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The normalization of the Bay Area market isn’t limited to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The Marin County and East Bay real estate markets aren’t climbing as fast in price, while sellers face a more lenient buying process, according to Pacific Union’s second quarter report.

The majority of the best places for investment in California were either located in the southern or Bay Area parts of the state, according to SmartAsset’s second annual list of the top counties for real estate investment. Santa Clara, Alameda, Placer and Contra Costa counties were all on the top 10 list.

Home values in the 94702 ZIP code (Berkeley) are expected keep increasing through next 12 months, according to data from Weiss Analytics.

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