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Consumers Put More Faith in Real Estate Than Stocks

Real estate has surpassed stocks as Americans’ favorite long-term investment, according to a nationwide Bankrate survey of about 1,000 respondents. Thirty-one percent of survey respondents named real estate as their favorite investment for building wealth that they don’t need access to for a decade or more. That is the best that real estate has performed

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4 Common Furniture Layout Mistakes

The way the furniture is positioned in a room can have a big impact on how prospective buyers perceive the space. Apartment Guide recently highlighted some of the most common layout mistakes that designers see in a space. Here are four mistakes to avoid. Placing furniture against the walls. “Not all furniture pieces need to go

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Housing Affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area

Home Prices, Appreciation & Ownership Costs; Affordability Percentages, Household Incomes, Interest Rates, Rents & Homelessness. August 2019 Report – including 30 illustrative charts. Housing affordability may be the largest social and political issue in the Bay Area, and the effects …

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9 Things Every Host Needs at Home to Get the Party Started This Summer

Longer days mean stretched-out evenings filled with backyard barbecues, block parties, and family reunions. And to pull off these parties, you’ve got to bring your A-game. So why not go all out? Colorful tableware, creative service items, and upgraded decor can set the scene and add to the fun. But here’s the thing: Throwing a

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SF median house price hits $1.7 million

Although the soaring price of buying a home in San Francisco has slowed—and even stalled—over the past year, momentum is still going, even if it’s measured in inches instead of yards. That’s the assessment of SF-based real estate group Compass, which released a new market report covering Bay Area home sales in June. According to Compass economist

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What real estate investors need to know about qualified opportunity funds

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provides for significant tax and economic benefits for investors, real estate developers and fund sponsors in the form of the Opportunity Zones program. Designed to spur long-term growth and economic development in economically distressed neighborhoods through tax incentives, the Opportunity Zones program has become a very hot

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