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Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Pocket Listings May Short-Change SellersThe fast pace of Bay Area real estate, where homes are snapped up as soon as they hit the market, is fueling an interesting trend: pocket listings, homes not listed on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), are on the rise. [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Set on 15 acres, this Wine Country compound features a three-bedroom house designed by Heinz Janders. The home features two wings connected by an enclosed breezeway, and [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Back in 2012, a minimum annual income of $90,370 was needed to purchase a Bay Area home at the median price of $447,970. Now, a home buyer needs to be bringing in $179,390 to afford a mean-priced house at $895,000, [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 6:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Houston Chronicle Real Estate News
Renters in Houston are more likely to stay rooted in their current communities than those in many other markets tracked, a new report by Apartment List showed.A majority of renters nationwide -- 64 percent -- plan on settling down in a new city. High prices factored into plans to relocate [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 2:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
It’s not every week one reports on a $350-million home listing. In fact, this is the first time we’ve ever been able to do that. Chartwell, the estate of late Univision chairman Jerrold Perenchio, has come on the market as the most expensive residential listing in the U.S. Set on [...]
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 7:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Houston Chronicle Real Estate News
The new office, designed by Gensler, will have open work areas and a glass-walled area showcasing the FlightFeeder factory, where small orange devices that connect with antennas to pick up airplane signals for about 250 miles, will be assembled, tested and packaged. The company started in 2005, providing free flight tracking [...]
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 5:56:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
HomeReady program helps first-time buyer purchase with 5 percent down Fannie Mae’s HomeReady program is the best 30-year conventional loan offered by lenders. Fannie Mae designates all of the Bay Area’s ZIP codes as low- to moderate-income areas making any home in the Bay Area eligible for the HomeReady program. In this particular [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 7:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Artistry and opportunities abound behind the turquoise facade of a Queen Anne Victorian in Lower Pacific Heights. “Fireplaces, elegant curved bay windows and soaring ceilings are only the beginning of this gallery-like masterpiece,” said Alexander Kolovyansky of Vanguard Properties, who is listing the elaborate residence at 2566 Pine St. for $4.995 [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 7:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Located next to the historic train station in West Oakland, this brand-new luxury construction boasts contemporary finishes and a spacious floor plan. High ceilings and large windows lend an open, airy elegance to the residence that includes an attached garage with interior access. A sizable deck waits off the master suite, and [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 7:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate News
Purchasing a home can be a most stressful event. Studies have shown only death and divorce can cause a person more anxiety. [...] educate yourself as much as possible about the market, understand the inventory and what comparable sales have occurred. Once you have made your decision, understand normally well-meaning friends and family [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 7:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source