Monthly Archives: October 2017

They survived the California fires. Now, the crisis is finding housing

Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California. She walked several blocks to a local center on Wednesday to find out what help is available and began the … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon, environmental warrior, enjoyed his 1972 ferry ride

What sounds like science fiction in 2017 actually happened on Sept. 5, 1972, when Richard Nixon came to town. The president, an enthusiastic consumer of Bay Area mass transit who would ride BART three months later, arrived to advocate for … Continue reading

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Housing economist poses the big question: Will the Bay Area bubble …

SANTA CLARA — To burst or not to burst? That was the question posed Thursday by economist Lawrence Yun at the 27th Annual Convention and Expo of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. He gave himself an out — … Continue reading

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Housing economist poses the big question: Will the Bay Area bubble burst?

SANTA CLARA — To burst or not to burst? That was the question posed Thursday by economist Lawrence Yun at the 27th Annual Convention and Expo of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. He gave himself an out — … Continue reading

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Amazon’s second headquarters could be curative or curse for winning city’s real-estate market

As the dozens of cities lustily bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters parade their smart citizens, housing capacity, transportation connections and tax breaks this week to lure Jeff Bezos’s empire, the sometimes painful housing-market lessons of Seattle — the e-commerce giant’s … Continue reading

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