Tag Archives: Spring And Summer

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Housing Micro-Climates: A Microcosm Of A 2 …

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its micro-climates. Particularly in the spring and summer, temperatures and weather conditions can vary dramatically the further you move from the Pacific Ocean (or as I like to call it, the fog … Continue reading

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Is Housing Recovering as Much as Everyone Thinks?

The news is finally good: Consumer sentiment in housing is at the highest level since the recovery began.  Realtors say not only are buyers coming back, but much-needed sellers are too. Inventories of distressed properties are shrinking, and mortgage rates … Continue reading

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After Brisk Summer, Pending Home Sales Drop in August

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy existing homes in August. After gains in home sales over the spring and summer, an industry survey surprised expectations, registering a 2.6 percent drop in pending home sales from July. This drop forecasts that … Continue reading

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How Investors Are Skewing Home Price Recovery

Home prices finally appear to be catching up with the increase in overall sales pace. That is usually the case, as prices lag sales on the way up and on the way down.  The latest reading from SP/Case-Shiller, which employs … Continue reading

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Alameda Navy base now a much-sought wildlife Eden

California least terns are small and endangered, but they’re not afraid of mayhem. After all, they nest on airport runways. But in Alameda, the brave little birds have brought chaos to a whole new level. No fewer than five public … Continue reading

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