The Ten Best Bay Area Cities for Living if You’re Stuck with the SF Commute

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Breaking news – Bay Area commutes are the worst in the country. Who knew!? I’m guessing the 7.15 million Bay Area residents are all too familiar with commute times, which factor heavily into the local decision about where to live (along with median home price, schools, and crime). PropertyShark recently compiled a list of the ten best Bay Area cities for living if you’re stuck with the SF commute. Here’s the rundown. 10. San Leandro With an average commute time

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Flat Home Sales in San Francisco, And What That Really Means

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Newly minted millionaires from several anticipated Initial Public Offerings are big news these days in the Bay Area, and anyone paying the least bit of attention knows why. Coupled with the recent drop in interest rates, this anticipation is adding pressure to an already undersupplied housing stock. But according to the data thus far, sales of homes in San Francisco have been flat.  By the Numbers Core Logic, a data firm in Orange County, ran the numbers for a recent report

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Real Talk – What Will Upcoming IPOs Do to the Bay Area Housing Market?

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I got a text the other day from a friend with a great question – in light of the upcoming IPOs (initial public offering) everyone keeps talking about, she asked if it would be wise to wait to put her property on the market. And she’s not alone – this is the topic du jour with our sellers, our buyers, and agent to agent. Timing the Market I’ve learned (the hard way) not to counsel people into trying to timethe market.

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“And So She Handled It” – A Review of Meredith Martin

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Finding the perfect new home can be one of the most trying experiences in a lifetime. But if you’re lucky enough to be hunting in San Francisco, finding the right real estate agent is a breeze. Her name is Meredith Martin, and her clients are lining up to sing her praises. Jennifer Sams, one of Meredith’s many clients-turned-friends, is one of them.

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