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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 are unaware of these could

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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 luxury buyers. Developers are focusing

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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 9 basis points to an

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These San Francisco streets are tiny, but they have the most expensive real estate

Presidio Terrace is at the top of a recent list ranking the San Francisco streets with the most expensive real estate. found the average home value on the street in the city’s north end is $7.968 million, while to the south, the average on Oriole Way in Forest Hill is $5.615 million. (See the full

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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 Bay Area as most of

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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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