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3 Bay Area Counties Are Among the Nation’s Least Affordable

Even though price gains have outpaced wage growth across the majority of the U.S., homes began the year more affordable than they had been in two years. That's not particularly true in the Golden State, where half of the country's least-affordable real estate markets are located.


Homebuyers: It’s October. Are You Ready?

October is here. If you're a buyer in the Bay Area or the Lake Tahoe/Truckee region, you need to act fast to make your dream a reality in 2015. Need an incentive? It's likely that the superlow interest rates of recent years will soon be a memory.


Lake Tahoe’s Schaffer’s Mill Offers a Wealth of Activities for All Four Seasons

Homebuyers in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee region are even more active than usual this fall thanks to the brewing El NiƱo and the hopes that it brings plenty of fresh powder to the Sierra Nevada range. And while the private Martis Valley community of Schaffer's Mill is indeed a fine place to enjoy many memorable ski seasons, residents have no shortage of things to do regardless of the time of year.


U.S. Homeownership Rate Continues to Decline

Homeownership levels across the country have been steadily dropping for the past eight years, evidence that the U.S. housing-market recovery is still a work in progress. And both nationwide and here in the Bay Area, fewer homeowners face a cost burden than do renters, thanks in part to low mortgage rates.

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