Take Caution Before Drilling Holes in the Walls

Drilling a hole in the wall to hang pictures or a TV might sound like a simple DIY project. But handyman services are warning that homeowners could do a lot of damage to a home if they aren’t careful. Many homes have pipes and wires that run through a wall. Homeowners who

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Developers Emphasize Luxury Amenities to Attract Buyers

The luxury condo and apartment market are in the midst of an amenities battle to win over consumers and get them to pay more for their living space. More buildings are offering up everything from yoga studios, playrooms, pet spas, smart tech, concierge services, and more to try to lure

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Mortgage Rates Have Jumped—but Could They One Day Fall to Zero?

Mortgage rates rose on a weekly basis, even as President Trump called for the Federal Reserve to take its target interest rates negative. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.56% during the week ending Sept. 12, rising 7 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped

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Bay Area Luxury Home Sales Santa Clara remains by far the largest market for luxury home sales in the Bay Area, though San Mateo leads in the market for homes selling for $5 million and above.

San Francisco is likely to see a frenetic September for new home listings and October for home sales, say analysts at two of the city’s largest real estate companies. Newly released market reports from Sotheby’s International and Compass Real Estate indicate that San Francisco is out-performing the rest of the

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San Francisco Real Estate

Neighborhood House & Condo Prices; Short-Term & Long-Term Appreciation Trends; Population Migration In & Out of the City. After the heat of the spring market, activity typically slows down markedly in July and August. In September, listings start pouring on …

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Behr Reveals Its Pick for 2020 Color of the Year

A meadow-inspired green is paint firm Behr’s top pick for the 2020 Color of the Year. Color forecasters expect the hue, called “Back to Nature,” to surface in more home interiors over the next year to bring a sense of the outdoors to the indoors. “As we look ahead to

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Fannie Mae Predicts Two More Fed Cuts This Year

Fannie Mae economists are forecasting two more quarter-point interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve this year, expecting that the Fed will move to cut rates in September and again in December. That could bode well for lowering mortgage rates for the remainder of the year. Even though the Fed’s

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