Rents are plunging in the most expensive markets

November 2, 2016

Business Insider

Demand is drying up in the priciest markets. On the surface, rents, when averaged out across the US, still rose in October, though way slower than during the landlord’s golden days, with one-bedroom median asking rent up 1.5% year-over-year and two-bedroom rent up 2.5%, according to Zumper’s Rent Report. But beneath the surface, a sea change is underway. Zumper: Among the top ten rental markets, we saw declines in both of the most expensive markets, San Francisco and New York. Read Full Story

The 5 most isolated houses in the world

October 24, 2016

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Which of these homes would you take if they were offered for free?

Every now and then we all dream of living a peaceful and quiet life off the grid. Maybe the thought creeps up on us when work is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, or perhaps it’s just an ongoing internal longing for some real isolation.

On this note, I’ve gathered some of the most secluded houses in the world.

So take a few minutes and venture away from the cramped crowds and tedious traffic by picturing yourself relocating to these dwellings far, far away from civilisation – even if it’s just through the land of your imagination.

Check out this article from 3tags.org

 

2016 Real Estate Trends April-June vs July-Sep

October 5, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I compiled data for different cities for $1MM-$2MM and $2MM-$5MM properties.

Generally speaking, the $1MM-$2MM market has softened across all markets with sales prices down, $/square foot down, % over list down and days on market up.

 The data for $2MM-$5MM market is less stable as there are fewer transactions.  However, the market in Lamorinda seems to have softened while the market in Oakland/Berkeley/Piedmont is up slightly.  With this range, a single outlier can impact the averages significantly.

Please see the attached PDF and feel free to share with your clients.

Andy

Come on over to Oakland, the hottest spot in the Bay

August 19, 2016

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/08/19/meeting-guide-come-on-over-to-oakland.html

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Property Porn: Governor Jerry Brown’s Oakland Home Sells Below Asking at $2.4 Million

August 11, 2016

http://www.7×7.com/property-porn-inside-of-governor-browns-oakland-residence-just-sold-fo-1964793584.html

Oakland Airport soars to highest ridership in 8 years

August 2, 2016

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/08/01/oakland-airport-southwest-airlines.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2016-08-01&u=zXspdpikryo6FhKVaxOxBQ08d89ed0&t=1470170705&j=75286402

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Where to put your money: Here are the East Bay’s best up-and-coming neighborhoods

July 26, 2016

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/07/25/east-bay-up-and-coming-neighborhoods.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2016-07-25&u=zXspdpikryo6FhKVaxOxBQ08d89ed0&t=1469554327&j=75152992

San Francisco’s largest office landlord moves to build housing in Oakland

July 6, 2016

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2016/07/boston-properties-oakland-macarthur-bart-bxp.html?ana=e_sfbt_bn_exclusive&u=zXspdpikryo6FhKVaxOxBQ08d89ed0&t=1467786294&j=74608182blog 7.5.16

***JUST LISTED***

May 31, 2016

One of a kind custom built lagoon home with incredible views.

Has a cool Rat Pack feel!

http://www.caldecott.com/?page=listing_featured&feat_list_id=1195&info=645+Sandalwood+Isle+Alameda+CA

Sauced BBQ & Spirits set to take over Pyramid Alehouse space in Walnut Creek

April 20, 2016

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