The supply of homes for sale in the Bay Area remained exceptionally tight in July, with no other region in California even close to our constricted inventory levels.
Here's a surprise: Forbes magazine last week published its annual list of the world's most expensive cities, and San Francisco was nowhere to be found.
It's no secret that the Bay Area is a popular destination for international homebuyers, particularly those from China, but two new reports from the National Association of Realtors add tantalizing details.
The typical California homebuyer is 48 years old and an ethnic minority, with a college degree and a household income of more than $100,000. A recent survey from the California Association of Realtors digs into first-quarter homebuyer trends in the state.
Real estate analysts expect the rise in home prices to slow down over the next two years as U.S. housing markets return to a state of equilibrium, but the Bay Area may prove to be an exception.
An attractively painted home will catch the eye of a prospective buyer before anything else. But whether you hire professionals or tackle the job yourself, an exterior paint job requires plenty of forethought, from color selection to type of paint.
Extra efforts to make your kitchen more attractive and inviting will catch the eye of prospective homebuyers.
Luxury homebuyers in California love hilltop views. According to a recent survey, 41 percent of luxury buyers purchased a home with a hilltop view, compared with just 10 percent who bought an oceanfront home.
A bit of give-and-take between homebuyer and seller is normal, but some buyers may go too far and annoy sellers, thereby jeopardizing a purchase. Here are eight mistakes buyers should avoid.
As the typically brisk spring homebuying season burst into full bloom, buyers in most of Pacific Union’s regions were moving faster to close purchases than they were the previous month, particularly in Contra Costa County, the East Bay, and Silicon Valley. Pacific Union’s April 2014 Real Estate Update provides a comprehensive look at last month's market activity across the Bay Area and Tahoe/Truckee.
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