Real Estate Roundup: U.S. Average Down Payment Declining Thanks to First-Time Buyers

Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that while the average U.S. down payment declined in the first quarter, Santa Clara County homebuyers were putting down some of the largest in the nation. Also, you might not believe how high the median rent in San Francisco has climbed. Get all the week’s top news at