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Peninsula Keeps Adding Housing, But Few Moving In

San Jose Mercury News, March 12, 2011
Contractors continue making homes, but more than two thirds remain vacant.


2010 Census: El Cerrito’s Vacancy Rate Doubled Since 2000

Patch.com, March 12, 2011
Real estate market collapse and foreclosures contribute to upswing in vacant homes.


Census: Blacks Leaving Urban Core For East Bay Suburbs

San Jose Mercury News, March 9, 2011
African Americans are finding bigger homes for their money in east bay suburbs.


By the Numbers: Buying a Half-Priced Home in Redwood City

Patch.com, March 3, 2011
Area real estate agent offers tips for those looking to buy investment property.


Bay Area Homeownership Rises Among Asians

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2011
The most common names among new Bay Area homeowners are ethnic Asians


Intero Insider: Bay Area Home Sales Trend Up from Last Year

Intero Real Estate Blog, Feb. 23, 2011
Home sales were up in January, compared to the same month in 2010.


Court Slaps Landlord who Cheated Tenants

San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 19, 2011
Landlord cheated hundreds of renters out of their security deposit.

San Francisco Annual Rent Increase Announced

Luba’s San Francisco Real Estate Blog, Jan. 25, 2011
Starting in March, landlords can increase your rent by .5 percent.

National

Foreclosures Are Falling—But It’s a Fake Out

CNNMoney.com, Feb. 10, 2011
Foreclosure filings dipped in January, but experts say the trouble isn’t over.

Experts Say Housing Market is Looking Up

KJRH-TV, March 13, 2011
Housing market experts in Tulsa, Okla., say new homes sales are picking up.


Gallagher: To Buy or Rent? There’s No Simple Answer

The Salt Lake Tribune, March 13, 2011
Things to consider when making a housing decision.


How Much Home Can I Afford?

RealtyTimes, Jan. 26, 2011
Home affordability depends on a range of factors, including income, credit score and desired location.


The New American Dream: Renting

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 14, 2009
It’s time to reconsider home ownership an essential component of the American Dream.


American Dream 2: Default, Then Rent

Wall Street Journal, Dec. 16, 2009
Americans find that renting isn’t that bad after all.


Nine Simple Things You Can Do to Sell Your House

KMBC-TV, Feb. 20, 2008
Inexpensive tips to make your property appealing during a tough market.


Rising Rents, Falling Recovery: Not Time to Retreat From Rental Housing

HuffingtonPost.com, March 13, 2011
Rental costs are going up between 3 and 10 percent in metropolitan cities.


Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

The New York Times, April 21, 2010
Plug in your numbers on the online calculator to see if it’s better for you to rent or own.


Rent vs. Buy

Trulia.com, Jan. 24, 2011
Graphic of rent and home prices in the nation’s largest 50 cities to help you determine if it’s better to rent or purchase.

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