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CITIES TO WATCH; 2016’S FASTEST-GROWING PLACES

by on April 16th, 2016 Leave a Comment

CITIES TO WATCH: 2016’S FASTEST-GROWING PLACES According to Realtor® Magazine After being overthrown last year by Houston, Austin regains the number one spot as the fastest-growing city in the U.S. according to a new analysis by Forbes. Adding to its allure, Austin boasts booming technology, pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as low-cost of living. […]

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9 NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES THAT HAMPER VALUES ACCORDING TO REALTOR.COM(r)

by on April 8th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Certain neighborhood features near a home—like cemeteries and power plants—could drag down a home’s price. Realtor.com® recently identified which of those features have the biggest impact. To calculate, realtor.com® analyzed home prices and appreciation rates in ZIP codes of the 100 largest metro areas across the country from where a specific so-called “drag-me-down facility” –such […]

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HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR ROOF

by on March 18th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Have you recently had a new roof installed? Are you looking for tips to keep it well maintained and in good shape? Issues with your roof don’t always involve missing shingles or roof leaks. Similar to how your car needs oil changes and regular maintenance, your roof needs maintenance too. Here are a few things […]

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NATIONAL HOUSING MARKET STATS 2015/2016

by on February 27th, 2016 Leave a Comment

CORELOGIC is a most widely respected housing data compilation company and it keeps its pulse on what’s happening in housing markets. CORELOGIC just came out with its 2015 home value statistics and offers a view of what home values are projected to look like in 2016. For 2015, CORELOGIC’S HPI (Home Price Index) determined a […]

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OFFSHORE BUYERS CONTINUE TO INVEST IN BAY AREA REAL ESTATE by Mike James

by on December 25th, 2015 Leave a Comment

2015 was another very strong year for foreign investment in US real estate, especially here in the Bay Area and particularly from Asian buyers. The dollar volume of all foreign investment in the US reached $104 billion for the 12 months ended March 2015, up 13 percent from the same period a year ago, according […]

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RAPID GROWTH CAUSES PROBLEMS IN SILICON VALLEY

by on November 21st, 2015 Leave a Comment

Rapid Growth Causes Problems in Silicon Valley Silicon Valley is booming, but its fast-paced and enormous growth has brought problems. At Thursday’s Cupertino/Sunnyvale District tour meeting, Broker Moise Nahouraii with Referral Realty – Cupertino, explained why. Nahouraii noted technically, the region known as Silicon Valley includes San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, parts of Santa […]

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FOUR LESS TRENDY AND MORE CLASSIC REMODELING PROJECTS

by on November 20th, 2015 Leave a Comment

If you’re contemplating selling or just giving your home an update, here are some less trendy and more classic remodeling projects you can work on that will give you a handsome return on investment (ROI) and add value to your equity: 1. Replace Windows The look and functionality of newly installed windows are a great […]

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BAY AREA RENTAL MARKET SQUEEZES MIDDLE CLASS

by on November 18th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Bay Area rental crisis squeezing out middle class By Richard Scheinin rscheinin@mercurynews.com POSTED: 08/04/2015 03:56:13 PM PDT240 COMMENTS| UPDATED: 4 MONTHS AGO 1/7 Mark and Caitlin Fisch, with their daughter, Zeecee, 1, watch as their son, Ben, 7, rides a bike outside their apartment in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, July 24, 2015. Mark is a […]

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GIVE YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS A REFRESH

by on October 29th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Even though your kitchen cabinets are aged and seem ready for a gut job, let’s rethink your options. There are several ways you can update your cabinets without all the expense of replacement. These involve some creativity and hard work but not a lot of expense any one of these will pay off in spades. […]

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FOUR BATHROOM REMODELING IDEAS THAT WON’T SEND YOU TO THE POORHOUSE

by on September 18th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Remodeling your home can become an obsession for some people. One piece of furniture turns into three, the kitchen remodel turns into a giant project, and the landscaping requires a landscape architect, huge trees, a pergola, and perennials. Here are four remodeling ideas for your bathroom that won’t send you to the poorhouse: 1. Granite […]

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