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5 Ways to Future-proof Your Kitchen

Revamping a kitchen can be a costly undertaking, with the median price of a remodeling job coming in at $60,000. So, how do you make sure the changes you make won’t look dated in a few years? HouseLogic, a home improvement website by the National Association of REALTORS®, offers ideas to future-proof your kitchen, including: Stick with white

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Home Upgrades Buyers Crave

Luxury home sales are cooling off, and some sellers are finding they may have to invest in a few upgrades to nab top dollar for their home. High-end sales posted a 7 percent gain in October annually, the second slowest increase in more than two years, according to an analysis from®. And while sales

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San Francisco Real Estate Looking Back on 2018

There were almost too many local, national and international political, economic, social and ecological factors impacting the 2018 market to count. In the first half of the year, market conditions were about as hot as they’ve ever been, and there …

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Can Modular Homes Rebuild Paradise Post-Camp Fire?

It wasn’t the merriest of Christmases for the residents of Paradise, California whose homes burned down in the Camp Fire last November. Close to 14,000 residences were destroyed, including 13,696 single family homes and 287 multi-family buildings, according to Cal Fire, the state’s department of forestry and fire protection. In a state already plagued by a

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U.S. Housing Starts Grew in November

U.S. housing starts rose in November, reflecting a large climb in apartment building that masked weakness in single-family home construction. Housing starts increased 3.2% in November from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.256 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Residential building permits, which can signal how much construction is in the

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What local Realtors think of Elon Musk’s tunnel project

Earlier this spring, RE/MAX agent Julie DeCoste found herself staring into a massive, gaping hole that had been bored into the ground of Hawthorne, California. Julie DeCoste “They didn’t let us go down inside,” she recalled Tuesday. “But I stood at the top of it. It was like a big huge hole in the ground with a ramp.”

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