Commercial What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? Some Highlights If you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what history tells us. In four of the last six recessions, home prices actually appreciated, only falling during the early 90s and the housing crash in 2008. Mortgage rates, though, declined during each of the previous recessions. If you have questions about buying or selling a home in today’s […]
Commercial Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s home prices, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. While some buyers may wait things out, there’s a reason serious buyers are making […]
Commercial Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash Whether or not you owned a home in 2008, you likely remember the housing crash that took place back then. And news about an economic slowdown happening today may bring all those concerns back to the surface. While those feelings are understandable, data can help reassure you the situation today is nothing like it was in 2008. […]
Commercial What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market, the peak frenzy the market saw over the past two years has cooled some. If you’re asking yourself if you’ve missed your chance to sell your house and make a […]
Commercial 3 Tips for Buying a Home Today If you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions. Recent data shows the supply of homes for sale is increasing, giving buyers like you additional options. But it’s important to keep in mind that while inventory is […]
Commercial Next Up for Tesla’s Elon Musk: Robots and Self-Driving Cars Tesla Also Plans More Production of Cybertrucks Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about the future at a grand opening party at the company’s new factory in Austin, Texas, on April 7. (Tesla) Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and the world’s richest person, has just opened his new factory to make vehicles fueled by electricity in Austin, […]
Commercial WeWork’s Adam Neumann Strikes Out on Biggest Deal Yet in ‘WeCrashed’ Episode 6 Coworking Company Leader Tries To Get Softbank to Buy Out Other Investors Jared Leto plays WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and Anne Hathaway plays his wife. (Apple; Getty Images; Jelena Schulz) WeWork’s Adam Neumann, as portrayed by Jared Leto in the new Apple+ limited series “WeCrashed,” sprays the contents of a fire extinguisher around his largest […]
Commercial Developer Pitches Plan To Overhaul Site in One of the Nation’s Most Concentrated Industrial Neighborhoods CA Ventures Chases Rising Demand for Logistics Space With Proposal To Revamp Waterfront Property in Richmond, California Chicago developer CA Ventures is pushing a plan to redevelop the aging warehouse at 1411 Harbour Way S in Richmond, California, into a larger industrial complex that will cater to rising demand for logistics space. (CoStar) By Katie Burke […]
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Commercial East Bay Leads Bay Area in Multifamily Construction Activity Developers Primarily Target a Few Key Areas The East Bay is the most active development market for new apartment units in the San Francisco Bay Area. With more abundant and cheaper land, robust public transportation infrastructure and population movement into suburban areas, the East Bay is poised to continue to lead the region in apartment construction over […]
Commercial Affordable Housing Conversion Plans Kickoff With Bay Area Multifamily Acquisition Integrity Housing, Ascenda Capital Expand Regional Portfolio With Deal To Close on Concord Apartment Complex Integrity Housing and Ascenda Capital have closed on the Lakes apartment complex in Concord, California, for nearly $31.6 million. (David McClure/CoStar) A team of investors is expanding its stake in the Bay Area’s multifamily market with an acquisition and accelerated […]
Commercial Hunt for ‘Undervalued Opportunities’ Lands LA Investor in San Francisco Bay Area Suburb Benedict Canyon Equities Adds to $4 Billion Multifamily Portfolio With Martinez, California, Purchase Benedict Canyon Equities has closed on the Hayden apartment complex at 486 Morello Ave. in Martinez, California, a fast-growing suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. (CoStar) A Los Angeles investor with a penchant for acquiring multifamily properties in fast-growing neighborhoods at […]
Uncategorized When is the worst time to buy a home?               Home prices have a tendency to follow seasonal patterns; if these persist in the future, you can use them to your advantage to avoid overpaying. So, when is the worst time to buy a home? Home prices typically peak in the spring In 2019 (the most recent full-year […]
Uncategorized Can I back out of buying a house before closing? Sometimes new information or changes in circumstances come up which affect your ability or willingness to carry through with buying a home, even after all parties have already signed the purchase agreement. When that happens, you may wonder, “Can I back out of buying a house before closing?” The answer is yes – but there […]
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Uncategorized Look out for these things when buying a new home: FURNACE We’re back with our list of things that you should look out for when buying a new home. Today, we’ll highlight why you need to check for an old furnace and/or HVAC system. Another key system of a home, HVAC and heating systems are crucially important, especially when temperatures drop or spike. Most modern furnaces […]
Uncategorized One word for you: Pipes.                         Today, we’ll highlight why you need to check the pipes of the home you’re intending to buy. Depending on the age of a home and the material, the pipes that serve the home may be outdated and require replacement. Old pipes that have […]
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Uncategorized Ready to Sell? Here are 6 Critical Questions to Ask. Thinking of selling your home in the near future? For the best return on investment with the fewest headaches, make sure you’re asking agents these six questions:
Uncategorized Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment? One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home […]
Uncategorized Your Real Estate Update 10/14/2020 Good morning Friends! Despite a pandemic and wildfires, Bay real estate markets are hot — leaving realtors to believe the ‘exodus’ is overblown. You may have heard people are fleeing California — fed up with fires, smoke, and tiny apartments during a pandemic — especially those who can work remotely, but real estate experts agree: […]