Category Archives: Economy

Facebook Takes All of 432,000 SQFT Commercial Space at 181 Fremont in San Francisco

Jay Paul’s San Francisco development at 181 Fremont Street has just added Menlo Park’s Facebook as its commercial tenant, according to two sources who track leasing information in San Francisco. The new, mixed use, 70-story tower that features 432,000 square … Read More

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5 Things Your Accountant Wishes You Knew About Owning a Home

Elizabeth Simpson/Getty Images What’s not to love about tax season? The chill you get when you realize you owe the IRS thousands, the fear that you may be getting a bit too aggressive on your deductions, the fleeting hope you’re due for a big return … Read More

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Buying a House With Cash? Don’t Forget These Added Expenses

ismagilov/iStock There’s no question that buying a house with cash will make you feel like a million bucks. Maybe you came into a large inheritance, or you’re just really good at saving. Either way, paying the price of the home in full means … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report – Q2 2017

For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, except in Marin County and Sonoma Valley. Consequently, home prices rose in all regions year over year … Read More

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House-Hunting Secrets for New Parents, Empty Nesters, Job Seekers, and Others

 baranozdemir/iStock; A-Digit/iStock; realtor.com Life is unpredictable, no matter how carefully you plan. And yet, when you buy a house, you are essentially committing to live in the same place for a certain period of time. The number of bedrooms, the … Read More

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Real Deal: five tips for buyers in a tight market

REUTERS/Mike Blake Attempting to purchase a house in a market where inventory is low and prices are rising can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. The National Association of Realtors offers the following suggestions … Read More

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Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What’s the Difference?

ayzek/iStock When you buy or sell a home, you get used to hearing words you’ve never heard before. The mortgage lenders and insurance agents who help you through the process will throw around so much real estate jargon, somewhere along the … Read More

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The Wall Street Journal Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer

Chris Gash Real estate can fund your retirement—but brace yourself for lots of risk and rules. Self-directed individual retirement accounts allow people to diversify their investments into assets other than the traditional stocks, bonds and mutual funds that make up … Read More

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How to Claim Your 2016 Energy Tax Credits for Greening Your Home

Petmal/iStock You’ve no doubt heard that solar panels, insulation, and other energy-efficient upgrades can help curb your electric bills—but did you know these renovations can help save you money at tax time, too? That’s right, Uncle Sam likes to reward eco-conscious Americans by showering them with … Read More

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Mortgage Math Made Simple

thodonal/iStock What’s more terrifying than global warming, national economic collapse, or a zombie apocalypse?  For many of us, it’s math—especially the type involved in securing a mortgage to buy a home. But mortgage math doesn’t have to be intimidating. Though a home … Read More

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