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Bay Area housing market shifting in anticipation of IPO demand

Executive Summary: IPO expectations are already showing up in home sales activity, particularly in San Francisco and San Mateo Sales of homes in San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda have solidly exceeded last year – up 7 percent, 4 percent and 2 percent respectively year-over-year in April Santa Clara, Wine Country and Contra Costa remain …

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Home of the Week: Queen Anne meets Alameda’s Gold Coast

915 Grand Street is one of the finest examples of preserved Queen Anne Revival architecture in Alameda. Built in 1891 by acclaimed architect A. W. Pattiani, it is a showpiece of this distinct, yet short-lived, architectural style. True to the period, this stunning home features an asymmetrical facade, a front-facing gable, carved medallions, and shake …

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March U.S. Jobs Report: Are we in a Goldilocks Economy?

A Goldilocks Economy is an economy that is neither too hot or cold, in other words, it sustains moderate economic growth and has low inflation, which allows a market-friendly monetary policy. Today’s national employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics once again outpaced expectations by posting a 263,000 increase in jobs added in …

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Home of the Week: The Strawberry House, Benton & Park A.I.A

Step into this impressive space where wrap around glass walls showcase stunning and unobstructed hillside, mountain, and city views from nearly every room. Beyond the gorgeous over-sized front doors and the original terrazzo floors, pause to take in every architectural line, angle. A swimmer’s pool overlooks the breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley. The …

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Home of the Week: Beautifully updated 1928 Hancock Park estate

The easy grandeur of California’s Golden Age is treasured and sensitively updated in this majestic Mediterranean estate. The home is located in one of the most desirable enclaves in Los Angeles, Hancock Park, at 511 South Arden Blvd. All of the public spaces encircle a grand European courtyard, bathing the home in daylight and offering …

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