Monthly Archives: April 2019

Bay Area real estate hits slowest point in 11 years

Bay Area home sales in March were the slowest the region has seen in 11 years, according to new data released Monday by real estate research firm CoreLogic. In fact, that’s been the case for every month since December. Year-over-year … Continue reading

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The secret HQ2: How Amazon quietly raised a Bay Area army of engineers

When Amazon created a contest for cities that wanted to host a second headquarters, or HQ2, the Bay Area turned in 160 pages arguing why it should win. It didn’t. And though northern Virginia ultimately won a promise of thousands … Continue reading

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What’ll Happen to Home Prices in Silicon Valley & San Francisco after the Mega-IPOs? Last Two Times, We Got a Housing Bust

Here’s how it works. Meanwhile, the media is busy publishing real-estate industry hype. This is a shorter, less angry version of my podcast last Sunday (as many have found out, I’m freer when I talk than when I write). It’s … Continue reading

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SF Real Estate Market In State Of Uncertainty Due To IPO Anticipation, Market Slowdown

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Two real estate headlines have sparked conversation in and around San Francisco City Hall. One about how tech IPOs will drive prices through the roof, the other about a slowdown in the market. Are these two … Continue reading

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Housing prices drop in tech-heavy Bay Area counties

Runaway Bay Area housing prices — fueled by strong employment and scarce inventory — have started stalling in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, hinting that even well-salaried professionals have had enough. Resale home prices dropped year-over-year in February in … Continue reading

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