Category Archives: SF Bay Area News

Bay Area adjustable-rate mortgages return as interest rates rise

New rules have also made it much harder to qualify for an ARM, and their initial discount compared to fixed-rate mortgages has not been compelling. With a fixed-rate mortgage, the rate is fixed for the life of the loan, giving … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Housing Market Is Cooling Faster Than Rest of the Region

English As home prices across the Bay Area continue to fall from the peaks seen a few months ago, San Francisco’s real estate market has been hit harder than most. Although median home prices in the Bay Area writ large … Continue reading

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Housing Deconstructed Newsletter: Bay Area Housing Market Cooling Down, Burned Out House Listed for $765k, and SJ Offers RV Owners $500

Good afternoon Bay Area! Hey, I’m Tony Leong, one of the executive producers here at NBC Bay Area and I’ve been tracking all of the housing stories you need to know about this week. Let’s get started.  Sign up now … Continue reading

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SF can follow Calgary and turn empty downtown offices into housing

But if creating housing from office space is such a good idea, then why hasn’t it happened? Local developers generally say it’s too expensive and difficult here — even though it can cost less than bottom-up construction in some cases. … Continue reading

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Bay Area ‘Western White House’ sells far below asking price

The original mansion at 401 El Cerrito Ave. wasn’t what we see now. In fact, it wasn’t even located in the same spot. According to real estate writer Bradley Inman, cattle rancher William Henry Howard built the home in 1878. The … Continue reading

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