major supply shortages and affordability constraints.
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