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Over the long-run, the median home price of an existing single-family home in California has increased about 9 percent a year since 1969, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
The Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington said Wednesday that its index of total mortgage applications rose 3 percent last week to its highest level since March 2004, and applications were up 73 percent from a year earlier. This could be a sign that potential buyers are regaining confidence in the market.
Homeowners accumulate significantly more wealth than renters. According to the most recent Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, the median net wealth of a renter household is $4,800, while the median net wealth of a homeowner household is $171,700.