Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘Last hurrah?’ Pending home sales fall in August

“Sharply rising mortgage interest rates in the spring motivated buyers to make purchase decisions, culminating in a 6½-year peak for sales that were finalized last month,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors. “Moving forward, we expect lower levels … Continue reading

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American Housecleaning in San Francisco Launches Cleaning Services for …

American House Cleaning in San Francisco Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Every real estate agent knows how important it is to properly stage a home that they have put on the market for sale. A well-staged home means … Continue reading

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Mortgage alert: Borrowers change how they cheat

The good news: Fewer borrowers are lying on their mortgage applications. The bad news: The remaining cheaters may be pulling a more dangerous scam. Instead of inflating their home prices, they are now inflating their incomes and assets, according to … Continue reading

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SF Techie Explains Why the World Should Revolve Around Bay Area Techies

Flickr/:rayWhat would we do without you?Last week technology reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote an impassioned defense of the city’s tech sector for SF Magazine. By chance our own tech-savvy correspondent, SF Techie, had written a very similar article, often using the … Continue reading

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Forget easing prices, new homes are up, up, up

Existing home price gains decelerated in July on the Case-Shiller index, likely due to the sharp jump in mortgage rates, but the gains were still sizable and unlikely to abate much. That’s due simply to lack of supply. The number … Continue reading

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