Monthly Archives: November 2013

Do homeowners need underwater insurance?

For an average monthly premium of $40 to $50, consumers get gap insurance on the value of their home. They must have at least 10 percent equity when they apply for UMP and cannot refinance during the coverage period. If … Continue reading

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Techies revive communal living in SF Bay Area – KSWT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Northern California tech entrepreneurs are reviving the idea of communal living to reduce housing costs and bring together creative young people. The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/18GJqXD) reports that techies are taking over mansions and other large … Continue reading

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Remodeling? Porch.com lets you snoop on neighbors

A consumer going on Porch enters his or her’s ZIP code and immediately gets a map of the area, dotted with the names of contractors, tradesmen, architects and design-build firms working in their neighborhood. In addition to the professionals, there … Continue reading

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Bay Area commercial real estate boom on track for record year

Click photo to enlarge A surging tech economy has sparked a Bay Area commercial real estate boom that is on track to make 2013 the best year on record. New construction and renovation of commercial real estate — including office, … Continue reading

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Tech entrepreneurs revive communal living

Jessy Kate Schingler left her job at NASA, moved to San Francisco, and helped turn a 7,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion near Alamo Square into a creatives’ residence called the Embassy. In the Mission District, Jordan Aleja Grader and her partner, early … Continue reading

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