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Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose each take their place among the hottest markets of 2012. Check out this slide show on The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch.

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Renting out properties as vacation homes can make plenty of money for owners. An article by the Orange County Register tells the lucrative tale of real estate broker Barbara O’Hara Hamilton. Hamilton rents out a duplex in the Newport Beach area on a weekly basis, the article says, and can rake in nearly $7,000 monthly — roughly four times the monthly income when the unit rented annually. The article also offers tips on preparing a unit for vacation rental, from getting the proper license to stocking the shelves.

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